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KSU Foundation relocates to K-State Office Park facility

According to K-State Today, the KSU Foundation was relocated to the K-State Office Park, which is a strip of land stretching across 14 acres at the corner of Kimball and Denison Avenues beside the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility and the Grain Science and Industry Complex.

“The new facility will provide us with the office space needed to sustain fundraising for K-State well into the future,” Greg Willems, president and CEO of KSU Foundation, said to K-State News and Communications Services. “It will serve as the philanthropic home for K-State where donors will be recognized and celebrated for their generosity.”

The building, which is the first of four office buildings set to be part of the K-State Office Park, will also serve as a space for other occupants, such as Garmin, U.S. Engineering, Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center and GE Johnson Construction Co.

The building was constructed with the use of the same “footprint” site as the one that was originally planned to be constructed there in 2007 before the project ceased in 2008 due to the Great Recession. This, along with the use of some previously purchased materials, has ultimately cut the building cost, which is $11.7 million.

RCPD investigates aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with child

According to a report by the Riley County Police Department, an account of aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child are being investigated by police.

The incident under investigation involves a six-year-old female who was reportedly touched inappropriately by a family friend around two years ago. The RCPD’s investigation is currently ongoing.

Unauthorized person enters Manhattan High School

According to a release by Greg Hoyt, Manhattan High School principal, an unknown person, who was “unauthorized” to enter the high school west campus, entered the building during student arrival Monday morning.

Administration was notified of this unauthorized entry around 11:45 a.m. The unknown individual was described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, and he reportedly “engaged a student in conversation” in a locker room before the start of classes. He then left the building.

“No threats of any kind were made in the verbal interaction, but this event is disturbing and unsettling,” Hoyt wrote.

Video and verbal statement evidence was used to file a report with the Riley County Police Department, which sent an officer to the scene.

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