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Manhattan Public Library Hosts its Annual Book Sale

Local residents came out in big numbers on Saturday to support the annual book sale put on by the Manhattan Public Library. It was the highest turnout the library has had in the last five years according to employees and volunteers who organized the sale.  Community Engagement Coordinator Brea Braun said there were also big spenders [...]

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By |2024-02-24T16:19:18-06:00February 24th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Public Library Hosts its Annual Book Sale

Congressman Mann delivers town hall address in Leonardville.

United States Congressman Tracey Mann visited Riley County on Thursday for a Town Hall meeting at the Leonardville Community Center. Mann, representing the first district of Kansas, spoke to the public about several issues related to national security both internationally and at our southern border. He believes Congress should be sending more economic aid to support Israel… [...]

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By |2024-02-23T13:15:49-06:00February 23rd, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Congressman Mann delivers town hall address in Leonardville.

K-State officials lobby state legislators during annual Impact Day

Kansas State University contributed $2.3 billion in economic impact to the state, according to the university’s latest Economic and Community Impact report. K-State President Richard Linton shared details of the report Wednesday at the Kansas State Capitol, as part of K-State Impact Day. The university is requesting the state provide $25 million in matching funds [...]

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By |2024-02-23T11:58:09-06:00February 23rd, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on K-State officials lobby state legislators during annual Impact Day

City officials approve amended contracts for expanded Midtown infrastructure projects

Manhattan City Commissioners unanimously authorized contract amendments Tuesday for infrastructure improvements tied to the ongoing Midtown Aggieville project. The city expanded the scope of the project in December, to include a new hotel and parking garage in addition to Back 9 Development’s new multi-use project. That has increased the pricetag for design and construction management [...]

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By |2024-02-21T16:53:15-06:00February 21st, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on City officials approve amended contracts for expanded Midtown infrastructure projects

Governor Laura Kelly visits Manhattan for Landon Lecture

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly delivered the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University on Friday. Kelly helped University President Rich Linton in celebrating the 161st birthday of the school, in addition to giving a speech in the student union. The Governor emphasized how important it is for citizens to avoid divisive political messaging. She continues and [...]

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By |2024-02-16T16:16:10-06:00February 16th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Governor Laura Kelly visits Manhattan for Landon Lecture

Manhattan City Commission presented with downtown redevelopment draft plan

Manhattan city commissioners heard a progress report on the Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan at Tuesday’s work session. Senior Planner Ben Chmiel, with Manhattan’s Community Development Department, presented several different models, showing potential changes for downtown based on future growth and public feedback. Commissioner Karen McCulloh says she wants the city to be future focused when [...]

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By |2024-02-14T09:41:59-06:00February 14th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan City Commission presented with downtown redevelopment draft plan

Riley County Commissioners honor retiring planning board members

Riley County officials recognized two local residents for their service to the county. On Monday, Commission vice-chair Greg McKinley presented retiring planning board members Diane Hoobler and Nathan Larson with certificates of appreciation for their years of service. Planning Director Amanda Webb spoke about both of their contributions, which combined spanned nearly two decades.   [...]

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By |2024-02-12T14:45:01-06:00February 12th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Commissioners honor retiring planning board members

Participants make a splash at annual Polar Plunge

Local residents flocked to Tuttle Creek swim beach on Saturday to brave the elements and take part in the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser. Sports and Program Manager Krystin Guggisberg says they’ve raised more money than in previous years. Plungers included private citizens, local businesses, greek organizations, and members of law enforcement agencies. Guggisberg also spoke [...]

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By |2024-02-11T15:26:46-06:00February 11th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Participants make a splash at annual Polar Plunge

RCPD making preparations for Fake Patty’s Day

The Riley County Police department is ramping up preparations for the upcoming Fake Patty’s Day. The event, which has become somewhat of a local phenomena, takes place on Saturday, March 2 in Manhattan. RCPD Capt. Greg Steere spoke at Monday’s Riley County Commission meeting, and says they expect the event to again be more of [...]

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By |2024-02-06T07:24:22-06:00February 6th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD making preparations for Fake Patty’s Day

RCPD and Riley County apply for grant extension after vendor fails to complete specialty vehicle contract

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Riley County Commission moved Monday to file an extension on a grant for a specialty police vehicle. The Riley County Police Department applied and was awarded the COPS Technology Grant in 2022 but it fell through due to production delays at Ford Motors. Commission Chair John Ford believes this time will be different. The specialty [...]

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By |2024-02-06T07:10:14-06:00February 6th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD and Riley County apply for grant extension after vendor fails to complete specialty vehicle contract
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