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BlacKkKlansman, national tensions and a filmmaker’s local roots

On Thursday evening on the Kansas State University campus, filmmaker Kevin Willmott addressed the unsettling link between democracy and racism to an overflowing room in the student union.  Willmott’s discussion was titled, “BlacKkKlansman: A Response to the Resurgence of Racism in America Today”, and it was part of K-State’s The Art of Democracy symposium co-organized [...]

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By |2019-03-21T19:04:51-05:00March 21st, 2019|Geary County, K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on BlacKkKlansman, national tensions and a filmmaker’s local roots

Bowling fundraiser planned Sunday to support Big Brothers Big Sisters

MANHATTAN — Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie County is holding its annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser in Manhattan this weekend. Special Events Coordinator Tori Foster says this event is the signature fundraiser, with one third of the money raised going directly into the operating budget. Foster says each participant [...]

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By |2019-03-21T15:09:32-05:00March 21st, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Bowling fundraiser planned Sunday to support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Fort Riley wins bronze medal for community excellence

Fort Riley and one other installation received a bronze medal in the 2019 Army Communities of Excellence Award, a program that has existed since 1989. The awards are intended to promote excellence in installation management as well as process improvement and forts are assessed based on strategy and measurable business outcomes. Along with Wisconsin’s Fort [...]

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Occupant cut from vehicle following Wednesday accident

A multi-vehicle accident in Manhattan led to the hospitalization of three individuals and required first responders to extricate an occupant of one vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The two cars collided near the intersection of Fort Riley Boulevard and Delaware Avenue just before 5 p.m. According to police, 37-year-old Alexis Collier and 41-year-old Morgan Jarmin were occupying [...]

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Manhattan receives $150K from Discovery Center Foundation

The City of Manhattan received a $150,000 donation from the Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation at the City Commission’s Tuesday meeting. Foundation President Bruce Snead presented the cheque. Snead says the donation is the final payment of a gift from Marty Vanier and Bob Krause to go toward bond payments on the facility and help [...]

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RCPD Report 3/21/19

Officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 700 block of Juliette Ave in Manhattan on March 20, 2019, at approximately 7:45 AM. Officers listed Joshua Davies, 31 of Wamego as the victim when it was reported two known female suspects damaged the paint on his 2002 GMC Yukon. Officers filed a [...]

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Dorst named as new Manhattan High School principal

Manhattan High School Assistant Principal Michael Dorst will be taking over as the new MHS principal later this year. The announcement came from USD 383 Superintendent Marvin Wade during last night’s board of education meeting.  Dorst was chosen from a pool of five candidates. Dorst says he was drawn to the position since he has [...]

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By |2019-03-20T23:41:06-05:00March 20th, 2019|Board of Education, Greg Hoyt, Kansas, KMAN, KS, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan High School, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, MHS, Michael Dorst, USD 383|Comments Off on Dorst named as new Manhattan High School principal

Manhattan sets placement priority list for 5g small cell towers

New small cell 5g mobile network towers will have to follow some design guidelines when they begin increasingly popping up around Manhattan. The City Commission unanimously approved aesthetic standards and a placement prioritization for the towers in public right of ways Tuesday. 5g networks will deliver users much higher rates of data to their devices [...]

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Manhattan approves airport parking expansion project to go out for bid

The City of Manhattan took the first steps toward a $4.9 million expansion of the Manhattan Regional Airport parking lot. The City Commission unanimously approved authorizing administration to request bids at its Tuesday meeting. Parking expansion has been in the city’s plans for years, which Airport Director Jesse Romo says is warranted. He says they [...]

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Police deploy taser in pursuit of suspect in domestic incident

A man was taken to Riley County Jail after being tased while running from police Wednesday, according to the Riley County Police Department. The incident occurred in the 9 o’clock hour on the 1400 block of Flint Hills Place. Police were responding to a domestic incident call that came in just before 9 a.m. Due [...]

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By |2019-03-20T11:23:19-05:00March 20th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Police deploy taser in pursuit of suspect in domestic incident