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Manhattan’s furriest residents cool off for annual Pet Poolooza

PetPoolooza kicked off on Sunday for it’s 13th year in Manhattan, and several pet owners and their dog buddies turned out to go for a swim at City Park pool. PetPoolooza is a very well attended event, one of the benefits is getting both owners and their dogs some good quality swim time and exercise. [...]

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By |2019-08-12T06:28:55-05:00August 12th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan’s furriest residents cool off for annual Pet Poolooza

Stuff the Bus collects school supplies for children in need

K-State Credit Union, Konza United Way, and Manhattan Broadcasting helped stuffed the bus for the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 FIT Closet over the weekend. A school bus was parked outside of Walmart where volunteers handed lists of school supplies the FIT closet is in need of. The supplies will be handed to students who qualify for [...]

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By |2019-07-14T12:35:38-05:00July 14th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Stuff the Bus collects school supplies for children in need

County commissioners make efforts to avoid potential budget election

It appears the Riley County Commission has avoided an election for its proposed 2020 budget, but an increase in the mill levy is still likely. The commission picked back up on their 2020 budget work session during their meeting Monday.  Budget and Finance Officer Tami Robison brought the updated list of appropriation adjustments made by [...]

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By |2019-06-25T10:54:54-05:00June 25th, 2019|Local News, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on County commissioners make efforts to avoid potential budget election

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