Officials discuss general fund, budget at 2021 City of Manhattan retreat

Jason Hilgers, City of Manhattan deputy city manager, suggested to the Manhattan City Commission at a retreat last Friday that they consider a five-year plan for the general fund. The general fund, which is around $31 million this year, has stayed about the same the past five years. Hilgers says increasing it by a few [...]

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By |2021-01-25T19:20:45-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Officials discuss general fund, budget at 2021 City of Manhattan retreat

Damage from Manhattan hotel fire estimated at $5 million

The Manhattan Fire Department says a Jan. 20 fire at the Manhattan Hampton Inn caused $5 million worth of damage. The estimate comes following a five-day investigation. The fire loss was estimated at $2.5 million and the loss of contents was also estimated at $2.5 million.  The cause was determined to be accidental and started [...]

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By |2021-01-25T17:53:31-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Damage from Manhattan hotel fire estimated at $5 million

Pottawatomie County not sitting on vaccines, says it plans to start phase two vaccinations this week

The race to get COVID vaccines into the arms of individuals is one local health officials has been a slow, but steady success. Vaccine clinics have proved to be efficient in getting most critical health care and high risk patients vaccinated. Pottawatomie County Health Department Director Leslie Campbell says her department has been receiving about [...]

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By |2021-01-25T15:53:55-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County not sitting on vaccines, says it plans to start phase two vaccinations this week

RCPD arrest suspect wanted on two dozen counts of passing worthless checks

Riley County Police have arrested a man on numerous counts of forgery and passing worthless checks. According to its weekend arrest report, 33-year-old Larry McVey Jr. is charged with 24 total counts of passing worthless checks, six counts of forgery, two counts of theft by deception as well as a single count of attempted theft. [...]

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By |2021-01-25T13:43:21-06:00January 25th, 2021|Clay County, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD arrest suspect wanted on two dozen counts of passing worthless checks

RCPD arrest one following alleged assault, threats made against two women

A Fort Riley soldier is jailed in Riley County after police say he threatened and injured two women. According to Riley County Police, 23-year-old Jamie Bernard Smith was arrested in connection to charges of attempted domestic battery, interference with law enforcement, aggravated child endangerment and two counts of aggravated assault. The incident reportedly occurred in [...]

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By |2021-01-25T13:38:15-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD arrest one following alleged assault, threats made against two women

Riley County confirms two new COVID-19 related deaths

Riley County has confirmed two new COVID-19 related deaths. The first was a 91-year-old woman who tested positive on Jan. 9 and died on Jan. 22 at Via Christi Village. The second was a 72-year-old man who tested positive on Jan. 9 and died on Jan. 23 at Via Christi Hospital. This brings the total [...]

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By |2021-01-25T13:20:30-06:00January 25th, 2021|COVID-19, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County confirms two new COVID-19 related deaths

RCPD Report: 1/25/21

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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By |2021-01-25T10:28:21-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report: 1/25/21

City offices, facilities closed Monday due to winter weather

Manhattan city buildings including City Hall, Municipal Court, the Flint Hills Discovery Center, the Douglass Centers and the T. Russel Reitz Animal Shelter are all closed Monday due to inclement weather. City services will still be available online and over the phone at 785-587-2480. This extends to Municipal Court, which will continue its operations remotely [...]

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By |2021-01-25T07:55:10-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City offices, facilities closed Monday due to winter weather

Update: Winter storm to bring heavy snow, ice accumulations

Update 11 a.m. Sunday Much uncertainty remains over when and how much snow will fall in the Manhattan area, but forecasters believe it will be a significant storm for the area regardless. The National Weather Service in Topeka says the storm system will bring several inches of snow as well as minor ice accumulations beginning [...]

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By |2021-01-24T11:06:09-06:00January 23rd, 2021|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Update: Winter storm to bring heavy snow, ice accumulations

MCC soccer coach to be inducted into NCCAA Hall of Fame

Rick Wright, head coach of the Manhattan Christian College men’s soccer team, will be inducted into the National Christian College Athletic Association Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2021. Wright began coaching at MCC in 1992 and has since led the team to three national championships, 19-straight NCCAA regional championships from 1997 [...]

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By |2021-01-22T17:44:50-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on MCC soccer coach to be inducted into NCCAA Hall of Fame
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