Manhattan reports tax collections up as of December 31

Manhattan property tax revenue through the end of 2021 lagged below 2020’s figures, though sales tax collections brought the city into the positive at the year’s end. The City Manager’s Monthly Report was released Friday, reporting a snapshot of the city’s finances and operations as of December 31. Property tax revenue collections came in at [...]

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By |2022-01-21T11:17:54-06:00January 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan reports tax collections up as of December 31

MRC lunches begin February 2

The Manhattan Military Relations Committee will welcome back MRC lunches in February. Military relations liaison, Janet Nichols, says the MRC lunches are open to anyone even without membership. She says it is great opportunity to network, learn, and enjoy lunch. She says the lunch is twenty dollars, but well worth it. “It has an entree, [...]

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Flint Hills Christian School to celebrate National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week begins January 24. Jordan Candido, director of advancement with Flint Hills Christian School, tells KMAN this is an exciting week for them and talks more about the national movement. “Get parents aware of what is out there for their students,” Candido adds. “School choice is the process of allowing every family [...]

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By |2022-01-21T07:55:29-06:00January 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Flint Hills Christian School to celebrate National School Choice Week

Chamber excited for prospect of new Museum of Art and Light

The prospect of a new Museum of Art and Light in downtown Manhattan has Chamber President and CEO Jason Smith excited. “It enhances this community as a place to attract more residents,” Smith says. “We’ve talked about this a lot over the last couple years since I’ve been here, is we have to do a [...]

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By |2022-01-20T13:00:32-06:00January 20th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Chamber excited for prospect of new Museum of Art and Light

RCPD: Missouri man extradited to Manhattan on child sex abuse charges

An investigation into a July 2021 alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in Manhattan has resulted in the arrest of a suspect. Riley County Police say 19-year-old Marcus Quintin Hall, of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday after being extradited from Pulaski County, Missouri. He’s charged with a single felony county [...]

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No injuries reported after minor fire at Bluemont Elementary

No injuries were reported after a brief fire ignited on the roof of Bluemont Elementary Wednesday evening. The school said on its Facebook page that a faulty heating unit ignited on the school’s roof after school Wednesday. There were staff and students in the building at Boys & Girls Club’s after school program. All were [...]

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USD 383 officials navigating COVID surge with cautious optimism

School resumed Tuesday in the Manhattan-Ogden district after an extended holiday weekend amid a surge in COVID-19 cases that resulted in several staff members being out sick. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid joined KMAN’s In Focus Wednesday to discuss how much that extra day off last Friday, prior to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, helped [...]

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By |2022-01-19T14:06:37-06:00January 19th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 officials navigating COVID surge with cautious optimism

Manhattan rings in the new year with optimism

The 2022 edition of Manhattan’s Visitor Guide is now available. Karen Hibbard, Convention and Visitors Bureau Director, says due to funding constraints, they had to use the same guide last year as they did in 2020. She says she is excited for everything 2022 and the new guide have to offer. “2022, we are celebrating [...]

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Public hearing to expand STAR bond district for art & light museum set for March 1

Manhattan City Commissioners Tuesday approved a March 1 date for a public hearing on the expansion of the downtown STAR bond district to include the new location of a proposed museum. Developers Robert and Tracey DeBruyn are eyeing a lot to the north of Pierre and west of 3rd Street for their envisioned 50,000 square [...]

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By |2022-01-18T21:44:35-06:00January 18th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Public hearing to expand STAR bond district for art & light museum set for March 1

New sorting machine included in Manhattan Public Library renovations

Renovations at the Manhattan Public Library will see the installation of a new sorting machine at the circulation desk. Manhattan Public Library Development and Public Relations Coordinator Madison Ogle joined KMAN’s In Focus Monday, saying the circulation desk has moved amid the planned 10-week project. “It is a pre-sorting machine that, when items get returned, [...]

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