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City of Manhattan resuming Green Valley annexation discussions; study due out mid summer

The City of Manhattan is resuming discussions about possible future annexation of the Green Valley area. City Manager Ron Fehr informed Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday that after putting off a discussion with its consultant last year due to the pandemic, the city has since re-engaged the conversation. “We’ve invested heavily in that particular area from [...]

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USD 475 announces matching grant to construct new Fort Riley elementary school

USD 475 Geary County Schools have announced plans for a new elementary school. The news comes after the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation approved a matching grant Monday to replace Jefferson Elementary on Fort Riley. The project will total $30 million with the office’s grant providing an 80 percent match. The district says the [...]

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Arraignment for Manhattan double murder suspect rescheduled for April 26

A Manhattan man charged in an October double homicide is now set to be arraigned later this month in Riley County District Court. Montrell Vassar will appear at a 10:30 a.m. hearing April 26 in front of Judge John Bosch, after the case was continued Monday morning. Vassar faces two felony counts of first degree [...]

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Hospital president urges vaccine holdouts to do their homework, get vaccinated

As efforts to vaccinate more residents continues, local health experts are trying to ease concerns some may have with regard to side effects and potential complications. “A fair number of the folks that we have had who have had some sort of fairly immediate response to the vaccine, a lot of this has been anxiety [...]

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By |2021-04-09T14:15:12-05:00April 9th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Hospital president urges vaccine holdouts to do their homework, get vaccinated

Wamego mask mandate expires Saturday

A citywide mask mandate in Wamego will expire Saturday, after city commissioners there opted not to take action to extend it at their Tuesday meeting. The commission did adopt a resolution recommending a proactive approach by community members to prevent the spread by social distancing and wearing a mask when in large groups. Vaccines remain [...]

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Stilling basin repairs nearing completion below Tuttle Creek Dam

The stilling basin rehabilitation project below Tuttle Creek dam is nearing completion. The project primarily repairs sinkholes that occurred in the area in 2015 and also previously in 1987. Crews have completed new buried back wall drains at a shallower depth and replaced the top 8 feet of the stilling basin’s side walls. U.S. Army [...]

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By |2021-04-08T14:05:04-05:00April 8th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Stilling basin repairs nearing completion below Tuttle Creek Dam

Macfarlane files for Manhattan City Commission race

A new candidate has filed for a position on the Manhattan City Commission. The Riley County Clerk’s Office says Monica Macfarlane filed the necessary paperwork for the upcoming election. Macfarlane is employed at Kansas State University as an Assistant Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Grain Science and Industry. She becomes the second candidate [...]

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Moran provides updates on defense appropriations, Fort Riley advocacy at Manhattan luncheon

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran spoke Wednesday at the Manhattan Military Relations Committee’s monthly luncheon. The senior senator from Kansas highlighted defense appropriations, federal legislation tied to military and the importance of continued advocacy for Fort Riley. Moran expressed optimism for Manhattan to receive federal funding through a new grant program his office added to the [...]

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One year closure of Kimball Ave. planned this summer; traffic into stadium to be impacted

Construction along Kimball Ave. is continuing in sections and will include a full closure later this summer between North Manhattan Ave. west to Denison Ave. Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr says the removal of the cattle bridge over Kimball will require a one year minimum closure and will see traffic detoured as a result. “That [...]

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By |2021-04-06T16:25:17-05:00April 6th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on One year closure of Kimball Ave. planned this summer; traffic into stadium to be impacted

Braum’s resumes Manhattan expansion discussion

Look around the City of Manhattan and you’ll see new commercial construction popping up all over the place. On KMAN’s In Focus Tuesday, City Manager Ron Fehr said his office has received a number of building permits starting to come in, including projects in the Westloop Shopping Center. Demolition recently took place at the former [...]

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By |2021-04-06T14:05:02-05:00April 6th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Braum’s resumes Manhattan expansion discussion
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