Manhattan

Manhattan hit-and-run suspect remains at-large

Riley County authorities continue to search for a Manhattan man involved in a hit and run crash that seriously injured a woman. According to a social media post from the Riley County Police Department Monday, 23-year-old Hassan Rueda, who goes by the name Jonathan, remains at large following the Nov. 30 crash that injured 61-year-old [...]

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By |2018-12-10T15:28:45-06:00December 10th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan hit-and-run suspect remains at-large

Yo ho ho: Tis the season for porch pirates

(Video: courtesy Kansas City, Missouri Police Department) MANHATTAN — As people are ordering their Christmas presents online, “porch pirates” might be waiting for them as well. Porch pirates are people who steal packages from porches around the holiday season. In the above video a man is seen trying to steal a package from a South [...]

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By |2018-12-10T13:56:19-06:00December 10th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Yo ho ho: Tis the season for porch pirates

Kiwanis members serve up hundreds of flapjacks at annual fundraiser

MANHATTAN — Pancakes were grilled up Saturday as the Manhattan Kiwanis Club held its biggest major fundraiser of the year. Pottorf Hall at Cico Park was filled with the smells of flapjacks, eggs and sausage as Kiwanians put on their 68th annual event in Manhattan. Preparation got underway Friday evening as more than 50 volunteers [...]

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By |2018-12-10T11:14:50-06:00December 10th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Kiwanis members serve up hundreds of flapjacks at annual fundraiser

Mall to host holiday tubas, Santa visits this weekend

The Manhattan Town Center is hosting a pair of holiday-themed events this weekend.  On Saturday, there will be two performances as part of the Holiday Music Festival which features various local artists. The Geary County Children’s Choir will perform at 1 p.m and the Manhattan Tuba Christmas, featuring 55 tubas, will be perform at 3 p.m. All performances will [...]

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By |2018-12-07T11:39:59-06:00December 7th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Mall to host holiday tubas, Santa visits this weekend

RCPD Report 12/7/18

Officers filed a report for identity theft, forgery and theft by deception in Manhattan on December 6, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM. Officers listed Diane Daniel, 68, of Manhattan, Clifford Jett, 88, of Manhattan and Commerce Bank as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect fraudulently opened a bank account using the victim’s [...]

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By |2018-12-07T09:58:58-06:00December 7th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 12/7/18

Strengths, weaknesses identified in Manhattan/Pottawatomie County labor force analysis

MANHATTAN — Results of a recent 2018 Labor Force Analysis for the Greater Manhattan/Pottawatomie County area shows some intriguing signs about where the economy is trending. The Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation recently teamed up with the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce to form the Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership. The two entities interviewed 45 area human resource [...]

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By |2018-12-06T15:03:36-06:00December 6th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Strengths, weaknesses identified in Manhattan/Pottawatomie County labor force analysis

RCPD Report 12/6/18

Fredrick Swinson, 31, of Junction City, was arrested while in the 200 block of North 5th St. in Manhattan on December 5, 2018, at approximately 11:30 PM. Swinson was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for failure to appear. Swinson was issued a total bond of $10,000.00. Swinson was not confined at the [...]

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Commission approves vision for Aggieville infrastructure

The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved phase 2 of the Aggieville Infrastructure Report at their meeting Tuesday. The plan lays out possible features for the business district’s future, incorporating community input that came in the form of surveys as well as focus groups. It included multiple options, ranging from various street and parking designs down [...]

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By |2018-12-05T16:12:30-06:00December 5th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Commission approves vision for Aggieville infrastructure

City approved water, sewer, stormwater rate increases

Water, sewer and stormwater service rates are set to rise come the new year.The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved the increases at their Tuesday meeting. City staff recommended the increases to rates for water and wastewater services in order to keep pace with “community growth and to ensure adequate funding of various projects for the [...]

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By |2018-12-05T12:28:25-06:00December 5th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City approved water, sewer, stormwater rate increases

Donation allows for theater upgrades at Discovery Center

The Flint Hills Discovery Center Horizon Ranch Immersive Experience Theater will be getting some improvements thanks to Marty Vanier. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved the purchase of 4 new projectors using funds donated by Marty Vanier and her late husband, Bob Krause. The projectors cost $417,950 and will replace older, obsolete models. Discovery Center Director Susan [...]

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