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Manhattan Regional Airport Master Plan team holds public information workshop

The City of Manhattan’s Airport Advisory Board and airport consulting firm Coffman Associates updated the public on Manhattan Regional Airport’s Airport Master Plan Thursday night in a public workshop. The Airport Master Plan lays out the next 20 years of development on the airport’s property while taking into account aspects such as environmental impact, current [...]

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Armbrust leaving Manhattan Chamber for new position with State Department of Commerce

TOPEKA — Long time Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Economic Development Trent Armbrust is joining the Kansas Department of Commerce as its director of strategy for Bioscience and Technology. Armbrust begins his new job Sept. 23. He spoke briefly to Riley County commissioners Thursday and says his new role will allow him to [...]

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RCPD investigating after shots fired Thursday evening near Manhattan High School

The Riley County Police Department is investigating after it received multiple reports of shots fire in the area of Westwood and Oak Street in Manhattan, directly south of the Manhattan High School West Campus. Capt. Josh Kyle said in a news release Friday that officers arrived just after 6:45 p.m. and found several spent shell [...]

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Riley County jury finds woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A Riley County jury on Thursday found a 22-year-old Manhattan woman originally from Texas guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 death of her boyfriend. Gregoria Baez was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Felix Florez, a former Geary County correctional officer. Florez died Sept. 22, 2018 after being shot below his [...]

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Local News – News Radio KMAN 2019-09-12 14:31:39

SALINA — Four Pottawatomie County Schools teachers have been nominated for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year program. The four teachers are Shawn Hornung of Wamego High School, Kim Marquardt of Central Elementary School, Sara Miller of Rock Creek Junior-Senior High School and Wendy Willi of St. George Elementary School. Wamego USD 320 superintendent [...]

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State rejects Westar proposal to pass along cost of buying 8% of Jeffrey Energy Center

TOPEKA — The Kansas Corporation Commission has denied Westar Energy’s request to pass along the cost of purchasing 8 percent of the Jeffrey Energy Center in Pottawatomie County. The request would have seen ratepayers bearing the cost of the seven-month lease and subsequent purchase in August 2019 of an 8 percent interest in the center. [...]

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Anderson Village redevelopment proposal shelved

A local developer has officially dropped plans for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Anderson Village. Chris Elsey says the project, which would have included apartments, a hotel, retail spaces and a parking garage among other amenities is dead due to a lack of support from the City of Manhattan and surrounding neighbors. Elsey’s plans had [...]

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Anderson Village redevelopment proposal shelved

A local developer has officially dropped plans for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Anderson Village. Chris Elsey says the project, which would have included apartments, a hotel, retail spaces and a parking garage among other amenities is dead due to a lack of support from the City of Manhattan and surrounding neighbors. Elsey’s plans had [...]

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State legislative contingency tours Pawnee Mental Health’s Crisis Stabilization Center

A contingency of Kansas legislators descended on Pawnee Mental Health’s new Crisis Stabilization Center Wednesday afternoon – the last stop on a three-day bus tour of Kansas public mental health facilities. The purpose of the tour was to bring exposure to resources currently available across the state. State Senator Tom Hawk of Manhattan says he [...]

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Community gathers to remember events of 9/11

A ceremony was held Wednesday evening at Manhattan’s Bishop Stadium to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011. The event was put on by the Flint Hills Volunteer Center, Senior Core and the Senior Core RSVP program to honor area first-responders. The Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band [...]

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