Dwight, KS

RCPD: Man, woman involved in violent altercation in Ogden

RILEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects involved in a violent altercation in Riley County. Just after 5p.m. Sunday, officers filed a report for aggravated kidnapping, battery, and driving while suspended in the 100 block of Riley Ave. in Ogden, according to the Riley County Police Department activity report.
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‘I got a second chance at living,’ Manhattan teen critically injured in car wreck returns home

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – After spending all of 2022 in a children’s emergency hospital, Manhattan teenager Jean Carlos is finally back home. “I’m just grateful I’m here,” Jean Carlos said. “I’m really lucky.” Carlos was a passenger in the Manhattan highway crash that left two others dead, and himself critically injured. “So I was in a […]
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Thunderstorms took their toll on trees

In the Junction City Manager's weekly 515 report the Public Works notes included amounts on recent tree removals from around the city. There were a total of 93.5 cubic yards of tree debris removed. The largest amounts of tree debris removed included 54 cubic yards at 529 W.14th and 20...

Fourth of July celebrations begin this week

Freedom Fest JC and Sundown Salute start their five-day runs Thursday and continue through July 4th. Freedom Fest JC opens Thursday night with the WEEE carnival. Friday night the lineup includes performances by Disco Dick and the Mirror Balls plus Paramount, an 80's rock tribute band. On Saturday the 1st Infantry Division Rock Band, a 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade Fly Over, the Rock Gods, Fireworks Extravaganza and street dance are on the schedule.

Sundown Salute needs volunteers

Sundown Salute is seeking volunteers to help over the 4th of July weekend in Milford, Ks. According to a social media post they are offering free entrance to some of the band performances in exchange for help!. The five-day Fourth of July celebration will be based in the Milford City...

The Glory Ringers Bell Ensemble perform in Kansas City

Handbell Musicians of America Area 8 held their Biennial Festival and Conference at the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. June 23-25. States included: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The theme of the conference was, "Kansas City Here I come!. The conference included classes, rehearsals and...

Life of Fitz: Brian Kavanagh in Salina, Kansas

This edition of the Life of Fitz podcast features host Tim Fitzgerald calling former Kansas State quarterback Brian Kavanagh, who played for the Wildcats in Fitz's first days of covering Kansas State athletics full-time. Kavanagh came to K-State in 1991 from Naperville, Ill., to play for Coach Bill Snyder, and he is believed to be the first college football player to use an NCAA rule loophole that is now known as "grayshirting." He played for the Wildcats starting in 1993, K-State's first bowl appearance under Snyder and the school's first bowl victory at the Copper Bowl, and then stepped in for starter Matt Miller at the 1995 Holiday Bowl when Miller suffered a concussion. Kavanagh completed 18 of 24 passes and threw for four touchdowns in K-State's 54-21 victory over Colorado State, a performance that earned him a spot in the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame. He then went on to lead the Wildcats to a 9-3 record and a berth in the Cotton Bowl as the Wildcats' starter in 1996, his senior season. He now lives in Salina, Kansas, where he and his wife raised four children, the youngest of which, Parker, is set to be a walk-on quarterback for the Wildcats beginning with the 2022 season.

68 DAYS TO 2022 KICKOFF: Jackson Smith

NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted. #68 Jackson Smith.

Chamber of Commerce schedules the New Teacher Breakfast

Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce will host their New Teachers Breakfast on Monday, Aug. 1 at Junction City High School from 7:30 - 9 a.m. Welcome bags provided by Central National Bank will be provided to all new teachers. If your business would like to contribute items or materials for the bags, bring 140 items or bundles to the Chamber office by Monday, July 25. If there is more than one item you would like in each bag they must be bundled together.

Teams compete in the JC Mid-Summer Slam

Four 11-and-under baseball teams competed in the JC Mid-Summer Slam at North Park on Saturday. They included the Upper Deck 11U, Junction City Blues, Salina Bluejays and Rock Creek Titans. ( Photos of Upper Deck 11U team hitting and on base vs. Junction City Blues )

Bats in the house? What to do when bats take up residence

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Bats are interesting creatures that can squeeze through small spaces, including a dime-sized hole in your house. “This time of year, our extension offices and I, directly, get a fair number of calls from homeowners that have bats in their attic or house and that is a concern,” said Drew Ricketts, K-State Research and Extension wildlife specialist.

Hudgins and family react to NBA deal

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Trevor Hudgins is getting an opportunity to do what he has dreamt of doing since he was 5 years old, play basketball in the NBA. The Manhattan, Kansas, native signed a two-way deal with the Houston Rockets Thursday night after going undrafted. “I’m very blessed,” Hudgins said. He tells KSNT News […]

How Kansas State football is recruiting the state's top 2023 high school prospects

Brandon Clark has been around Kansas high school football long enough, both as a player and coach, to gain some insight into college recruiting. So when he says that Kansas State's coaching staff is crushing it with homegrown talent in the Class of 2023, he speaks from experience. Not only was he recruited by K-State as a high school standout at Valley Center in the late 1990s, but now as the head coach at Class 6A powerhouse Derby High School, he sees it through a different lens.

Building Champions Initiative Surpasses $100 Million

MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State Athletics has set a new department record for funds raised in a capital campaign as Athletics Director Gene Taylor announced that the Ahearn Fund has surpassed $100 million for its Building Champions initiative. The initiative, which is part of the department's overall facility master plan,...