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Frigid strong wind no contest for 2022 Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade in Manhattan

Friday evening brought bitter cold wind to Manhattan, but hundreds turned out anyway for the 21st Annual Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade. The route started at 3rd and Poyntz, turned onto 11th, then ended on Fremont at City Park. The nearly 70 entries decorated their vehicles and walking members in lights. USD 383 was [...]

By |2022-12-04T22:00:39-06:00December 4th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Frigid strong wind no contest for 2022 Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade in Manhattan

Riley County proclaims Native American Heritage Month and Small Business Saturday

Riley County Commissioners have proclaimed November 2022 as Native American Heritage Month. Commission Chair Greg McKinley says the State of Kansas is historically home to many native nations including – the Kaw, Osage, and Pawnee. Nathan Dixon accepted the honor on behalf of the Native Americans of Riley County. McKinley noted that Kansas is currently home to [...]

By |2022-11-22T10:34:06-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County proclaims Native American Heritage Month and Small Business Saturday

Lakeside Heights and University Park water and sewer projects circling the drain

The Lakeside Heights Sewer District #3 and the University Park Water District #4 projects continue to face challenges. Between a 43% increase in costs, and enduring six years of little progress with a lack of accurate and complete information, the projects are likely to be abandoned. Another Public Hearing regarding the special tax districts was [...]

By |2022-11-22T09:30:21-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Lakeside Heights and University Park water and sewer projects circling the drain

February preliminary hearing scheduled for ex-Wamego teachers charged with sex crime

A status hearing was held Tuesday for a pair of former Wamego school teachers accused of unlawful sexual relations with a former student. 51-year-old Allen Sylvester and his 55-year-old wife Deborah Sylvester appeared before Pottawatomie County Judge Erich Campbell, but neither defendant spoke as the decision was made to move the case forward. The couple [...]

By |2022-11-15T13:35:34-06:00November 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on February preliminary hearing scheduled for ex-Wamego teachers charged with sex crime

MHS math teacher receives $5K stipend from K-State College of Education

K-State’s College of Education recently recognized a local teacher with a $5,000 community service stipend. A nationally board-certified math teach at Manhattan High School was recently recognized for her outstanding and impactful educational initiatives beyond the classroom. Jancy Davis is developing after-hours math tutoring and assistance for students in both face-to-face and online formats. She’s [...]

By |2022-11-01T13:24:42-05:00November 1st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on MHS math teacher receives $5K stipend from K-State College of Education

Riley County Clerk encourages looking over sample 28-page ballot before voting

Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo reminds the community that polls are already open. Vargo says this is a great time to take advantage of the early voting allowed in Kansas. Vargo recommends reading the sample ballot on Riley County’s website, or stopping by to pick up a printed copy. He said the county cannot change [...]

By |2022-10-31T23:25:04-05:00October 31st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Clerk encourages looking over sample 28-page ballot before voting

529 accounts provide welcome boost to a school and an educator at USD 383

Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers was in Riley County Friday to present prizes to USD 383. He visited two elementary schools. Rogers presented $2,500 to Ogden Elementary School and $1,000 to Lee Elementary ESOL teacher Heidi Peoples. The randomly drawn prizes will purchase school supplies. There were more than 2,300 nominations in the Choose My [...]

By |2022-10-31T23:03:05-05:00October 31st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on 529 accounts provide welcome boost to a school and an educator at USD 383

Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at K-State teams up with Beach Museum to highlight how perceptions differ

The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at K-State has some upcoming events that will promote conversations and the acceptance of varied perspectives. Director and Associate Professor of Communications, Dr. Colene Lind talks about an event on Wednesday. They’ve also collaborated with the Beach Museum in Manhattan to bring a new exhibit Do you see what [...]

By |2022-10-31T10:46:27-05:00October 31st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at K-State teams up with Beach Museum to highlight how perceptions differ

Kansas Honor Flight returns to packed house at Wamego High School

Wamego High School was full of excitement late Thursday evening. The community packed the gymnasium awaiting the return of 25 veterans and their student guardians after a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital. At 9 p.m. flashing lights of police vehicles approached the high school, followed by a line of Veteran Bikers, and finally the tour [...]

By |2022-10-25T11:53:56-05:00October 25th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Kansas Honor Flight returns to packed house at Wamego High School

USD 383 drive-the-bus event well attended, and they’re planning more

The weather Saturday was perfect for learning a new skill, and USD 383 set up a closed course to allow the public to try driving a school bus. The event served as a way to draw in more potential drivers as the district tries to overcome workforce shortages. There was a variety of vehicles available [...]

By |2022-10-25T11:24:39-05:00October 25th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 drive-the-bus event well attended, and they’re planning more
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