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C Clyde Run called for lightning, viewed successful differently

The C Clyde Run and Midge’s Mile had an uninvited guest Saturday. The fundraiser’s namesake, C Clyde Jones, says this is the first time in ten years his fundraiser for Shepherd’s Crossing has been rained out. Neither rolling thunder nor downpouring rain could dampen anybody’s spirit at the event. Would-be runners lined up, crowded under [...]

By |2022-09-18T19:05:13-05:00September 18th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on C Clyde Run called for lightning, viewed successful differently

Outdoor Warning Sirens confuse Riley County residents during T-storm warning

As the KMAN Severe Weather Center was broadcasting warnings over the air Saturday evening, the Outdoor Warning Sirens sounded at 9:55 p.m. in Riley County. While there was no threat of tornado, many residents interpreted the sirens as such. KMAN and other Manhattan Broadcasting Company staff quickly reviewed the latest alerts from the National Weather [...]

By |2022-09-18T00:54:52-05:00September 18th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Outdoor Warning Sirens confuse Riley County residents during T-storm warning

K-State hosts wall-breaking ceremony to celebrate future Tracz Family Band Hall

Although construction has already begun on the Tracz Family Band Hall at K-State, the community celebrated the future home of the band on Friday. Instead of the typical shovels for the ground-breaking, the demolition of a wall was started. Band Director Dr. Frank Tracz says students and directors since the inception of K-State’s Band have [...]

By |2022-09-17T16:57:47-05:00September 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on K-State hosts wall-breaking ceremony to celebrate future Tracz Family Band Hall

K-State’s Cancer Research Week will be at venues on and off campus

K-State will celebrate Cancer Research Week September 12th through 17th. Sherry Fleming, Director of Johnson Cancer Research Center, says most people aren’t aware of the extensive research being done in Manhattan: The week includes speakers at locations both on and off campus, and two fundraisers. Fleming says a small portion of the donations are awarded to [...]

Flint Hills Wellness Coalition to meet with community Thursday to set next goals

The Flint Hills Wellness Coalition will host a community health meeting at the Family and Child Resource Center in Manhattan on Thursday. Flint Hills Wellness Coalition Chair Debbie Nuss says they will define and prioritize community health goals for the next three to five years:  The meeting will begin with data that was collected by [...]

By |2022-09-06T18:13:18-05:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Flint Hills Wellness Coalition to meet with community Thursday to set next goals

A Celebration of the Flint Hills at Lazy T Ranch to benefit Native Stone Scenic Highway

About 55 miles of historic fences exist along a route in the Flint Hills, identified as the Native Stone Scenic Byway. Mary Mertz belongs to a group dedicated to preserving the structures. She describes a fundraiser at The Lazy T Ranch on September 10th. Mertz says crafters, artists, authors, photographers, and florists are offered free [...]

By |2022-08-30T18:33:58-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Celebration of the Flint Hills at Lazy T Ranch to benefit Native Stone Scenic Highway

Riley County updates social media policy, Health Dept applies for new grant

riley countyRiley County Public Information Officer Vivienne Uccello proposed an update to the employee social media policy at Monday’s Commissioner meeting. It mainly applies to the deletion of public comments on county-run sites. Uccello explains what will be deleted: She said while private companies can delete any comment they want to; the county rarely deletes comments because [...]

By |2022-08-30T18:13:46-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Riley County updates social media policy, Health Dept applies for new grant

C Clyde Jones continues fundraising despite recent stroke and approaching 100th birthday

Local celebrity and philanthropist C. Clyde Jones is the namesake of the annual C Clyde Run, which raises funds for Shepherd’s Crossing. Jones shares why, at 99 years old, he continues to help fundraise. Jones was the first dean of K-State’s College of Business Administration, which hosts C Clyde Run and Midge’s Mile Fun Run/Walk, [...]

By |2022-08-30T17:56:26-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on C Clyde Jones continues fundraising despite recent stroke and approaching 100th birthday

Great Turnout Saturday for Fundraiser – Speedy Pd Race for Parkinson’s Disease

Meadowlark’s 14th Annual Speedy P D Race had a large turnout Saturday. Nine-year-old Manhattan Catholic School student, Shaun Fuemmeler, shares why he ran and what he knows about Parkinson’s disease. His mom, Laura Fuemmeler of Manhattan, also ran. She shares how Parkinson’s has touched their lives. Don Ricklui also completed the race Saturday morning. Ricklui shared [...]

By |2022-08-28T12:24:33-05:00August 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Great Turnout Saturday for Fundraiser – Speedy Pd Race for Parkinson’s Disease

Drug Court Program making significant strides despite its infancy

Riley County Community Corrections Director Shelly Williams told commissions today that the Drug Court Program is progressing nicely. Started in March of 2022, it is a specialty court authorized by the Kansas Supreme Court, which also has Veterans and DWI courts. Williams explains: Drug Court is for people with substance abuse disorders. The program provides oversight from the court, [...]

By |2022-08-25T15:45:47-05:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Drug Court Program making significant strides despite its infancy
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