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Fortune CEO Alan Murray urges change in how news is reported and consumed during 191st Landon Lecture

Alan Murray, the CEO of Fortune, an international media company that is responsible for the Fortune 500, presented the 191st Landon Lecture in McCain Auditorium Friday morning. Murray’s speech, entitled “The Future of Facts: Searching for Truth in the 21st Century,” focused on the importance of facts and truth in both the news industry and [...]

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By |2019-09-27T19:18:03-05:00September 27th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Fortune CEO Alan Murray urges change in how news is reported and consumed during 191st Landon Lecture

Pottawatomie County Commission extends emergency proclamation; receives update on Kansas River stream advisory

The Pottawatomie County Commission extended a Proclamation of a State of Local Disaster Emergency by 30 days in a meeting Monday. A proclamation was signed last week in response to damage caused by late-summer rain and flooding, such as multiple sinkholes located at Hayes Drive in Manhattan. Emergency management coordinator Jennifer Merrow provided updates to [...]

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By |2019-09-26T05:53:08-05:00September 24th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commission extends emergency proclamation; receives update on Kansas River stream advisory

Former Food Network competitor takes home grand prize in Manhattan barbecue contest

As far as food competitions and regional pride go, barbecue takes the cake. From states to cities to even neighbors, people at all levels like to argue that their barbecue is the best, but rarely does anyone get the opportunity to officially say their’s is better than their competition’s with a trophy to back it [...]

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By |2019-09-23T08:18:49-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Former Food Network competitor takes home grand prize in Manhattan barbecue contest

RCPD: Kansas law protects new parents unable to care for newborns

In the wake of an incident involving an abandoned newborn being found, being informed about the Newborn Infant Protection Act, also known as the Safe Haven law, may help to prevent similar incidents in the future. Riley County Police Department Capt. Josh Kyle explains the law. The law is meant to prevent newborns from harm [...]

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By |2019-09-19T17:17:40-05:00September 19th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD: Kansas law protects new parents unable to care for newborns

Pottawatomie County Commission approves disaster emergency proclamation; will submit application for Kansas Department of Transportation grant

The Pottawatomie County Commission approved a proclamation of a State of Local Disaster Emergency during their meeting Monday Morning. This is in response to sinkholes that recently formed along Hayes Drive due to flooding a couple weeks ago. The commission also unanimously voted to submit an application for a grant from a new Kansas Department [...]

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By |2019-09-17T15:17:40-05:00September 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commission approves disaster emergency proclamation; will submit application for Kansas Department of Transportation grant

Manhattan Regional Airport Master Plan team holds public information workshop

The City of Manhattan’s Airport Advisory Board and airport consulting firm Coffman Associates updated the public on Manhattan Regional Airport’s Airport Master Plan Thursday night in a public workshop. The Airport Master Plan lays out the next 20 years of development on the airport’s property while taking into account aspects such as environmental impact, current [...]

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By |2019-09-13T16:12:00-05:00September 13th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Regional Airport Master Plan team holds public information workshop

Area Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees to be recognized Saturday

SALINA — Four Pottawatomie County Schools teachers have been nominated for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year program. The four teachers are Shawn Hornung of Wamego High School, Kim Marquardt of Central Elementary School, Sara Miller of Rock Creek Junior-Senior High School and Wendy Willi of St. George Elementary School. Wamego USD 320 superintendent [...]

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By |2019-09-12T14:31:39-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Area Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees to be recognized Saturday

Manhattan to become Kansas’ first nationally recognized POW/MIA city

With over 1,700 P-O-W and M-I-A military veterans living in the Manhattan area, Fort Riley just up the road and several military memorials on display around town, it is no secret that Manhattan has a significant presence of military personnel and history. VFW Post 1786 commander Dan Watkins explains how Manhattan will officially, after months [...]

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By |2019-09-11T14:29:31-05:00September 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan to become Kansas’ first nationally recognized POW/MIA city