City of Manhattan

Multiple races for municipal, school board positions across Riley, Pottawatomie Counties

The November municipal and boards of education ballots are set as the deadline to file passed at noon, June 3, bringing out multiple last minute filings. For the City of Manhattan, the only incumbent seeking re-election is Commissioner and former Mayor Linda Morse. Current Mayor Mike Dodson and Commissioner Jerred McKee are not seeking re-election. [...]

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By |2019-06-03T18:29:54-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Belvue, City of Manhattan, City of Wamego, Emmett, Havensville, Leonardville, Local News, Louisville, Manhattan, Ogden, Olsburg, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Randolph, Riley, Riley County, St. George, St. Marys, USD 320, USD 321, USD 322, USD 323, USD 378, USD 383, USD 384, Wamego, Westmoreland, Wheaton|Comments Off on Multiple races for municipal, school board positions across Riley, Pottawatomie Counties

Estabrook to remain in Manhattan Commission race

Former USD 383 School Board Member and Manhattan City Commission candidate Aaron Estabrook says he has no plans to withdraw from the election currently. Estabrook was arrested for driving under the influence in mid-April. Estabrook tells KMAN that he’s not been charged with anything in court and whether there will be further legal action at [...]

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By |2019-05-02T19:12:57-05:00May 2nd, 2019|arrest, City of Manhattan, Estabrook, Flint Hills, government, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan City Commission, municipal government, news, politics, Pottawatomie County, radio, Riley County, USD 383|Comments Off on Estabrook to remain in Manhattan Commission race

Veteran, JCHS grad files to run for Manhattan City Commission

A U.S. Army veteran and Junction City High School graduate is the latest candidate to file to run for Manhattan City Commission. This is 29-year-old Kaleb James’ third time running for the city commission. He first came to the region in his youth as his father was stationed at Fort Riley. After serving in the [...]

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By |2019-04-27T12:13:42-05:00April 27th, 2019|2019, Army, City Commission, City of Manhattan, election, government, Junction City, Junction City High School, Kaleb James, Kansas, KMAN, KS, Local News, Manhattan, MAXIMUS, news, politics, Pottawatomie County, radio, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Veteran, JCHS grad files to run for Manhattan City Commission

Manhattan patches over 2500 potholes in January, road crews prep for snowfall

City of Manhattan Public Works crews patched 2,502 potholes in January 2019. That’s up over 2,400 from January 2018’s total of 94 patched potholes. But that’s an improvement from January 2017, according to city engineer Brian Johnson. He says they patched 3,961 potholes in January 2017. According to Johnson, that’s specifically related to the amount of precipitation [...]

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By |2019-02-14T16:42:43-05:00February 14th, 2019|City of Manhattan, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, news, potholes, radio, Riley County, road warning, snow, streets, winter weather, winter weather advisory|Comments Off on Manhattan patches over 2500 potholes in January, road crews prep for snowfall

Manhattan not expecting to see return on Tallgrass eco-devo investments

Manhattan Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers expects the city won’t see any more return on $317,000 of investments it made in the Tallgrass Brewing Company. He presented the annual economic development report at the city commission work session Tuesday. Tallgrass suspended operations last August after negotiations with new investors languished. Recapitalization efforts seem to have failed for the time being [...]

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By |2019-02-13T10:10:37-05:00February 13th, 2019|alcohol, beer, brewery, City of Manhattan, Kansas, KMAN, Landmark Bank, Local News, Manhattan, radio, Tallgrass, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Tallgrass Tap House, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan not expecting to see return on Tallgrass eco-devo investments

2018 Budget Approved at City Commission Meeting

A public hearing brought commissioners to vote 4-1 to increase the mill levy .350% at the city commission meeting, Tuesday August 1, 2017. After five work sessions to discuss the proposed budget, the commissioners brought the 2018 budget to a vote. The mill levy had been presented by the city of Manhattan’s assistant director of [...]

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By |2017-08-01T22:33:30-05:00August 1st, 2017|2018 budget, city budget, City of Manhattan, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan City Commission|Comments Off on 2018 Budget Approved at City Commission Meeting

Manhattan City Commission Meeting Recap 7/18/17

Two items on the city commission meeting agenda for July 18,2017 were approved to move forward. The first item was to consider the first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 9 of the code of ordinances relating to city-owned cemeteries; Sunset and Sunrise cemeteries, and to consider the establishment of columbarium fee’s and area’s in [...]

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By |2017-07-18T21:22:38-05:00July 18th, 2017|City Commission, City of Manhattan, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan City Commission Meeting Recap 7/18/17

K-State timely warning about sexual assault

Kansas State University received a report from a female student on Friday afternoon, Dec. 9, of a sexual assault that occurred late Sunday, Dec. 4, inside a Manhattan campus residence hall. No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing. T...

By |2016-12-10T08:01:05-05:00December 10th, 2016|City of Manhattan, K-State, K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on K-State timely warning about sexual assault