MANHATTAN — The Manhattan High School Class of 2019 celebrated commencement activities Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum with close to 400 students receiving their diplomas. For senior student council president Parker Wilson, the prospect of graduation was a bittersweet event. Wilson says he always sets the bar high for himself, adding that MHS and his family [...]
Manhattan Area Habitat For Humanity and Flint Hills Job Corps have teamed up to bring Habitat’s Women Build week to Manhattan. On Friday, members were helping build a playhouse for children that visit the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum. The three-day project began Thursday and is led by Job Corps instructor Cindy Clack and Habitat for [...]
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WESTMORELAND — During Monday’s Pottawatomie County Commission meeting, a discussion of a speed change proposed by USD 323 Rock Creek Schools took place. The “school zone” was proposed for Flush Road adjacent to the high school. The proposal asks for the speed limit to change from 55 to 45 mph during specific school hours, and [...]
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WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Commissioners took a tour of four different county buildings during Monday’s meeting. The buildings toured included the Noxious Weed Department, the Justice Center building basement, the Administration Building, and the Pottawatomie County Health Department. The tours took up most of the morning and the purpose was to explore some of [...]
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WAMEGO — This year’s 32nd annual Wamego Tulip festival marked the third year helping organize for Wamego Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Daryn Soldan. He’s been attending since he was a child. Soldan says a lot of work goes into an event like this, all the way up until they close the place down. [...]
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MANHATTAN — Little Apple Pride celebrated its 10th year in Manhattan on Saturday. The annual LGBTQ+ event brings together vendors, speakers and local agencies together for a day long celebration in Manhattan City Park filled with events for the community and its allies. President Drevel Taylor says he was amazed by the turnout at this [...]
MANHATTAN — Angie Thomas, author of “The Hate U Give” hosted a lecture Thursday evening at McCain Auditorium. Thomas’ talk centered around making politics personal. It was co-sponsored by the Kansas State Book Network, or KSBN, the Diversity Programming Committee and the English department’s student honorary society, Sigma Tau Delta, among others. K-State architecture student [...]
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MANHATTAN — The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its second legislative coffee Saturday at Sunset Zoo. Local lawmakers were there discussing what they are working on and answered questions form the community. The topic of foster care was brought up, something 66th District Representative Sydney Carlin (D-Manhattan) feels is a high priority for the [...]
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MANHATTAN — A community gathering to support a retired music teacher was held Sunday. Event organizer and Northview Elementary music teacher Laurie Davis says the concert came about as an idea in August to support longtime educator John Richard who is battling cancer. The concert was titled “For the love of John.” Davis says the [...]
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TOPEKA — Kansas weather can be unpredictable. That’s why each year the National Weather Service stresses the importance of having its trained weather spotters to aid them in severe weather events. National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chad Omitt will be in Manhattan next week leading a storm spotter training event for Riley County. Omitt [...]
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