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Date for preliminary hearing set in Iacobellis case

A date for a preliminary hearing has been set for Manhattan restaurant owner Robert Iacobellis, who is currently facing 130 charges of sex-related crimes. The hearing will take place over the course of two days, going from 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. on January 9th and from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m. on January 10th. [...]

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By |2019-11-12T19:26:39-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Date for preliminary hearing set in Iacobellis case

With a recent outbreak of sick horses in nearby states, here are some tips for preventing and identifying a few equine illnesses

K-State clinical professor of equine medicine and surgery Laurie Beard was on Monday’s In Focus to discuss a few different illnesses that can affect horses. One illness she discussed recently made its way through several states. “It’s a disease called vesicular stomatitis, or VS, you might see it abbreviated,” Beard said. “It causes ulcers in [...]

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By |2019-11-12T18:28:05-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on With a recent outbreak of sick horses in nearby states, here are some tips for preventing and identifying a few equine illnesses

109-year-old WWII veteran receives award for a lifetime of military service and volunteer work

A 109-year-old World War Two veteran has accepted Polly Ogden Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s most distinguished award. Julia Kabance, the eldest member the Prairie Band Pottawatomie Nation and currently the oldest Native American WWII veteran, received the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal at the Good Samaritan Society – [...]

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By |2019-11-12T09:52:13-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on 109-year-old WWII veteran receives award for a lifetime of military service and volunteer work

Veterans Day festivities will include an Apache helicopter virtual-reality simulator and an M1A2 Abrams tank

In Manhattan, the Veterans Day Parade staple is the Veterans Day Parade that runs along Poyntz Ave.. This year, people will also have a chance to observe some of the tools today’s soldiers use in combat. Beginning Sunday evening, there will be one particularly large piece of equipment on display at City Park. “We also [...]

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By |2019-11-09T07:00:43-06:00November 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Veterans Day festivities will include an Apache helicopter virtual-reality simulator and an M1A2 Abrams tank

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat selected to replace Travis Altenhofen on county commission

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — Just weeks after Pottawatomie County Commissioner Travis Altenhofen announced his resignation, the Pottawatomie County Republican Party has chosen Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat as his successor. The decision, which will be finalized upon approval from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, came during a meeting Thursday in which precinct leaders from district three of [...]

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By |2019-11-08T06:24:06-06:00November 8th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat selected to replace Travis Altenhofen on county commission

Manhattan Area Technical College named one of the top two-year public colleges in the country

Manhattan Area Technical College has been named one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the country by The Aspen Institute. The honor is part of The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program that chose the top 15 percent out of about 1,000 two-year public colleges that applied. Selection of institutions is based on completion rates, [...]

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By |2019-11-07T14:40:51-06:00November 7th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Area Technical College named one of the top two-year public colleges in the country

Pottawatomie County to contribute $17,000 towards Wamego Senior Center kitchen repairs

The Pottawatomie County Commission unanimously agreed to devote up to $17,000 towards kitchen repairs at the Wamego Senior Center estimated to cost about $34,000 during their meeting Monday. Wamego Senior Center spokesperson Ross Hill says they serve about 150 meals per day with roughly 30,000 being served last year. Commissioner Dee McKee says that while [...]

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By |2019-11-05T11:11:14-06:00November 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County to contribute $17,000 towards Wamego Senior Center kitchen repairs

Big Red One soldiers reunite with family members after several months overseas

More than 6,000 1st Infantry Division soldiers at Fort Riley are slowly being reunited with their families following 9-month deployments overseas to missions in Europe and Afghanistan. Big Red One soldiers were greeted with hugs and kisses from family members Wednesday during welcome ceremonies at Fort Riley. Sgt. Kem Nunn of the 1st Armored Brigade [...]

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By |2019-10-31T07:00:13-06:00October 31st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Big Red One soldiers reunite with family members after several months overseas

Completion of Bluemont Hill Scenic Overlook-project makes sight-seeing more accessible to visitors

The completion of the Bluemont Hill Scenic Overlook-project largely by Manhattan Kiwanis Club members about two to three weeks ago has provided Manhattan with a new handicap-accessible platform at one of the more well-known attractions in the area. The project started about a year ago as part of a celebration of Kiwanis International’s 100-year anniversary. [...]

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By |2019-10-30T13:55:12-06:00October 30th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Completion of Bluemont Hill Scenic Overlook-project makes sight-seeing more accessible to visitors