Manhattan

18th annual holiday parade lights up Manhattan

The tradition of lighting up Manhattan continued again Friday evening as the Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade brought thousands out for a little Christmas cheer. That is the sound of the Kansas State University Marching Band as they marched down Moro Street. Starting at Manhattan Town Center, the parade sparkled down Poyntz Avenue, [...]

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By |2019-12-07T09:00:43-06:00December 7th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on 18th annual holiday parade lights up Manhattan

What is life really like for LGBT-community members in Manhattan?

Through their Municipality Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign recently ranked Manhattan as the second most LGBT-inclusive city in Kansas with a score of 83 out of 100. A quick look at past MEI scores also indicates that Manhattan has become a more inclusive city over the past few years, as it has increased from [...]

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By |2019-12-06T22:50:57-06:00December 6th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on What is life really like for LGBT-community members in Manhattan?

Manhattan Meat Market to close at end of December

This holiday season will be the final one for the Manhattan Meat Market. The business’ management team announced on its Facebook page Friday it’s closing at the end of December, due to other endeavors and priorities. The company had been part of the Manhattan business community for three years, priding itself on high quality, specialty [...]

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By |2019-12-06T13:56:25-06:00December 6th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Meat Market to close at end of December

NBAF hires communications director, construction winding down

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan continues to make new hires as the facility is now three years out from becoming fully operational. On Thursday’s edition of In Focus, NBAF officials introduced new Communications Director Katie Pawlosky, who began training with NBAF just a few weeks ago. Pawlosky spoke about the important role [...]

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By |2019-12-06T09:58:44-06:00December 6th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on NBAF hires communications director, construction winding down

Board gives final approval of name for new elementary school

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School Board gave final approval last night to name its planned new elementary school Oliver Brown Elementary. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says he is looking forward to the educational pieces they will add to the building.  He spoke with Brown’s daughter Cheryl Henderson-Brown about clearing up some of the history for [...]

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By |2019-12-05T23:05:47-06:00December 5th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Board gives final approval of name for new elementary school

Manhattan Emergency Shelter’s Adopt-N-Ornament Tree brings charity to the holiday season

The Manhattan Emergency Shelter, the city’s only homeless shelter, is giving people a chance to give back in a creative way through their Adopt-N-Ornament Tree. The tree is decorated with ornaments containing wish lists belonging to people staying at the shelter. People wanting to participate can pick out ornaments, get the items on the list, [...]

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By |2019-12-05T19:02:24-06:00December 5th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Emergency Shelter’s Adopt-N-Ornament Tree brings charity to the holiday season

Parks crews remove 251,000 pounds of debris from Wildcat Creek log jam

A log jam was recently cleared by Manhattan Parks officials along Wildcat Creek near Pecan Circle, south of K-18. It had formed following the 2018 Labor Day flood when high waters damaged stream banks and toppled trees as tall as 60 feet. In a release from the City of Manhattan, Park Superintendent Casey Smithson said, [...]

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By |2019-12-05T07:22:20-06:00December 5th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Parks crews remove 251,000 pounds of debris from Wildcat Creek log jam

Aggieville promoting March 21 as official Fake Patty’s Day

Who says you can’t move a fake holiday? Businesses in Aggieville are already making preparations well in advance of the 2020 edition of Fake Patty’s Day. The event, largely driven by social media, is typically held the Saturday before the K-State Spring Break. That would be Feb. 29 this year, which also happens to be [...]

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By |2019-12-04T15:15:42-06:00December 4th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Aggieville promoting March 21 as official Fake Patty’s Day

Utility connection, building permit fees waived for low-income senior housing

Manhattan is waiving more than $90,000 in utility connection and building permit fees for a planned low-income senior living development. The City Commission approved the waiver for the project in Lee Mill Village Tuesday by 4 to 1 vote with Commissioner Wynn Butler opposing. Manhattan had previously agreed to sell the 19 lots to the [...]

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By |2019-12-04T11:02:20-06:00December 4th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Utility connection, building permit fees waived for low-income senior housing

New tree to be used in 34th annual tree-lighting ceremony

For the first time in over 10 years, a new tree will be used in the 34th annual tree-lighting ceremony in Triangle Park. “We lost what people know (as) the mayor’s tree in Triangle Park back in March,” Casey Smithson, the parks superintendent for the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department, said. “Just getting prepped for [...]

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By |2019-12-03T18:43:06-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on New tree to be used in 34th annual tree-lighting ceremony