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, [...]
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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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 [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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