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Ogden residents voice concerns to Law Board over recent crime stint

The Riley County Law Board met in Ogden Monday, with a number of local citizens turning out for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. At least 50 concerned community members showed up, many of whom did so after receiving an anonymous flier in the mail encouraging people to attend. The Law Board, typically meets at Manhattan [...]

By |2022-11-22T10:21:06-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Ogden residents voice concerns to Law Board over recent crime stint

Local seniors celebrate Thanksgiving at RC Seniors’ Service Center

The Riley County Seniors’ Service Center was full of smiling, festive faces for their annual Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers served up plates full of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, and pumpkin pie while the Center Singers sang some holiday tunes. RCSSC Director Liz Nelson had many thanks to give for everyone who showed up and made [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:54:57-06:00November 18th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Local seniors celebrate Thanksgiving at RC Seniors’ Service Center

MATC breaks ground on Advanced Technology Center

Manhattan Area Technical College officially broke ground on the first of four phases as part of their ‘Building HIRE Education’ plan. The new Advanced Technology Center will replace the inadequate modular units that are currently in use on campus. MATC President Jim Genandt explained more about this brand new facility. This expansion will also allow [...]

By |2022-11-12T08:13:58-06:00November 12th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on MATC breaks ground on Advanced Technology Center

ATA Bus offers free rides for Mobility Week

November 6th through the 12th is Kansas Mobility Week, and ATA Bus is removing all fare costs during this time. That was ATA Bus Marketing and Communications Specialist Daphne McNelly on last week’s InFocus. McNelly says everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these services and recommends using this opportunity to ride fare-free to your [...]

By |2022-11-07T14:47:18-06:00November 7th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on ATA Bus offers free rides for Mobility Week

Brian Peete set to become new director for RCPD

The Riley County Law Board has named Brian Peete as the new director for the Riley County Police Department in a 7-0 vote at a special meeting Monday.   That was Riley County Law Board Vice Chair Robert Ward. Board Chair Linda Morse said that Monday’s special meeting served as a simply decision announcement, and [...]

By |2022-10-31T16:33:12-05:00October 31st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Brian Peete set to become new director for RCPD

Jon Wefald’s legacy honored at Butterfly Lane

A brand-new and bright-orange butterfly now adorns the Butterfly Lane street sign on K-State’s campus. Butterfly Lane was renamed Friday to Wefald’s Butterfly Lane in honor of the late Jon Wefald, lover of Monarch Butterflies and former K-State University President. President Richard Linton hosted the dedication ceremony and shared more about Wefald’s admiration for the [...]

By |2022-10-28T17:42:44-05:00October 28th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Jon Wefald’s legacy honored at Butterfly Lane

St. Isidore’s Church set to reopen early next year

Local parishioners are excitedly awaiting the reopening of their beloved St. Isidore’s Catholic Church and Student Center after a year and a half of on-going construction. Father Gale Hammerschmidt said renovations began in the spring of 2021 to address the long-running issue of lack of appropriate space.  He also said this process has been long [...]

By |2022-10-26T15:32:44-05:00October 26th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on St. Isidore’s Church set to reopen early next year

Open house concludes fire prevention week for MFD

The Manhattan Fire Department wrapped up their fire prevention week with family-friendly activities at their annual open house.  Community members flocked to the Headquarters Fire Station to ride Old Engine 1, practice using real fire hoses, watch real fire demonstrations and more.  MFD Captain Dan Newton explained more about the focus of this year’s fire [...]

By |2022-10-16T16:11:16-05:00October 16th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Open house concludes fire prevention week for MFD

Crisis Center recognizes partners and volunteers at thank you reception

That was Crisis Center Inc. Executive Director Kathy Ray officially announcing the opening of their new safe shelter. While the shelter was completed back in July, the announcement was made Tuesday at the center’s thank you reception inside the College Avenue United Methodist Church. The thank you reception was held to honor and recognize all [...]

By |2022-10-11T20:07:38-05:00October 11th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Crisis Center recognizes partners and volunteers at thank you reception

Nonprofit organization purchases Manhattan’s historic Wareham Opera House

The historic Wareham Opera House is now under new ownership. The new owner, Wareham Hall Inc., was formed back in March of this year. According to an October 7th press release, the organization officially purchased the building back on September 23rd. Wareham Inc. Co-Founder Blade Mages spoke about how this project came about. Mages said [...]

By |2022-10-07T16:42:53-05:00October 7th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Nonprofit organization purchases Manhattan’s historic Wareham Opera House
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