Easter Family Fun Day returns to City Park Saturday

MANHATTAN — An “eggstradordinary” event is happening at Manhattan City Park on Saturday. The Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its third annual Easter Family Fun Day, a free event for the community that includes the Manhattan Lions Club Easter egg hunts for different age groups (2 to 3), (4 to 5) and (6 [...]

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Pawnee breaks ground on crisis stabilization center

MANHATTAN — With a swing of a sledgehammer by Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Laura Howard, Pawnee Mental Health ceremonially broke ground — or rather drywall — on its new voluntary Crisis Stabilization Center Thursday. The formation of the center is the result of years of work from stakeholders from across the [...]

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Parking study for USD 383 recommends more parking stalls

A  parking study for Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 was presented to the board of education Wednesday night. The study was done by the Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI) out of Housont, TX.  The study was conducted to determine if current parking inventory was adequate for future conditions .  Parking Solutions Division Senior Project Manager Nicole Chinea was [...]

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RCPD Report 4/18/19

Officers filed a report for burglary in the 700 block of Dondee in Manhattan on April 17, 2018, at approximately 6:20 PM. Officers listed Cynthia Ross, 28 and Danielle Ross, 28 both of Manhattan as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect took dishes, blankets, and DVDs. The estimated total loss associated with [...]

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Stephens, Jimenez tapped for leadership positions at Marlatt Elementary, Manhattan High

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School Board announced it filled two leadership positions within the district Wednesday. Current Marlatt Elementary assistant principal Sheila Stephens has been named the principal at Marlatt Elementary School. She replaces Brett Nelson who is leaving the district for a superintendent job in Clay County. Stephens has worked at Marlatt since 2016 [...]

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RCPD informs Law Board of additional Fake Patty’s Day stats

MANHATTAN — Riley County Police spent close to $64,000 in personnel funds to staff the areas around Aggieville March 2 for this year’s annual Fake Patty’s Day. That included a total of 1,869 hours of employee labor, according to RCPD Captain Richard Fink. The total cost was $63,915. Fink says they aren’t charged by outside [...]

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Update: Apartment complex fire ruled accidental, damage estimated over $100,000

MANHATTAN — The Manhattan Fire Department has determined Wednesday night’s fire at the Brookfield Residences apartment building was accidental. Investigators determined the fire started on the second-floor porch balcony due to improperly discarded smoking materials. Damage to the building is estimated at $120,000 along with $20,000 damage to the building’s contents. The two-story, 12-unit building [...]

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JCPD arrests repeat offender for drug charges, fleeing police

After a pursuit, Junction City Police arrested a man on a host of charges in the early morning hours of Thursday, according to officials. Jerry Hassler was arrested after 12:30 a.m. and is charged with driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license as well as possession of a controlled substance and intent to distribute [...]

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RCPD Report 4/17/19

Officers filed a report for forgery in the 200 block of Seth Child Rd in Manhattan on April 16, 2019, at approximately 9:40 AM. Officers listed Community First National Bank of Manhattan as the victim when it was reported an unknown suspect used a false check to obtain cash. The estimated total loss associated with [...]

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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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