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Local seniors celebrate Thanksgiving at RC Seniors’ Service Center

The Riley County Seniors’ Service Center was full of smiling, festive faces for their annual Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers served up plates full of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, and pumpkin pie while the Center Singers sang some holiday tunes. RCSSC Director Liz Nelson had many thanks to give for everyone who showed up and made [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:54:57-06:00November 18th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Local seniors celebrate Thanksgiving at RC Seniors’ Service Center

MATC breaks ground on Advanced Technology Center

Manhattan Area Technical College officially broke ground on the first of four phases as part of their ‘Building HIRE Education’ plan. The new Advanced Technology Center will replace the inadequate modular units that are currently in use on campus. MATC President Jim Genandt explained more about this brand new facility. This expansion will also allow [...]

By |2022-11-12T08:13:58-06:00November 12th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on MATC breaks ground on Advanced Technology Center

Another week of K-State’s celebration of their (re)Search for a Cure

K-State continues to be busy with events to celebrate the work they do in their Search for a Cure in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Johnson Cancer Research Center’s Director Doctor Sherry Fleming invites everyone to their Pink Power Luncheon. It’s catered by Coco Bolos at the Alumni Center at the corner of Anderson [...]

By |2022-10-23T11:20:58-05:00October 23rd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Another week of K-State’s celebration of their (re)Search for a Cure

Friends of the KAW lead volunteers in successful river cleanup

It was all hands on deck Saturday for the semi-annual Friends of the KAW clean up in the Manhattan-Saint George area. The weather was perfect for hard work on Saturday, and the Kansas River was the recipient of that from about sixty volunteers. More than five years ago, Friends of the KAW made a goal [...]

By |2022-10-10T11:35:55-05:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Friends of the KAW lead volunteers in successful river cleanup

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

Fort Riley shows off their skills at 2022 Fall Apple Day Festival

Fort Riley hosted their annual Fall Apple Day Festival Saturday. There were displays and demonstrations throughout the day, in what was the military installation’s largest open house event since before the pandemic. Among the popular draws, families crowded the bleachers to see skills of dogs and their handlers. Staff Sergeant Cameron Thomas Jones with the [...]

By |2022-09-26T11:31:58-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fort Riley shows off their skills at 2022 Fall Apple Day Festival

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

Citizens voice concerns over new Scorpion facility

Community members filled the room Wednesday at Crestview Church for a Pottawatomie County meeting about the upcoming construction of the Scorpion biomanufacturing facility. The purpose of the meeting was to allow the public to voice their concerns and ask questions about the project. The new building will be located off of Highway 24 and Excel [...]

By |2022-08-18T16:15:14-05:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Citizens voice concerns over new Scorpion facility

Over 150 residents attend meeting on Manhattan Parks & Rec programming

A standing-room only crowd came out Monday for a public forum on the future of Parks and Recreation programming, held at Manhattan Fire HQ. Manhattan in June had announced the possibility of programs being modified or suspended depending on the city’s revenue picture into Fall and Winter, leading to organization and conversation around the topic [...]

By |2022-07-19T19:31:45-05:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Over 150 residents attend meeting on Manhattan Parks & Rec programming

2022 Mandela Washington Fellows say farewell to Manhattan after 6 week program

The Staley School of Leadership Studies bid farewell Friday to visitors from the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship class. The flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative, Kansas State University’s Staley School has hosted cohorts for the 6-week leadership institute since 2016. This year saw 24 fellows from across the African continent come to Manhattan [...]

By |2022-07-17T15:59:25-05:00July 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows say farewell to Manhattan after 6 week program
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