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101-year-old veteran presented with flag that was flown in Washington D.C.

A local World War Two and Korean Conflict veteran who recently celebrated his 101st birthday received an American flag Thursday that was flown over the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. in his honor. Lazone Grays was presented with the flag in front of his Manhattan home during a ceremony involving friends and family [...]

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By |2020-07-09T15:02:51-05:00July 9th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on 101-year-old veteran presented with flag that was flown in Washington D.C.

Senate candidate Hamilton hoping to appeal to Republican voters as an ‘outsider’

A crowded field of hopefuls for the Republican U.S. Senate seat are making their rounds across Kansas ahead of the Aug. 4 primary. Republican businessman Bob Hamilton, long time owner of a successful plumbing business in the Kansas City area, was in Manhattan Wednesday and spoke with News Radio KMAN. Billing himself as an outsider, the [...]

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By |2020-07-09T15:11:39-05:00July 9th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Senate candidate Hamilton hoping to appeal to Republican voters as an ‘outsider’

Ascension Via Christi announces updated visitor guidelines, research project

Ascension Via Christi has made additional changes to its visitation policy. During Wednesday’s COVID-19 public update, hospital president Bob Copple said the hospital has moved back to more restrictive visitor guidelines, including one person for beginning or end of life matters. “This is really in a response to not only seeing positives in the community [...]

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By |2020-07-09T07:17:59-05:00July 9th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Ascension Via Christi announces updated visitor guidelines, research project

Face masks required in Manhattan public spaces, enforcement starting Thursday

Manhattan Tuesday joined Wichita and a selection of other communities in passing an ordinance requiring residents wear face coverings in public spaces. City commissioners voted 3 to 2 to mandate wearing masks that cover the mouth and nose when in publicly accessible spaces indoors or outdoors where physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible. [...]

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By |2020-07-08T15:41:38-05:00July 8th, 2020|COVID-19, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Face masks required in Manhattan public spaces, enforcement starting Thursday

Greater Manhattan Community Foundation announces cancellation of 2020 CFA’s

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s annual award show (The CFA’s) has been cancelled for this year. Vice President of Marketing and Promotions Elaine Dhuyvetter made the announcement during Monday’s GMCF Community Hour. The event, initially planned for March, was rescheduled to August, but ultimately the foundation made the unfortunate decision to cancel it altogether. “We [...]

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By |2020-07-07T15:16:37-05:00July 7th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Greater Manhattan Community Foundation announces cancellation of 2020 CFA’s

Around 100 protest racism on KSU campus July 4th

nickkmcnamara · 100 protest racism on K-State campus.mp3 Around 100 people on July 4th marched from Aggieville’s Triangle Park to K-State President Richard Myers’ home on campus, protesting racism in the university community and calling for accountability. Myers was out of town and not present at the protest. The demonstration was put together quickly by [...]

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By |2020-07-05T17:52:08-05:00July 5th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Around 100 protest racism on KSU campus July 4th

KDOT to begin phase two of Wildcat Creek bridge replacement on K-18

Phase two of the bridge replacement project over Wildcat Creek on K-18 is expected to get underway Tuesday, weather permitting. The Kansas Department of Transportation says work will occur from west of Richards Drive to east of Poliska Lane and is expected to be completed in late 2021. The three phase project includes replacement of [...]

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By |2020-07-03T11:56:29-05:00July 3rd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on KDOT to begin phase two of Wildcat Creek bridge replacement on K-18

Manhattan woman appointed by Supreme Court to state board

A Manhattan woman has been appointed by the Kansas Supreme to the state’s Continuing Legal Education Board for the next three years. Tracey Lee’s term began July 1 and ends June 30, 2023. The board oversees continuing legal education requirements for lawyers licensed to practice in Kansas. Attorneys must earn a minimum of 12 credit [...]

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By |2020-07-03T11:04:03-05:00July 3rd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan woman appointed by Supreme Court to state board

Officials will not attempt to capture alligator spotted in Wildcat Creek

Officials will not attempt to capture an alligator that was seen in the Wildcat Creek and Linear Trail area Wednesday evening. According to a City of Manhattan release, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has been contacted by animal control to determine how to approach the situation Officials do not believe the alligator poses [...]

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By |2020-07-02T13:57:47-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Officials will not attempt to capture alligator spotted in Wildcat Creek

Alligator seen near Linear Trail, not believed to be from Manhattan Reptile World

A second alligator is reportedly on the loose in Manhattan. According to Manhattan Parks and Recreation, an alligator was seen Wednesday evening on Linear Trail along Wildcat Creek between South Manhattan Ave. and Pecan Circle. This alligator is not believed to be one of the two stolen from Manhattan Reptile World in June. Multiple media [...]

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By |2020-07-02T11:36:49-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Alligator seen near Linear Trail, not believed to be from Manhattan Reptile World