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USD 383 approves optional masking at MHS, continues mandatory masking at all other buildings

Masks will no longer be mandated at Manhattan High School. The USD 383 school board voted 6 to 1 Wednesday for the revised pandemic response plan which makes masks optional at both the east and west campuses, beginning Nov. 1, and continues through Nov. 19. All other school buildings will continue to mask up until [...]

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By |2021-10-21T07:29:57-05:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on USD 383 approves optional masking at MHS, continues mandatory masking at all other buildings

Second Afghan Refugee Family Expected to Arrive in Manhattan Shortly

Following the evacuation efforts as American troops pulled out of Afghanistan, one family has already resettled in the area and more are expected over the next few months. Aaron Estabrook took time during Tuesday night’s Manhattan City Commission meeting to recognize those who have been helping, including assisting the first of the families that has [...]

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“Okt-Flu-ber” Fest returns ahead of Flu Season

The Riley County Health Department will be holding it’s annual “Okt-FLU-ber” Fest flu vaccine clinic a week from Thursday. Clinical supervisor Aryn Price tells KMAN the day will include activities for kids getting their flu shot on the 26th. Price also went on to say that 2020’s flu season was mild. During KMAN’s In Focus [...]

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By |2021-10-20T15:32:33-05:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on “Okt-Flu-ber” Fest returns ahead of Flu Season

Five Year Strategic Plan Nears Completion Following Commission Input

The Manhattan City Commission got a final look at the draft of a five-year strategic plan Tuesday night, including a look at potential priorities based on surveys of community members. While noting the limited number of those surveyed, Commissioner Mark Hatesohl said that it was a laudable list, but one that will likely change with [...]

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Five Year Strategic Plan Nears Completion Following Commission Input

The Manhattan City Commission got a final look at the draft of a five-year strategic plan Tuesday night, including a look at potential priorities based on surveys of community members. While noting the limited number of those surveyed, Commissioner Mark Hatesohl said that it was a laudable list, but one that will likely change with [...]

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Manhattan man jailed for intentionally setting fires in Aggieville area

A Manhattan man is jailed on charges of arson and using explosives. According to a Riley County Police Department investigation, two fires were intentionally set Monday, both involving a device commonly known as a Molotov cocktail. Police identified and captured 36-year-old Matthew Spooner on suspicion of two counts of aggravated arson and two counts of [...]

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By |2021-10-19T10:21:48-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man jailed for intentionally setting fires in Aggieville area

Local leaders remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Local leaders are remembering Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, who died Monday at 84, from COVID-19 complications. Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel John Armbrust got to work closely with Powell his tenure as Joint Chiefs chairman under former President George H.W. Bush. Armbrust remembers Powell’s visit to Kansas State University’s [...]

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By |2021-10-18T14:03:07-05:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Local leaders remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Next phase of North Campus Corridor project begins Monday as local officials celebrate progress

While the year-long closure of Kimball between North Manhattan and Denison Avenues is likely to draw plenty of consternation from drivers, it was the subject of praise Thursday at an event hosting KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz. The latest phase of the North Campus Corridor project is being mostly funded by a KDOT grant. Lorenz praised [...]

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By |2021-10-15T12:26:54-05:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Next phase of North Campus Corridor project begins Monday as local officials celebrate progress

Manhattan Housing Authority awarded $2.6M grant for rental assistance

Manhattan Housing Authority recently awarded a $2.6 million grant to start a Bridge to Housing Stability program for Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance applicants. MHA commissioner, Brad Claussen says, applying is worth the effort to go through the process. KERA has provided around $1.4 million to area property owners directly. Assistance is temporary. Individuals are granted 3 months of [...]

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By |2021-10-14T11:37:34-05:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Housing Authority awarded $2.6M grant for rental assistance

Habitat for Humanity hosting furniture drive for Afghan family

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity is getting first of many Afghan families settled into their new homes. KMAN spoke with Executive Director, Josh Brewer with Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity. The Habitat Restore created a donation drive to increase their existing furniture inventory .  Along with a provided grant to families to furnish their homes through the Restore. The Housing MHK Fund is a local [...]

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