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Bluemont Hill overlook vandalized two weeks after public dedication

Just weeks after it was dedicated, a new platform overlooking Manhattan at Bluemont Hill was vandalized over the weekend. Grafitti on the Manhattan letters and the new glass windows on the overlook was first discovered by someone who posted about it to social media. The glass depicts an obscene image and the words F*** Kansas [...]

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By |2019-11-18T10:31:17-06:00November 18th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Bluemont Hill overlook vandalized two weeks after public dedication

Robinson rape retrial ends in a second hung jury

For the second time this year, a Riley County jury was unable to reach a verdict in a rape trial against 28-year-old Dexter Robinson. According to the Manhattan Mercury, jurors deliberated for about four hours after receiving the case late last week. Robinson is charged with rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated kidnapping, [...]

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By |2019-11-18T08:54:08-06:00November 18th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Robinson rape retrial ends in a second hung jury

USD 383 to consider naming new school in honor of civil rights activist Oliver Brown

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School Board will receive a recommendation at Wednesday’s meeting to name the new elementary school in Blue Township. The recommended name for the new school is Oliver Brown Elementary School. Oliver Brown is the namesake and plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. Brown challenged [...]

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By |2019-11-16T12:41:10-06:00November 16th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on USD 383 to consider naming new school in honor of civil rights activist Oliver Brown

Fire ravages east Manhattan home

The Riley County Fire Department says a home is a total loss following a fire late Friday evening, on the eastern edge of Manhattan. Fire officials from the Manhattan Fire Department were initially called out just after 6:30 p.m. to a house fire at 720 Knox Lane. Upon arrival, the house was fully engulfed and [...]

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By |2019-11-16T11:38:36-06:00November 16th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Fire ravages east Manhattan home

43 years and many happy customers later, Terry Olson looks back on her time as owner of the Eastside and Westside Markets

With the Eastside and Westside Markets closing on Nov. 23rd,  owner Terry Olson appeared on Friday’s episode of In Focus to discuss her experience running the locally-sourced plant and produce stores over the past 43 years. While Olson first started working at Eastside Market in 1974, her story can be traced back even further to [...]

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By |2019-11-16T07:00:03-06:00November 16th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on 43 years and many happy customers later, Terry Olson looks back on her time as owner of the Eastside and Westside Markets

Area dam being assessed for seepage concerns

A recent Associated Press article indicated more than 1,600 dams nationwide are rated high-hazard due to aging infrastructure and the potential for loss of life if they failed. Among them is the Samuel Rogers Detention Dam, located about a half-mile north of Manhattan, nestled in a wooded area behind the Kansas State University Animal Sciences [...]

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By |2019-11-15T07:55:37-06:00November 15th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Area dam being assessed for seepage concerns

One killed in structure fire near Westmoreland

One person is dead following a fatal structure fire that occurred Sunday night in Pottawatomie County. The victim was found as firefighters worked to put out the fire at 13910 Antelope Run Road near Westmoreland. The Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Investigation Division has not determined the cause of the fire. Monetary losses [...]

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By |2019-11-14T20:41:46-06:00November 14th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on One killed in structure fire near Westmoreland

One killed in structure fire near Westmoreland

One person is dead following a fatal structure fire that occurred Sunday night in Pottawatomie County. The victim was found as firefighters worked to put out the fire at 13910 Antelope Run Road near Westmoreland. The Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Investigation Division has not determined the cause of the fire. Monetary losses [...]

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One killed in structure fire near Westmoreland

One person is dead following a fatal structure fire that occurred Sunday night in Pottawatomie County. The victim was found as firefighters worked to put out the fire at 13910 Antelope Run Road near Westmoreland. The Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Investigation Division has not determined the cause of the fire. Monetary losses [...]

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Military veterans to be honored with wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Riley Post Cemetery

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Fort Riley Post Cemetery on Dec.14th at 11 a.m. as part of a national effort from the Wreaths Across America organization to remember fallen soldiers, honor soldiers currently serving and to educate children about freedom. “We will place ceremonial wreaths for all of the military services in our [...]

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By |2019-11-14T19:27:13-06:00November 14th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Military veterans to be honored with wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Riley Post Cemetery