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Riley County holds election canvas; EMS presents October report

An election canvas for the 2019 local election was held during Monday’s Riley County commission meeting. County Clerk Rich Vargo, along with the representatives from the clerk’s office, led the canvas. Vargo explained to the commissioners, who were also the canvas board, how the procedure works. “The canvas report will have the total number of [...]

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Geary County fugitives arrested in Wamego

WAMEGO, Kan.  — A group of four Geary County fugitives were arrested in Wamego Monday following an anonymous tip. The Wamego Police Department posted on its Facebook page that the four were wanted on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated battery and were staying at the Simmer Motel. The department says it received assistance from [...]

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Pottawatomie County Republican Party to select new sheriff

An election to decide who will be the new Pottawatomie County Sheriff will take place next Tuesday. The decision will come just a couple weeks after current Sheriff Greg Riat was elected by a committee of Republican Party precinct leaders to succeed county commissioner Travis Altenhofen. While the process of Republican Party precinct leaders making [...]

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By |2019-11-18T18:09:56-06:00November 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Republican Party to select new sheriff

Donors sought for 10th annual Kevin Coffey Memorial Blood Drive

The 10th annual Kevin Coffey Memorial Blood Drive is happening this week, honoring the memory of a young Manhattan man with a big heart. Ray and Maxine Coffey, Kevin’s parents, spoke with KMAN recently about the upcoming blood drive, which they helped begin in memory of their son Kevin, who was killed in a bus [...]

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Bluemont Hill overlook vandalized two weeks after public dedication

Just weeks after it was dedicated, a new platform overlooking Manhattan at Bluemont Hill was vandalized over the weekend. Grafitti on the Manhattan letters and the new glass windows on the overlook was first discovered by someone who posted about it to social media. The glass depicts an obscene image and the words F*** Kansas [...]

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Robinson rape retrial ends in a second hung jury

For the second time this year, a Riley County jury was unable to reach a verdict in a rape trial against 28-year-old Dexter Robinson. According to the Manhattan Mercury, jurors deliberated for about four hours after receiving the case late last week. Robinson is charged with rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated kidnapping, [...]

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USD 383 to consider naming new school in honor of civil rights activist Oliver Brown

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School Board will receive a recommendation at Wednesday’s meeting to name the new elementary school in Blue Township. The recommended name for the new school is Oliver Brown Elementary School. Oliver Brown is the namesake and plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. Brown challenged [...]

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By |2019-11-16T12:41:10-06:00November 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 to consider naming new school in honor of civil rights activist Oliver Brown

Fire ravages east Manhattan home

The Riley County Fire Department says a home is a total loss following a fire late Friday evening, on the eastern edge of Manhattan. Fire officials from the Manhattan Fire Department were initially called out just after 6:30 p.m. to a house fire at 720 Knox Lane. Upon arrival, the house was fully engulfed and [...]

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43 years and many happy customers later, Terry Olson looks back on her time as owner of the Eastside and Westside Markets

With the Eastside and Westside Markets closing on Nov. 23rd,  owner Terry Olson appeared on Friday’s episode of In Focus to discuss her experience running the locally-sourced plant and produce stores over the past 43 years. While Olson first started working at Eastside Market in 1974, her story can be traced back even further to [...]

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Area dam being assessed for seepage concerns

A recent Associated Press article indicated more than 1,600 dams nationwide are rated high-hazard due to aging infrastructure and the potential for loss of life if they failed. Among them is the Samuel Rogers Detention Dam, located about a half-mile north of Manhattan, nestled in a wooded area behind the Kansas State University Animal Sciences [...]

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