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Seven finalists announced in Manhattan flag contest

After reviewing more than 100 submissions, the Manhattan Arts and Humanities Advisory Board have settled on seven finalists in the City of Manhattan flag contest. Submissions opened in March 29 and now the choice of Manhattan’s new city flag goes to the public for a vote. Voting opens on Monday, July 1 and closes Sunday, [...]

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By |2019-06-28T18:15:34-05:00June 28th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Seven finalists announced in Manhattan flag contest

Four arrested in JC after warrant yields meth, marijuana, paraphernalia and a firearm

Four people accused of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school were arrested in Junction City Thursday after police served a search warrant. According to a release by police, officers discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a firearm while performing the search. In addition to the distribution charges, 33-year-old Samantha [...]

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By |2019-06-28T13:57:12-05:00June 28th, 2019|Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Four arrested in JC after warrant yields meth, marijuana, paraphernalia and a firearm

Emergency Operations Center in Manhattan re-opens in response to rising Tuttle levels

As water levels at Tuttle Creek Reservoir are on a rising trend once again, the Emergency Operations Center in Manhattan has re-opened in response. Officials from multiple emergency services across the City of Manhattan as well as Riley and Pottawatomie Counties will collaborate to monitor conditions at the lake and on the Kansas River. No [...]

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By |2019-06-27T17:23:55-05:00June 27th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Emergency Operations Center in Manhattan re-opens in response to rising Tuttle levels

Food and Farm Council discuss goals, progress working with food system stakeholders

Coordinator Vickie James, Board Member Adrian Self and Intern Rachel Van Gilder of the Food and Farm Council of Riley County and the City of Manhattan joined KMAN in-studio Thursday. Created more than 9 months ago, they discussed the progress they’ve made conducting interviews with stakeholder groups involved in the food system — from farmers [...]

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By |2019-06-27T14:30:51-05:00June 27th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, On Demand, Riley County|Comments Off on Food and Farm Council discuss goals, progress working with food system stakeholders

Farm and Food Council discuss goals, progress working with food system stakeholders

Coordinator Vickie James, Board Member Adrian Self and Intern Rachel Van Gilder of the Farm and Food Council of Riley County and the City of Manhattan joined KMAN in-studio Thursday. Created more than 9 months ago, they discussed the progress they’ve made conducting interviews with stakeholder groups involved in the food system — from farmers [...]

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By |2019-06-27T11:28:09-05:00June 27th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Farm and Food Council discuss goals, progress working with food system stakeholders

Proposed Manhattan budget decreases 2 mills from first presentation, Commission seeks further cuts

Manhattan City administration has shaved off more than 2 mills from the proposed 2020 budget since the first City Commission budget work session in May, but Commissioners want to see the property tax burden further reduced. They discussed the proposed budget at their Tuesday meeting. As it currently stands, the proposed 2020 budget features a [...]

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By |2019-06-26T17:04:31-05:00June 26th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Proposed Manhattan budget decreases 2 mills from first presentation, Commission seeks further cuts

Wamego High principal resigns after reaching settlement with district

WAMEGO — Wamego High School principal Chad Brecheisen has announced his resignation, following a special USD 320 board meeting Wednesday night. The circumstances regarding the resignation or the settlement were not disclosed. The meeting was the fourth in a series of special meetings dating back to June 9 for personnel matters. The decision was unanimous [...]

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By |2019-06-21T11:43:52-05:00June 21st, 2019|Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego High principal resigns after reaching settlement with district

Manhattan open to Community House renovation plan

The Manhattan City Commission was largely supportive of the sole proposal they received to renovate the historic Community House in which they would sell the building with limitations and protections of its historical registry status. The Commission discussed the proposal, but held no vote at its Tuesday meeting. The Community House was built in 1917 [...]

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By |2019-06-20T13:10:53-05:00June 20th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan open to Community House renovation plan

Manhattan, USD383 to split costs related to rotating planned middle school rec centers

The City of Manhattan and USD383 will share the costs to re-orient the planned Middle School recreation centers to accommodate planned additions at the schools that include storm shelters. The City Commission approved the decision 4 to 1, Mayor Pro Tempore Usha Reddi opposed. The cost of the change will be at most $500,000 (a [...]

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By |2019-06-19T18:09:29-05:00June 19th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Manhattan, USD383 to split costs related to rotating planned middle school rec centers

Proposed Manhattan budget currently features 3.06 mill increase, Commission wants options for further reduction

Manhattan City Commissioners requested more consolidated information on revenues compared to expenditures as well as impacts of further reducing the mill levy impact of the proposed 2020 budget. The Commission met for its second budget work session Tuesday. Currently, the 2020 budget is proposed to amount $164.48 million. That’s an increase by $8.54 million from [...]

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By |2019-06-12T11:30:00-05:00June 12th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Proposed Manhattan budget currently features 3.06 mill increase, Commission wants options for further reduction