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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

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

RCPD: Missouri man extradited to Manhattan on child sex abuse charges

An investigation into a July 2021 alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in Manhattan has resulted in the arrest of a suspect. Riley County Police say 19-year-old Marcus Quintin Hall, of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday after being extradited from Pulaski County, Missouri. He’s charged with a single felony county [...]

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By |2022-01-20T10:41:12-06:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD: Missouri man extradited to Manhattan on child sex abuse charges

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

Hospital president weighs in on COVID measures to slow the spread

With other viral diseases present in the community, one local hospital official says you shouldn’t assume symptoms are not COVID related. Ascension Via Christi President and CEO Bob Copple tells KMAN the difficulty is the symptoms are all very similar between the illnesses circulating right now. Copple says if you are feeling symptomatic, isolate immediately until you can [...]

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By |2022-01-17T11:03:30-06:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Hospital president weighs in on COVID measures to slow the spread

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
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