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KSRE recommends residents prepare for potential floods, gather important materials

With Manhattan dealing with ongoing flood concerns from Tuttle Creek Reservoir, K-State Research and Extension Family Resource Management Specialist Elizabeth Kiss suggests for families to make a “grab-and-go” box for any documents and papers that are difficult to prepare. “Birth certificates, social security cards, marriage certificates and things that you might keep in a safety [...]

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By |2019-06-03T13:53:53-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on KSRE recommends residents prepare for potential floods, gather important materials

Manhattan to study costs, benefits of Blue Township annexation

Manhattan is seeking more data on what would be the costs and benefits of extending the city limits east by annexing a portion of Pottawatomie County’s Blue Township. The City Commission unanimously approved requesting proposals from private contractors to study the topic at its Tuesday meeting. The area in question is the Green Valley portion [...]

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By |2019-05-10T18:37:21-05:00May 10th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan to study costs, benefits of Blue Township annexation

Manhattan picks Douglas Rec. Center design, full cost estimated at $4.5 million

After previously tabling the vote, the Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved a final design concept for the Douglas Recreation Center at its Tuesday meeting. McMillan Architects will now finalize the plans for the center, which could be open as early as November 2020 based on a tentative timeline. The commission postponed the decision in April [...]

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By |2019-05-09T11:00:47-05:00May 9th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan picks Douglas Rec. Center design, full cost estimated at $4.5 million

Community talks housing values, affordability solutions at public forum

A few dozen residents met Saturday at Kansas State University to discuss three potential ways to improve housing affordability in the greater Manhattan area. The community forum is the second of its kind in two years, part of the Community Solutions to Affordable Housing project. The three solutions that were discussed were identified as goals [...]

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By |2019-05-05T22:22:44-05:00May 5th, 2019|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Community talks housing values, affordability solutions at public forum

Multiple municipal government, school board seats in Pott. County up for election

Multiple seats on municipal government and school boards in Pottawatomie County are up for grabs this upcoming election. The deadline to file to run across the state is June 3 at noon. City governments One seat on the Wamego City Commission will be on the ballot in November. The position 5 seat that’s up for [...]

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By |2019-05-02T12:11:23-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Multiple municipal government, school board seats in Pott. County up for election

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

Soldiers assess prototype of V.R. training system for group, vehicle missions

With the help of technological advancements by commercial gaming companies, the military’s virtual reality training programs are getting realer than ever. U.S. Army soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division as well as visitors from the 4th Infantry Division and the U.S. Marines have been testing and assessing a prototype training system for realism and functionality [...]

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By |2019-04-26T19:24:02-05:00April 26th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Soldiers assess prototype of V.R. training system for group, vehicle missions

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

‘Sister’ addition planned for 12b Lofts

12b Lofts Apartments adjacent to the Bluemont Hotel are planning a 33-unit expansion. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to amend the site’s zoning and development plan to allow for the expansion. The addition, referred to as the 11b Lofts, would bring the unit total from 37 to 70. Three structures currently stand at [...]

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By |2019-04-19T15:41:47-05:00April 19th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on ‘Sister’ addition planned for 12b Lofts

Pawnee breaks ground on crisis stabilization center

MANHATTAN — With a swing of a sledgehammer by Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Laura Howard, Pawnee Mental Health ceremonially broke ground — or rather drywall — on its new voluntary Crisis Stabilization Center Thursday. The formation of the center is the result of years of work from stakeholders from across the [...]

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By |2019-04-18T18:18:28-05:00April 18th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Pawnee breaks ground on crisis stabilization center