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Eisenhower English teacher earns national certification

A teacher at Eisenhower Middle School was certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2018. Julie Disbrow teaches 7th and 8th grade English and earned her certification in English Language Arts and Early Adolescence. Starting the process in 2014, she had to complete four extensive components in five years to be awarded [...]

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By |2019-01-10T15:40:41-06:00January 10th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Eisenhower English teacher earns national certification

Manhattan lays out 2019 legislative priorities to representatives

Manhattan City administrators and elected officials met with state representatives from the local area on Wednesday to discuss the city’s legislative priorities for the 2019 legislative session. Mayor Mike Dodson and City Manager Ron Fehr along with other officials met with Representatives Sydney Carlin, Susie Swanson and Senator Tom Hawk in City Hall. Fehr presented [...]

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By |2019-01-10T14:37:38-06:00January 10th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Manhattan lays out 2019 legislative priorities to representatives

Manhattan raises guest tax, to accept proposals for Community House redevelopment

Transient Guest Tax The tax that visitors to Manhattan pay for a hotel room is set to rise by half a percent. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously voted to raise the city’s transient guest tax from 7 to 7 point 5 percent at their meeting Tuesday. The city has been looking into an expansion of the Manhattan [...]

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By |2019-01-10T12:42:26-06:00January 10th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan raises guest tax, to accept proposals for Community House redevelopment

Average gas prices in Kansas continue to fall, Manhattan sees 2 cent per gallon decrease

Average gasoline prices continue to fall, continuing a steady trend taking place in the state over the past three months. Kansas’s average gas price state-wide is the ninth cheapest in America — 31 cents lower than the national average — at $1.93 per gallon of fuel. That’s 15 percent lower than the rate last January, [...]

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By |2019-01-07T14:58:19-06:00January 7th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Average gas prices in Kansas continue to fall, Manhattan sees 2 cent per gallon decrease

JC commission elects Landes mayor, Underhill vice mayor

Junction City’s government will see a small change in personnel after a recent leadership vote. The City Commission unanimously voted for current Mayor Pat Landes to stay on for another year in the position while Jeff Underhill was chosen to replace Phyllis Fitzgerald as vice mayor. Landes was first elected to the commission in 2011 [...]

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By |2019-01-03T11:48:55-06:00January 3rd, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on JC commission elects Landes mayor, Underhill vice mayor

Army Corps of Engineers to host Eagle Day at Tuttle Creek Lake

Tuttle Creek Eagle Day, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake, returns Saturday, Jan. 5, during peak eagle-watching season. It starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. The event has been held for more than 20 years with help from the Northern Flint Hills Audubon Society, the Tuttle [...]

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By |2019-01-02T16:47:50-06:00January 2nd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Army Corps of Engineers to host Eagle Day at Tuttle Creek Lake

Marstall hired as next Manhattan Assistant City Manager

A Manhattan native will be the next assistant city manager, according to a release from the manager’s office Wednesday. Dennis Marstall, a Manhattan High School graduate, was selected out of four finalists for the job who were identified through a national search process. Prior to this, Marstall worked for 14 years with the City of [...]

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By |2019-01-02T10:18:44-06:00January 2nd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Marstall hired as next Manhattan Assistant City Manager

Vehicle crashes near Tuttle Creek Lake on New Year’s Day

A vehicle stopped just short of rolling into the Tuttle Creek Reservoir after a wreck on New Year’s Day. The vehicle was heading east on K-13 in Pottawatomie County when it collided with and pushed through the guardrail and began rolling down the embankment. Officials have not yet released whether there was more than one [...]

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By |2019-01-02T09:36:23-06:00January 2nd, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Vehicle crashes near Tuttle Creek Lake on New Year’s Day

Butler sworn in as 5th RCPD director

When Dennis Butler came to Ottawa, Kansas after 25 years of service with the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department, he says he didn’t expect to move again in his career. 14 years later, his career has taken a different turn as Butler was sworn in as the 5th Director of the Riley County Police Department in [...]

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By |2018-12-31T15:09:53-06:00December 31st, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Butler sworn in as 5th RCPD director

Live music, special guests headline multitude of NYE celebrations

Manhattan residents have multiple options to ring in the New Year around the Little Apple. The Little Apple New Years Eve Ball Drop Celebration will once again be in Aggieville, centered around the Rally House where the ball — really an apple — will be dropped. Manhattan Mayor Mike Dodson along with former Kansas State [...]

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By |2018-12-28T13:52:09-06:00December 28th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Live music, special guests headline multitude of NYE celebrations