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Manhattan Red Cedar Holiday Harvest to return to Roger Schultz Park December 3

Manhattan’s annual Red Cedar Holiday Harvest returns this Saturday at Roger Schultz Community Park. The event is free, giving families an opportunity to chop down their own tree for their holiday decor. The event also has a two-fold purpose of helping cull the population of Red Cedars — an invasive species that grow throughout the [...]

By |2022-11-29T11:33:37-06:00November 29th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Red Cedar Holiday Harvest to return to Roger Schultz Park December 3

Wareham Hall, Inc. seeking community input on future programming plans

A nonprofit that purchased the Wareham Opera House has released a new survey, looking for community input on future programming plans for the venue. Wareham Hall Incorporated will oversee operations, and the associated Wareham Hall Renovation Fund took over ownership of the space in October – planning to turn the historical property into a regional [...]

By |2022-11-22T14:48:15-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Wareham Hall, Inc. seeking community input on future programming plans

Pawnee receives $15k grant from Tower Foundation

Pawnee Mental HealthA Manhattan mental healthcare provider is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to help with its transition to a certified community behavioral health clinic or CCBHC. Pawnee Mental Health Services Monday was announced as the recipient for the grant, awarded by the Tower Foundation and publicized by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. The CCBHC model [...]

By |2022-11-21T16:27:34-06:00November 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Pawnee receives $15k grant from Tower Foundation

Manhattan commemorates Veterans Day with parade, Ceremony of Honor

Manhattan residents lined Poyntz Avenue on a brisk Friday morning for the return of the largest Veterans Day Parade in Kansas. The annual event got underway at 9:30 a.m., running down its traditional route from the Manhattan Town Center mall to City Hall. The parade sees participation from local and State elected officials, Fort Riley [...]

By |2022-11-11T15:03:04-06:00November 11th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan commemorates Veterans Day with parade, Ceremony of Honor

Kansas Board of Education approves recommendation for districts to retire Native mascots in next 5 years

The Kansas State Board of Education wants to see Native American mascots in non-tribal K-12 schools retired in the next three to five years. “I’m shocked that we didn’t hear of this before, we should have known this a long time ago to be honest with you,” says Janet Waugh, representing District 1 encompassing Riley [...]

By |2022-11-10T17:34:50-06:00November 10th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Kansas Board of Education approves recommendation for districts to retire Native mascots in next 5 years

Under new counsel, Iacobellis to return to court in January to withdraw plea

A former Manhattan restaurant owner charged with more than two dozen sex crimes now looks to a January court appearance after appearing virtually for a status hearing Monday in Riley County District Court. 63-year-old Robert Iacobellis is accused of 27 counts of sexual assault and rape by four different people, three of whom were minors [...]

By |2022-11-07T15:57:59-06:00November 7th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Under new counsel, Iacobellis to return to court in January to withdraw plea

Nov. 21 hearing set to decide on trial for Manhattan man accused in ex-wife’s death

A Manhattan man accused of killing his ex-wife is potentially looking at a Summer 2023 trial, appearing from jail in Riley County District Court Monday. Kamahl Bobian is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Shanell Bobian, also facing charges of violation of a protective order and aggravated burglary. He’s accused of killing Shanell [...]

By |2022-11-07T15:51:42-06:00November 7th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Nov. 21 hearing set to decide on trial for Manhattan man accused in ex-wife’s death

Friday fire in Manhattan causes estimated $22,000 in damage

An evening fire was quickly extinguished Friday night in Manhattan. Manhattan Fire officials resonded to a report of a fire in the 2100 block of Walnut Drive after 9 p.m. There, crews found a single car garaged owned by Dan Edgar fully involved in fire, unoccupied upon arrival. Officials in a release say 17 firefighters [...]

By |2022-11-05T05:31:31-05:00November 5th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Friday fire in Manhattan causes estimated $22,000 in damage

World hunger and food security setbacks the focus of Beasley’s 2022 Landon Lecture

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme says while progress toward eliminating world hunger has taken a step back amid violent conflicts and climate shocks globally, the commitment of his colleagues and those working in food security initiatives give him hope. “With all the division in America, it’s your love that will move [...]

By |2022-11-03T14:17:55-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on World hunger and food security setbacks the focus of Beasley’s 2022 Landon Lecture

Manhattan man accused of sex crimes set for Jan. 9 pretrial

A Manhattan man police accuse of child sex crimes appeared for a motions hearing in Riley County District Court Tuesday, now looking to a January 9 pretrial proceeding as his next court date. Vincent Meeks Jr. is charged with 10 criminal counts in total that include rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child as well [...]

By |2022-10-25T18:10:58-05:00October 25th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man accused of sex crimes set for Jan. 9 pretrial
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