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Fort Riley welcomes new senior NCO

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, [...]

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By |2020-01-25T14:23:19-06:00January 25th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley welcomes new senior NCO

Manhattan waives $11,000 in fees for Blue Township EMS station

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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By |2020-01-23T11:02:46-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan waives $11,000 in fees for Blue Township EMS station

Manhattan to open demolition bids for 3003 Anderson in February

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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By |2020-01-22T16:11:41-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan to open demolition bids for 3003 Anderson in February

City of Manhattan eyeing strategies to better attract, retain employees

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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By |2020-01-22T13:26:42-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on City of Manhattan eyeing strategies to better attract, retain employees

Manhattan celebrates life, work of MLK Jr., Bakers recognized

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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By |2020-01-18T19:49:26-06:00January 18th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan celebrates life, work of MLK Jr., Bakers recognized

City working on updated bike, pedestrian system plan

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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By |2020-01-15T12:37:53-06:00January 15th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on City working on updated bike, pedestrian system plan

Area legislators react to Medicaid expansion proposal

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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By |2020-01-10T23:01:47-06:00January 10th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Area legislators react to Medicaid expansion proposal

Manhattan officials talk 2020 legislative hopes with legislators

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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By |2020-01-08T12:59:35-06:00January 8th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan officials talk 2020 legislative hopes with legislators

New, re-elected Manhattan commissioners take oath, Reddi chosen as mayor

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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By |2020-01-08T11:29:15-06:00January 8th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on New, re-elected Manhattan commissioners take oath, Reddi chosen as mayor

City of Riley using Ogden as reference for new municipal court

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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By |2019-12-20T13:38:03-06:00December 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on City of Riley using Ogden as reference for new municipal court