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Utility connection, building permit fees waived for low-income senior housing

Manhattan is waiving more than $90,000 in utility connection and building permit fees for a planned low-income senior living development. The City Commission approved the waiver for the project in Lee Mill Village Tuesday by 4 to 1 vote with Commissioner Wynn Butler opposing. Manhattan had previously agreed to sell the 19 lots to the [...]

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By |2019-12-04T11:02:20-06:00December 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Utility connection, building permit fees waived for low-income senior housing

Annual Thanksgiving lunch well-attended in 8th year at Old Chicago

In its eighth year at Old Chicago, Manhattan’s annual community Thanksgiving lunch brings out regulars and fresh faces alike. A partnership between Old Chicago and the Flint Hills Breadbasket, hundreds have been taking part in the free lunch at Old Chicago since 2012.  Prior to that, it was held at Manhattan High School until their [...]

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By |2019-11-29T09:43:00-06:00November 29th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Annual Thanksgiving lunch well-attended in 8th year at Old Chicago

Title IX lawsuit against KSU dismissed

Two plaintiffs in Title IX lawsuits against Kansas State University dismissed their federal suits Tuesday. The dismissal was filed by the plaintiffs Tuesday and the case was dismissed with prejudice. The courts had previously denied a motion to dismiss by the K-State legal team in March. The two students alleged K-State administrative officials violated Title [...]

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By |2019-11-27T10:24:56-06:00November 27th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Title IX lawsuit against KSU dismissed

12th Street traffic in Aggieville remains two-way in redevelopment plans

Manhattan City Commissioners are keen to keep 12th Street between Bluemont and Moro two-way as discussions surrounding potential Aggieville redevelopment continue. The Commission Tuesday voiced majority support for the proposal amid a discussion on plans for multiple projects around the district that could include streetscape and water infrastructure renovations, district-wide public WiFi and a new [...]

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By |2019-11-27T00:01:38-06:00November 27th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on 12th Street traffic in Aggieville remains two-way in redevelopment plans

Manhattan votes to re-open Warner Park Road

Manhattan took the first step toward approving the Warner Memorial Park master plan, which currently envisions a future where Warner Park Road is re-opened for vehicles. The City Commission approved first reading of the plan Tuesday by 4 to 1 vote, which would plan to open the road up to the location of the existing [...]

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By |2019-11-20T11:54:39-06:00November 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan votes to re-open Warner Park Road

Manhattan removes full ban on smoking, vaping on patios in combined law

Manhattan’s newly combined smoking and vaping ordinance will not completely ban nicotine consumption on bar and restaurant outdoor patios. It passed by 3 to 2 vote. The City Commission Tuesday changed course on the regulations following outreach from multiple area business owners after having previously passed a first reading of an ordinance that extended the [...]

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By |2019-11-20T01:49:29-06:00November 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan removes full ban on smoking, vaping on patios in combined law

Manhattan nixes full ban on smoking, vaping on patios in combined law

Manhattan’s newly combined smoking and vaping ordinance will not completely ban nicotine consumption on bar and restaurant outdoor patios. It passed by 3 to 2 vote. The City Commission Tuesday changed course on the regulations following outreach from multiple area business owners after having previously passed a first reading of an ordinance that extended the [...]

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By |2019-11-20T00:59:45-06:00November 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan nixes full ban on smoking, vaping on patios in combined law

Manhattan may be on hook for 50 feet of 150 foot wide runway renovation

While still years from becoming a reality, plans for renovations of the eroding Manhattan Regional Airport runway have run into a potential snag over its width. Airport Director Jesse Romo says though past communications with Federal Aviation Administration officials indicated they would be eligible to received federal grants the help fund up to 90 percent [...]

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By |2019-11-12T22:51:38-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan may be on hook for 50 feet of 150 foot wide runway renovation

Estabrook to serve jail time, house arrest following DUI plea

A newly elected Manhattan City Commissioner entered a plea deal Tuesday in his DUI case dating back to April, 2019. Commissioner-elect Aaron Estabrook pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor in Riley County District Court before Judge John Bosch. Estabrook will serve 48 hours in jail followed by 120 hours of house arrest scheduled for a later [...]

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By |2019-11-12T12:34:42-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Estabrook to serve jail time, house arrest following DUI plea

Manhattan reworks conference center expansion plan, passes new vaping, smoking restrictions

The cost of the Manhattan Conference Center expansion has risen from originally planned, but city commissioners Tuesday approved a contract amendment to avoid impacting property taxes. The city agreed to a $3.5 million, 14,000 square foot expansion in January of 2019, but HCW-Manhattan LLC says demand on subcontractors in the region due to various ongoing [...]

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By |2019-11-06T16:03:49-06:00November 6th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan reworks conference center expansion plan, passes new vaping, smoking restrictions