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Fried chicken, fun bring big crowd to Flush Picnic once again

Chicken dinners and good company brought in at least 1,000 people from around the state to the annual Flush Picnic in Pottawatomie County Wednesday. The event is held every year on the last Wednesday of July at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and dates back to the 1930s. They fry all the chickens on-site and parishioners [...]

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By |2019-07-31T22:22:45-05:00July 31st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Fried chicken, fun bring big crowd to Flush Picnic once again

Hallaq named interim associate director of KSU Journalism school

The AQ Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications has announced an interim associate director with a background in television production and directing. Dr. Tom Hallaq on Facebook Monday wrote that he accepted the position at Kansas State. He writes that he is excited and believes the position will allow him to gain leadership and [...]

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By |2019-07-31T13:38:20-05:00July 31st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Hallaq named interim associate director of KSU Journalism school

Update: Motorcyclist injured in Wednesday Anderson collision

Update 11 a.m. Thursday: More details have been released on the motorcycle versus automobile collision that backed up Anderson traffic Wednesday afternoon. 25-year-old Khaled Naser of Manhattan was struck by a 2014 Chevy Travere while riding his Suzuki in the 2700 block of Anderson Avenue — near Jimmy John’s. Naser was transported to Via Christi [...]

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By |2019-08-01T11:00:15-05:00July 31st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Update: Motorcyclist injured in Wednesday Anderson collision

Harrison receives max sentence after pleading to attempted voluntary manslaughter

A Manhattan engineer who pleaded no contest to attempted voluntary manslaughter and was found guilty of criminal property damage apologized before being sentenced to 50 months in prison Monday in Riley County District Court. Mark Harrison pleaded to the charge in June following a hung jury in a February trial in which he was initially [...]

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By |2019-07-29T13:48:27-05:00July 29th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Harrison receives max sentence after pleading to attempted voluntary manslaughter

Furniture Amnesty Day well-stocked, well-attended in 11th year

For the 11th year, residents of Manhattan were able to pass forward their unwanted furniture to those looking to complement their current sets at Furniture Amnesty Day and organizers say it looked to be bigger than ever. The event is sponsored by the City of Manhattan, the Staley School of Leadership Studies, Hands On Kansas [...]

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By |2019-07-27T11:06:46-05:00July 27th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Furniture Amnesty Day well-stocked, well-attended in 11th year

KDHE investigating algae treatment performance in Milford Gathering Pond

On a public health advisory warning since June 27, officials initiated a project to treat the Milford Gathering Pond in Geary County for a harmful algal bloom Tuesday, July 23. According to a release by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, they began using a hydrogen peroxide-based algaecide to investigate and demonstrate in-lake treatments [...]

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By |2019-07-25T15:14:27-05:00July 25th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on KDHE investigating algae treatment performance in Milford Gathering Pond

USD 378 eyeing $15 million maintenance bond for November ballot

Residents in Riley, Leonardville and surrounding areas of Riley County in the USD378 school district boundaries could see a $15 million school bond issue on this upcoming November ballot. The Riley County Schools Board of Education passed a bond resolution at its most recent meeting, with the next step to get the question on this [...]

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By |2019-07-24T16:02:31-05:00July 24th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 378 eyeing $15 million maintenance bond for November ballot

Manhattan sends proposed budget to publication, Commission wants to see impact of flat mill

The Manhattan City Commission is sending their proposed 2020 budget to publication featuring a .406 mill increase, though commissioners are pushing to see what further decreases would look like at the August 6 public hearing. By statute, published budgets can be reduced further, but not raised. The total property tax increase is currently $757,000, though [...]

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By |2019-07-24T13:23:26-05:00July 24th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan sends proposed budget to publication, Commission wants to see impact of flat mill

1965 journalism grad named ’19 K-State Alumni Excellence Award recipient

The only White House press secretary to serve in two separate administrations will be honored this Fall by the K-State Alumni Association. Marlin Fitzwater, a 1965 journalism graduate, is the 2019 recipient of the Alumni Excellence Award according to a release by the association. He served as press secretary for both Presidents Ronald Reagan and [...]

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By |2019-07-23T11:32:21-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on 1965 journalism grad named ’19 K-State Alumni Excellence Award recipient

Fort Riley to test emergency preparedness in Wednesday exercise

Fort Riley will be evaluating and synchronizing the installation’s emergency preparedness processes and procedures in a full-scale exercise Wednesday, July 24th. Officials advise community members to expect increased activity by emergency response vehicles on post as well as announcements via the “giant voice” loudspeaker. Due to the exercise, traffic may be re-routed due to some [...]

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By |2019-07-22T16:27:20-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley to test emergency preparedness in Wednesday exercise