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City officials approves raise for city manager

Manhattan City Commissioners recently approved a new contract for City Manager Ron Fehr, effective December 20th. The contract, amounting to $192,000, is up more than $17,000 from Fehr’s 2022 salary of $174,000. The contract came for a vote after Fehr’s annual performance review on December 13th, which involved some back and forth according to a [...]

By |2022-12-29T08:50:32-06:00December 29th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on City officials approves raise for city manager

Kansas publisher, Pulitzer chair Edward Seaton dies at 79

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Edward Seaton, a longtime Kansas newspaper publisher who served as the Pulitzer Prize Board’s chair and advocated for international press freedom, has died. He was 79. He died of natural causes Monday night at his home in Manhattan in northeastern Kansas, his son, Ned, who followed his father as publisher of [...]

By |2022-12-28T11:14:32-06:00December 28th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Kansas publisher, Pulitzer chair Edward Seaton dies at 79

44-year old man arms himself with a rake before being arrested

Joseph Stepney, 44, of Manhattan was arrested on December 21, 2022, around 2:00 a.m. for failure to appear in court for charges of aggravated assault on LEO and interference with LEO. These charges stem from his original arrest on May 14, 2022, when he walked away from officers attempting to arrest him on a separate [...]

By |2022-12-27T10:25:45-06:00December 27th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on 44-year old man arms himself with a rake before being arrested

Kansas man sentenced for performing unauthorized autopsies

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says a Kansas man has been sentenced to one year in jail and one year of probation on six criminal charges tied to autopsy services he provided in Wabaunsee County. Shawn Parcells, who has held residences in Leawood and Topeka, was sentenced Tuesday by Wabaunsee County District Court Judge Jeffrey [...]

By |2022-12-21T11:16:12-06:00December 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Kansas man sentenced for performing unauthorized autopsies

Billie Moore, 1st US women’s Olympic basketball coach, dies

(AP) Billie Moore, who coached America’s first women’s Olympic basketball team to a silver medal at the Montreal Games in 1976, has died at age 79. UCLA, where Moore won 296 games over 16 years including a national title in 1978, announced her death on Thursday. Born in Missouri, Moore’s family moved to Westmoreland then [...]

By |2022-12-15T14:37:56-06:00December 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Billie Moore, 1st US women’s Olympic basketball coach, dies

City officials continue path to dissolve committees

The City of Manhattan is continuing on the path of dissolving and consolidating its Social Services and Special Alcohol Funds Advisory Committees. That’s Commissioner Mark Hatesohl at Tuesday’s city commission work session. City officials had discussed the consolidation of the two boards with commissioners earlier in the year, with the majority supporting consolidation citing the [...]

By |2022-12-14T08:01:41-06:00December 14th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on City officials continue path to dissolve committees

Manhattan officials hold input meeting for the future landscape of Aggieville

Residents and Aggieville stakeholders got an opportunity Monday to see and provide input on numerous streetscape projects planned around Aggieville, part of a public input session with City of Manhattan administrative staff and design consultants. That’s Auntie Mae’s Parlor’s George Matthews. The discussions overviewed multiple concepts including a pair of possible designs for 12th Street [...]

By |2022-12-13T08:36:28-06:00December 13th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan officials hold input meeting for the future landscape of Aggieville

51-year old Manhattan man scammed by fake Metallica Youtube account

Officers filed a report for theft by deception in the 3800 block of Marlatt Ave. in Manhattan on November 30, 2022, around 2:00 p.m. A 51-year-old man was listed as the victim when he reported he was scammed by a fake Metallica YouTube channel into transferring approximately $25,500 of Bitcoin to an unknown suspect. Anyone with [...]

By |2022-12-01T09:26:00-06:00December 1st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on 51-year old Manhattan man scammed by fake Metallica Youtube account

K-State College of Agriculture nearing deadline for massive 75 million dollar fundraising effort

Nearly a week remains in a massive fundraising effort undertaken by Kansas State University for a planned infrastructure overhaul within the College of Agriculture. Fundraising for a 3 to 1 match from the state of Kansas began in mid-July, with K-State being tasked with raising $75 million in private donations to qualify for a state [...]

By |2022-11-30T08:11:44-06:00November 30th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on K-State College of Agriculture nearing deadline for massive 75 million dollar fundraising effort

RCPD arrests two people for three weekend counts of arson

Officers filed three reports for arson on November 19, 2022. Bushes near the intersection of N. 11th and Bertrand Streets and bushes and roadside grass in the 1400 block of Sunnyslope Ln. were reported to be set on fire shortly before 11:00 p.m, and a tree was reported to be set on fire in the 1600 [...]

By |2022-11-21T11:19:22-06:00November 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD arrests two people for three weekend counts of arson
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