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K-State is now offering a doctorate of education in community college leadership

Kansas State University will now be able to offer a new path for those seeking to work in educational leadership positions. The Kansas Board of Regents earlier this week approved a request submitted by K-State to offer a doctorate of education in community college leadership. The degree will be offered by the K-State College of [...]

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By |2020-05-22T18:59:22-05:00May 22nd, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State is now offering a doctorate of education in community college leadership

RCPD is gradually getting back to pre-pandemic operations

As local businesses slowly begin to open back up, so do different parts of the Riley County Police Department. Dennis Butler, the RCPD director, says inmate visitations started back up earlier this week. Butler also says the patrol and detective divisions will begin transitioning to more regular operations. Other aspects of the department involving citizens, [...]

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By |2020-05-22T18:24:30-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD is gradually getting back to pre-pandemic operations

Kolasheski promoted, to lead V Corps following change of command

After a unanimous confirmation, the “Big Red One” commanding general was promoted to lieutenant general and will lead a new U.S. Army Corps headquarters according to a release by Sen. Jerry Moran. John Kolasheski, now a three-star general, is slated to command Fifth Corps — the Army’s newest Corps headquarters — at Fort Knox, Kentucky [...]

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By |2020-05-22T15:47:46-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Kolasheski promoted, to lead V Corps following change of command

‘Big Red One’ to salute health care workers with Black Hawk hospital flyover

The Manhattan area next Wednesday will see its second military flyover in two weeks. The 1st Infantry Division is planning a helicopter flyover of numerous hospitals from Fort Riley to Topeka on May 27, including Manhattan’s Via Christi Hospital, as a salute to health care workers for their support of the Fort Riley Community. Three [...]

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By |2020-05-22T14:11:24-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on ‘Big Red One’ to salute health care workers with Black Hawk hospital flyover

Manhattan preparing for different look to Memorial Day services

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted numerous local gatherings and events, from the canceled Aggieville St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Easter celebrations. With Memorial Day coming up Monday, Manhattan officials say services at city cemeteries will also see changes. The American Legion Post 17 plans to conduct their typical ceremony in a different fashion due to [...]

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By |2020-05-22T12:51:50-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan preparing for different look to Memorial Day services

Riley County commissioners consider transferring money to reserve fund

Riley County commissioners were presented recommended transfers for the 2021 budget. Seven funds are supported with tax levy dollars; General fund, Riley County Police Department, Capital Improvement, Economic Development, Bond and Interest, County Building, and Health Department.  The beginning cash balance for Jan. 1 exceeded what was estimated to begin the year in each of [...]

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By |2020-05-22T12:07:21-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County commissioners consider transferring money to reserve fund

Riley County sees week without COVID-19 positive, Pott. County sees just two

Riley County novel coronavirus cases continue on a downward trend, seeing a full week without a new positive test. Officials Friday morning reported just 5 active COVID-19 cases in the county. Zero of those individuals are hospitalized, though Via Christi hospital reports 2 people awaiting test results in the building. Fifty-four Riley County residents have [...]

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By |2020-05-22T11:29:37-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County sees week without COVID-19 positive, Pott. County sees just two

Two years after fire damaged Hale Library, renovations nearing completion

Friday marks the two year anniversary of Hale Library fire, causing most of the location to be closed since. KMAN spoke with Dean Lori Goetsch about what the has been going on at the library since. Goetsch says they were planning on having the second floor reopened to the students back in March, but were [...]

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By |2020-05-22T12:00:29-05:00May 22nd, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on Two years after fire damaged Hale Library, renovations nearing completion

Proposed RCPD budget decreased from ’20, officials looking to codify carry over fund procedure

After righting a budget miscalculation, the Riley County Police Department will present a budget to the Law Board that is slightly decreased from 2020’s numbers. But officials at a joint meeting of Riley County and Manhattan Thursday discussed looking for further reductions and potentially codifying how the police department’s carry over cash is handled. RCPD [...]

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By |2020-05-21T20:25:38-05:00May 21st, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Proposed RCPD budget decreased from ’20, officials looking to codify carry over fund procedure

Report says KBI investigating alleged sexual abuse involving Pott. County-based church academy

ST. MARYS, Kan. — A Kansas City Star investigative report has uncovered numerous accounts of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of clergy within all four of the state’s catholic dioceses, and now expanded to include the Society of St. Piux X, which is based in St. Marys and runs an academy there. It’s unclear [...]

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By |2020-05-21T16:15:41-05:00May 21st, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Report says KBI investigating alleged sexual abuse involving Pott. County-based church academy