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Hearts and BBQ event to raise money for Hospice and Homecare scholarship fund

Country music and hog roast Country-music and barbecue lovers will get a chance to see local singer-songwriters perform and eat some local grub at the 5th annual Hearts and BBQ fundraiser at Cox Brothers BBQ this Thursday. The event will feature a hog roast, barbecue buffet, music and raffle drawing with proceeds going to the [...]

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By |2020-02-11T18:12:31-06:00February 11th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Hearts and BBQ event to raise money for Hospice and Homecare scholarship fund

Manhattan Fire Department responds to two cooking fires in one day

The Manhattan Fire Department responded to the second cooking fire in one day when it responded to a structure fire at 415 Walters Dr., Apt. 1108, earlier today. Firefighters arrived to light smoke coming from the two-story apartment building and were able to contain the fire within 10 minutes. Losses amounted to about $3000 in [...]

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By |2020-02-11T16:30:45-06:00February 11th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Fire Department responds to two cooking fires in one day

Pott. County Commission accepts construction bid for Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility

Fleet Maintenance Facility After weeks of discussion, Pottawatomie County Commissioners have entered into an agreement with Schultz Construction of Manhattan for the construction of the Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility. The project has a base cost of about $1,130,000, which is about $300,000 under the original budget. County Clerk Nancy McCarter says the agreement includes [...]

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By |2020-02-11T12:37:03-06:00February 11th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission accepts construction bid for Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility

Former Fort Riley soldier pleads guilty to distributing bomb-making instructions via social media

A man pleaded guilty today to illegally distributing instructions through social media on how to make explosive devices while stationed at Fort Riley. Jarrett William Smith, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing information related to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction. In September of 2019, Smith sent instructions for making explosive [...]

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By |2020-02-10T16:38:23-06:00February 10th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Former Fort Riley soldier pleads guilty to distributing bomb-making instructions via social media

Plum Island researcher discusses transition to National Bio and Agro-defense Facility

The construction of the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility means a number of employees at the Plum Island Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Plum Island, NY, will soon be working in Manhattan One such employee is Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Director Kimberly Dodd. Here, Dodd lists some of the diseases FADDL handles. She says [...]

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By |2020-02-10T14:50:09-06:00February 10th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Plum Island researcher discusses transition to National Bio and Agro-defense Facility

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 holds groundbreaking ceremony for Oliver Brown Elementary School

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 officals  held a ground-breaking ceremony for Oliver Brown Elementary School earlier today, signaling the beginning of construction on the new building. The  facility will be the first school in Kansas named after Oliver Brown, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka) that paved the way [...]

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By |2020-02-07T19:42:00-06:00February 7th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 holds groundbreaking ceremony for Oliver Brown Elementary School

K-State recognized for increase in student voting

K-State is being recognized for an increase in student-voting involvement. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awarded K-State with a silver seal after the percentage of students voting in midterm elections more than doubled from 2014 to 2018. Data collected by Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy and Higher Education shows that 36 percent of K-State [...]

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By |2020-02-05T18:25:10-06:00February 5th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on K-State recognized for increase in student voting

Fort Riley soldier reenlists in United States Army for the final time

A Fort Riley soldier reenlisted for one last time during the monthly Manhattan Military Relations Committee meeting at the Holiday Inn at the Campus in Manhattan today. United States Army 1st Division Staff Sgt. Taurian Harris enlisted for six more years during a ceremony conducted by Capt. Rhyan Griffin. Following the ceremony, Harris looked back [...]

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By |2020-02-05T17:49:29-06:00February 5th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley soldier reenlists in United States Army for the final time

Former President of Columbia delivers first Landon Lecture of the year

Former President of Columbia and winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Juan Manuel Santos delivered the first Landon Lecture of the year Tuesday. His lecture, named “From Hawk to Dove,” was delivered in front of a packed Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union and reflected on Santos’s experiences with war and peace and, [...]

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By |2020-02-04T22:46:53-06:00February 4th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Former President of Columbia delivers first Landon Lecture of the year

Pott. County health dept. director urges flu awareness despite concerns over new coronavirus

New coronavirus and influenza The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced a person in Douglas County has tested negative for the new coronavirus. While this means there are no cases of the virus in Kansas, it is still active in other parts of the world. That is Pottawatomie County Health Department Director Lisa [...]

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By |2020-02-04T14:33:58-06:00February 4th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County health dept. director urges flu awareness despite concerns over new coronavirus