More alcohol-themed events are to be expected in Downtown Manhattan in the New Year. Downtown Manhattan Executive Director Gina Snyder spoke with KMAN earlier this week regarding big plans coming together for 2022. Snyder says, being that the city commission passed the open container ordinance, they plan to begin hosting more alcohol-friendly events for the community. [...]
The Riley County Police Department has announced updates to an existing policy regarding educational requirements for promotions. Director Dennis Butler told Law Board members Monday that they are adapting an update on educational requirements for lieutenants looking to be promoted to captain. Butler says the requirements will not affect current captains and won’t harm their [...]
Storm damage estimates pending in Riley, Pottawatomie counties from Wednesday’s strong wind event, storms
Officials across Kansas were digging out and cleaning up Thursday, a day after hurricane-force winds ripped through the region, along with severe thunderstorms. Riley County officials say several grass fires were sparked, primarily the result of downed power lines. The largest fire was north of Randolph, on Hilltop Road. Those fires have all been extinguished. [...]
Kansas Farm Bureau is rolling out the second phase of its End Hunger program KFB held the 103rd annual Farm Bureau meeting in Manhattan over the weekend of Dec. 3 through Dec. 6. Foundation organizer AshLee Lattner discussed how county level Farm Bureau organizations and Farm Bureau Financial Services agents can work together to serve [...]
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Holiday spirit filled the air in Manhattan Friday night That’s the sound of the KSU marching band at the annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade. The 20th annual event was followed by the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree in Triangle Park… Mayor Wynn Butler says the parade, which doubles as a [...]
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Ray and Maxine Coffey hosted the 12th annual blood drive in memory of their late son Kevin. The Kevin Coffey Keep the Drive Alive Memorial Blood Drive has collected more than 3,800 pints of blood in the 12 years it’s been carried out. Maxine says it’s a wonderful tribute from the community. As many people [...]
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Christmas may be about 5 weeks away but they’re getting into the holiday spirit in Fort Riley. Volunteers have begun taking donations of gifts or money to help make Christmas a little brighter for kids and their families by providing gifts for local children of active-duty service members during the holiday season. Here’s Sgt. First [...]
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Manhattan’s Ascension Via Christi Hospital was nationally recognized recently with an ‘A’ for hospital safety, from a national watchdog group. Hospital President and CEO Bob Copple spoke with KMAN about the honor, which is based on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. Copple says he is incredibly proud [...]
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New Kansas travel book features local attractions Kansans looking to explore the Sunflower State may find some new ground to cover thanks to Roxie Yonkey, a travel writer based out of Goodland, KS. Yonkey is the author of the recently published travel guide “100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die”. To get started, [...]
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The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency announced plans to create a new shuttle route at no charge between Downtown and Aggieville
The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency is working on a pilot program to provide a permanent shuttle option to better serve the community. ATA executive administrator Daphne McNelly says, the new shuttle route will be a district loop that will connect between Blue Earth Plaza, Downtown Manhattan and the Aggieville Distract. Downtown Manhattan executive director Gina [...]