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Kelly confident in bipartisan support for state food sales tax elimination

Gov. Laura Kelly Tuesday expressed optimism about the prospects of a proposed elimination of the state’s sales tax on food following a tour of the Kansas Department of Agriculture Laboratory in Manhattan. “I don’t have any doubt we’ll get bipartisan movement on it,” Kelly said in an interview with Manhattan-based reporters. “There are a lot [...]

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By |2021-11-09T20:12:18-06:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Kelly confident in bipartisan support for state food sales tax elimination

Manhattan airport runway renovation designs to be complete early 2022

Design work on the Manhattan Regional Airport runway renovation project has passed 60 percent completion, says outgoing Director Jesse Romo. “The [federal]infrastructure bill did pass […] late Friday night,” Romo said to Manhattan’s Airport Advisory Board Monday. “So hopefully with that came enough funding in the FAA that they will feel a lot better about [...]

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By |2021-11-09T14:24:38-06:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan airport runway renovation designs to be complete early 2022

Celebrants to commemorate Diwali at weekend potluck

Friday marks the fourth day of the typically five-day festival of Diwali or Deepawali, a celebration of renewals and festival of lights observed by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world. A major festival across the Indian subcontinent, the holiday’s name is derived from the Sanskrit words “Deepa” and “Avali,” a reference to [...]

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By |2021-11-05T17:23:33-05:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Celebrants to commemorate Diwali at weekend potluck

Advance ballots close to surpassing 2019 numbers in Riley County

Riley County as of the end of Thursday is just 224 advance ballots short of the mark set in 2019, the last election headlined by local government races. “These are the people making decisions for your schools and your streets and your cities,” says Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo on KMAN’s In Focus Friday. “I [...]

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By |2021-10-29T14:37:57-05:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on Advance ballots close to surpassing 2019 numbers in Riley County

KSU military scientist testifies to U.S. Senate committee on transitioning to civilian life

The founder of Kansas State University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs shared lessons from his research and practice on how to better aid soldiers transitioning out of the military with the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Wednesday. Dr. Arthur DeGroat testified to the committee in Washington D.C. during a hearing titled ‘Success After [...]

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By |2021-10-28T16:14:26-05:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on KSU military scientist testifies to U.S. Senate committee on transitioning to civilian life

Riley County planning youth vaccine clinics, encourages flu awareness

With Pfizer eligibility expected to be expanded to youths ages 5 to 11 in November, Riley County health officials have plans for COVID-19 vaccination clinics in conjunction with area schools. Health Department Clinical Supervisor Aryn Price presented the information at the monthly intergovernmental luncheon between representatives of area municipalities, educational institutions, business associations and Fort [...]

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By |2021-10-25T16:30:10-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County planning youth vaccine clinics, encourages flu awareness

Riley County reports 68 new COVID tests, most with mild symptoms

Riley County has seen a steep increase in COVID-19 cases in the last week and a half, but public health officials say the majority are experiencing mild symptoms. Riley County reported Wednesday 68 new positive tests and one recovery since Monday’s release. That makes 290 active cases, up from 153 in the week since Wednesday, [...]

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By |2020-08-26T17:45:09-05:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County reports 68 new COVID tests, most with mild symptoms

Fort Riley man arrested for two counts of rape of a minor

A Fort Riley man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old earlier in August. The 19-year-old Jamichael Strahan was taken into custody by Riley County police around 6 p.m. August 25th. He is charged with two counts of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated indecent liberties with a child occurring in Riley [...]

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By |2020-08-25T20:13:29-05:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Fort Riley man arrested for two counts of rape of a minor

Manhattan approves ’21 budget, sales tax ballot question, extends mask ordinance

Manhattan Tuesday unanimously approved its 2021 budget, featuring a flat mill levy and no salary increases for city employees. Read about the prior budget discussion here. Though approved to the tune of about $166 million — a $3 million increase due to additional sales tax revenue earmarked for the new middle school recreation centers — [...]

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By |2020-08-19T17:42:07-05:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan approves ’21 budget, sales tax ballot question, extends mask ordinance
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