Fort Riley on Friday said goodbye to one of the Army’s “finest senior noncommissioned officers,” in the opinion of the post’s commanding general. The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley honored outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Bishop and welcomed in his successor, Raymond Harris, in a change of responsibility ceremony. Bishop, enlisted out of Sweetwater, [...]
A utility connection fee waiver for a new Pottawatomie County emergency services building was narrowly approved at Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission meeting. Pottawatomie County constructed a new EMS and Sheriff Office substation on Green Valley Road to serve the Blue Township area and the east side of Manhattan located in Pottawatomie County. The waiver — [...]
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After failing to meet a deadline to address health and safety concerns, Manhattan plans to demolish a property that was significantly damaged in the 2018 Labor Day flood of Wildcat Creek. The Manhattan City Commission gave the L-shaped Plaza West shopping center located at 3003 Anderson Avenue until December 1, 2019 to address mold, rotting [...]
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Dealing with frequent employee turnover and difficulty recruiting, Manhattan is hoping to make changes to its workplace environment and transform the city into an “employer of choice.” Multiple department heads echoed similar staffing troubles during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. Administrative staff told commissioners relatively low pay compared to what businesses or other cities offer in [...]
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More than 100 area residents celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Manhattan’s Peace Memorial Auditorium Saturday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration has been a mainstay in Manhattan for more than two decades, organized by the Manhattan Martin Luther Jr. Memorial Committee. The event regularly features poetry, singing, [...]
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Manhattan planners are envisioning a future with improved bicycle and pedestrian routes, including additional bikeways and protected cycletracks alongside city streets. City commissioners Tuesday discussed an update to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems Plan, which lays out potential future projects to improve biking and walking around Manhattan. The previous plan was adopted in 1998. City [...]
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Manhattan-area legislators are pleased with a Medicaid expansion proposal endorsed by Gov. Laura Kelly and a bipartisan group of state senators, while a Wamego representative remains skeptical. The plan was announced in a Thursday press conference in Topeka, a deal reached after weeks of talks between the governor and Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning. [...]
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Manhattan officials are hoping the legislature will explore new ways to generate money for bioscience districts. City administration and representatives met with Manhattan area state legislators Tuesday in Manhattan City Hall to discuss the city’s legislative priorities for the 2020 session. A quorum of current commissioners as well as newly-elected commissioners attended the luncheon with [...]
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Newly-elected Manhattan City Commissioners were sworn in and a new mayor was chosen during Tuesday’s legislative session. Linda Morse, Mark Hatesohl and Aaron Estabrook took their oaths alongside an assortment of loved ones. Morse was re-elected to a four-year term after receiving the highest number of votes, Hatesohl returns to the commission for a four-year [...]
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The City of Riley is working to establish its own municipal court based on the model of Ogden’s court. The Riley Countian Newspaper reports that the city council unanimously approved a proposal to set up a court at its November 26 meeting. Mayor Tim Sharp says the idea has been brought up multiple times in [...]
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