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Community discussions on immigration planned for Tuesday, Wednesday

Kansas State University’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy in collaboration with the Communication Studies department will be holding a pair of community discussions on immigration this Tuesday and Wednesday. The talks will be non-partisan group discussions on multiple topics under the umbrella of immigration based on a format created by the National Issues Forums [...]

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By | 2018-11-26T15:07:20-06:00 November 26th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Community discussions on immigration planned for Tuesday, Wednesday

Manhattan man shot in apparent attempted robbery Thursday

A man was shot in what is believed to be an attempted aggravated robbery in Manhattan Thursday night, according to a release by the Riley County Police Department. Police say they received a call reporting a shooting in the 700 block of Allen Road at approximately 10:10 p.m. On-scene, they found an 18-year-old man with [...]

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By | 2018-11-23T07:39:26-06:00 November 23rd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man shot in apparent attempted robbery Thursday

Westar proposal approved for new electric vehicle charging stations in Manhattan

Those who own electric vehicles in Manhattan soon will be able to recharge away from home. During Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission meeting, a proposal by Westar was approved paving the way for two new user-paid electric vehicle recharging stations to be installed. The two stations will be located in the Flint Hills Discovery Center parking [...]

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By | 2018-11-21T14:08:36-06:00 November 21st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Westar proposal approved for new electric vehicle charging stations in Manhattan

City moves toward annexing future St. Luke’s Church site

The City of Manhattan is looking to grow by just more than 28 acres. The city commission unanimously voted to take the first step toward annexing a plot of land at the intersection of Scenic and Anderson into the city at their Tuesday meeting. The owner, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, requested the annexation to be [...]

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By | 2018-11-21T13:56:50-06:00 November 21st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on City moves toward annexing future St. Luke’s Church site

Manhattan commits to buying half of city’s energy from wind farm

The City of Manhattan will be running on wind power starting in 2021. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved a participation service agreement with Westar energy to utilize power from a new wind energy plant that will be constructed in Northeast Kansas by the end of 2020. Under the agreement, the city will power its [...]

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By | 2018-11-21T13:53:08-06:00 November 21st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan commits to buying half of city’s energy from wind farm

Chamber of Commerce to honor former Mayor Morse Tuesday

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce will be honoring former Mayor Linda Morse at a reception this afternoon. According to a Facebook event by the Chamber, the reception is a chance for their board and associates to recognize Morse for her service to the community. Morse was elected to a 4-year term in the Manhattan [...]

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By | 2018-11-19T16:09:50-06:00 November 19th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Chamber of Commerce to honor former Mayor Morse Tuesday

Marlatt to partially close for work on Friday

Riley County Public Works will be putting the final touches on the Marlatt-Denison connection project at the end of the week. As a result, Marlatt will be closed from Denison to College Avenue to all traffic starting Friday, November 23rd. Vicky McCallum from public works said the work is expected to finish up by Sunday. [...]

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By | 2018-11-19T15:41:29-06:00 November 19th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Marlatt to partially close for work on Friday

Local blood drive collects 252 pints of blood

The Kevin Coffey Blood Drive was on Friday at St. Thomas More Church, collecting 252 pints of blood. This was the 9th drive held in Kevin’s memory, a 2009 Manhattan High School drive who died in a bus crash in 2010. Kevin’s friend from Temple University, Christine Boegemann, traveled from Philadelphia to attend the drive [...]

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By | 2018-11-19T08:23:31-06:00 November 19th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Local blood drive collects 252 pints of blood

Update: Snowblower determined to cause odor that led to elementary evacuation

Update 11 a.m. Manhattan Fire Department officials have determined the source of a gasoline-type odor in Amanda Arnold Elementary School to have come from a snowblower. The building is currently airing out and students will be brought back to campus once the smell has dissipated. Original story Students at Amanda Arnold Elementary School have been [...]

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By | 2018-11-16T10:20:24-06:00 November 16th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Update: Snowblower determined to cause odor that led to elementary evacuation

German, Italian officers talk reconciliation, shared values at POW ceremony

World War II prisoners of war from Germany and Italy were remembered at a wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Riley Cemetery Thursday. Representatives from the German and Italian armed forces travel to the Kansas post every Fall to honor POWs who were held and/or died at Fort Riley. The storied base was one of 600 locations [...]

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By | 2018-11-15T15:35:37-06:00 November 15th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on German, Italian officers talk reconciliation, shared values at POW ceremony