Manhattan

City extends closures to public through April 19th

The city of Manhattan has announced that, in alignment with Governor Kelly’s Stay-at-Home order, it is extending the closure of facilities to the public through April 19. Critical staff will continue to provide essential emergency and operational services to our community while adapting protocols to reduce exposure and to maintain necessary staffing levels. City Manager [...]

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By |2020-04-03T08:51:33-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on City extends closures to public through April 19th

Riley County Clerk pushing for all mail-in election; logistics still a huge question

Depending on the length of the COVID-19 pandemic, some questions are beginning to mount over what effect, if any it will have on the 2020 elections. Current state law prohibits all mail ballot elections in an election with a candidate’s name on the ballot. They can only be used for special questions. Kansas State University [...]

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By |2020-04-02T15:26:32-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County Clerk pushing for all mail-in election; logistics still a huge question

Mobile Food Distribution rescheduled for this Friday at 3 p.m.

HandsOn Kansas State and the Harvesters Community Food Network of Topeka are rescheduling their Mobile Food Distribution to tomorrow at 3 p.m.. It is starting one hour earlier than usual and will take place in parking lot C-1 of the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex. The event offers fresh fruit, vegetables and non-perishable food items [...]

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By |2020-04-02T15:03:53-05:00April 2nd, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Mobile Food Distribution rescheduled for this Friday at 3 p.m.

Manhattan surgeon discusses ethical questions potentially ahead for medical professionals

Hospitals are desperately trying to keep up with the influx of cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Dr. David Pauls, a general surgeon with Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has volunteered to become the hospital’s senior triage officer. Surgeons like Dr. Pauls are trained in triage through mass disaster situations. “Fortunately I’ve never been [...]

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By |2020-04-02T14:49:50-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, disaster situations, Health Care, hospitals, Kansas, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan Kansas, medical, pandemic, triage|Comments Off on Manhattan surgeon discusses ethical questions potentially ahead for medical professionals

Pediatrician provides advice for helping children who feel anxious about COVID-19 outbreak

Dr. Mark Duff of Pediatric Associates in Manhattan spoke to KMAN Thursday about tips for helping kids who are experiencing anxiety due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. He says there are different things you can try based on the child’s age. One other tactic he suggests is creating and sticking to a daily schedule. Duff says [...]

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By |2020-04-02T13:52:08-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Pediatrician provides advice for helping children who feel anxious about COVID-19 outbreak

Update: Riley County cases continue to tick up as health officials continue to urge public to stay at home

Update: 10:45 a.m.  More positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Riley County. As of Thursday, that total is now up to seven, with 12 pending tests, including some from Fort Riley. More than two dozen residents are currently being monitored. Specific details about that case and another announced at Wednesday’s daily press conference [...]

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By |2020-04-02T11:25:52-05:00April 1st, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Update: Riley County cases continue to tick up as health officials continue to urge public to stay at home

COVID-19 closures lead Aggieville companies to lay off 880 employees

The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in every part of the United States, locally leading dozens of Aggieville businesses to suspend operations and lay off hundreds of employees. Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi Tuesday via Zoom read comments written by Aggieville Business Association Director Dennis Cook, who had expressed support for a [...]

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By |2020-04-01T16:47:30-05:00April 1st, 2020|Aggieville, business, Coronavirus, COVID-19, furlough, Kansas, lay off, Local News, Manhattan, unemployment|Comments Off on COVID-19 closures lead Aggieville companies to lay off 880 employees

Manhattan Regional Airport continuing to feel economic pinch; halts 10th anniversary promotion

The Manhattan Regional Airport continues to operate, albeit with very minimal traffic in and out of the terminal. “Yes we’re still open. American still has flights scheduled. We still have flights that are going out, but that schedule is very fluid, it’s changing daily,” said Airport Director Jesse Romo. The daily 5:50 p.m. departure to [...]

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By |2020-04-01T15:46:36-05:00April 1st, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Regional Airport continuing to feel economic pinch; halts 10th anniversary promotion

Hospital president discusses new $1.9 million cardio equipment; women’s heart-health luncheon

New Equipment Ascension Via Christi recently finished installing a new piece of cardio equipment in time for February, which is American Heart Month. The equipment will allow cardiologists and radiologists to diagnose and treat heart conditions more quickly. That’s Ascension Via Christi President Bob Copple, who says an upcoming event will help the hospital pay [...]

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By |2020-02-17T15:04:42-06:00February 17th, 2020|Ascension Via Christi, Bob Copple, Go Red for Women, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Hospital president discusses new $1.9 million cardio equipment; women’s heart-health luncheon

By donating blood, you can help those going through cancer treatment

Through their partnership, the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society are attempting to spread awareness of how donating blood can help cancer patients. American Red Cross Account Manager Kristi Ingalls explains why cancer patients often receive blood donations. Ingalls says she personally knows someone who received a significant amount of blood while receiving treatment. [...]

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By |2020-02-14T15:03:32-06:00February 14th, 2020|American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Blood Drive, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on By donating blood, you can help those going through cancer treatment