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Law Board approves removal of “recruit pay” for RCPD trainees

The Riley County Law Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the removal of recruit pay for new police trainees. Recruit pay has been an incentive tool used by the department to pay new recruits in corrections, dispatch and police officers at a lesser wage prior to the conclusion of training, at which point they receive their [...]

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By |2022-01-19T10:20:27-06:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Law Board approves removal of “recruit pay” for RCPD trainees

Law Board publicly praises outgoing RCPD Director for service

After three years and one month leading the Riley County Police Department, Riley County Police Department Director Dennis Butler sat in on his final Law Board meeting Tuesday afternoon at Manhattan City Hall. It was an opportunity for Law Board members to publicly thank Butler for his leadership of the only consolidated police department in [...]

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By |2022-01-19T07:58:14-06:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Law Board publicly praises outgoing RCPD Director for service

City Clerk: Former Belvue treasurer/clerk who stole thousands was elevated to position by her father

Days after sentencing in the case of a former Belvue city employee charged with stealing thousands in city funds, the current city manager has come forward with some additional details about the woman who committed the crime. In an email to KMAN Monday, City Clerk Joe Peterson said former treasurer Kim Fitzgerald entered a plea [...]

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By |2022-01-17T13:36:28-06:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on City Clerk: Former Belvue treasurer/clerk who stole thousands was elevated to position by her father

Woodrow Wilson educator named USD 383 Master Teacher

A Woodrow Wilson Elementary School teacher has been named the Manhattan-Ogden School District’s Master Teacher of the year. Brooke Snyder, who teaches fourth grade, was selected from 12 finalists to represent the district in the 2022 program at Emporia State University on April 6. The annual banquet will honor individuals named for the current year [...]

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By |2022-01-17T11:31:32-06:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on Woodrow Wilson educator named USD 383 Master Teacher

Fourth co-defendant in Zamecnick murder case expected to enter plea agreement Tuesday

A plea deal is expected in Riley County District Court Tuesday for the last of the four men charged in the 2019 murder of Tanner Zamecnik. The plea hearing comes on the heels of a jury trial and subsequent conviction of Richard Goens on six counts, including first-degree murder last Wednesday. Goens is scheduled to [...]

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By |2022-01-17T10:18:15-06:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Fourth co-defendant in Zamecnick murder case expected to enter plea agreement Tuesday

Facilitated community conversations planned for future reuse of Manhattan High East Campus

Starting next week, residents will have a chance to share their thoughts on potential future reuse of parts of the Manhattan High School East Campus building. Thanks to a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) at Kansas State is facilitiating community conversations for the Manhattan-Ogden School [...]

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By |2022-01-15T07:56:03-06:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Facilitated community conversations planned for future reuse of Manhattan High East Campus

Former Belvue City employee sentenced for embezzling thousands in public funds

A former City of Belvue treasurer arrested in June 2021 has been sent to jail for taking thousands of dollars in public funds over several years. Former city clerk and treasurer Kim Fitzgerald, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and given seven months of probation Thursday by Pottawatomie County Judge Jeff Elder. Fitzgerald was [...]

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By |2022-01-13T17:02:38-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Former Belvue City employee sentenced for embezzling thousands in public funds

USD 383 closing Friday in effort to combat staffing challenges caused by COVID-19

There will be no school Friday for students at USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Schools. Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade says the district will use the day as one of the weather days already built into the calendar. It is not a remote learning day. Scheduled activities and athletics can continue as planned. With no school Monday, due [...]

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By |2022-01-13T10:59:47-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on USD 383 closing Friday in effort to combat staffing challenges caused by COVID-19

Pottawatomie County authorities searching for stolen utility trailer

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the past theft of a utility trailer. Sheriff Shane Jager noted the theft was reported Wednesday in the 8000 block of East Hwy 24 in Manhattan. The trailer is described as a silver 14′ single axle Aluma Utility Trailer with a standup ramp on the back. The estimated [...]

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By |2022-01-13T06:23:51-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County authorities searching for stolen utility trailer

Rock Creek Schools to implement mask mandate

School districts in the area continue to struggle with COVID related absences. It’s prompted Rock Creek Schools to implement thresholds for mandatory masking, which three of the district’s four school buildings currently meet. Superintendent Kevin Logan tells KMAN about how the school board came to its decision this week. Day-to-day operations have been a challenge, [...]

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By |2022-01-12T15:36:11-06:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Rock Creek Schools to implement mask mandate
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