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USD 383 approves optional masking at MHS, continues mandatory masking at all other buildings

Masks will no longer be mandated at Manhattan High School. The USD 383 school board voted 6 to 1 Wednesday for the revised pandemic response plan which makes masks optional at both the east and west campuses, beginning Nov. 1, and continues through Nov. 19. All other school buildings will continue to mask up until [...]

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By |2021-10-21T07:29:57-05:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on USD 383 approves optional masking at MHS, continues mandatory masking at all other buildings

Second Afghan Refugee Family Expected to Arrive in Manhattan Shortly

Following the evacuation efforts as American troops pulled out of Afghanistan, one family has already resettled in the area and more are expected over the next few months. Aaron Estabrook took time during Tuesday night’s Manhattan City Commission meeting to recognize those who have been helping, including assisting the first of the families that has [...]

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“Okt-Flu-ber” Fest returns ahead of Flu Season

The Riley County Health Department will be holding it’s annual “Okt-FLU-ber” Fest flu vaccine clinic a week from Thursday. Clinical supervisor Aryn Price tells KMAN the day will include activities for kids getting their flu shot on the 26th. Price also went on to say that 2020’s flu season was mild. During KMAN’s In Focus [...]

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By |2021-10-20T15:32:33-05:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on “Okt-Flu-ber” Fest returns ahead of Flu Season

Open letter from RCPD Director Dennis Butler

On August 16, the Law Board unanimously offered me an extension of employment beyond my current contract terms scheduled to expire on December 31, 2021. I thought it appropriate to write your readers and listeners about why I have chosen to retire. I doubt I can say everything that I would like so I may [...]

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Five Year Strategic Plan Nears Completion Following Commission Input

The Manhattan City Commission got a final look at the draft of a five-year strategic plan Tuesday night, including a look at potential priorities based on surveys of community members. While noting the limited number of those surveyed, Commissioner Mark Hatesohl said that it was a laudable list, but one that will likely change with [...]

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Five Year Strategic Plan Nears Completion Following Commission Input

The Manhattan City Commission got a final look at the draft of a five-year strategic plan Tuesday night, including a look at potential priorities based on surveys of community members. While noting the limited number of those surveyed, Commissioner Mark Hatesohl said that it was a laudable list, but one that will likely change with [...]

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Emmett Fire Station to undergo feasibility study

The future of the Emmett Fire Station in eastern Pottawatomie County may be known before the end of the year. During a work session Monday, Pottawatomie County Fire Chief Jared Barnes informed commissioners he’s reached out to a company to do a feasibility study to determine whether it makes sense to renovate the existing station [...]

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By |2021-10-19T13:37:42-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Emmett Fire Station to undergo feasibility study

Manhattan man jailed for intentionally setting fires in Aggieville area

A Manhattan man is jailed on charges of arson and using explosives. According to a Riley County Police Department investigation, two fires were intentionally set Monday, both involving a device commonly known as a Molotov cocktail. Police identified and captured 36-year-old Matthew Spooner on suspicion of two counts of aggravated arson and two counts of [...]

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RCPD reports uptick in use of force numbers, attributed to new accreditation standards

The Riley County Police Department’s use of force numbers increased slightly, between 2019 and 2020. Captain Josh Kyle addressed the Riley County Law Board Monday, regarding the analysis of the Use of Force Report. There was a 6% increase in total use of force incidents and a 4% increase in applications of force from 2019 [...]

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By |2021-10-19T07:26:22-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD reports uptick in use of force numbers, attributed to new accreditation standards

Local leaders remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Local leaders are remembering Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, who died Monday at 84, from COVID-19 complications. Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel John Armbrust got to work closely with Powell his tenure as Joint Chiefs chairman under former President George H.W. Bush. Armbrust remembers Powell’s visit to Kansas State University’s [...]

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By |2021-10-18T14:03:07-05:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Local leaders remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell
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