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Manhattan, USD383 to split costs related to rotating planned middle school rec centers

The City of Manhattan and USD383 will share the costs to re-orient the planned Middle School recreation centers to accommodate planned additions at the schools that include storm shelters. The City Commission approved the decision 4 to 1, Mayor Pro Tempore Usha Reddi opposed. The cost of the change will be at most $500,000 (a [...]

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By |2019-06-19T18:09:29-05:00June 19th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan, USD383 to split costs related to rotating planned middle school rec centers

Proposed Manhattan budget currently features 3.06 mill increase, Commission wants options for further reduction

Manhattan City Commissioners requested more consolidated information on revenues compared to expenditures as well as impacts of further reducing the mill levy impact of the proposed 2020 budget. The Commission met for its second budget work session Tuesday. Currently, the 2020 budget is proposed to amount $164.48 million. That’s an increase by $8.54 million from [...]

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By |2019-06-12T11:30:00-05:00June 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Proposed Manhattan budget currently features 3.06 mill increase, Commission wants options for further reduction

Elevation continues to fall at Tuttle, high water advisory lifted

The high water advisory in place in areas downstream from Tuttle Creek Lake — including the Berry Streets and Dix Addition in Northview — has been lifted, but residents are advised to stay aware of the situation. Lake elevation has steadily declined since the end of May, recorded at a level of 1129.48 feet above [...]

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By |2019-06-10T17:45:48-05:00June 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Elevation continues to fall at Tuttle, high water advisory lifted

Fire crews to start hydrant flushing this week

Fire hydrants around the Manhattan community will be painted and flushed out starting this week, according to a Monday release. The Manhattan Fire Department does this annually. The purpose of flowing is to clear out the water lines and ensure the hydrants are functioning as they should. Residents are advised not to drive or ride [...]

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By |2019-06-10T10:38:54-05:00June 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Fire crews to start hydrant flushing this week

RCPD dynamic entry training set for Wednesday, residents may hear explosions

Residents in the area of the 1500 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard may hear some explosions Wednesday, June 12. The Riley County Police Department will be conducting training exercises that involve controlled explosions. Law enforcement personnel will be practicing dynamic entries and as a result, portions of Holiday Drive and Meadows Lane will be closed [...]

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By |2019-06-10T09:34:39-05:00June 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD dynamic entry training set for Wednesday, residents may hear explosions

Bannister to succeed Wilson as chief judge

A long-time Manhattan-based lawyer-turned-judge has been appointed to be the next chief judge of the judicial district serving Riley and Clay Counties. Grant Bannister was appointed to head the 21st Judicial District, succeeding the retiring Judge Meryl Wilson. Bannister steps in June 16, the date of Wilson’s effective retirement date. Bannister will hold the position [...]

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By |2019-06-08T08:54:14-05:00June 8th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Bannister to succeed Wilson as chief judge

K-13 over Tuttle Dam to open Monday

Highway K-13 between Riley and Pottawatomie Counties over Tuttle Creek dam will be opening again next week. The roadway was closed in February for a project replacing the bridge deck over the spillway structure, it will open again Monday, June 10th. Pedestrian and non-motorized traffic will be prohibited on or along K-13 as well as [...]

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By |2019-06-07T07:52:51-05:00June 7th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on K-13 over Tuttle Dam to open Monday

Single car accident leads to death on Tuttle Creek Blvd

A man died after suffering an apparent medical episode driving on Tuttle Creek Boulevard Wednesday. The 56-year-old driver was not identified in a release by Riley County police. He was driving a 2018 Ford Escape when he left the roadway and crashed into a pole near mile marker 303, south of Madison Road on TCB [...]

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By |2019-06-06T05:54:21-05:00June 6th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Single car accident leads to death on Tuttle Creek Blvd

Manhattan residents to vote on 0.3 percent sales tax on November ballot

Manhattan residents will vote in November whether to increase sales tax by 0.3 percent. The Manhattan City Commission voted unanimously to send the question to the public at its Tuesday meeting. Such an increase would bring Manhattan’s sales tax rate from 8.95 percent to 9.25 percent, sending the city into the top 10 of 25 [...]

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By |2019-06-05T20:26:18-05:00June 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan residents to vote on 0.3 percent sales tax on November ballot

Suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder for shooting near KSU Foundation building

A 23-year-old suspect has been arrested by Kansas State University Police in connection with the shooting incident near the Kansas State University Foundation building in the beginning of May. According to a release by the university, Erin Trent Boykin of Manhattan is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and criminal [...]

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By |2019-06-05T14:23:34-05:00June 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder for shooting near KSU Foundation building