New sorting machine included in Manhattan Public Library renovations

Renovations at the Manhattan Public Library will see the installation of a new sorting machine at the circulation desk. Manhattan Public Library Development and Public Relations Coordinator Madison Ogle joined KMAN’s In Focus Monday, saying the circulation desk has moved amid the planned 10-week project. “It is a pre-sorting machine that, when items get returned, [...]

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City Clerk: Former Belvue treasurer/clerk who stole thousands was elevated to position by her father

Days after sentencing in the case of a former Belvue city employee charged with stealing thousands in city funds, the current city manager has come forward with some additional details about the woman who committed the crime. In an email to KMAN Monday, City Clerk Joe Peterson said former treasurer Kim Fitzgerald entered a plea [...]

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Woodrow Wilson educator named USD 383 Master Teacher

A Woodrow Wilson Elementary School teacher has been named the Manhattan-Ogden School District’s Master Teacher of the year. Brooke Snyder, who teaches fourth grade, was selected from 12 finalists to represent the district in the 2022 program at Emporia State University on April 6. The annual banquet will honor individuals named for the current year [...]

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Hospital president weighs in on COVID measures to slow the spread

With other viral diseases present in the community, one local hospital official says you shouldn’t assume symptoms are not COVID related. Ascension Via Christi President and CEO Bob Copple tells KMAN the difficulty is the symptoms are all very similar between the illnesses circulating right now. Copple says if you are feeling symptomatic, isolate immediately until you can [...]

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Fourth co-defendant in Zamecnick murder case expected to enter plea agreement Tuesday

A plea deal is expected in Riley County District Court Tuesday for the last of the four men charged in the 2019 murder of Tanner Zamecnik. The plea hearing comes on the heels of a jury trial and subsequent conviction of Richard Goens on six counts, including first-degree murder last Wednesday. Goens is scheduled to [...]

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Four recognized with service award at virtual MLK, Jr. celebration

Two duos were honored for their service to the Manhattan community at Saturday’s virtual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Manhattan’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration was presented in an online format for the second year. The long-running community observance is organized by the Manhattan Martin Luther Jr. [...]

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Facilitated community conversations planned for future reuse of Manhattan High East Campus

Starting next week, residents will have a chance to share their thoughts on potential future reuse of parts of the Manhattan High School East Campus building. Thanks to a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) at Kansas State is facilitiating community conversations for the Manhattan-Ogden School [...]

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Riley Co. Health Department Director says peak COVID surge likely one to two weeks out

The surge in COVID cases in Riley County, tied to the Omicron variant may soon peak. As students return to Kansas State University in the next few days, Riley County Health Department Director Julie Gibbs is predicting things will get worse before our area gets some reprieve as national levels begin to peak. Gibbs shared [...]

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Listen: K-State military scientist talks participation in senate roundtable on veterans suicide prevention

K-State Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Director Dr. Arthur DeGroat was invited to participate Wednesday in a virtual roundtable discussion on veterans suicide prevention efforts. The discussion was hosted by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and ranking member Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and featured participation from representatives of the Iraq and Afghanistan [...]

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Former Belvue City employee sentenced for embezzling thousands in public funds

A former City of Belvue treasurer arrested in June 2021 has been sent to jail for taking thousands of dollars in public funds over several years. Former city clerk and treasurer Kim Fitzgerald, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and given seven months of probation Thursday by Pottawatomie County Judge Jeff Elder. Fitzgerald was [...]

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