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Thousands march on Triangle Park and Bluemont Ave. for a peaceful protest

Approximately 2,000 people marched down Bluemont Ave. under police protection Tuesday evening to protest the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died last week after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Despite reports on the event’s Facebook page of a man threatening people in the area, [...]

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By |2020-06-03T07:30:12-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Thousands march on Triangle Park and Bluemont Ave. for a peaceful protest

Pott. County Commission hears more budget requests; unemployment and real estate statistics

Budget requests The Pottawatomie County Commission heard a number of budget requests for fiscal year 2021 during their meeting Monday. These requests came during the first Pottawatomie County Commission meeting to be open in-person to the public since mass gathering restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic made Zoom the only mode of [...]

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By |2020-06-02T17:41:02-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission hears more budget requests; unemployment and real estate statistics

Man dies after suffering self-inflicted stab wound in local restaurant

The Riley County Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing inside Powercat Sports Grill at about 9 p.m. Friday. Officers found a 25-year-old man suffering from what was later revealed by an investigation to be a self-inflicted stab wound. He was transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan where he later died. [...]

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By |2020-05-30T08:08:02-05:00May 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Man dies after suffering self-inflicted stab wound in local restaurant

K-State to host webinar featuring experts speaking on cattle markets and weather forecasts

K-State Research and Extension and the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry will host a webinar to assist Kansas beef producers in navigating through the current and upcoming weather seasons in the midst of a market volatile from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of year, weather conditions can vary widely [...]

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By |2020-05-28T15:20:27-05:00May 28th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on K-State to host webinar featuring experts speaking on cattle markets and weather forecasts

Pott. County issues new health order allowing businesses to reopen without a midnight close-time

Pottawatomie County has issued a new health order following Gov. Laura Kelly’s decision to give county government’s authority over their reopening plans. Public Health Order No. 5, effective as of 6 p.m. yesterday, limits mass gatherings to 50 people and prevents entertainment venues with capacities of 2000 or more from opening. The order is largely [...]

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By |2020-05-28T12:42:24-05:00May 28th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County issues new health order allowing businesses to reopen without a midnight close-time

One new positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Riley County

Riley County has confirmed one new positive COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of active case to eight. The new case involves a 52-year-old male. So far, there have been a total of 64 positive cases, 55 recoveries, 139 pending test results, 923 test results and one death in Riley County. Ascension Via Christi Hospital [...]

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By |2020-05-27T13:42:43-05:00May 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on One new positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Riley County

Kaw Valley Rodeo canceled; Riley County Fair future still uncertain

The 45th annual Kaw Valley Rodeo has been canceled due to concerns over COVID-19. The decision came during the Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s meeting last week. It is not yet certain how this decision will impact the Riley County Fair and other related events, but Riley County K-State Extension Director Gary Fike tells KMAN he [...]

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By |2020-05-27T13:31:41-05:00May 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kaw Valley Rodeo canceled; Riley County Fair future still uncertain

Meet your Pottawatomie County Commission candidate: Pat Weixelman

  The Pottawatomie County Commission will have a little competition in this year’s election for who will be representing District 2. Pat Weixelman, a Pottawatomie County commissioner who has represented District 2 for about 12 years, will face Nancy McCarter, the current Pottawatomie County clerk. KMAN sat down with Pat and talked about his background, [...]

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By |2020-05-26T16:42:25-05:00May 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Meet your Pottawatomie County Commission candidate: Pat Weixelman

K-State is now offering a doctorate of education in community college leadership

Kansas State University will now be able to offer a new path for those seeking to work in educational leadership positions. The Kansas Board of Regents earlier this week approved a request submitted by K-State to offer a doctorate of education in community college leadership. The degree will be offered by the K-State College of [...]

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By |2020-05-22T18:59:22-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on K-State is now offering a doctorate of education in community college leadership

RCPD is gradually getting back to pre-pandemic operations

As local businesses slowly begin to open back up, so do different parts of the Riley County Police Department. Dennis Butler, the RCPD director, says inmate visitations started back up earlier this week. Butler also says the patrol and detective divisions will begin transitioning to more regular operations. Other aspects of the department involving citizens, [...]

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By |2020-05-22T18:24:30-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCPD is gradually getting back to pre-pandemic operations