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City, Kiwanis Club hope to make Bluemont Hill overlook more accessible

The Manhattan Kiwanis Club is raising money to enhance ways visitors can view the east side of the Little Apple from Bluemont Hill. Dubbed the Bluemont Hill Overlook Project, the Kiwanis Club is partnering with the City of Manhattan and its Parks and Recreation Department to construct an ADA accessible platform above the letters on [...]

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By | 2018-04-18T13:34:54-05:00 April 18th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on City, Kiwanis Club hope to make Bluemont Hill overlook more accessible

Junction City woman whose boyfriend overdosed sentenced

SALINA — A Junction City woman whose boyfriend died of a drug overdose has been sentenced for drug distribution. The Salina Journal reports 27-year-old Racheal Moody was sentenced Monday to nearly two years in prison. Prosecutors say she supplied the methadone that her boyfriend, 27-year-old Christopher Allen, overdosed on in October 2015. She was sentenced [...]

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By | 2018-04-12T10:12:43-05:00 April 12th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Junction City woman whose boyfriend overdosed sentenced

BREAKING: Damaged bridge in Geary County disrupts traffic on I-70

A damaged bridge has stifled traffic on I-70 near milemarker 303 in Geary County Tuesday afternoon, according to social media reports from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Eastbound traffic has been diverted to K-18. Westbound traffic has not been effected. The Kansas Department of Transportation tweeted the bridge is “structurally sound” and that the damage will [...]

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By | 2018-04-10T16:38:14-05:00 April 10th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on BREAKING: Damaged bridge in Geary County disrupts traffic on I-70

American Airlines reinstates larger aircraft at MHK, adds new seasonal flight

American Airlines has reinstated larger regional jets to Dallas-Fort Worth after a seasonal break as a part of Manhattan’s commercial airline service to DFW and Chicago O’Hare airports. According to a press release from Manhattan Regional Airport, the Bombardier CRJ-700 offers first-class seating and additional overhead bin storage while carrying a greater number of total [...]

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By | 2018-04-10T11:56:10-05:00 April 10th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on American Airlines reinstates larger aircraft at MHK, adds new seasonal flight

Family, friends and advocates celebrate 9th Annual Little Apple Pride

Younger participants in Saturday’s Little Apple Pride celebration at City Park may take for granted that the event was held for its ninth year. But one Manhattan born-and-raised resident remembers a time when such a day of public festivities would’ve been fantasy. “I came out as gay in 1976 at the age of 19, right here [...]

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By | 2018-04-09T11:31:22-05:00 April 9th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Family, friends and advocates celebrate 9th Annual Little Apple Pride

USD 475 picks Hutton Construction for new high school

The USD 475 Board of Education approved the selection of Hutton Construction as its Construction Manager At Risk for construction of the new Junction City High School Monday, as well as performance against the District Master Plan for facilities and maintenance repairs and construction through 2023. According to a press release from the school district [...]

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By | 2018-04-04T13:18:40-05:00 April 4th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on USD 475 picks Hutton Construction for new high school

Aguirre sentenced to life in prison for murder of son, girlfriend

And Ogden man was sentenced to life in prison with a 25-year minimum for first-degree murder Monday. The Manhattan Mercury reported Monday 30-year-old Luis Aguirre was sentenced inside the Riley County District Courthouse for the murder of his son and additional 61 months for the voluntary manslaughter of his ex-girlfriend. The two died on Sept. [...]

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By | 2018-04-03T11:06:03-05:00 April 3rd, 2018|Local News, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Aguirre sentenced to life in prison for murder of son, girlfriend

K-State Polytechnic to offer tuition help to aspiring pilots

SALINA — Kansas State University has partnered with an airline to help students who want to be pilots with tuition and job placement. The Wichita Eagle reports that the university’s Polytechnic Campus in Salina has partnered with Piedmont Airlines and its cadet program. Piedmont’s cadet program will provide the benefits to select students enrolled at [...]

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By | 2018-04-02T14:11:17-05:00 April 2nd, 2018|K-State Activity, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State Polytechnic to offer tuition help to aspiring pilots

Irwin Army to hold Retiree Health Fair

Irwin Army Community Hospital at Fort Riley invites military retirees and their family members to a Retiree Health Fair April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Retirees will be able to get health screenings and needed vaccinations. Team members from specialty care clinics and ancillary services will also be on hand to talk with retirees [...]

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By | 2018-04-02T13:44:51-05:00 April 2nd, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Irwin Army to hold Retiree Health Fair

Manhattan woman arrested in connection to Thursday night shooting in JC

A Minneapolis man was shot late Thursday night in Junction City near the intersection of I-70 and U.S. Highway 77. In a press release from the Junction City Police Department, authorities received a report of a subject suffering from a gunshot wound at the Motel 6 at 1931 Lacy Drive at 11:14 p.m.. Officers located an [...]

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By | 2018-03-30T11:43:23-05:00 March 30th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan woman arrested in connection to Thursday night shooting in JC