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U.S. Dept of Ed awards USD 383 as ‘Green Ribbon’ school district

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 is among the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardees, according to a press release. USD 383 was nominated by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Association for Conversation and Environmental Education. Examples of some of the [...]

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By | 2018-05-17T12:51:57-05:00 May 17th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on U.S. Dept of Ed awards USD 383 as ‘Green Ribbon’ school district

Fort Riley to hold ceremony for outgoing support leader

The Big Red One will say goodbye to one leader and welcome another Monday afternoon with a Victory with Honors Ceremony at 4 p.m. at the 1st Infantry Division’s headquarters on Fort Riley. Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Smith has served as the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley deputy commanding general for support since October [...]

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By | 2018-05-17T12:02:29-05:00 May 17th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley to hold ceremony for outgoing support leader

Over 3,000 soldiers returning to Fort Riley

More than 3,000 soldiers with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are set to return to  Fort Riley following a nine-month deployment to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve, according to the army post. The “Dagger” brigade deployed to Europe in September 2017 as the second iteration of heel-to-toe rotations of U.S. [...]

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By | 2018-05-16T13:06:33-05:00 May 16th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Over 3,000 soldiers returning to Fort Riley

City commissioners approve new Aggieville parking rules

Story by Mikayla Gentine Manhattan city commissioners tackled three items Tuesday night. The first was the consideration of a new Flint Hills Area Transit Agency (FHATA) inter-local agreement and cancellation of the current FHRTA inter-local agreement. The second item considered a change to the parking rules in Aggieville’s streets and public lots. The third reviewed [...]

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By | 2018-05-16T13:00:36-05:00 May 16th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on City commissioners approve new Aggieville parking rules

The army goes green at Fort Riley

(May 9, 2018) The Department of Defense, along with companies Corvias and Onyx, have completed the first phase of Fort Riley’s Solar Program in an effort to reduce the army installation’s dependency on conventional energy. This is the largest solar program in the state of Kansas, with 177 of the 1,260 home solar panels already [...]

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By | 2018-05-09T14:36:53-05:00 May 9th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on The army goes green at Fort Riley

Secretary of the U.S. Army sees ‘professionalism’ during Fort Riley visit

The Secretary of the U.S. Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper, visited and spoke with soldiers and spouses of the 1st Infantry Division as he toured Fort Riley Friday. The visit was Esper’s first to the area since he was sworn in as the 23rd Secretary of the Army last November. Esper started his busy day [...]

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By | 2018-05-08T14:48:52-05:00 May 8th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Secretary of the U.S. Army sees ‘professionalism’ during Fort Riley visit

Report: No charges for officers in fatal Wamego shooting

Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck told the Manhattan Mercury Friday there was “no criminal action” in an officer-involved shooting in Wamego two months ago that left one man dead. Ethan Straub, 25, of Wamego, was shot and killed during an altercation with law enforcement on Feb. 26. Five officers from four agencies — including Wamego [...]

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By | 2018-05-07T12:42:11-05:00 May 7th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Report: No charges for officers in fatal Wamego shooting

Study: Hunger in Riley, Geary counties higher than national average

The national anti-hunger nonprofit, Feeding America, announced new data this week through a press release that reveals food insecurity exists in every county in Harvesters’ service area including Riley County, where the food insecurity rate of 17.9 percent is higher than the national average (12.3 percent) and remains higher than pre-recession numbers. It said Pottawatomie [...]

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By | 2018-05-03T13:14:19-05:00 May 3rd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Study: Hunger in Riley, Geary counties higher than national average

Secretary of the U.S. Army to visit Fort Riley this week

The secretary of the U.S. Army will visit Fort Riley Friday, meeting with 1st Infantry Division leaders and interacting with Big Red One soldiers, according to a press release from the army post. Mark T. Esper, the 23rd secretary of the U.S. Army, was sworn in on Nov. 17, 2017. As secretary, he has statutory [...]

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By | 2018-05-01T12:43:34-05:00 May 1st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Secretary of the U.S. Army to visit Fort Riley this week

UPDATE: Boil water advisory rescinded for Westmoreland

Updated Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Westmoreland located in Pottawatomie County. The advisory was issued because of a line break which caused a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and [...]

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By | 2018-05-02T13:00:27-05:00 May 1st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on UPDATE: Boil water advisory rescinded for Westmoreland