Mar 20, 2020 5:51 PM

MHK Together Program to provide local economic relief

Posted Mar 20, 2020 5:51 PM

Manhattan-based marketing agency, 502, has partnered with the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to launch MHK Together, an online tool that enables customers to put dollars in the hands of their favorite retail, service and hospitality businesses while providing food assistance to those affected by layoffs or reductions in pay. Blade Mages, founder and president of 502, said, "These Manhattan businesses play such a large role in creating quality of life for our employees. As a team of problem solvers and makers, we felt a responsibility to do our part in extending a hand to these businesses. We had the ability and the partnerships in place to put this together, so we did."

MHK Together operates off the basic premise of "buy one, give one." When a customer buys a gift card through MHKTogether.org, the value of that gift card will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with a Dillons or Hy-Vee gift card to provide food assistance to individuals and families who have been directly impact by layoffs or wage loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vern Henricks, president and CEO of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation said, "The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation has a mission to build relationships with donors to meet community needs. Right now, we're facing an unknown need of significant scale, and our community is up for the challenge. When 502 approached us with this idea, we jumped right on the opportunity to serve as an operational partner with assistance from Konza United Way and Shepherd's Cross. With this sort of out-of-the-box thinking and the generosity of our donors, we're going to get through this together."

This match was made available by the Ward & Brenda Morgan Donor Advised Fund and the Lincoln & Dorothy Deihl Advised Fund, both administered through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. Grocery assistance was made possible by the contributions of local Dillons and Hy-Vee stores.

Affected local businesses or individuals seeking grocery assistance are asked to visit MHKTogether.org to review eligibility requirements.

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UPDATE: 3 more jailed for November shooting death in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department is investigating a murder and have arrested three people.

Just after 10p.m. November 1, the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch center received multiple 911 calls concerning the sound of a gunshot in the 1400 block of Cambridge Place in Manhattan, according to a media release.

When officers arrived on scene, they found 24-year-old, Tanner Zamecnik, suffering from a gunshot wound and died.

Through detailed investigation officers made the initial arrest of Richard Goens, 29, of Manhattan, within 12 hours of the crime occurring.

Goens is being held on a $1 million bond for First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault x3, and Aggravated Robbery. 

On Thursday, police arrested Shamar Sutton, 45, Manhattan, on requested charges of "Murder in the 1st degree; In the commission of a felony Aggravated assault; Use of a deadly weapon Aggravated Robbery; Armed w/ dangerous weapon and Aggravated battery; Reckless deadly weapon cause grt body harm/disfig/death Criminal discharge of firearm; Occupied vehicle w great bodily harm," According to the Riley County Police Department arrest report.

On Thursday afternoon, police arrested Jaylon M. Hitsman, 20, Manhattan, and Dylan A. Hitsman, 20, Abilene, on similar charges.

All three are being held on bonds of $250,000, according to the arrest report.

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RILEY COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a murder in Manhattan and have three in custody.

Just after 11a.m. Thursday police arrested Shamar Sutton, 45, Manhattan, on requested charges of "Murder in the 1st degree; In the commission of a felony Aggravated assault; Use of a deadly weapon Aggravated Robbery; Armed w/ dangerous weapon and Aggravated battery; Reckless deadly weapon cause grt body harm/disfig/death Criminal discharge of firearm; Occupied vehicle w great bodily harm," According to the Riley County Police Department arrest report.

On Thursday afternoon, police arrested Jaylon M. Hitsman, 20, Manhattan, and Dylan A. Hitsman, 20, Abilene, on similar charges.

All three are being held on bonds of $250,000, according to the arrest report.

Check the post for additional details as they become available.