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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

Manhattan eyeing Arts in the Park venue upgrades with private funding

Manhattan is considering upgrades to City Park’s Larry Norvell Bandshell, prompted by a local businessman’s financial involvement. Phil Howe, founder of KS State Bank, approached the city about improving the Arts in the Park venue’s seating and accessibility in 2018 and funded initial designs through Anderson Knight Architects based on ideas gathered from a K-State [...]

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By |2019-12-12T09:45:21-06:00December 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan eyeing Arts in the Park venue upgrades with private funding

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