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Manhattan Regional Airport reached record numbers in 2019

Record-setting year Manhattan Regional Airport had a banner year in 2019. Although 2018 brought a record number of enplanements to Manhattan Regional Airport, Jessie Romo, the airport’s director, says 2019 brought even more. He says this doesn’t include charter planes, which brings the amount of enplanements in 2019 to over 80,000. Manhattan Regional Airport also [...]

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By |2020-01-09T16:05:09-06:00January 9th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Regional Airport reached record numbers in 2019

American Red Cross experiencing blood-supply shortage

The American Red Cross is urging people to get out and donate blood following a holiday season that saw about 500 fewer volunteer-based blood drives take place than what is typically needed. While all blood types are needed, the organization is in particular need of type O blood as it only has a three-day supply [...]

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By |2020-01-07T19:15:12-06:00January 7th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on American Red Cross experiencing blood-supply shortage

Through Lifelong Recreation, residents can take Tai Chi, attend the Kansas City Ballet and much more

Manhattan Parks and Recreation is offering residents 50 years of age and up plenty of fun activities through its Lifelong Recreation program. Molli Maberry, a Manhattan Parks and Rec Recreation Coordinator, shares some of what the program offers. A few Lifelong Rec activities happening this year are a trip to the Kansas City Ballet, a [...]

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By |2020-01-07T16:28:25-06:00January 7th, 2020|Lifelong Recreation, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan Parks and Recreation|Comments Off on Through Lifelong Recreation, residents can take Tai Chi, attend the Kansas City Ballet and much more

Through Lifelong Recreation, residents can take Tai Chi, attend the Kansas City Ballet and much more

Manhattan Parks and Recreation is offering residents 50 years of age and up plenty of fun activities through its Lifelong Recreation program. Molli Maberry, a Manhattan Parks and Rec Recreation Coordinator, shares some of what the program offers. A few Lifelong Rec activities happening this year are a trip to the Kansas City Ballet, a [...]

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By |2020-01-07T16:28:25-06:00January 7th, 2020|Lifelong Recreation, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan Parks and Recreation|Comments Off on Through Lifelong Recreation, residents can take Tai Chi, attend the Kansas City Ballet and much more

Sixth annual Night to Shine to bring prom to people with special needs

Manhattan Parks and Recreation and University Christian Church are partnering up to put on the sixth annual Night to Shine. Recreation Supervisor Zachary Bayless says the event is a prom night for those with special needs. Volunteers can also register at this website. Night to Shine begins at 5:30 p.m. at 2800 Claflin Rd. and [...]

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By |2020-01-07T01:54:50-06:00January 7th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Sixth annual Night to Shine to bring prom to people with special needs

Commissioner Altenhofen says farewell

Commissioner says farewell Travis Altenhofen attended his final Pottawatomie County Commission meeting as a commissioner Monday. Altenhofen resigned from the commission in October of last year due to taking on more responsibilities in his job at Manko Window Systems. Following the meeting, Altenhofen took time to thank the people of Pottawatomie County for the chance [...]

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By |2020-01-06T23:35:33-06:00January 6th, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Commissioner Altenhofen says farewell

Agricultural producers urged to sign up for 2018 Farm Bill programs as deadline approaches

Agricultural producers are being encouraged to sign up for a 2018 Farm Bill program, which actually accounts for 2019-2023, with the deadline to do so coming up on March 15th. K-State Research and Extension Agriculture Agent Greg McClure explains the different program choices. According to McClure, the program each producer should sign up for is [...]

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By |2020-01-03T21:16:41-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Agricultural producers urged to sign up for 2018 Farm Bill programs as deadline approaches

NBAF security measures include trained employees and not allowing visitors on campus

While the construction of the National Agro and Bio-Defense Facility isn’t scheduled to be completed until May of 2021, people have already been hard at work for a couple of years establishing a security system. John Moes, the NBAF Security Director who spent over 20 years in the Air Force in various security and leadership [...]

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By |2020-01-02T20:23:12-06:00January 2nd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, NBAF, Security|Comments Off on NBAF security measures include trained employees and not allowing visitors on campus

First baby in Manhattan for 2020 born shortly after midnight on New Years Day

Ascension Via Christi hospital welcomed Hudson Mattis Cox as the first baby born in Manhattan in 2020 Wednesday morning. Hudson Mattis Cox was born at 2:10 a.m. to Derek and Bethany Cox and weighed eight pounds. Bethany says that while the due date was January 10th, they knew there was a possibility Hudson could be [...]

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By |2020-01-02T13:31:07-06:00January 2nd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on First baby in Manhattan for 2020 born shortly after midnight on New Years Day

Riley County Law Board approves raise for RCPD Director

The Riley County Law Board has approved an increase in salary and benefits for Riley County Police Department Director Dennis Butler. Butler’s annual salary and benefits were raised from a total value of about $150,000 to about $157,000 as part of an annual performance review. The decision came after a private meeting between Butler and [...]

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By |2019-12-31T14:47:40-06:00December 31st, 2019|Dennis Butler, Director, Law Board, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Salary|Comments Off on Riley County Law Board approves raise for RCPD Director