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Two Manhattan organizations awarded over $85k in grants to support crime victims

A pair of Manhattan organizations have been awarded more than $85,000 in grants to provide services for crime victims. The Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday that The Crisis Center received just north of $53,000 to recruit, train and supervise volunteers to assist professional staff who provide in-person, around-the-clock crisis intervention services, [...]

By |2022-09-28T14:33:57-05:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Two Manhattan organizations awarded over $85k in grants to support crime victims

Oliver Brown Elementary receives $5k grant for makerspace

The Little Apple Pilot Club recently received a $2,500 grant to support Oliver Brown Elementary School with a makerspace. The grant comes from the Pilot International Founders Fund. Little Apple Pilot Club member Ann Knackendoffel explains. Pilot International is a foundation which aims to influence positive change in communities throughout the world. The local Club [...]

By |2022-09-28T13:21:24-05:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Oliver Brown Elementary receives $5k grant for makerspace

Immersive Ancient Art of India exhibit geared toward all ages opens today at Beach Museum

There’s a new exciting exhibit at the Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan. The must-see installation opens to the public today. Visitors can explore ancient art of India through a captivating, immersive multimedia installation. Museum Curator Aileen June Wang explains: The Project’s Producer Rosey Guthrie and Director David Lebrun aligned and sequenced high-resolution photographs of [...]

By |2022-09-28T13:03:15-05:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Immersive Ancient Art of India exhibit geared toward all ages opens today at Beach Museum

Riley County proclaims October as National Planning Month as aTa Bus begins planning for changes

October is National Community Planning Month. The American Planning Association Foundation says, “Planning is more important than ever as communities continue to navigate the disruptive changes brought about by the pandemic.” Each October, the Association celebrates the role that planning plays in creating great communities. Riley County Commissioner Chair Greg McKinley proclaimed, “Community planning provides [...]

By |2022-09-27T00:59:36-05:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Riley County proclaims October as National Planning Month as aTa Bus begins planning for changes

Pawnee set to kickoff annual ‘Driving the Dream’ fundraiser

Pawnee Mental HealthPawnee Mental Health and the Midwest Dream Car Collection are kicking off their annual “Driving the Dream” fundraising event next week. The event starts September 28th with an on-line auction and will conclude with an in-person event October 13th. Pawnee’s Director of Marketing and Development Diane Hinrichs spoke with KMAN about a few of the [...]

By |2022-09-23T13:49:34-05:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pawnee set to kickoff annual ‘Driving the Dream’ fundraiser

Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Riley, Geary, and Pottawatomie Counties have joined forces as The Wildcat Region to apply for a grant. Riley County Health Department Director Julie Gibbs explains to the Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning. The grant is offered by KDHE and is intended to help support efforts to prevent opioid abuse. The counties plan to use the possible grant by [...]

By |2022-09-22T16:57:26-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Manhattan CVB Director Karen Hibbard announces retirement

The long-time director of the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced plans to retire in the new year. Karen Hibbard announced Wednesday she’ll depart the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce in February, after 26 years of service to Manhattan. During her tenure as CVB Director, Manhattan has seen significant additions to its convention and [...]

By |2022-09-22T08:19:44-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Manhattan CVB Director Karen Hibbard announces retirement

Manhattan woman killed in Washington County crash

A Manhattan woman was killed Wednesday in a crash in Washington County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 71-year-old Anne Nielsen was southbound on K-148, about three miles south of Hanover, shortly before 4 p.m. Authorities say she failed to stop at a stop sign at the US 36 junction. Her vehicle was struck by a [...]

By |2022-09-22T08:06:27-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Manhattan woman killed in Washington County crash

Trespass violations to be more strongly enforced surrounding levee construction project

Trespassing on Linear Trail and areas surrounding where levee construction is continuing, will be more strictly enforced starting next week. The City of Manhattan says beginning Monday, anyone caught in the restricted area surrounding the Kansas River and Big Blue River levee project will be subject to criminal charges that could lead to an arrest [...]

By |2022-09-20T14:14:51-05:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Trespass violations to be more strongly enforced surrounding levee construction project

Riley County Emergency Management responds to community regarding siren activation

Riley County Emergency Management Coordinator Laurie Harrison explained the Saturday evening sounding of the outdoor warning sirens in the southern portion of Riley County. As the storm, with a history of significant damage approached the area, Emergency Management authorized activating the outdoor warning sirens. They did so out of concern for public safety, as there [...]

By |2022-09-20T11:33:44-05:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Riley County Emergency Management responds to community regarding siren activation
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