Over the weekend a downtown Manawa business reported an outside display had been destroyed overnight by vandals. Manawa Mayor John Smith took to Facebook to voice his displeasure about the incident, saying “Last night one of our downtown businesses had the outside display basically destroyed. When I receive the message from this business owner this morning it completely infuriated me. We as a community have worked diligently to make Manawa rise from where it was just a few short years ago. And I want to say that this was a consolidated effort from business owners, city residents, and residents from municipalities outside of our city who participated in committees, the school district, and the city government. So to see those efforts continually torn down makes me very upset.” Mayor Smith challenged community members to step up and take a stand against that kind of behavior.