Manhattan

AIB International to sell portion of property; no plan to relocate headquarters

A month after announcing plans to restructure, Manhattan-based AIB International says it’s planning to sell property on North Manhattan and Bakers Way. The business isn’t planning on going anywhere, in fact the company has no plans to cut any jobs, nor relocate the Manhattan headquarters it’s called home for over 40 years. CEO Andre Biane [...]

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By |2019-10-22T13:54:01-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on AIB International to sell portion of property; no plan to relocate headquarters

Law Board fields end of year funding requests from RCPD

LEONARDVILLE – End of year expenditures in the Riley County Police Department’s unused personnel fund are estimated to be around $924,000. At Monday’s Riley County Law Board meeting, command staff presented for over an hour to the Law Board about potential large expenditures that could be addressed utilizing those funds, which effect 2021 carry over. [...]

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By |2019-10-22T08:50:59-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Law Board fields end of year funding requests from RCPD

Eastside & Westside Markets to close after owner announces plans to retire

After 43 years operating the Eastside and Westside Markets in Manhattan, business owner Terry Olson has announced she’s retiring. Olson says many factors have led to the decision, but primarily due to the east location’s property owners’ desire to sell the property at Eastside Market and the increasing challenge of buying and transporting products as [...]

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By |2019-10-21T16:56:38-05:00October 21st, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Eastside & Westside Markets to close after owner announces plans to retire

K-State Police make arrest following weekend rape, kidnapping

Kansas State University Police arrested 23-year-old Jason Seifert of Fort Riley early Sunday morning on charges of rape, aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping. Lt. Bradli Millington says just before 3 a.m., K-State Police received a report of an active situation on the west side of campus along the Denison corridor. Officers made contact with the [...]

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By |2019-10-21T08:20:29-05:00October 21st, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on K-State Police make arrest following weekend rape, kidnapping

Manhattan man arrested in connection to alleged 2018 sexual assault

A Manhattan man is jailed on four charges including rape after he was arrested Friday afternoon. Saturday’s Riley County Police Department arrest report states 25-year-old Jordan Hildreth is charged with rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery. He was arrested on probable cause from a 2018 incident. Bond is set at $200,000. Further [...]

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By |2019-10-19T12:44:02-05:00October 19th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man arrested in connection to alleged 2018 sexual assault

Pawnee Mental Health Services celebrates completion of Crisis Stabilization Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Pawnee Mental Health Services celebrated the completion of its new Crisis Stabilization Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. The ceremony occurred six months after an initial wall-breaking ceremony and included a word or two from Robbin Cole, the exective director for PMHS; Laura Howard, the secretary for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability [...]

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By |2019-10-18T21:32:48-05:00October 18th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Pawnee Mental Health Services celebrates completion of Crisis Stabilization Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Downtown Manhattan opens up for 15th annual Promenade on Poyntz

Homecare and Hospice held its 15th annual wine walk Thursday in Downtown Manhattan. The wine walk, dubbed he “Promenade on Poyntz”, is an annual fundraiser for the only non-profit hospice provider in the Flint Hills Region. In the event, participants who purchased a ticket, all met up and checked in at the intersection of 3rd [...]

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By |2019-10-18T08:26:00-05:00October 18th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Downtown Manhattan opens up for 15th annual Promenade on Poyntz

MHS West Campus expansion project still over budget

With some cuts made to the plan for the Manhattan High School West campus construction, the district is still over budget. During the school board meeting Wednesday night, representatives from McCown Gordon and Gould Evans presented the cuts they made to the plan. Project Manager Whitney Lang first went over the things they were able [...]

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By |2019-10-18T00:17:43-05:00October 18th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on MHS West Campus expansion project still over budget

New electronic-voting machines unveiled to local government officials

Local voters will be seeing new voting machines at polling places this year. New electronic-voting machines were unveiled to local government officials during a meeting Thursday afternoon. The old machines have been replaced simply because the technology being used needed to be updated. “We started those (the previous voting machines) in 2006,” Rich Vargo, the [...]

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By |2019-10-17T21:21:44-05:00October 17th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on New electronic-voting machines unveiled to local government officials

USD 383 considering joining other Kansas schools in vaping lawsuit

More Kansas schools continue to join the fight against a leading e-cigarette maker as they try to curb vaping among teenagers. School districts in the Manhattan area have so far stood pat on the issue, but that could be changing soon. On Wednesday’s edition of In Focus, USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Superintendent Eric Reid suggested they [...]

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By |2019-10-17T16:26:20-05:00October 17th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on USD 383 considering joining other Kansas schools in vaping lawsuit