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First round of Pottawatomie County candidates participate in public forum

  The first of a series of Pottawatomie County candidate forums took place in Wamego Thursday evening. Six candidates were featured where they answered questions and spoke about the reasons why they’re running for office. In the District 2 county commissioner race Nancy McCarter is running against Merl Page. McCarter says has the right experience [...]

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No injuries following crash on K-177 overnight

The Geary County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-car accident on K-177 on Thursday evening. Officers responded to the scene just before 9:30 pm to find a Chrysler Town and Country van had collided with a deer. The vehicle had been traveling northbound on the highway near milemaker 92. The driver Dalton Matthews of Dwight [...]

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New breakfast restaurant expected to open later this year following closure of Hunam’s Restaurant in Aggieville

The Chinese restaurant in Aggieville Hunam Express has closed down. Executive director of the Aggieville Business District Dennis Cook…. Cook also mentioned that Gordo’s, the former Mexican restaurant that closed down last year will be replaced by a new Mexican restaurant called 1800 Tacos and Tequila. Cook says that both restaurants should be opening around [...]

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Section of Manhattan Ave to close next week

The City of Manhattan will be closing Manhattan Avenue next week from the Anderson/Bluemont intersection to Old Claflin Road. As a result, K-State says the A5 parking lot between the Campus Creek Complex and Justin Hall will be closed during the duration of the road closure between Monday and Friday, June 21 for repairs. ADA [...]

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Local expert reminds dog owners to keep pets safe during heat advisory

With extremely hot temperatures approaching Manhattan, a K-State veterinary professor reminds residents to keep their furry friends safe in the heat. Susan Nelson is the clinical professor in the Pet Health Center at K-State, and said certain dog breeds can be at a greater risk… 0612-Nelson1 She also said to keep high humidity in mind [...]

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Attempted kidnapping reported at Aggieville restaurant

A Manhattan man is in custody after an apparent attempted child abduction The Riley County Police Department says officers responded Wednesday afternoon to So Long Saloon in Aggieville. Officers say the suspect, 43-year-old Jonathan Valentine is charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping after witnesses reported him agressively claiming a child did not belong to the child’s [...]

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Manhattan’s Juneteenth celebration to be held this weekend

Manhattan will be hosting its 35th annual Juneteenth celebration this weekend beginning with the Fashion Show at the Manhattan Arts Center on Thursday at 6 pm. Juneteenth Planning Committee chair Jurdene Coleman explained more about the show during an interview on KMAN’s In Focus. Coleman says that the fashion show will be focused on showing [...]

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MATC will look to provide assistance to those following Caterpillar’s announcement they’re shutting down plant in Wamego

With the recent announcement of Caterpillar shutting down in Wamego, Manhattan Area Technical College is looking to lend a hand to the displaced workers who are looking for a new job. MATC President Jim Genandt says that he has reached out to the county and listed some ways the college will be lending a hand. [...]

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Judge denies motions for Manhattan man who possessed over 8,000 images of child pornography

Two weeks after being sentenced on convictions of sexual exploitation of a toddler, a former Kansas State University maintenance worker was back in Riley County District Court Wednesday for a motions hearing. William Hynek, 63, of Manhattan, was sentenced to 32 months on all three counts at a May 28 hearing for possessing over 8,200 [...]

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Manhattan City Commission budget discussion centers on strategies to build up cash balances

The Manhattan City Commission met with department heads Tuesday as discussions surrounding the 2025 budget continue. City staff provided an overview of 2023 actual revenues, and approaches to 2024 and 2025 operations. The city is facing a projected shortfall in the cash balance due to federal COVID funds running out, and much of Tuesday’s discussion [...]

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