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Former Riley County employee claims he was wrongfully terminated in suit against commission

MANHATTAN — A lawsuit filed last week in Riley County District Court alleges Riley County Commissioners terminated an employee for speaking out against one of the commissioners. The lawsuit was filed March 27 by former county employee Steven DeHart of Olsburg, who claims the board fired him in 2017 because he continually spoke out against [...]

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By |2019-04-04T11:44:09-05:00April 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Former Riley County employee claims he was wrongfully terminated in suit against commission

Local school officials weigh in on legislative standstill on K-12 funding

MANHATTAN — As the 2019 legislative session draws to a close, lawmakers in the House continue to come up with alternatives to a school funding Senate bill endorsed by Governor Laura Kelly. On KMAN’s In Focus Wednesday, USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says that solution probably is enough to satisfy the Supreme Court. [...]

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By |2019-04-03T15:04:45-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Local school officials weigh in on legislative standstill on K-12 funding

Wamego man injured in Lyon County wreck

ADMIRE — A Wamego man sustained injuries in a single-vehicle crash in northern Lyon County early Tuesday. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year-old Andrew Kuchera was southbound on Kansas Highway 99, about four miles north of Admire when the crash occurred. Kuchera failed to negotiate a curve in the highway, causing his vehicle to [...]

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By |2019-04-03T06:50:27-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego man injured in Lyon County wreck

Volunteers being sought for plethora of Parks & Rec activities

MANHATTAN — Volunteers are being actively sought for a wide range of activities happening this spring and summer with the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department. Those efforts are ramping up in anticipation of National Volunteer week happening April 7-13. Flint Hills Discovery Center Volunteer Coordinator Jurina Watts says for special events, they’ll typically use 60 [...]

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By |2019-04-02T08:19:06-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Volunteers being sought for plethora of Parks & Rec activities

Tuttle Creek Lake continues to see high waters, flooded roads nearby

MANHATTAN — High water in the Tuttle Creek Lake area continues to make many roads in and around the lake impassable. On its Facebook page Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released photos showing flooded areas surrounding the lake with some buildings in the state recreation completely submerged. Monday morning’s readings had the lake’s [...]

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By |2019-04-01T16:09:09-05:00April 1st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Tuttle Creek Lake continues to see high waters, flooded roads nearby

RCPD seeking 3.8 percent increase in 2020 budget

MANHATTAN — The Riley County Police Department is requesting more than $830,000 in increases to its yearly budget for 2020. The requests are part of a nearly 4 percent increase proposed by leadership at a special budget meeting Friday with the Riley County Law Board. The proposal includes nearly $21.5 million for operating costs, roughly [...]

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By |2019-03-31T20:14:36-05:00March 31st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD seeking 3.8 percent increase in 2020 budget

Finalists named for Marlatt principal vacancy

MANHATTAN — Three finalists have been named for the position of principal at Marlatt Elementary. USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Schools announced Friday that Lee Elementary Assistant Principal Erica Bammes, Marlatt Assistant Principal Sheila Stephens and Junction City Middle School Assistant Principal Dr. Gilbert Davila will meet with community members, employees and students at three separate meet-and-greets [...]

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By |2019-03-31T20:13:12-05:00March 31st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Finalists named for Marlatt principal vacancy

Ex-Manhattan priest among 14 in diocese alleged to have sexually abused children

SALINA — An anonymous letter by three men alleges sexual abuse at the hands of a Manhattan Catholic priest who was superintendent of Seven Dolors Grade School and Luckey High School in the 1950s and 1960s. William H. Merchant, who died in 1975, is alleged by the three men to have molested and assaulted them [...]

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By |2019-03-30T07:01:36-05:00March 30th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Ex-Manhattan priest among 14 in diocese alleged to have sexually abused children

Former Fort Riley commanding general gets confirmed as four star general

FORT HOOD, Texas — The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Lt. General Paul E. Funk II for appointment to the rank of general. He’s assigned as commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Funk, a former Fort Riley commanding general, has served as commanding general of III Corps [...]

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By |2019-03-29T16:17:53-05:00March 29th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Former Fort Riley commanding general gets confirmed as four star general

Geary County Sheriff arrested for a second time on new charge

JUNCTION CITY — Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf has been arrested, for the second time in less than six months by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Wolf was taken into custody Friday afternoon on a new count of felony theft. The charge alleges Wolf used county funds to purchase items that were then sold for [...]

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By |2019-03-29T15:54:59-05:00March 29th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Geary County Sheriff arrested for a second time on new charge