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Douglass Center mural portraying Manhattan’s African American history unveiled during Juneteenth celebration

By |June 19th, 2021|

The final piece of the new Douglass Recreation Center was unveiled Saturday as part of the annual Juneteenth celebration in Manhattan. A mural, entitled Triumphant, was designed by Wichita native EuGene Byrd III of Atlanta, Georgia. It honors the strength, pain, joy, faith, knowledge, sacrifice and perseverance of black residents in the community from past [...]

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Stormont Vail Health breaks ground on new $38 million Manhattan complex

By |June 18th, 2021|

Work began this week on a new $38 million medical complex at the K-State Research Park. The facility will serve in part as a to training site for students in K-State’s physician assistant program as part of an agreement between the school and Stormont Vail Health. Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Jason Smith says [...]

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City and county officials discuss challenges of SB 13 and creating revenue-neutral rate budgets

By |June 18th, 2021|

Officials from the City of Manhattan, Riley County and Pottawatomie County sat down Thursday to discuss budgetary challenges amid the newly adopted Senate Bill 13. The legislation, passed this spring, is intended to increase transparency in property tax collections in the state. It requires all taxing entities to create budgets at a revenue-neutral rate (RNR), [...]

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USD 320 board approves hires of Wamego High School, Middle School principals

By |June 18th, 2021|

The Wamego School Board met briefly Friday to approve the hire of new principals at Wamego Middle School and Wamego High School for the upcoming school year. Interim Superintendent Greg Mann spoke about the hiring process at Friday’s meeting. Brad Couture will lead the middle school after serving as an assistant principal and athletic director [...]

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CMT Music City News

PREMIERE: Nelly Joy’s “I Don’t Give A Truck” Gives Heartbreak An Uplifting Twist

By |June 18th, 2021|

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Abilene, Texas-born singer-songwriter Nelly Joy’s “I Don’t Give A Truck” offers a note on tough times that leans deep into the sweeter than the bitter side of contemplating heartbreak and moving on. “My dream for this song was to pair the heartbreak cheating lyrical narrative with a fun and upbeat line dance... Read more »

Kenny Chesney Announces 2022 Stadium Tour

By |June 17th, 2021|

In 2022, Kenny Chesney will return to headlining some of the biggest venues in the country, on his 2022 Stadium Tour, the Blue Chair Bay Rum Presents Here And Now 2022 Fueled by Marathon. Chesney’s previous outing, 2020’s Chillaxification T...