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Second man pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder in 2019 shooting

A Manhattan man entered a guilty plea Thursday to second-degree murder in connection to a 2019 fatal attempted robbery. 21-year-old Jaylon Hitsman additionally pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated battery. In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges of aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle and recommended a lower sentence [...]

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By |2021-05-07T21:52:28-05:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Second man pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder in 2019 shooting

Hagemeister files for re-election to USD 383 board

Manhattan-Ogden school board member Karla Hagemeister has announced she will seek another term on the board. Hagemeister confirmed the announcement during Wednesday’s school board meeting, talking about her time on the board thus far. “I won’t say I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it but I have grown from every single minute of it and [...]

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By |2021-05-06T14:51:45-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Hagemeister files for re-election to USD 383 board

Simon named principal at Ogden Elementary

An Ogden Elementary teacher has been named the principal of the school. Kayla Simon, a 5th grade teacher at Ogden will succeed Jim Armendariz (Arm-en-dare-iz), who is retiring after 19 years leading the school. Simon has been with Ogden Elementary since 2016 and has served in several leadership roles during her tenure. Simon has a [...]

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By |2021-05-06T06:10:20-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Simon named principal at Ogden Elementary

Manhattan officials say chlorine shortage won’t impact summer aquatic season

City officials are eager to reopen aquatic facilities this summer following a year that saw a summer without public use. Two of the city’s three pools are poised for a Memorial Day weekend opening. Despite shortages of chlorine at the national level, Mayor Wynn Butler says he’s heard from city maintenance officials that they’ll have [...]

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By |2021-05-05T15:56:24-05:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan officials say chlorine shortage won’t impact summer aquatic season

Riley County confirms 42 new COVID cases; announces end to online vaccine scheduling

Riley County confirmed 42 new positive COVID cases Wednesday in its latest weekly report. The health department also confirmed 43 additional recoveries and a weekly percent positive rate of 3.2 percent, up from 1.8 percent the previous week. Ascension Via Christi is caring for one COVID positive patient, but has no patients currently in the [...]

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By |2021-05-05T12:57:30-05:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County confirms 42 new COVID cases; announces end to online vaccine scheduling

KDOT planning closure of Hwy 24 north of Riley

The Kansas Department of Transportation is planning yet another project on U.S. 24, this time in northern Riley County. KDOT says a project will close a portion of the highway in both directions north of Riley for several months. It’s expected to begin Friday. The closure is located a quarter mile north of Riley at [...]

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By |2021-05-05T12:39:56-05:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on KDOT planning closure of Hwy 24 north of Riley

Marlatt Elementary student returned to school after briefly leaving campus

The Manhattan Fire Department was called out briefly Tuesday for the report of a missing person at Marlatt Elementary. USD 383 Director of Communications and School Safety Michele Jones confirmed to KMAN that a child did leave campus for a short time. The child was followed by a couple of Marlatt staff members who quickly [...]

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By |2021-05-04T14:46:56-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Marlatt Elementary student returned to school after briefly leaving campus

Masks optional at USD 384 for remainder of school year

Following the expiration of Riley County’s mask ordinance Sunday night, the USD 384 Blue Valley school board has changed course on its district policy requiring masks on school property. At a special meeting Monday, the board unanimously decided to make the wearing of masks and face coverings optional for the remainder of the school year. [...]

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By |2021-05-04T11:10:06-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Masks optional at USD 384 for remainder of school year

Pottawatomie County reviews plans for Blue Township transportation and thoroughfare study

Pottawatomie County commissioners reviewed a contract with Bartlett and West to continue a plan for road and thoroughfare improvements in the Green Valley area. While not finalized, the nearly $75,000 contract will include an overall project scope, complete with an outline for how and when those projects can occur. County Planner Stephan Metzger says the [...]

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By |2021-05-03T13:39:10-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County reviews plans for Blue Township transportation and thoroughfare study
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