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Water and sewage rates to increase

Come January 1st, Manhattan residents will see an increase in their water bill. At Tuesday night’s city commission meeting, commissioners approved an increase in water and sewage rates over the next three years. The move comes after an outside consultant firm determined that rates should be increased in order to balance the Water and Wastewater [...]

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By | 2017-12-06T01:48:57-06:00 December 6th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Water and sewage rates to increase

Fall commencement at K-State scheduled

It’s pomp and circumstance time at Kansas State University with fall commencement ceremonies set for Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9. Commencement speakers include an award-winning National Geographic photographer, the mayor of Salina and the poet laureate of Kansas. More than 1,500 students are candidates for degrees. To be awarded will be more than 1,300 bachelor’s [...]

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By | 2017-11-30T12:12:23-06:00 November 30th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Fall commencement at K-State scheduled

$1 million gift from Mary Vanier launches scholarship program

Mary Vanier of Manhattan has given a gift of $1 million to Kansas State University to create at least 30 matching gift scholarships as part of the K-State Family Scholarship Program, K-State Today announced Tuesday. This program is an initiative of the KSU Foundation to increase scholarship dollars to help K-State attract and retain students [...]

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By | 2017-11-28T11:10:17-06:00 November 28th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on $1 million gift from Mary Vanier launches scholarship program

‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Texas car accident

A 1st Infantry Division soldier died in a two-vehicle collision near Fort Stockton, Texas, Saturday, according to a press release from Fort Riley Tuesday. First Lt. Stephanie Hetland, a chemical officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., was driving to her next duty station [...]

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By | 2017-11-21T11:23:48-06:00 November 21st, 2017|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on ‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Texas car accident

RCPD activity report

A Manhattan man faces a $20,000 bond following his arrest Thursday night.  Larry Jones, 46, was taken into custody in the 800 block of Colorado Avenue in Manhattan at approximately 10:05 PM. Jones was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for failure to appear. ### Riley County Police Officers filed a report for [...]

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By | 2017-11-17T10:59:24-06:00 November 17th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on RCPD activity report

City proposing to update trash dumpster regulations

At the City of Manhattan commission work session Tuesday night, Public Works Director Robert Ott presented a list of recommendations to update the City’s ordinances regarding large trash dumpsters and containers. Referring to a draft ordinance he shared with disposal service companies operating in the City, Ott proposed an annual permit fee, estimated to be [...]

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By | 2017-11-14T23:22:40-06:00 November 14th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City proposing to update trash dumpster regulations

Adrian Rodriguez named to new Kansas State University diversity position

Following a national search, Adrian Rodriguez will become Kansas State University’s associate vice president for student life for diversity and multicultural student affairs, effective Dec. 4. “I am pleased with the search committee’s selection of Adrian Rodriguez as K-State’s first associate vice president for student life for diversity and multicultural student affairs,” said President Richard [...]

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By | 2017-11-14T10:47:07-06:00 November 14th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Adrian Rodriguez named to new Kansas State University diversity position

Meryl Wilson reappointed chief judge of 21st Judicial District

TOPEKA — Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced today the Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Meryl D. Wilson to a two-year term as chief judge of the 21st Judicial District, effective January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019. Wilson has served as district judge in the 21st Judicial District since April 1997 and chief judge since 2012. [...]

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By | 2017-11-13T13:13:21-06:00 November 13th, 2017|Local News, Riley County, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Meryl Wilson reappointed chief judge of 21st Judicial District

K-State Family hosting Unity Walk and KSUnite

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join together for the K-State Unity Walk to Anderson Hall lawn from 1-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. The walk is a symbolic introduction to KSUnite, a community wide program for diversity, inclusion and equity from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the Anderson Hall lawn. The Kansas State University administration has [...]

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By | 2017-11-08T07:56:33-06:00 November 8th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State Family hosting Unity Walk and KSUnite

Meadowlark Hills to purchase two home hospice facilities

Meadowlark Hills is expanding their operations in Riley County with the purchase of two HomePlus home health care facilities. The homes, located at 120 N. Scenic Drive in Manhattan and at 7621 Falcon Road near Riley, marks the group’s first instance of a physical purchase of property outside of Manhattan. “We’re always looking for ways [...]

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By | 2017-11-07T23:06:26-06:00 November 7th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Meadowlark Hills to purchase two home hospice facilities