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$53,000 donation made to Riley City Library

RILEY — A local family left a sizable financial gift to the Riley City Library following his passing, according to the Riley Countian Newspaper. Val Burgman gave a $53,000 bequest to the library in honor of his wife, Maxine, when he died in 2018. Maxine is reported to have been a faithful patron of the [...]

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By |2019-04-16T15:34:54-05:00April 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on $53,000 donation made to Riley City Library

Wilson, MHS teachers named USD 383 teachers of the year

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 announced its two teachers of the year for 2019-2020 in a Friday release. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School teacher Kelly Carmody and Manhattan High School teacher Noah Busch are the recipients and will be the USD 383 representatives in the Kansas Teacher of the Year program as well. Carmody teaches 6th grade and [...]

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By |2019-04-12T16:17:30-05:00April 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Wilson, MHS teachers named USD 383 teachers of the year

Schmidt recognizes Manhattan-based Homestead Ministry

A Manhattan-based organization was honored in Wichita Thursday for its service to victims of sex trafficking. Attorney General Derek Schmidt presented the Outstanding Victim Service Organization Award to the Homestead Ministry at the 22nd Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Wichita. The conference was hosted by Schmidt and Gov. Laura Kelly and focused on raising awareness [...]

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By |2019-04-12T13:09:55-05:00April 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Schmidt recognizes Manhattan-based Homestead Ministry

Riley County Public Works to apply dust control treatment to area roads

Motorists around Riley County are advised to prepare for delays in the coming weeks as Public Works crews apply dust control treatment to roads. They’ll be using liquid treatments beginning on Monday, April 15. They’ll start with Secrest and Messenger Roads. On Wednesday, April 17, they’ll treat Mill Creek and Swede Creek Roads. On Monday, [...]

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By |2019-04-12T11:51:37-05:00April 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Public Works to apply dust control treatment to area roads

Second status hearing set for Wamego man accused in Bouck murder

Judge Jeff Elder set another status hearing on April 23 for a Wamego man accused of second degree murder during a Thursday status hearing in Pottawatomie County District Court. 23-year-old Cody Lamia-Beck was arrested in March for the killing of 19-year-old Jacob Bouck, who was found dead on the Kansas River about half a mile [...]

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By |2019-04-11T15:18:03-05:00April 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Second status hearing set for Wamego man accused in Bouck murder

Update: RCPD identifies gunman following Tuesday incident in Ogden

OGDEN — Riley County Police received a report of shots fired Tuesday morning which led to a brief lockdown of Ogden Elementary. Public Information Officer Rachel Pate says officers received a report of a man walking down the street with a gun in the 300 block of 11th Street shortly before 9 a.m.At the police [...]

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By |2019-04-09T15:00:55-05:00April 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Update: RCPD identifies gunman following Tuesday incident in Ogden

Party people pack Alumni Center for 2019 Polyester Party

Groovy people from across the Manhattan area got down for a cause the K-State Alumni Center for the 2019 Polyester Party Friday, April 5. The party is a fundraiser for the Johnson Cancer Research Center and is entering its eighth year, founded and emceed by KMAN Program Director Dave Lewis in honor of his wife [...]

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By |2019-04-08T21:24:29-05:00April 8th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Party people pack Alumni Center for 2019 Polyester Party

Multiple city government, school board seats to be on November ballot

The filing deadline for elections in Riley County is coming up on June 3 and multiple seats are available across the area. Three seats are up for election in the City of Manhattan. Commission positions currently held by Mike Dodson, Linda Morse and Jerred McKee will be on the ballot in November. Commissioner McKee has [...]

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By |2019-04-05T15:41:22-05:00April 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Multiple city government, school board seats to be on November ballot

Pottawatomie County SUV, semi collision hospitalizes one

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY — One person was hospitalized and Highway 13 was closed temporarily Friday morning due to a collision between an SUV and semi truck southwest of Westmoreland. The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital as a result of the incident, occurring at approximately 7:45 a.m. North and southbound traffic on [...]

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By |2019-04-05T10:07:28-05:00April 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County SUV, semi collision hospitalizes one

USDA awards $1.2 million to KSU researchers for bovine blood disease study

Kansas State University academics will be researching ways to combat an infectious cattle blood disease thanks to a million dollar U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, according to K-State Today. The USDA’s nearly $1.2 million grant will support an interdisciplinary team in studying ways to prevent the parasitic cause of bovine anaplasmosis — also known as [...]

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By |2019-04-04T14:18:13-05:00April 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USDA awards $1.2 million to KSU researchers for bovine blood disease study