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Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore now open at new location

The Manhattan Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore has recently moved to a new location. Outreach Coordinator Melody Sexton spoke with KMAN saying they have moved their store to 514 Pillsbury Drive. Sexton says their website says what they are currently accepting for donations. They are not accepting anything considered “soft goods”, such as mattresses, clothing, and [...]

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By |2019-11-12T08:32:48-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore now open at new location

Ice rink at City Park officially open

The Manhattan Parks and Recreation officially opened the ice rink at City Park on Monday for the season. Aquatics Specialist Sydni Baker spoke with KMAN saying they will kick off the season after the Veterans Day Parade. Baker says some of the special events included an ugly sweater skate in December, skate with Santa, and [...]

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By |2019-11-12T08:13:18-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Ice rink at City Park officially open

Veterans Day celebrated in Manhattan

Members of the Manhattan and surrounding community honored those who have served their country on Monday. The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition put on their annual Veterans Day Parade and ceremony at Peace Memorial Auditorium. The event included more than two dozen World War II veterans as the grand marshals of the parade. A staff display [...]

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By |2019-11-12T07:45:52-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Veterans Day celebrated in Manhattan

Brighton tops USD 383 school board race; Edie, Herrman and Santos also elected

Manhattan businesswoman Kristin Brighton received the most votes in Tuesday’s election for the USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden school board race with 6,172. Incumbents Curt Herman and Darell Edie placed 2nd and 3rd. and newcomer Brandy Santos bested Joseph Dasenbrock for the 4th seat on the board. Brighton spoke with KMAN after the election about some of [...]

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By |2019-11-06T08:49:24-06:00November 6th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Brighton tops USD 383 school board race; Edie, Herrman and Santos also elected

Lack of volunteers could lead to closure of Peach Grove station

A lack of volunteer firefighters for Riley County could lead to the closure of one of the stations. Emergency Management Director and Fire District 1 Chief Pat Collins spoke to the Riley County commission on Monday on the state of the Peach Grove Fire Station. He says two of the three active volunteers from that [...]

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By |2019-10-29T11:56:01-06:00October 29th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Lack of volunteers could lead to closure of Peach Grove station

USD 383 discusses Native American curriculum at board retreat

The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school board discussed some of the efforts being done on Native American curriculum during their fall retreat. Teaching and Learning Director Dr. Paula Hough, who has recently taken on the task, says she started by seeing what the district has in terms of books on Native Americans. Back in 2017, the [...]

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By |2019-10-24T14:40:21-06:00October 24th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 discusses Native American curriculum at board retreat

MHS West Campus expansion project still over budget

With some cuts made to the plan for the Manhattan High School West campus construction, the district is still over budget. During the school board meeting Wednesday night, representatives from McCown Gordon and Gould Evans presented the cuts they made to the plan. Project Manager Whitney Lang first went over the things they were able [...]

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By |2019-10-18T00:17:43-06:00October 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on MHS West Campus expansion project still over budget

MFD holds fire safety demonstrations during their open house

To end National Fire Prevention Week, the Manhattan Fire Department held their annual open house. Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Almes says this event gives the public the opportunity to see what they do and provide some fire safety information. “We always look at the fire department as something that the citizens pay for, so we [...]

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By |2019-10-14T09:00:28-06:00October 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on MFD holds fire safety demonstrations during their open house

Riverfront MHK project looks to bring a developed riverfront in Manhattan

Two Manhattan community members are spearheading an effort to build a potential project along the Kansas River Front. Phil Anderson and Rod Harms are raising funds and educating the public for Riverfront MHK. The project would include a developed riverfront district near downtown Manhattan. They hope to raise $175,000 to hire a consultant to begin [...]

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By |2019-10-14T05:42:57-06:00October 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riverfront MHK project looks to bring a developed riverfront in Manhattan

USD 383 school board candidates participate in Sunday forum

Members of the public were able to hear from some of the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school board candidates on Sunday. The other two candidates running for school board who were not present are Brandy Santos and Joseph Dasenbrock. Hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Manhattan Public Library, Candidates Kristin Brighton, Darell Edie, [...]

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By |2019-10-07T07:28:37-06:00October 7th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 school board candidates participate in Sunday forum