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Riley County Historical Museum to close Tuesday afternoon for funeral of late director

The Riley County Historical Museum will be closed Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. Riley County commissioners granted the closure so staff could attend the funeral of long time executive director Cheryl Collins, who died last week following a brief illness. Curator of Design Allana Parker joined KMAN’s In Focus Monday and remembered Collins as [...]

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By |2021-09-20T14:32:24-05:00September 20th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Historical Museum to close Tuesday afternoon for funeral of late director

FHCS senior named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Flint Hills Christian School has announced that senior Michaela Crow is among the semifinalists for the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The school says it was not surprised that Michaela was chosen. In a release Monday, Director of Advancement Jordan Candido said Michaela is “a driven and talented leader among the students and will [...]

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By |2021-09-20T13:05:31-05:00September 20th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on FHCS senior named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Junction City man arrested in connection to rape, sexual battery

A Junction City man was arrested in Manhattan over the weekend in connection to a rape and sexual battery reported in February. The Riley County Police Department says 20-year-old Sabian Fyre Adams was jailed Friday on four total charges, including rape, attempted rape, aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery. Police will not be releasing any [...]

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By |2021-09-20T10:58:11-05:00September 20th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City man arrested in connection to rape, sexual battery

Honorary degree awarded by K-State to man who helped revive Osage language

An honorary K-State doctorate degree has been bestowed upon one of the last remaining full bloods of the Osage Nation. The Kansas Board of Regents last week approved the awarding of an honorary doctorate degree to Herman Mongrain Lookout, the master language teacher for the Osage Nation. K-State President Richard Myers spoke about Lookout’s contributions, [...]

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By |2021-09-20T07:01:17-05:00September 20th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Honorary degree awarded by K-State to man who helped revive Osage language

Regents approve reduced out-of-state tuition rate for students from Illinois

The Kansas Board of Regents gave approval to K-State, Emporia State and Wichita State Universities to charge a reduced out-of-state tuition rate to first-time freshmen or transfer students from Illinois. K-State is already offering the rate to students from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma and Texas. President Richard Myers addressed one regent’s concern that the [...]

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By |2021-09-20T06:48:54-05:00September 20th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Regents approve reduced out-of-state tuition rate for students from Illinois

Longtime Riley County Historical Muesum Director Cheryl Collins passes away

The longtime executive director of the Riley County Historical Museum has died. Cheryl Collins passed away Wednesday morning at age 68 following a brief illness, according to the Manhattan Mercury. She served as director of the museum for more than three decades and was a frequent guest on KMAN’s In Focus, where she made her [...]

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By |2021-09-16T17:52:32-05:00September 16th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Longtime Riley County Historical Muesum Director Cheryl Collins passes away

USD 383 desperately in need of bus drivers, other positions amid major staffing shortages

Demand for bus drivers remains high for the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Transportation Department. Close to a dozen maintenance employees and district mechanics are filling in on those routes in the interim. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says with activities well underway, it’s putting a strain on an already thin pool of available drivers. Reid says the [...]

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USD 383 officials promise disciplinary action following vandalism inspired by social media trend

Vandalism has been occurring recently in restrooms at Manhattan High School, as well as both middle schools, following a national trend on social media. School officials sounded the alarm on the issue at Wednesday’s school board meeting, with Superintendent Marvin Wade condemning it and promising action against those responsible. The trend, popular on TikTok, is [...]

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By |2021-09-16T07:26:44-05:00September 16th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 officials promise disciplinary action following vandalism inspired by social media trend

Universal masking to continue through Oct. 22 at Manhattan-Ogden Schools

Masks will remain a requirement inside all Manhattan-Ogden school facilities for at least the next five weeks. School board members approved Wednesday the latest pandemic response plan update in a 5-2 vote, extending universal masking on campuses through Oct. 22. Board member Brandy Santos has opposed masks from the start and did so again Wednesday. [...]

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By |2021-09-15T22:52:17-05:00September 15th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Universal masking to continue through Oct. 22 at Manhattan-Ogden Schools

Riley County weekly COVID report shows 6 hospitalizations, 118 new cases

Riley County has identified 118 new coronavirus cases in the past week and 98 additional recoveries. The latest report Wednesday, Sept. 15 also showed six unvaccinated patients being treated at Ascension Via Christi. One patient is in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. Health officials say there are 196 active positive cases and since December there [...]

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