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Manhattan raises guest tax, to accept proposals for Community House redevelopment

Transient Guest Tax The tax that visitors to Manhattan pay for a hotel room is set to rise by half a percent. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously voted to raise the city’s transient guest tax from 7 to 7 point 5 percent at their meeting Tuesday. The city has been looking into an expansion of the Manhattan [...]

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By |2019-01-10T12:42:26-06:00January 10th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan raises guest tax, to accept proposals for Community House redevelopment

Fallen veterans commemorated in Fort Riley’s 12th Wreaths Across America

In memory of the veterans buried on post, around the world, and those still missing in action, Fort Riley held its 12th Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, December 15. Wreaths Across America is observed worldwide at more than 1,400 ceremonies in all 50 states as well as at 24 national veteran cemeteries on foreign soil. [...]

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By |2018-12-15T17:40:29-06:00December 15th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Fallen veterans commemorated in Fort Riley’s 12th Wreaths Across America

Perdue brings message of optimism to K-State’s Landon Lecture

Kansas State welcomed U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to campus Thursday as the 179th speaker for the Landon Lecture series. The speech was filled with optimism, one of the key bullet points he says he learned as a young farmer. Perdue also spoke about how at the USDA he wants to improve efficiencies. A major [...]

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By |2018-11-01T15:46:40-05:00November 1st, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Perdue brings message of optimism to K-State’s Landon Lecture

Complaints result in public health order after speedy reopening for Genesis

Riley County commissioners approved a public health nuisance complaint order against Genesis Health Club in Manhattan Monday morning. Riley County Health Department Jennifer Green was present at the commission meeting to present the order.  According to Green, they had received several health complaints from people leaving the gym following the flooding event last Monday.  She [...]

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By |2018-09-10T14:08:53-05:00September 10th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Complaints result in public health order after speedy reopening for Genesis

K-State AD unveils $210M infrastructure/facility improvement proposal

K-State Athletics Director Gene Taylor unveiled today a new facility master plan that proposes $210 million of new construction and enhancements that will benefit all 15 Wildcat athletic programs, according to a press release from KSU. According to Taylor, this 10 to 15-year facilities vision will be completed in a fashion that is fiscally responsible, [...]

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By |2018-09-07T11:18:06-05:00September 7th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State AD unveils $210M infrastructure/facility improvement proposal

City of Riley officials criticize county ambulance services

Riley County commissioners heard from representatives from the City of Riley on the issue of ambulance services to the northern portion of the county Monday. Riley City Commissioner Greg McKinley and Mayor Tim Sharp were both present at the meeting. McKinley responded to a monthly call for services report from EMS Director David Adams earlier [...]

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By |2018-08-21T13:09:45-05:00August 21st, 2018|Local News, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on City of Riley officials criticize county ambulance services

Moran to present Landon Lecture on 9/11 anniversary, address global security

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, Kansas, will deliver the first Landon Lecture of the 2018-2019 school year at K-State, according to a news release from the university. Moran’s lecture, “Answering the call: Serving a global society post 9/11,” will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union, and is open [...]

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By |2018-08-16T11:08:21-05:00August 16th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Moran to present Landon Lecture on 9/11 anniversary, address global security

JCPD: Juvenile, two others, arrested on first-degree murder charges

Three people were arrested and charged with first-degree murder and burglary late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the Junction City Police Department Wednesday night. 24-year-old Jacqueline Sampson of Fort Riley, 18-year-old Cameron Fontenot of Junction City and an unnamed 17-year-old Junction City resident were those apprehended and charged [...]

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By |2018-08-16T07:21:00-05:00August 16th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on JCPD: Juvenile, two others, arrested on first-degree murder charges

Recovery work continues at K-State’s Hale Library following May fire

Hale Library is still in recovery from the fire in May. According to the Dean of LIbraries, Lori Goetsch, the progress has been significant during this phase. “We’ve got almost every floor emptied, except for the third floor of the library” Goetsch said. ” We’ve taken out over about 100,000 boxes of books.” Once they get [...]

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By |2018-08-09T16:58:34-05:00August 9th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Recovery work continues at K-State’s Hale Library following May fire

Voter turnout sees increase in Riley County, Kelly carries region for Dems

Riley County voters took advantage of advance voting at a higher rate prior to Tuesday’s primary election. The Riley County Clerk’s office indicates that 14, 233 Republicans are registered to vote, but only 6.4 percent voted in advance. Of the 8,318 registered Democrats, 15.1 percent or 1,256 voted prior to Tuesday. Overall, voter turnout for [...]

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By |2018-08-08T13:07:47-05:00August 8th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Voter turnout sees increase in Riley County, Kelly carries region for Dems