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City discusses eliminating Anderson Ave./Seth Child Rd. overpass, potential future development in Plaza West

The Manhattan City Commission discussed ideas Tuesday for how to improve access to the Plaza West business district. One possibility heavily talked about was that of eliminating the Anderson Ave./Seth Child Rd. overpass and bringing the road to grade with the surrounding area. Mayor Wynn Butler says he does not consider getting rid of the overpass [...]

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By |2021-07-28T13:27:26-05:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City discusses eliminating Anderson Ave./Seth Child Rd. overpass, potential future development in Plaza West

Man in wheelchair injured after being struck by car

An Olsburg man was injured early this morning after being struck by a car in Manhattan. According to the Riley County Police Department, 67-year-old James Baugh was crossing the street in the 2400 block of Claflin Road shortly after 12:30 a.m. Baugh, who was in a wheelchair, was transported to Ascension Via Christi in critical [...]

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By |2021-07-28T13:07:14-05:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Man in wheelchair injured after being struck by car

Manko to be Honored at Chamber Luncheon Aug. 3

Manko Window Systems will be given the Manahttan Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Cornerstone Award” when the chamber hosts it’s business awards luncheon next week. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jason Smith tells KMAN the award is the organization’s de facto “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Manko distributes framing and glass products in 28 states and has [...]

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By |2021-07-27T11:59:26-05:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Manhattan|Comments Off on Manko to be Honored at Chamber Luncheon Aug. 3

Former Parks & Rec Employee Makes Brief Court Appearance on Child Sex Crimes Charges

The former Manhattan Parks and Recreation employee charged with sexual exploitation of a child counts in Pottawatomie County made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning. Zach Bayless made an appearance via Zoom for a status hearing tied to his late May arrest. His next court appearance will be a status update hearing on August 31st. [...]

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By |2021-07-27T11:42:50-05:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Former Parks & Rec Employee Makes Brief Court Appearance on Child Sex Crimes Charges

Junction City man jailed in Riley County, accused of strangling woman

A Junction City man is jailed in Riley County after police say he strangled a woman and damaged property. According to Tuesday’s Riley County Police Department activity report, 28-year-old Brandon Lee Gibson is alleged to have strangled a 28-year-old woman Monday night while she was holding a baby. The report also alleges Gibson damaged a [...]

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By |2021-07-27T10:55:20-05:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Junction City man jailed in Riley County, accused of strangling woman

KMAN conversations with Riley County 4H youth at the fair

The Riley County Fair happened last week, and as a part of our KMAN series we caught up with local 4-H youth who had displays at this year’s fair. These are their comments on what they showed and what they thought of the over all experience. Riley County 4-H extension agent John Jobe helped oversee [...]

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By |2021-07-27T08:54:34-05:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on KMAN conversations with Riley County 4H youth at the fair

Sunset Zoo to bring back Wine in the Wild fundraiser

The Sunset Zoo is bringing back its Wine in the Wild fundraiser after the event was canceled in 2020. Sunset Zoo official Melissa Kirkwood says Wine in the Wild is scheduled for August 14 and, while VIP tickets are sold out, General Admission tickets are still available. Another Sunset Zoo event, Brew at the Zoo, [...]

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By |2021-07-26T17:43:25-05:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Sunset Zoo to bring back Wine in the Wild fundraiser

Riley County Fair hosts inaugural Winemaking Workshop

Wine enthusiasts took part in a new event Saturday morning at the Riley County Fair. Officials from Highland Community College in Wamego hosted the inaugural Winemaking Workshop. The college operates the local 456 Wineries. Viticulture and Enology Program Director and 456 Wineries Manager Scott Kohl says he was pleased to talk to a handful of [...]

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By |2021-07-25T17:11:39-05:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County Fair hosts inaugural Winemaking Workshop

Local lawmakers weigh in on state commission recommendation regarding Native American mascots

More schools across Kansas and the nation are shelving mascots, symbols and nicknames that use Native American imagery. It’s likely the pressure will only continue to mount for schools like Manhattan High School to revisit its own use of “Indians” as its nickname. On Friday, Major League Baseball announced the Cleveland Indians will re-brand in [...]

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By |2021-07-23T14:18:09-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Local lawmakers weigh in on state commission recommendation regarding Native American mascots
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