Manhattan Emergency Shelter opens after months of repairs

A local homeless shelter is back open after months of repairs following a water leak earlier this year.
The Manhattan Emergency Shelter closed in March after a contractor accidentally struck a sprinkler line on the building’s third floor, flooding the building and knocking out power. Executive Director Emily Wagner tells KMAN there were delays in repairs and getting tenants moved in due to the development of mold.
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The shelter can house up to 47 people per night. But over the last seven months, many of those displaced had to be temporarily housed elsewhere.
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Residents were able to start moving back in to the shelter Nov. 1. Wagner says they do need to restock their food pantry and eventually bedding and towels. Anyone wishing to donate should call ahead to see what items they can take at this point. The phone number is 785-537-3113.

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