Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce announces Riley County small-business grant program

Riley County and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce will soon begin taking applications for the approximately $2.5 million Riley County CARES small business grant program. This program, which is part of the first round of CARES Act funding, will allow eligible Riley County businesses to receive up to $15,000 in grant funds. If the [...]

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By |2020-09-18T18:15:45-05:00September 18th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce announces Riley County small-business grant program

Riley County reports 75 new positive COVID-19 cases and 86 recoveries

75 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 86 recoveries have been reported in Riley County since Wednesday. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 761 and recoveries to 807. 1199, or 76.08 percent, of the positive cases that have been reported in Riley County have involved patients who are 18 to 24-years [...]

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Riley County reports 75 new positive COVID-19 cases and 86 recoveries

75 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 86 recoveries have been reported in Riley County since Wednesday. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 761 and recoveries to 807. 1199, or 76.08 percent, of the positive cases that have been reported in Riley County have involved patients who are 18 to 24-years [...]

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Riley County reports 75 new positive COVID-19 cases and 86 recoveries

75 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 86 recoveries have been reported in Riley County since Wednesday. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 761 and recoveries to 807. 1199, or 76.08 percent, of the positive cases that have been reported in Riley County have involved patients who are 18 to 24-years [...]

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Manhattan Chamber of Commerce partners with Spark

A new program in the Manhattan area looks to help entrepreneurs Spark is a new nonprofit organization with a vision to connect, resource, and successfully launch new entrepreneurs in the Greater Manhattan region. Sarah Siders, Executive Director of Spark tells KMAN about the overall mission of Spark. “We’re wanting to grow innovation locally. We want [...]

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By |2020-09-18T10:01:19-05:00September 18th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Chamber of Commerce partners with Spark

Kansas officials to focus third round of CARES Act funding on childcare, housing and testing

The Kansas State Finance Council has approved about $290 million for the third round of CARES Act funding. Kansas officials have determined, based on a SPARK survey, that they would like to emphasize three different areas during the third round of CARES Act funding. Tami Robison, Riley County budget and finance officer, says the three [...]

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By |2020-09-17T19:40:40-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News|Comments Off on Kansas officials to focus third round of CARES Act funding on childcare, housing and testing

GMCF launches CARES grant program for nonprofits

Federal dollars are now available to Manhattan area nonprofits through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. GMCF President and CEO Vern Henricks spoke about the application period on Monday’s GMCF Community Hour on News Radio KMAN. Henricks says these dollars come from the CARES Act, approved by Congress earlier this year. “We’re helping administer the $500,000 [...]

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By |2020-09-17T13:01:42-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on GMCF launches CARES grant program for nonprofits

Pollinator Pockets: New mowing regimen at local parks aimed at assisting plant pollinators

A new mowing routine will soon be implemented by the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department at a few local parks to help plant pollinators, such as birds, insects and small mammals. Alfonso Leyva, Manhattan Parks and Rec. park planner, says the program, known as Pollinator Pockets, will consist of identifying areas of parks where workers [...]

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By |2020-09-16T15:19:03-05:00September 16th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Pollinator Pockets: New mowing regimen at local parks aimed at assisting plant pollinators

Riley County reports spike in new cases, largely from delayed results; promises fix on the way

Riley County health experts say a large increase in positive coronavirus cases is largely blamed on delays in getting results, but plans are underway to fix the problem. Wednesday’s report included 111 new positive cases and two additional recoveries since Monday’s report. Ascension Via Christi is monitoring three positive patients. Local health officer Julie Gibbs [...]

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By |2020-09-16T14:11:47-05:00September 16th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Riley County reports spike in new cases, largely from delayed results; promises fix on the way

Manhattan City Commission approves Kimball Ave. improvement; tax abatement for BEV-HUB expansion

The Manhattan City Commission has approved a roughly $3 million cost-share grant for Kimball Avenue reconstruction, phase 9 of the North Campus Corridor plan. That leaves about $7.1 million that will be covered by city/university, water, stormwater, economic development and bond and interest funds. Mayor Usha Reddi says the city is also in competition to [...]

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By |2020-09-16T12:12:57-05:00September 16th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan City Commission approves Kimball Ave. improvement; tax abatement for BEV-HUB expansion
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