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Dorhout stays on as vice president for research

Peter Dorhout will serve as K-State’s next vice president for research after filling the interim position since January.

Dorhout was selected after a national search, according to K-State Today, and will continue to facilitate various responsibilities including K-State’s research, scholarship, creative activities and discovery programs.

“There is such a diversity of strong talent and a rich history of outstanding research at Kansas State, and I am honored to be selected to lead us to the next level,” Dorhout said to K-State Today. “As a Top 50 public research university, K-State will offer not only new knowledge and new technologies to the people of Kansas, but will continue to educate and train students at all levels to have successful careers that impact our global challenges.”

RCPD investigates Fort Riley Boulevard theft

The Riley County Police Department is currently investigating a report of theft that occurred Wednesday night.

According to Little Apple Post, police on the scene (400 block of Fort Riley Boulevard) found that an unknown Hispanic male with a shaved head and mustache took items belonging to Manhattan resident John Zeller. The stolen items, which included a wallet and iPhone, amount to about $2,325 in estimated loss.

Town Center’s general manager retires

Manhattan Town Center’s general manager retires today after nearly 30 years of service.

Allen Raynor first worked for Town Center as its first security director, according to KMAN. An Army veteran and retired Riley County Police captain, Raynor facilitated state-of-the-art procedures that leveraged off-duty and retired law enforcement officers. He was promoted to the mall’s general manager in 1999.

“My involvement over the last four decades with Fort Riley, Riley County Sheriff’s Department/Riley County Police Department, the Manhattan Town Center, and the Manhattan-Kansas State community has not been just a job to me,” Raynor to KMAN. “It has been a total way of life for me and my entire family, and a lifelong commitment. Although it will be difficult to turn the page and walk away from all of the constituents, friends, and long list of supportive co-workers, I can do so knowing that the Manhattan Town Center will continue to be the pinnacle of community I have always strived for it to be.”

Though Raynor retires today, he will stick around as a consultant to the property until the end of May. Brad Simonsson, assistant general manager/property accountant, will take over the position on Friday