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Riley County considering appeal of BOTA Home Depot decision

The Kansas Board of Tax Appeals in November rejected a Riley County request for reconsideration of a ruling that would refund more than $88,000 to Home Depot. County Counselor Clancy Holeman says Riley County is evaluating its next steps regarding a possible new appeal in court, but if things remain as is then the sum [...]

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By |2021-11-22T21:29:27-06:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County considering appeal of BOTA Home Depot decision

USD 383 school board VP brings back discussion on MHS mascot change

With November being National Native American Heritage month, one Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school board member is requesting to remove the Manhattan High School Indian mascot. Board Vice President Kristin Brighton brought up the subject during Wednesday’s meeting. Brighton says settling this debate will show the board’s commitment to creating an environment where all cultures are [...]

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By |2021-11-04T10:28:54-05:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on USD 383 school board VP brings back discussion on MHS mascot change

Advance ballots close to surpassing 2019 numbers in Riley County

Riley County as of the end of Thursday is just 224 advance ballots short of the mark set in 2019, the last election headlined by local government races. “These are the people making decisions for your schools and your streets and your cities,” says Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo on KMAN’s In Focus Friday. “I [...]

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By |2021-10-29T14:37:57-05:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on Advance ballots close to surpassing 2019 numbers in Riley County

Riley County planning youth vaccine clinics, encourages flu awareness

With Pfizer eligibility expected to be expanded to youths ages 5 to 11 in November, Riley County health officials have plans for COVID-19 vaccination clinics in conjunction with area schools. Health Department Clinical Supervisor Aryn Price presented the information at the monthly intergovernmental luncheon between representatives of area municipalities, educational institutions, business associations and Fort [...]

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By |2021-10-25T16:30:10-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County planning youth vaccine clinics, encourages flu awareness

Afghan Refugees Expected to be Resettled in Manhattan in Coming Weeks

A process to resettle Afghans displaced by the upheaval when U.S. forces left their country will see the first group arrive in Manhattan in coming weeks. Manhattan-Ogden Schools USD 383 Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid addressing the county’s intergovernmental group earlier this week, as a look organizing group has been working in preparation ahead of refugees moving [...]

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By |2021-09-30T00:41:30-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on Afghan Refugees Expected to be Resettled in Manhattan in Coming Weeks

USD 383 loses main food supplier

Loss of food vendor The Manhattan-Ogden school district has lost its largest food vendor. That’s according to assistant superintendent Eric Reid, who told the school board Wednesday that the vendor informed the district just last week that it would be canceling its contract. The vendor, Sysco, which is a wholesale food distributor, supplied about 80 percent [...]

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By |2021-08-19T13:07:39-05:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on USD 383 loses main food supplier

USD 383 to require masks for first five weeks of classes

The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school board voted 6-1 to adopt the pandemic response plan, which includes a mask mandate for the first month of classes. The board held a special meeting Wednesday night to adopt the plan before the start of classes. Board Member Brandi Santos was the lone vote against adopting the plan. While [...]

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By |2021-08-12T06:24:06-05:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on USD 383 to require masks for first five weeks of classes

USD 383 hosts open house and ribbon cutting for new elementary school

Dozens gathered Saturday to attend the open house of USD 383’s first new school building in 25 years – Oliver Brown Elementary. The event kicked off with speeches by a few local school leaders and Cheryl Brown Henderson, the daughter of the school’s namesake, who was part of the famed Brown vs. Board of Education [...]

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By |2021-08-07T14:56:52-05:00August 7th, 2021|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on USD 383 hosts open house and ribbon cutting for new elementary school

USD 383 school board hears from medical professionals on mask mandate

Local medical professionals gave their reasoning for the USD 383 mask mandate to the school board Wednesday. The mask mandate is also a part of the district’s reopening plan for the 2021-22 school year.  The board heard several public comments against, stating concerns over student mental and physical health. Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade brought on [...]

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By |2021-08-05T12:24:31-05:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on USD 383 school board hears from medical professionals on mask mandate
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