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Official discusses economic state of downtown Manhattan

Many businesses in downtown Manhattan are reporting a steady recovery from the pandemic. Downtown Manhattan executive director Gina Scroggs spoke to the city commission Tuesday about the results of their annual business survey. She says the results show many downtown businesses are recovering from the pandemic. Scroggs says some businesses are actually experiencing financial success [...]

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By |2021-06-23T16:19:37-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Official discusses economic state of downtown Manhattan

City discusses 2022 outside agency budgets; Northview residents speak about need for community center, kitchen

2022 outside agency budgets Seven agencies presented their 2022 budgets to the city commission Tuesday. The Manhattan Public Library budget will be about $3.29 million , about $30,000 more than in 2021. The Social Services Advisory Board and Special Alcohol Fund Advisory Committee will allocate about $450,000 and $466,000, respectively, in contracts. These amounts are [...]

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By |2021-06-23T14:35:20-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on City discusses 2022 outside agency budgets; Northview residents speak about need for community center, kitchen

Pott. County Commission votes to end local emergency declaration

Emergency declaration The Pottawatomie County Commission voted Monday to end an emergency declaration that has been in place since March 2020. The county health officer and all three commissioners were in favor of the move, including commissioner Greg Riat. Emergency Management director Jennifer Merrow says the county has not had to order any personal protective [...]

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By |2021-06-21T20:47:45-05:00June 21st, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission votes to end local emergency declaration

Stormont Vail Health breaks ground on new $38 million Manhattan complex

Work began this week on a new $38 million medical complex at the K-State Research Park. The facility will serve in part as a to training site for students in K-State’s physician assistant program as part of an agreement between the school and Stormont Vail Health. Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Jason Smith says [...]

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By |2021-06-18T15:36:21-05:00June 18th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Stormont Vail Health breaks ground on new $38 million Manhattan complex

City commissioners discuss public art program, make progress on future Discovery Center exhibit

Public art program The Manhattan City Commission discussed the possibility of hiring a full-time public arts program coordinator during its meeting Tuesday. The proposed staff member would help implement the city’s public arts program and potential new policies, duties which are currently split among multiple city departments. Mayor Wynn Butler was not in favor of the proposal, saying [...]

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By |2021-06-17T11:06:13-05:00June 17th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on City commissioners discuss public art program, make progress on future Discovery Center exhibit

K-State alum, former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice appointed to Kansas Board of Regents

Governor Laura Kelly has appointed K-State alumnus and former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice to the Kansas Board of Regents. Ice currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Salvation Army National Board of Directors. He is also a former member of the KSU [...]

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By |2021-06-16T16:54:08-05:00June 16th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on K-State alum, former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice appointed to Kansas Board of Regents

COVID-19 variants becoming more prevalent in Riley County, according to local officials

According to local health officials, COVID-19 variants are becoming more prevalent in Riley County. There has so far been 14 total cases from variants of concern, eight of which are the B.1.6.17.2 variant, also known as the Delta variant. Riley County has confirmed 32 new positive COVID-19 cases and 14 recoveries since June 9, bringing [...]

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By |2021-06-16T14:17:26-05:00June 16th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on COVID-19 variants becoming more prevalent in Riley County, according to local officials

Man killed in Junction City shooting

One man died Friday afternoon following a shooting near a Junction City barbershop. Junction City police responded to Elite Cuts Barbershop in the 700 block of West 6th St. after receiving a report of shots fired. Officers arrived to find 23-year-old LaVincent Perdue with a gunshot wound. Perdue was transported to Geary County Community Hospital [...]

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By |2021-06-11T20:31:24-05:00June 11th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Man killed in Junction City shooting

Fort Riley commanding general announces recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award

Fort Riley’s commanding general Thursday announced the recipient of the 1st Infantry Division’s most prestigious award for a private citizen. As part of the unit’s Victory Week social, Major General D.A. Sims awarded the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award to Mary Sue Moore. As the recipient of the honor, Moore received an engraved Distinguished Trooper Coin, [...]

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By |2021-06-11T20:01:30-05:00June 11th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley commanding general announces recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award

City discusses staffing shortages and noncompetitive salaries as 2022 budget talks continue

Staffing shortages, noncompetitive salaries and unreliable revenue sources Staffing shortages and noncompetitive salaries were among the top issues discussed during the Manhattan City Commission’s 2022 budget work session Tuesday. Department heads spoke about the difficulty of competing with the private sector and other municipalities while attempting to retain employees and fill open positions. Public Works [...]

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By |2021-06-10T13:38:19-05:00June 10th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on City discusses staffing shortages and noncompetitive salaries as 2022 budget talks continue
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