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Stormont Vail Health breaks ground on new $38 million Manhattan complex

Work began this week on a new $38 million medical complex at the K-State Research Park. The facility will serve in part as a to training site for students in K-State’s physician assistant program as part of an agreement between the school and Stormont Vail Health. Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Jason Smith says [...]

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By |2021-06-18T15:36:21-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Stormont Vail Health breaks ground on new $38 million Manhattan complex

City commissioners discuss public art program, make progress on future Discovery Center exhibit

Public art program The Manhattan City Commission discussed the possibility of hiring a full-time public arts program coordinator during its meeting Tuesday. The proposed staff member would help implement the city’s public arts program and potential new policies, duties which are currently split among multiple city departments. Mayor Wynn Butler was not in favor of the proposal, saying [...]

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By |2021-06-17T11:06:13-05:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City commissioners discuss public art program, make progress on future Discovery Center exhibit

K-State alum, former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice appointed to Kansas Board of Regents

Governor Laura Kelly has appointed K-State alumnus and former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice to the Kansas Board of Regents. Ice currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Salvation Army National Board of Directors. He is also a former member of the KSU [...]

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By |2021-06-16T16:54:08-05:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News, State News|Comments Off on K-State alum, former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice appointed to Kansas Board of Regents

COVID-19 variants becoming more prevalent in Riley County, according to local officials

According to local health officials, COVID-19 variants are becoming more prevalent in Riley County. There has so far been 14 total cases from variants of concern, eight of which are the B.1.6.17.2 variant, also known as the Delta variant. Riley County has confirmed 32 new positive COVID-19 cases and 14 recoveries since June 9, bringing [...]

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By |2021-06-16T14:17:26-05:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on COVID-19 variants becoming more prevalent in Riley County, according to local officials

Man killed in Junction City shooting

One man died Friday following a shooting near a Junction City barbershop. Junction City police responded to Elite Cuts Barbershop in the 700 block of West 6th St. after receiving a report of shots fired. Officers arrived to find 23-year-old LaVincent Perdue with a gunshot wound. Perdue was transported to Geary County Community Hospital where [...]

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By |2021-06-11T20:31:24-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Man killed in Junction City shooting

Fort Riley commanding general announces recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award

Fort Riley’s commanding general Thursday announced the recipient of the 1st Infantry Division’s most prestigious award for a private citizen. As part of the unit’s Victory Week social, Major General D.A. Sims awarded the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award to Mary Sue Moore. As the recipient of the honor, Moore received an engraved Distinguished Trooper Coin, [...]

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By |2021-06-11T20:01:30-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley commanding general announces recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award

City discusses staffing shortages and noncompetitive salaries as 2022 budget talks continue

Staffing shortages, noncompetitive salaries and unreliable revenue sources Staffing shortages and noncompetitive salaries were among the top issues discussed during the Manhattan City Commission’s 2022 budget work session Tuesday. Department heads spoke about the difficulty of competing with the private sector and other municipalities while attempting to retain employees and fill open positions. Public Works [...]

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By |2021-06-10T13:38:19-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City discusses staffing shortages and noncompetitive salaries as 2022 budget talks continue

RCHD tracking multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, some among USD 383 sports teams

The Riley County Health Department is currently tracking multiple local COVID-19 outbreaks, including some among USD 383 sports teams. “These recent outbreaks illustrate the importance of getting vaccinated,” Riley County health officer Julie Gibbs said. “We are encouraging parents to not only get themselves vaccinated but remind them that children 12 and older are also [...]

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By |2021-06-09T17:15:41-05:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Local News, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on RCHD tracking multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, some among USD 383 sports teams

Pott. County discusses upcoming Fleet Maintenance Facility open house, potential hit to budget

Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility open house Pottawatomie County is preparing for the upcoming Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility open house. Public Works engineering aide Janell Ralph says crews are still moving into the building. The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Pottawatomie County entered into an agreement with Schultz Construction of Manhattan [...]

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By |2021-06-09T15:19:30-05:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Tags: |Comments Off on Pott. County discusses upcoming Fleet Maintenance Facility open house, potential hit to budget

K-State ranked as 7th most LGBTQ-friendly university in the United States

Kansas State University has been named the seventh most LGBTQ-friendly college, according to study.com. The ranking is out of a list of 50 United States universities and is based on data from LGBTQ advocacy groups, information from faculty and students and other factors. The list takes note of various LGBTQ organizations at K-State, such as [...]

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By |2021-06-04T15:51:08-05:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on K-State ranked as 7th most LGBTQ-friendly university in the United States
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