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Manhattan commissioners take oaths, Morse selected as mayor

Following unanimous approval for a routine contract renewal Tuesday, re-elected and a newly elected former commissioner were sworn in to the Manhattan City Commission and one commissioner was selected for a second stint as the city’s mayor. Usha Reddi, Wynn Butler and John Matta took their oaths of office as administered by City Clerk Brenda [...]

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By |2022-01-04T20:07:01-06:00January 4th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan commissioners take oaths, Morse selected as mayor

Manhattan nixes possibility of Warner Park disc golf expansion

Manhattan continues to work on a master plan for the future of Warner Memorial Park and expanding disc golf isn’t part of the picture. City Commissioners didn’t vote on the plan at their Tuesday work session, but four of the five expressed that they didn’t think the park — which already features a 9-hole course [...]

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By |2019-08-28T16:19:41-05:00August 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan nixes possibility of Warner Park disc golf expansion

U.S. Attorney, RCPD announce Manhattan opioid ring take down

More than 50 people were indicted after a three-year investigation into opioid trafficking in the Manhattan area. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in a Topeka news conference announced that 54 people were named in 13 separate grand jury indictments for the distribution of heroin and fentanyl. Henry Clark, Sylvester Calvert, Michael Calvert, James Toliver and Blake [...]

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By |2019-08-28T11:36:24-05:00August 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on U.S. Attorney, RCPD announce Manhattan opioid ring take down

‘Little Apple on the Prairie’ flag to fly over Manhattan

A new flag will be waving over Manhattan as the City Commission approved the winner of the recent contest by 4 to 1 Tuesday. The “Little Apple on the Prairie” design received the most votes out of seven finalists drawn from 120 submissions. The idea arose in 2018 after Commissioner Jerred McKee shared a TED [...]

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By |2019-08-22T20:06:23-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on ‘Little Apple on the Prairie’ flag to fly over Manhattan

Manhattan Chamber promoting Women in Business

In its fourth year under the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the Women in Business Program is geared toward growing entrepreneurship and women’s leadership in the community. President and CEO Jason Smith says the program also provides great mentorship, which he says will go a long way toward encouraging entrepreneurial activity. The program hosts multiple events [...]

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By |2019-08-21T14:12:07-05:00August 21st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Chamber promoting Women in Business

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce to host business showcase

An upcoming exhibition by the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce will provide residents with either a refresher or a first look at what area businesses provide. The 2019 Business Showcase will bring out 45 different Chamber members to what products and services they offer the community. Membership Director Sharla Meisenheimer says it’s open to Chamber [...]

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By |2019-08-21T14:00:02-05:00August 21st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce to host business showcase

Manhattan City Commission moves forward on Aggieville Redevelopment Plan; 2020 budget passes final reading

As Manhattan moves toward redeveloping Aggieville, some business owners asked the city to be cautious about the placement of the proposed parking garage. Bill Varney with Varney’s Inc. urged city commissioners to table the motion. He questioned how the 489 stall garage would impact traffic to businesses like Goodcents if there were no space between [...]

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By |2019-08-21T12:28:24-05:00August 21st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan City Commission moves forward on Aggieville Redevelopment Plan; 2020 budget passes final reading

RCPD budget to be underfunded in 2020 due to miscalculation

The Riley County Police Department budget will be underfunded by about $125,000 due to a cost of living adjustment miscalculation. When the calculations were prepared in a spreadsheet, RCPD Director Dennis Butler says the 1.9 percent COLA — up from 1.7 percent in 2019 — was only entered in the field for non-sworn staff under a false belief that the field would also run [...]

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By |2019-08-20T11:57:35-05:00August 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD budget to be underfunded in 2020 due to miscalculation

Culvert replacement to close portion of College Ave next week

Part of College Avenue north of Marlatt will be closed to through traffic starting Monday during construction by Riley County Public Works. The structure replacement project is located on the stretch of College between Marion Avenue and Livestock Units Road. County crews will be removing two culverts and replacing them with a 12 by 4 [...]

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By |2019-08-15T20:55:26-05:00August 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Culvert replacement to close portion of College Ave next week

Local cops to make morning rooftop stop to raise funds for Special Olympics

If you see cops on the rooftop of Dunkin’ this Friday — don’t worry, it’s for a good cause. Local law enforcement will be staking out the Dunkin’ rooftop for the 2nd time in Manhattan to support Special Olympics Kansas. The Cop on a Rooftop event happens around the country and is a national fundraiser [...]

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By |2019-08-15T20:53:12-05:00August 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Local cops to make morning rooftop stop to raise funds for Special Olympics
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