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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 eyeing 0.3 percent sales tax increase

City of Manhattan administration will continue working on a potential ballot question to raise the city’s sales tax rate. Manhattan City Commissioners expressed interest in sending the decision to voters in November at their Tuesday work session. They’re looking at a 0.3 percent sales tax increase, which would raise the base rate in Manhattan from [...]

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By |2019-04-24T12:31:25-05:00April 24th, 2019|city, government, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan City Commission, news, Pottawatomie County, radio, Riley County, sales tax, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan eyeing 0.3 percent sales tax increase

USDA awards $1.2 million to KSU researchers for bovine blood disease study

Kansas State University academics will be researching ways to combat an infectious cattle blood disease thanks to a million dollar U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, according to K-State Today. The USDA’s nearly $1.2 million grant will support an interdisciplinary team in studying ways to prevent the parasitic cause of bovine anaplasmosis — also known as [...]

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By |2019-04-04T14:18:13-05:00April 4th, 2019|Agriculture, anaplasmosis, K-State, K-State Activity, Kansas, Kansas State University, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, news, radio, research, Riley County, USDA|Comments Off on USDA awards $1.2 million to KSU researchers for bovine blood disease study

Update: Coffeyville man killed in wreck northwest of Manhattan

Update 3 p.m. Thursday MANHATTAN — A southeast Kansas man was killed Thursday in a wreck northwest of Manhattan. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened just before 8 a.m. near the intersection of Kansas Highway 113 and U.S. 24 (the intersection of Seth Child and Tuttle Creek Blvd.) A passenger car driven by 40-year-old [...]

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McKee to join Army, will not seek re-election to Manhattan City Commission

One of Manhattan’s City Commissioners will be shifting his service from the Little Apple to Fort Benning at the end of his term. Commissioner Jerred McKee announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he will be joining the Army Officer Candidate School in January 2020 and will not be seeking another term in Manhattan’s government. [...]

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By |2019-03-14T12:32:36-05:00March 14th, 2019|Army, City Commission, Fort Benning, government, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, news, radio, Riley County|Comments Off on McKee to join Army, will not seek re-election to Manhattan City Commission

City of Manhattan to administer 2019 survey

How do you like Manhattan? You might get a chance to let city officials know as they roll out the 2019 Community Survey. City administration will be randomly sampling about 5,000 households to receive an invitation to participate in the survey — which will ask residents their thoughts about quality of life in the city [...]

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By |2019-03-12T08:41:54-05:00March 12th, 2019|city, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, news, radio, Riley County, survey|Comments Off on City of Manhattan to administer 2019 survey

Manhattan amends Aggieville zoning, approves public improvements for new development

Eight new public infrastructure projects are on the horizon for the Stonehaven Addition, Unit 2 subdivision. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved petitions for the projects and to create benefit districts to divide up costs for them at its Tuesday meeting. The projects include the extension of Amherst Avenue, a new roundabout at the intersection [...]

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By |2019-03-06T12:17:00-05:00March 6th, 2019|Aggieville, Americare, government, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan City Commission, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, news, radio, Riley County, school bond, Stonehaven Addition, Unit 2, USD 383, zoning|Comments Off on Manhattan amends Aggieville zoning, approves public improvements for new development

First United Methodist Pastor not pleased with UMC LGBT vote

“Disappointed.” That’s how Pastor Troy Bowers of Manhattan’s First United Methodist Church describes his feelings following the denomination’s decision to reaffirm bans on clergy presiding over same-gender marriages as well as on the ordination of LGBT clergy. The United Methodist Church’s General Conference met in St. Louis in February and voted 438 to 384 — [...]

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By |2019-03-06T10:08:55-05:00March 6th, 2019|First United Methodist Church, Kansas, KMAN, KS, lgbt, Local News, Manhattan, news, radio, religion, Riley County, UMC, United Methodist Church|Comments Off on First United Methodist Pastor not pleased with UMC LGBT vote

Residents talk housing with Fort Riley, housing leaders, more town halls scheduled

Housing policy, fee structures and unattended maintenance issues were among topics discussed at a town hall on housing conditions at Fort Riley on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Leaders of Fort Riley and its housing services were at town hall meetings in Riley’s Conference Center on Feb. 26 and 27, part of an Army-wide effort to review [...]

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By |2019-03-04T00:23:04-05:00March 4th, 2019|1st Infantry Division, Big Red One, Fort Riley, Geary County, housing, Junction City, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, military, news, Ogden, radio, Riley County, town hall, U.S. Army|Comments Off on Residents talk housing with Fort Riley, housing leaders, more town halls scheduled