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Former Manhattan High School teacher reflects on time as Jeopardy champion

It is not every day that Manhattan can claim one of its own as the winner of a nationally televised game-show. But this very thing happened when Fred Nelson, a former Manhattan High School science teacher, became a Jeopardy champion in late 2020. With the final episodes of Jeopardy featuring Alex Trebek as its host [...]

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By |2020-12-31T18:40:41-06:00December 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Former Manhattan High School teacher reflects on time as Jeopardy champion

Bank officials: COVID-19 stimulus payments are on the way

With President Donald Trump’s approval of the latest COVID-19 relief bill, one bank official says stimulus checks should soon be available in customer bank accounts. “The ACH (Automated Clearing House), or the electronic checks, have shown up in the ACH warehouses and should be available to the customers after New Years Day,” Joe Fanning, Bank [...]

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By |2020-12-30T16:48:52-06:00December 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Bank officials: COVID-19 stimulus payments are on the way

Gary Fike talks about free tax assistance program beginning in January

K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with the Manhattan Public Library to provide free tax assistance beginning in late January. Gary Fike, KSRE Riley County Extension Director, says the program will be for households that make less than $57,000 a year, but not to those who have itemized taxes or are in the military. [...]

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By |2020-12-29T09:51:09-06:00December 29th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Gary Fike talks about free tax assistance program beginning in January

Gary Fike talks about free tax assistance program beginning in January

K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with the Manhattan Public Library to provide free tax assistance beginning in late January. Gary Fike, KSRE Riley County Extension Director, says the program will be for households that make less than $57,000 a year, but not to those who have itemized taxes or are in the military. [...]

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By |2020-12-29T09:51:09-06:00December 29th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Gary Fike talks about free tax assistance program beginning in January

Copple: COVID-19 vaccine side effects appear to be minimal

Those concerned about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine likely don’t have much to worry about. Ascension Via Christi president Bob Copple says many people are only experiencing a little discomfort in the area of the injection. He tells KMAN specifically about an individual at the hospital who recently got the vaccine. “They were [...]

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By |2020-12-27T11:28:12-06:00December 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Copple: COVID-19 vaccine side effects appear to be minimal

Weixelman looks ahead to new year, says Pott. County in good financial shape

While the idea of putting in a bridge in a bridge on Junietta Road near Oliver Brown Elementary School has been around for a while, it likely won’t come to fruition anytime soon. Speaking on KMAN’s In Focus Dec. 22, Pottawatomie County commissioner Pat Weixelman said that it’s largely a matter of how it could [...]

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By |2020-12-27T11:21:14-06:00December 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Weixelman looks ahead to new year, says Pott. County in good financial shape

Fort Riley administers first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Fort Riley first responders and medical staff received the first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday at the Irwin Army Community Hospital. “We have to continue our COVID-19 defenses—masking, hygiene and physical distancing—but as of today, we are taking the fight to the virus,” Major General D.A. Sims said. The first person on base to receive [...]

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By |2020-12-23T17:35:15-06:00December 23rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley administers first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Riley County reports 20th COVID-19-related death

Riley County has reported its 20th COVID-19-related death. The victim was an 88-year-old man who died Wednesday morning at Ascension Via Christi Hospital after first testing positive on Dec. 14. Since Monday’s report, Riley County has reported 108 new positive COVID-19 cases and 37 recoveries. This brings the total number of active cases to 360 [...]

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By |2020-12-23T14:19:03-06:00December 23rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County reports 20th COVID-19-related death

Pott. County pursuing Belvue Bridge grant, approves bid for Hwy. 24/ Green Valley Rd. project

Belvue Bridge Pottawatomie County commissioners agreed Monday to pursue a grant in conjunction with Wabaunsee County that could potentially cover the entire cost of the Belvue Bridge project. If awarded, the grant could pay for about $11 million in improvements to extend the life of the bridge by about 100 years. However, if the two counties do [...]

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By |2020-12-22T15:23:36-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County pursuing Belvue Bridge grant, approves bid for Hwy. 24/ Green Valley Rd. project

RCPD officers involved in fatal shooting of Manhattan man will not face criminal charges

Riley County Police Department officers will not face criminal charges for their involvement in the fatal shooting of a Manhattan man. The announcement was made Friday by Barry Wilkerson, Riley County attorney, who says he believes the officers were justified in their actions. Jarred Kemp, 41, was shot on Oct. 2 by an officer after [...]

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By |2020-12-18T19:34:55-06:00December 18th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCPD officers involved in fatal shooting of Manhattan man will not face criminal charges
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