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

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

Local officials provide update on potential US-24 roundabout projects

The installation of roundabouts on US-24 at K-13 and K-113 is likely a ways off. Stephanie Peterson, Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization director, says that the Kansas Department of Transportation has yet to identify a funding source for those projects. “KDOT does have a construction, if you want to call it, timeline, I guess, for [...]

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By |2021-01-22T13:31:14-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Local officials provide update on potential US-24 roundabout projects

Lane closure to impact Kimball Ave. traffic Friday

Eastbound traffic along Kimball Ave. will be reduced to one lane Friday east of the Cattle Bridge as construction continues in the area. The City of Manhattan says Rylie Construction, who is currently working for AT&T, is closing the eastbound lane starting at 9 a.m. and it’s expected the closure will only last one day. [...]

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By |2021-01-22T08:17:48-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Lane closure to impact Kimball Ave. traffic Friday

Bison, brown and gold approved for Oliver Brown Elementary mascot, school colors

The USD 383 school board voted 5-2 in favor of Oliver Brown Elementary welcoming the new brown & gold color scheme and bison mascot. Following more than 1,600 responses to an online survey late last year, the public had the final say in deciding the colors and mascot for the new school. Newly elected board [...]

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By |2021-01-21T10:30:11-06:00January 21st, 2021|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Bison, brown and gold approved for Oliver Brown Elementary mascot, school colors

Significant damage to Hampton Inn due to fire

Manhattan Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Hampton Inn on Wednesday. Firefighters responded to a report of fire coming from the hotel, located off of 501 East Poyntz Avenue, around 2:30 pm. When firefighters arrived on scene, black smoke and fire could be seen coming from the building. MFD crews immediately searched [...]

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By |2021-01-20T18:52:31-06:00January 20th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Significant damage to Hampton Inn due to fire

City makes airport parking fees official, discusses Housing Advisory Board priorities

Airport-parking fees made official The Manhattan City Commission officially approved new Manhattan Regional Airport parking fees during its meeting Tuesday. Mayor Wynn Butler says the fees will help make it so that Manhattan tax payers aren’t completely responsible for funding airport improvements. “While we call it the Manhattan Regional Airport, the funding for that thing [...]

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By |2021-01-20T13:25:13-06:00January 20th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City makes airport parking fees official, discusses Housing Advisory Board priorities
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