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Hair for Hope, Fundraiser for Katie’s Way

Manhattan residents will soon get a chance to let their hair down for a good cause. Katie’s way an organization that assists the youth with mental health problems is hosting a fundraiser called Hair for Hope. Deanna Nitschke says all funds raised will go to Katie’s Way. Attendees will also be treated to a hair [...]

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By |2019-09-16T15:22:19-05:00September 16th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Hair for Hope, Fundraiser for Katie’s Way

Hair for Hope, Fundraiser for Katie’s Way

Manhattan residents will soon get a chance to let their hair down for a good cause. Katie’s way an organization that assists the youth with mental health problems is hosting a fundraiser called Hair for Hope. Deanna Nitschke says all funds raised will go to Katie’s Way. Attendees will also be treated to a hair [...]

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Lewison appointed district judge for 21st Judicial District

Governor Laura Kelly has appointed Assistant Riley County Attorney Kendra Lewison as the next district judge in the 21st Judicial District. Lewison’s appointment fills the vacancy created when former Chief Judge Meryl Wilson retired in June. Her name was one of four submitted to the governor’s office as a finalist for confirmation. The position encompasses [...]

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By |2019-09-16T11:24:11-05:00September 16th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Lewison appointed district judge for 21st Judicial District

RCPD investigating after house party brawl results in gunfire; no injuries reported

Riley County Police responded to a weekend fight where shots were fired in central Manhattan. According to Capt. Josh Kyle, the fight broke in the parking lot of a house party just after 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Fremont Street. The house where the fight occurred was struck by bullets, but police [...]

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By |2019-09-16T10:24:00-05:00September 16th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on RCPD investigating after house party brawl results in gunfire; no injuries reported

Two injured in Sunday crash on K-18

Two people were injured Sunday night following a three-vehicle crash in Geary County that closed a portion of K-18 for several hours. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, just after 9 p.m., a Nissan Maxima was eastbound in the westbound lanes of K-18 when it struck two vehicles head-on. An unidentified passenger in the Maxima [...]

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By |2019-09-16T06:20:33-05:00September 16th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Two injured in Sunday crash on K-18

Manhattan Regional Airport Master Plan team holds public information workshop

The City of Manhattan’s Airport Advisory Board and airport consulting firm Coffman Associates updated the public on Manhattan Regional Airport’s Airport Master Plan Thursday night in a public workshop. The Airport Master Plan lays out the next 20 years of development on the airport’s property while taking into account aspects such as environmental impact, current [...]

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By |2019-09-13T16:12:00-05:00September 13th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Regional Airport Master Plan team holds public information workshop

Armbrust leaving Manhattan Chamber for new position with State Department of Commerce

TOPEKA — Long time Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Economic Development Trent Armbrust is joining the Kansas Department of Commerce as its director of strategy for Bioscience and Technology. Armbrust begins his new job Sept. 23. He spoke briefly to Riley County commissioners Thursday and says his new role will allow him to [...]

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By |2019-09-13T12:39:24-05:00September 13th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Armbrust leaving Manhattan Chamber for new position with State Department of Commerce

RCPD investigating after shots fired Thursday evening near Manhattan High School

The Riley County Police Department is investigating after it received multiple reports of shots fire in the area of Westwood and Oak Street in Manhattan, directly south of the Manhattan High School West Campus. Capt. Josh Kyle said in a news release Friday that officers arrived just after 6:45 p.m. and found several spent shell [...]

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By |2019-09-13T08:06:13-05:00September 13th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on RCPD investigating after shots fired Thursday evening near Manhattan High School

Riley County jury finds woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A Riley County jury on Thursday found a 22-year-old Manhattan woman originally from Texas guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 death of her boyfriend. Gregoria Baez was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Felix Florez, a former Geary County correctional officer. Florez died Sept. 22, 2018 after being shot below his [...]

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By |2019-09-12T19:27:01-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County jury finds woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter

Area Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees to be recognized Saturday

SALINA — Four Pottawatomie County Schools teachers have been nominated for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year program. The four teachers are Shawn Hornung of Wamego High School, Kim Marquardt of Central Elementary School, Sara Miller of Rock Creek Junior-Senior High School and Wendy Willi of St. George Elementary School. Wamego USD 320 superintendent [...]

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By |2019-09-12T14:31:39-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Area Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees to be recognized Saturday