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MATC to celebrate National Career Technical Education Day

Manhattan Area Technical College is celebrating National Career Technical Education Day tomorrow. According to MATC president Jim Genandt, CTE Day is when students commit to the technical college they plan to attend. “Washburn Tech and Wichita Tech go gangbusters on this,” Genandt said. “We’re playing catch up, but we’ve got, I think, 60 to 70 [...]

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City to install “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” signs in Wildcat Creek watershed

The City of Manhattan plans to install several “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” signs in flood-prone areas throughout the Wildcat Creek watershed. The venture is part of the Resilient Wildcat Creek Floodplain Management plan. Commissioner Linda Morse explained during the Manhattan City Commission meeting Tuesday why this project was prioritized. “It’s something we could accomplish easily [...]

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Konza Student Table passes 10,000-meals-served threshold

The Konza Student Table has officially served over 10,000 meals to K-State students and their families. The organization began last September as a way to fight hunger among Manhattan’s college-student population. Ericka Bauer, a K-State hospitality management instructor who is in charge of the meals the Konza Student Table provides, credits the success to the [...]

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By |2021-04-12T17:03:56-05:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Konza Student Table passes 10,000-meals-served threshold

City of Manhattan resuming Green Valley annexation discussions; study due out mid summer

The City of Manhattan is resuming discussions about possible future annexation of the Green Valley area. City Manager Ron Fehr informed Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday that after putting off a discussion with its consultant last year due to the pandemic, the city has since re-engaged the conversation. “We’ve invested heavily in that particular area from [...]

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By |2021-04-12T14:41:57-05:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on City of Manhattan resuming Green Valley annexation discussions; study due out mid summer

Manhattan Polar Plunge raises over $14K for Special Olympics Kansas

The wind was blowing but the sun finally made an appearance Saturday as several came out for the 2021 Polar Plunge at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The sun was no consolation for the nearly 60 plungers, many who arrived in costume, braving a 30-inch tall, 12-foot wide pool with bags of ice in it, provided [...]

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By |2021-04-12T06:53:23-05:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Polar Plunge raises over $14K for Special Olympics Kansas

MFD Technical Search and Rescue Team conducts training

The weather was in cooperation Friday as the Manhattan Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team conducted search and rescue training. On Friday, the MFD Rescue Team underwent training at Washington Marlatt Memorial Park. The team simulated a search and rescue call following a tornado. Canine handler with the MFD, Kody Songs, says they brought together their [...]

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Hospital president urges vaccine holdouts to do their homework, get vaccinated

As efforts to vaccinate more residents continues, local health experts are trying to ease concerns some may have with regard to side effects and potential complications. “A fair number of the folks that we have had who have had some sort of fairly immediate response to the vaccine, a lot of this has been anxiety [...]

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By |2021-04-09T14:15:12-05:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Hospital president urges vaccine holdouts to do their homework, get vaccinated

USD 383 planning to contest $128K heating bill from February

Among the many topics discussed during Wednesday’s USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden school board meeting, Superintendent Marvin Wade called to attention the district’s outstanding gas bill procured during February’s Polar Vortex. Treasurer Lew Faust explained that through their provider, Symmetry Energy Solutions, their January bill amounted to ~$22,000, a normal rate expected for that time of year, [...]

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Riley County, City of Manhattan could receive roughly $14 million each from stimulus bill

Unlike the CARES Act, the American Rescue Plan Act, the most recent pandemic-related stimulus bill, will bring funds directly to local governments. Here is Manhattan assistant city manager Dennis Marstall on how much money Manhattan and Riley County can expect to receive. “We don’t have the final numbers now, but roughly $14 million will come [...]

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By |2021-04-08T19:00:58-05:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County, City of Manhattan could receive roughly $14 million each from stimulus bill
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