The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 board of education adopted its 2019-2020 budget Wednesday. Before the board made their decision, a public hearing was held to hear comments from the public. However, there was no public in attendance. The overall budget includes a mill levy of 62.12 mills; a 5.33 increase from last year. The increase is [...]
Today we visit Northview Elementary as we continue our preview of the upcoming school year in Manhattan/Ogden Schools with our KMAN news series “From the Principal’s Office.” A Northview Elementary veteran will once again be leading school as its principal for the upcoming school year. Principal Cleion Morton will be starting her sixth year with [...]
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Fly MHK is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in 2019, and will have some special events to celebrate. Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Karen Hibbard was on KMAN’s In Focus Aug. 2. She says the airport is a great asset to the community. Since the airport has director flights to Chicago, Hibbard says one of [...]
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Riley County commissioners reviewed the county’s mill levy history dating back to 1998 at their meeting Thursday. The report not only included the mill levies from 1998 to 2019, but the factors that went into those levies as well. This was presented by Budget and Finance Officer Tami Robison. She says the two highest valuation [...]
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The Riley County Police Department is making sure those in Aggieville are staying safe with numerous reports of fights recently in the area. RCPD Director Dennis Butler says he recently went down to Aggieville in civilian clothing to observe the patrons and officers. “I wanted to have a firsthand perspective and watch my officers interact [...]
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The Riley County commissioners approved to accept the 2020 budget on Monday. The budget was approved for publication on July 11th for the minimum 14 day period. The 2020 budget was accepted with a mill levy of 43.065 mills, which is a 2.148 mill increase over last year’s. Before opening the floor to public comment, [...]
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On a recent trip to speak to the president’s cabinet, a Pottawatomie County commissioner was able to meet with President Donald Trump. Commissioner Dee McKee was in DC last week to talk to the president’s cabinet on how local issue are impacted by rules and regulations from the federal government. She met with members of [...]
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The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 board of education approved their 2019-20 budget for publication on Wednesday. The board held a special meeting to give them enough time approve the budget, send it to publication, and then hold the public hearing. The budget will be out in publication on Friday. The projected mill levy is 62.12 mills, [...]
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Riley County EMS, Riley County Police Department, and Manhattan Fire duked it out to get the most votes for the Battle of the Badges blood drive on Monday and Tuesday. Wrapping up the competition at St Thomas Moore Catholic Church, the three departments brought in people to donate 284 pints of blood, only four pints [...]
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Riley County Commission approves emergency purchase for law enforcement center; change order for Leonardville fire station
Riley County Commissioners on Monday approved an emergency purchase for a new monitoring system at the Riley County Law Enforcement Center. Public Works Director Leon Hobson told commissioners he received a call Friday from RCPD Captain Josh Kyle saying the company they used for the monitoring and controlling of the air handlers for the building, [...]