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K-State’s Korten, Li honored for diversity efforts as part of MLK Observance Week

Two individuals were recognized for their diversity efforts at Kansas State University Tuesday. Commerce Bank and the W.T. Kemper Foundation Presidential awards for diversity excellence were handed out to mathematics professor, Marianne Korten, and veterinary medicine student, Shumin Li. As part of Martin Luther King Jr. observance week, K-State held a virtual reception, Tuesday, to [...]

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By |2022-01-26T06:25:55-06:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State’s Korten, Li honored for diversity efforts as part of MLK Observance Week

Pottawatomie County continuing draft plan for solar farm regulations

Pottawatomie County planning officials are slowly working toward developing a publicly available draft for solar farm regulations. A joint meeting was held last Thursday between the three Pottawatomie County commissioners and the 10-member Planning Commission. County Planner Stephan Metzger tells KMAN that coming to consensus on a plan has not been easy. “The one thing [...]

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By |2022-01-25T15:22:46-06:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County continuing draft plan for solar farm regulations

Wamego School Board begins interviews with superintendent candidates

School board members at USD 320 Wamego Public Schools have begun a series of interviews with  candidates for its vacant superintendent position. Current Lansing High School Principal Rob McKim is visiting Wamego Tuesday. He’s one of four candidates the school board is hosting this week. McKim has 28 years of education experience, including 15 years [...]

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By |2022-01-25T11:19:56-06:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego School Board begins interviews with superintendent candidates

Riley County commission approves negotiations with architect firm for EMS headquarters

Riley County staff will enter negotiations with Archimages for planned renovations to its EMS headquarters. Commissioners Monday approved public works to begin the process after a selection committee provided its recommendation. Public Works Director John Ellerman says they received eight Request for Qualifications from architectural firms, which was then narrowed down to five. The selection [...]

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By |2022-01-25T11:10:34-06:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County commission approves negotiations with architect firm for EMS headquarters

Breadbasket seeking applicants for executive director role

The Flint Hills Breadbasket Board of Directors is seeking a candidate with ‘open ideas’ that can encourage growth as the service organization’s next executive director. FHBB Board Chair Doug Haverkamp tells KMAN they are accepting applications for the position through February 1st, saying the job is vital to the success of the organization. “The ultimate [...]

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By |2022-01-24T20:29:52-06:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Breadbasket seeking applicants for executive director role

Moldrup named RCPD interim director

A familiar face will fill in as the director of the Riley County Police Department following the retirement of its current director. Current Asst. Director Kurt Moldrup was offered and accepted a contract as interim director following a unanimous vote of the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency board Monday afternoon. Moldrup will take over for [...]

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By |2022-01-24T19:25:15-06:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Moldrup named RCPD interim director

McKee suggests Riley County slighting other Regional Council members by not paying increased dues

A Pottawatomie County commissioner has suggested that Riley County hasn’t done its homework on the benefits it has received from being a member of the Flint Hills Regional Council. During commissioner comments Monday, Dee McKee, who serves as Pottawatomie County’s representative on the Regional Council board, stated the primary mission is to support Fort Riley [...]

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By |2022-01-24T15:53:24-06:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on McKee suggests Riley County slighting other Regional Council members by not paying increased dues

Second co-defendant sentenced for role in 2019 Manhattan murder

A Riley County judge has sentenced one of the four co-defendants in a 2019 Manhattan murder case to 15 years in prison. At a hearing Monday, 21-year-old Jaylon Hitsman entered a plea agreement to charges of second degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated battery in the death of Tanner Zamecnik on Nov. 1, 2019 [...]

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By |2022-01-24T14:31:18-06:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Second co-defendant sentenced for role in 2019 Manhattan murder

Riley County eyeing House resolution aimed at requiring counties to have elected sheriffs

Riley County commissioners are keeping a close eye on a house concurrent resolution in the Kansas Legislature. HRC 5022 proposes a constitutional amendment requiring that a sheriff be elected in each county. The resolution was proposed in response to a few counties in Kansas switching to all appointed personnel. County Counselor Clancy Holeman says Riley [...]

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By |2022-01-21T15:03:19-06:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County eyeing House resolution aimed at requiring counties to have elected sheriffs

Manhattan reports tax collections up as of December 31

Manhattan property tax revenue through the end of 2021 lagged below 2020’s figures, though sales tax collections brought the city into the positive at the year’s end. The City Manager’s Monthly Report was released Friday, reporting a snapshot of the city’s finances and operations as of December 31. Property tax revenue collections came in at [...]

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By |2022-01-21T11:17:54-06:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan reports tax collections up as of December 31
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