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Manhattan celebrates life, work of MLK Jr., Bakers recognized

More than 100 area residents celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Manhattan’s Peace Memorial Auditorium Saturday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration has been a mainstay in Manhattan for more than two decades, organized by the Manhattan Martin Luther Jr. Memorial Committee. The event regularly features poetry, singing, [...]

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By |2020-01-18T19:49:26-06:00January 18th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan celebrates life, work of MLK Jr., Bakers recognized

City working on updated bike, pedestrian system plan

Manhattan planners are envisioning a future with improved bicycle and pedestrian routes, including additional bikeways and protected cycletracks alongside city streets. City commissioners Tuesday discussed an update to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems Plan, which lays out potential future projects to improve biking and walking around Manhattan. The previous plan was adopted in 1998. City [...]

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By |2020-01-15T12:37:53-06:00January 15th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City working on updated bike, pedestrian system plan

Area legislators react to Medicaid expansion proposal

Manhattan-area legislators are pleased with a Medicaid expansion proposal endorsed by Gov. Laura Kelly and a bipartisan group of state senators, while a Wamego representative remains skeptical. The plan was announced in a Thursday press conference in Topeka, a deal reached after weeks of talks between the governor and Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning. [...]

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By |2020-01-10T23:01:47-06:00January 10th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Area legislators react to Medicaid expansion proposal

Manhattan officials talk 2020 legislative hopes with legislators

Manhattan officials are hoping the legislature will explore new ways to generate money for bioscience districts. City administration and representatives met with Manhattan area state legislators Tuesday in Manhattan City Hall to discuss the city’s legislative priorities for the 2020 session. A quorum of current commissioners as well as newly-elected commissioners attended the luncheon with [...]

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By |2020-01-08T12:59:35-06:00January 8th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan officials talk 2020 legislative hopes with legislators

Manhattan officials talk 2020 legislative hopes with legislators

Manhattan officials are hoping the legislature will explore new ways to generate money for bioscience districts. City administration and representatives met with Manhattan area state legislators Tuesday in Manhattan City Hall to discuss the city’s legislative priorities for the 2020 session. A quorum of current commissioners as well as newly-elected commissioners attended the luncheon with [...]

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By |2020-01-08T12:59:35-06:00January 8th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan officials talk 2020 legislative hopes with legislators

New, re-elected Manhattan commissioners take oath, Reddi chosen as mayor

Newly-elected Manhattan City Commissioners were sworn in and a new mayor was chosen during Tuesday’s legislative session. Linda Morse, Mark Hatesohl and Aaron Estabrook took their oaths alongside an assortment of loved ones. Morse was re-elected to a four-year term after receiving the highest number of votes, Hatesohl returns to the commission for a four-year [...]

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By |2020-01-08T11:29:15-06:00January 8th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on New, re-elected Manhattan commissioners take oath, Reddi chosen as mayor

City of Riley using Ogden as reference for new municipal court

The City of Riley is working to establish its own municipal court based on the model of Ogden’s court. The Riley Countian Newspaper reports that the city council unanimously approved a proposal to set up a court at its November 26 meeting. Mayor Tim Sharp says the idea has been brought up multiple times in [...]

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By |2019-12-20T13:38:03-06:00December 20th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on City of Riley using Ogden as reference for new municipal court

Manhattan eyeing Arts in the Park venue upgrades with private funding

Manhattan is considering upgrades to City Park’s Larry Norvell Bandshell, prompted by a local businessman’s financial involvement. Phil Howe, founder of KS State Bank, approached the city about improving the Arts in the Park venue’s seating and accessibility in 2018 and funded initial designs through Anderson Knight Architects based on ideas gathered from a K-State [...]

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By |2019-12-12T09:45:21-06:00December 12th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan eyeing Arts in the Park venue upgrades with private funding

Manhattan eyeing Arts in the Park venue upgrades with private funding

Manhattan is considering upgrades to City Park’s Larry Norvell Bandshell, prompted by a local businessman’s financial involvement. Phil Howe, founder of KS State Bank, approached the city about improving the Arts in the Park venue’s seating and accessibility in 2018 and funded initial designs through Anderson Knight Architects based on ideas gathered from a K-State [...]

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By |2019-12-12T09:45:21-06:00December 12th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan eyeing Arts in the Park venue upgrades with private funding

Utility connection, building permit fees waived for low-income senior housing

Manhattan is waiving more than $90,000 in utility connection and building permit fees for a planned low-income senior living development. The City Commission approved the waiver for the project in Lee Mill Village Tuesday by 4 to 1 vote with Commissioner Wynn Butler opposing. Manhattan had previously agreed to sell the 19 lots to the [...]

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By |2019-12-04T11:02:20-06:00December 4th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Utility connection, building permit fees waived for low-income senior housing