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Chamber of Commerce hosts former Sergeant Major of the Army at monthly military relations luncheon

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly military relations luncheon on Friday with its featured speaker being retired Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Tony Grinston who was recently appointed the CEO of Army Emergency Reserve. Grinston served 36 years in the Army before retiring last November. He has ties to the Flint [...]

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By |2024-05-17T14:27:15-05:00May 17th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Chamber of Commerce hosts former Sergeant Major of the Army at monthly military relations luncheon

Manhattan delegation weighs in on taxes as Gov. Kelly vetoes third tax cut proposal

Gov. Laura Kelly has once again vetoed a legislative proposal for broad tax cuts, the third veto this year. Her action Thursday all but guarantees a special session to be called as the legislature and governor continue to work toward a compromise. The plans included cutting income, sales and property taxes by a total of [...]

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By |2024-05-17T06:55:16-05:00May 17th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan delegation weighs in on taxes as Gov. Kelly vetoes third tax cut proposal

Manhattan man in jail following arrest for destruction to property, violating protection order

A Manhattan man is in jail on Wednesday following a Tuesday night arrest on a probable cause arrest for criminal damage to property. 35-year-old Mason Randolph was arrested in the 2400 block of Brockman Street at approximately 10:45pm on Tuesday on a single count of criminal destruction to property with a value anywhere between $1,000 [...]

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By |2024-05-15T09:16:38-05:00May 15th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man in jail following arrest for destruction to property, violating protection order

Mixed reaction from public, board over new aquatic center

At Monday’s Parks and Rec Advisory Board meeting, board members were presented with the city’s proposal for the Move! MHK Master Plan that includes a potential $37 million indoor aquatics center. Public comment as well as board member opinions were mixed at Monday’s meeting, with several on both sides of the issues, noting cost, location [...]

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By |2024-05-09T13:59:11-05:00May 9th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Mixed reaction from public, board over new aquatic center

Pottawatomie County officials provide update on Westmoreland tornado cleanup

Pottawatomie County officials provided an update Wednesday on the recovery effort in Westmoreland following last week’s tornado. Public Information Officer Becky Ryan spoke about the county’s new landfill and recycling policy for those in Westmoreland. Ryan says residents can take their recycling to other nearby counties if needed, such as Nemaha and Riley County. Ryan also [...]

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By |2024-05-08T15:09:16-05:00May 8th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County officials provide update on Westmoreland tornado cleanup

Manhattan man in jail following arrest on drug distribution causing death

A Manhattan man is in prison on Friday following an arrest on a slew of drug charges that includes drug distribution that caused death. 21-year-old Lucas Johnson was arrested at approximately 1:45pm in the 100 block of North 1st Street on probable cause charges. The main charge is one count for distribution of controlled substance [...]

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By |2024-05-03T09:21:57-05:00May 3rd, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man in jail following arrest on drug distribution causing death

Sunset Zoo celebrates Earth Day with annual Party for the Planet

Sunset Zoo held its 15th annual Party for the Planet event on Saturday, ahead of Earth Day. Marketing and Development Officer Melissa Kirkwood says the event is the zoo’s annual opportunity to share with the public its mission of conservation. Saturday’s event saw community booths as well as all-day activities like a scavenger hunt, an [...]

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By |2024-04-22T08:06:38-05:00April 22nd, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Sunset Zoo celebrates Earth Day with annual Party for the Planet

Arrest made in connection to Riley County drug-related death

A Texas man is jailed in Riley County Jail following an arrest late Saturday on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance causing death. According to the Riley County Police Department, 21-year-old Dache Island-Jones is also charged with two other counts, including distributing an opiate use of a communication device in the commission of [...]

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By |2024-04-22T07:23:53-05:00April 22nd, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Arrest made in connection to Riley County drug-related death

City approves resolution revising how incentives will be funded for housing projects

The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday revised a recent decision to provide incentives for low-income housing projects, seeking state tax credits. Commissioners debated three options, ultimately selecting a resolution that involves covering the project’s building permit and water/sewer connection fees without specifying the exact funding source. Commissioners had previously opted to utilize workforce housing funds [...]

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By |2024-04-17T08:25:46-05:00April 17th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on City approves resolution revising how incentives will be funded for housing projects

Mayor Butler proclaims Thursday as “Ron Fehr Day” in Manhattan

At Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission, Manhattan mayor Wynn Butler proclaimed this Thursday Apr. 18 to be “Ron Fehr Day” in Manhattan to honor City Manager Ron Behr’s commitment to public service in the city and Fehr’s retirement after 24 years as the city manager. “This honor is in recognition of [Ron’s] many achievements,” said Butler. [...]

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By |2024-04-16T18:38:27-05:00April 16th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Mayor Butler proclaims Thursday as “Ron Fehr Day” in Manhattan
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