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Polar Plunge returns to Tuttle Creek, raises $16K for Special Olympics Kansas

Eighty-five people participated in Manhattan’s Polar Plunge Saturday, raising about $16,000 for Special Olympics Kansas. The fundraiser returned to Tuttle Creek State Park for the 2022 observance, having previously shifted to Bill Snyder Family Stadium in 2021. Manhattan is one of 11 Kansas cities participating in the event, a key fundraiser to support the local [...]

By |2022-03-27T13:52:05-05:00March 27th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Polar Plunge returns to Tuttle Creek, raises $16K for Special Olympics Kansas

Manhattan’s Douglass Activity Center celebrates 1st birthday

Now a year in existence, the Douglass Activity Center celebrated its first birthday Thursday with a spread of snacks and friendly conversation. The Douglass Activity Center is the newest addition to the Frederick Douglass Recreation Complex on Manhattan’s Downtown Yuma Street, opening in March of 2021. The project was approved in 2019 by the Manhattan [...]

By |2022-03-25T13:12:10-05:00March 25th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan’s Douglass Activity Center celebrates 1st birthday

Mann, Thompson make Manhattan stop on Nat’l Agriculture Day

Two GOP lawmakers stopped by Manhattan’s Kansas Farm Bureau office Tuesday to discuss recent visits with Kansas agriculture businesses and leaders. 1st district Rep. Tracey Mann (R-KS) as well as ranking GOP agriculture committee member Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) made the trip following a day of activity starting in Garden City on Monday, with the [...]

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By |2022-03-22T18:06:23-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Mann, Thompson make Manhattan stop on Nat’l Agriculture Day

RCPD looking to phased implementation of proposed department pay scale changes

Riley County Law Board members Monday reviewed a proposed new pay scale for Riley County Police Department employees, the adoption of which RCPD leaders say is imperative to department recruitment and retention. “Just within the next five years, we have the potential of losing 30 employees due to retirements alone,” says Human Resources Manager Christine [...]

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By |2022-03-21T19:29:42-05:00March 21st, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCPD looking to phased implementation of proposed department pay scale changes

Douglass Center Annex kitchen renovation in the works

As the Douglass Activity Center nears its one year anniversary, the center’s director is working to renovate a kitchen space in the nearby Douglass Center Annex. “When I came in 2011, the kitchen had been closed for years,” said Director Dave Baker on KMAN’s In Focus Wednesday. “With the new facility we’ve been able to [...]

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By |2022-03-17T17:26:49-05:00March 17th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Douglass Center Annex kitchen renovation in the works

Manhattan finalizes STAR district expansion, looks to April public hearing on redevelopment plan

Manhattan City Commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved the expansion of the Downtown STAR bond district, with a public hearing scheduled to update the redevelopment plan on April 5. The expansion is related to a $43.6 million Art and Light Museum being planned by the DeBruyn’s, owners of The Master Teacher in Manhattan. By expanding the lot [...]

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By |2022-03-15T20:32:01-05:00March 15th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan finalizes STAR district expansion, looks to April public hearing on redevelopment plan

Manhattan Housing Authority interviewing potential partners for Carlson Plaza redevelopment

The Manhattan Housing Authority and National Church Residences are looking into potential partners for public housing redevelopment in Downtown Manhattan. The two organizations are considering possibilities for the Carlson Plaza Building at 425 Pierre Street, of which inspections identified the presence of asbestos and mold due to poor ventilation that allows humidity to be trapped. [...]

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By |2022-03-11T11:50:17-06:00March 11th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Housing Authority interviewing potential partners for Carlson Plaza redevelopment

Pretrial in 2020 murder case in Manhattan rescheduled to March 21

A trial for a man charged in the October 2020 deaths of two people in Manhattan was postponed Monday. Montrell Vassar is charged on a count of first degree murder as well as felony murder, under which a defendant can be tried for deaths that occur in the course of another crime even if the [...]

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By |2022-03-07T19:58:18-06:00March 7th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pretrial in 2020 murder case in Manhattan rescheduled to March 21

Manhattan to finalize STAR bond district expansion March 15

Manhattan City Commissioners unanimously approved expanding the Downtown sales tax and revenue (STAR) bond district on first reading at their Tuesday meeting, and now look to March 15 to finalize approval. If approved on second reading, commissioners will see the topic before them again in April to review the proposed project plan. “It isn’t often [...]

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By |2022-03-05T18:53:47-06:00March 5th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan to finalize STAR bond district expansion March 15

USD 475, 1ID joined by governor to break ground on new Ft Riley elementary

Gov. Laura Kelly was in attendance Friday for a windy groundbreaking ceremony for the new USD 475 elementary school at Fort Riley. Kelly joined key figures involved in the new school’s planning in donning hard hats and digging in with shovels at the Leonard Avenue site that afternoon. The 81,000 square foot facility is being [...]

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By |2022-03-04T18:28:23-06:00March 4th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on USD 475, 1ID joined by governor to break ground on new Ft Riley elementary
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