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Douglass Center statues unveiled as Manhattan celebrates Yuma Street’s rich black history

Statues showcasing the rich history of the Douglass Community Center and the Douglass Center Annex in Manhattan were officially unveiled to the public Tuesday morning. “Today we celebrate black history on Yuma Street. That is monumental today in the city of Manhattan,” said Dave Baker, former Douglass Center Director. Four years ago, Baker approached city [...]

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Manhattan man arrested on warrant for sex crimes

A Manhattan man was briefly taken into custody Monday after turning himself in to Riley County Police on an outstanding warrant from sex crimes with an underage girl. 18 year old Tyler Staatz has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, intercourse with a child between 14 and 16 years in age, [...]

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Burn season experiences delays during unusually warm seasonal temperatures

The state of Kansas and surrounding region is entering a period of potentially dangerous wildfire conditions thanks to unseasonal warm temperatures and lack of precipitation. The state is coming off of Kansas Wildfire Awareness Week and has seen a number of burn bans implemented at the beginning of what would be burn season. Kansas Mesonet [...]

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Portion of Houston Street to temporarily go dark, ahead of planned infrastructure improvements

Lighting may become a challenge over the next few days in Downtown Manhattan as a road construction project gets underway there next week. City officials say Evergy on Monday began removing light poles in a section of Houston Street between 3rd and 4th Street. This is being done in conjunction with Houston Street infrastructure improvements [...]

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February sees unusually high temperatures for the region

Unusually warm temperatures have been calculated across the region throughout February. The month, which usually sees temperatures in the teens and single digits, has yet to dip below twenty degrees. Kansas Mesonet meteorologist, Chip Redmond: The resulting warm average temperatures have also begun to fool plant and wildlife into a false early spring: Similarly, the [...]

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Special USD 378 board meeting planned Tuesday amid ongoing superintendent suspension

Another special school board meeting is scheduled Tuesday night for Riley County USD 378 schools. (See agenda below) Meetings have become a weekly norm lately in Riley County Schools, as the board, which has been tight lipped regarding the future of suspended Superintendent Cliff Williams, plans to enter an executive session to discuss contracts and [...]

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Manhattan City Commission to vote on amended contracts for Aggieville construction projects

The Manhattan City Commission will vote on a pair of amendments to contracts related to construction in Aggieville when they meet Tuesday. (See below agenda attachment) Two years ago the city entered into a design contract with Olsson and a Construction Manager at Risk contract with BHS for 12th Street infrastructure improvements between Moro and [...]

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Update: Driver identified in fatal crash south of Wamego

One person is dead following a crash Monday morning on K-99, south of Wamego. A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher confirmed to KMAN that the single vehicle crash occurred shortly before 6 a.m., just south of the I-70 junction near Alma. According to the crash report, 51-year-old Jerry Anstey, of Alma, was northbound on K-99 when [...]

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Kimball Avenue west of Denison to close for six months

Construction on a key section of Kimball Ave. begins this week on a project that will continue well into the summer. The Manhattan Public Works Department is expected to close Kimball Ave. Monday to vehicular and pedestrian traffic west of Denison Ave., to near the Grain Science Center and K-State rowing facility. The closure will [...]

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21-year-old man allegedly struck with baseball bat

Riley County Police are investigating after a 21-year-old Manhattan man says he was struck in the head with a baseball bat.Police filed a report for aggravated battery just after midnight Friday in the 900 block of Leavenworth Street, listing an unknow...

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