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“Silent Witness” ceremony raises awareness of domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and community organizations are partnering to spread awareness and provide support for victims.  The Crisis Center Inc. hosted a silent witness ceremony to honor Kansans that have been killed, and therefore silenced, by domestic violence.  Silhouettes of eight women and two children were displayed in front of the Riley [...]

By |2022-10-07T15:12:03-05:00October 7th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on “Silent Witness” ceremony raises awareness of domestic violence

USD 383 enrollment up more than 2.5 percent from last fall

Enrollment is up at Manhattan-Ogden Schools, nearing pre-pandemic levels. USD 383 Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid delivered the annual enrollment report to the school board Wednesday, noting the district saw a significant increase in enrollment numbers compared to last year. Some of the larger increases were seen in the secondary schools, in particular at Manhattan High [...]

By |2022-10-06T08:26:20-05:00October 6th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 enrollment up more than 2.5 percent from last fall

Pawnee set to kickoff annual ‘Driving the Dream’ fundraiser

Pawnee Mental HealthPawnee Mental Health and the Midwest Dream Car Collection are kicking off their annual “Driving the Dream” fundraising event next week. The event starts September 28th with an on-line auction and will conclude with an in-person event October 13th. Pawnee’s Director of Marketing and Development Diane Hinrichs spoke with KMAN about a few of the [...]

By |2022-09-23T13:49:34-05:00September 23rd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Pawnee set to kickoff annual ‘Driving the Dream’ fundraiser

Konza United Way kicks off 2023 campaign

Community members gathered inside the Shamrock Zone at K-State’s Bramlage Coliseum to help kick off Konza United Way’s 2023 fundraising campaign. Children’s books were placed throughout the room for attendees to write inspirational messages inside. Event emcee Dave Lewis explained how these books coincide with a new partnership and goal for the organization. While this [...]

By |2022-09-13T11:27:59-05:00September 13th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Konza United Way kicks off 2023 campaign

Manhattan man tackled and punched by unknown group of males

A Manhattan man was the victim of an assault early Sunday morning. According to the Riley County Police Department Activity Report, police responded to a report of battery after a 23-year-old man was attacked around 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of North 10th and Thurston Street. The victim reported that three or four unknown male [...]

By |2022-09-12T15:20:56-05:00September 12th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man tackled and punched by unknown group of males

Riley County Health Department to begin free COVID-19 testing once again

The Riley County Health Department will provide free in-person COVID tests starting Monday. According to a news release from RCHD, testing will be available by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled as early as five days out or as late as two hours before the selected timeslot. A mobile lab trailer conducting nasal swab PCR [...]

By |2022-09-09T15:30:00-05:00September 9th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Health Department to begin free COVID-19 testing once again

Manhattan man injured in Wabaunsee County crash

A Manhattan man was taken to the hospital following a crash on Interstate 70 Tuesday in Wabaunsee County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, Che Yu Wang was driving his Jeep Westbound near Wabaunsee Road before veering left on the roadway, overcorrecting, striking a nearby ditch, overturning, and settling against the median before [...]

By |2022-08-24T14:37:37-05:00August 24th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man injured in Wabaunsee County crash

Riley County senior shares his love for Jeeps

Lowell May, affectionately nicknamed “Old May”, has a passion for Jeeps and enjoys sharing his love for and knowledge of the vehicle with members of the community. May spoke at the Riley County Senior Center Friday about the car’s military origin. May’s Jeep passion started back in his early days after serving in the Army [...]

By |2022-08-22T10:46:03-05:00August 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County senior shares his love for Jeeps

Citizens voice concerns over new Scorpion facility

Community members filled the room Wednesday at Crestview Church for a Pottawatomie County meeting about the upcoming construction of the Scorpion biomanufacturing facility. The purpose of the meeting was to allow the public to voice their concerns and ask questions about the project. The new building will be located off of Highway 24 and Excel [...]

By |2022-08-18T16:15:14-05:00August 18th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Citizens voice concerns over new Scorpion facility

Second wave feminism on display at Beach Museum

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is opening a new exhibit Tuesday to bring attention to the second wave of feminism from the 1960s to 1970s.  The “Voices: Women Artists in the Era of the Second Wave of Feminism” exhibit will feature artwork utilized by female artists to highlight and bring attention to feminist [...]

By |2022-08-08T16:51:15-05:00August 8th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Second wave feminism on display at Beach Museum
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