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RCHD tracking multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, some among USD 383 sports teams

The Riley County Health Department is currently tracking multiple local COVID-19 outbreaks, including some among USD 383 sports teams. “These recent outbreaks illustrate the importance of getting vaccinated,” Riley County health officer Julie Gibbs said. “We are encouraging parents to not only get themselves vaccinated but remind them that children 12 and older are also [...]

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By |2021-06-09T17:15:41-05:00June 9th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCHD tracking multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, some among USD 383 sports teams

Pott. County discusses upcoming Fleet Maintenance Facility open house, potential hit to budget

Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility open house Pottawatomie County is preparing for the upcoming Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility open house. Public Works engineering aide Janell Ralph says crews are still moving into the building. The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Pottawatomie County entered into an agreement with Schultz Construction of Manhattan [...]

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By |2021-06-09T15:19:30-05:00June 9th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County discusses upcoming Fleet Maintenance Facility open house, potential hit to budget

K-State ranked as 7th most LGBTQ-friendly university in the United States

Kansas State University has been named the seventh most LGBTQ-friendly college, according to study.com. The ranking is out of a list of 50 United States universities and is based on data from LGBTQ advocacy groups, information from faculty and students and other factors. The list takes note of various LGBTQ organizations at K-State, such as [...]

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By |2021-06-04T15:51:08-05:00June 4th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on K-State ranked as 7th most LGBTQ-friendly university in the United States

Riley County Law Board votes to publish 2022 RCPD budget

Riley County Police Department budget The Riley County Law Board agreed Thursday to publish the 2022 Riley County Police Department budget once the revenue neutral tax rate becomes available. The proposed budget currently stands at about $23 million, up about 3.57 percent from the 2021 budget. Among the reasons for the budget increase is a [...]

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By |2021-06-04T13:13:37-05:00June 4th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Law Board votes to publish 2022 RCPD budget

May 2021 sales, compensating use tax revenue for Manhattan up from May 2020

May 2021 sales tax revenue Manhattan sales tax revenue for May 2021, which reflects spending from two months previous, is up 25 percent from May 2020 and up 12 percent from 2019. City manager Ron Fehr explained to KMAN one possible reason for the increase. Fehr says the increase in sales tax numbers has given [...]

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By |2021-06-02T16:57:16-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on May 2021 sales, compensating use tax revenue for Manhattan up from May 2020

City takes step towards construction of art museum, authorizes feasibility study for indoor aquatic center

Art museum The Manhattan City Commission approved the first readings of amendments to sales tax and revenue (STAR) bonds Tuesday, thus taking a step towards the creation of the Museum of Art and Light in downtown Manhattan. The $43.6 million project will be funded by private donations, STAR bonds and about $200,000 per year through [...]

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By |2021-06-02T13:03:29-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on City takes step towards construction of art museum, authorizes feasibility study for indoor aquatic center

RCPD director talks Memorial Day travel safety, end of annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign

Memorial Day is not only the official kick off of the summer travel season, but is also one of the busiest travel days of the year, according to a USA Today article from 2017. Dennis Butler, director of the Riley County Police Department, says the occasion is a good opportunity to brush up on travel [...]

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By |2021-05-28T17:13:57-05:00May 28th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCPD director talks Memorial Day travel safety, end of annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign

$43.6 million art museum could be coming to downtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan could soon be the home of a new art museum. The proposed 50,000-square-foot, $43.6 million building, known as the Museum of Art and Light, would feature an array of exhibits and art from local and international artists. The idea was pioneered by local residents Robert and Tracey DeBruyn, owners of The Master Teacher [...]

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By |2021-05-27T19:00:37-05:00May 27th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on $43.6 million art museum could be coming to downtown Manhattan

City holds first work session to create 2022 budget

State of the General Fund Manhattan officials discussed the state of the General Fund, which is the city’s main operating fund, during the city commission meeting Tuesday. The meeting was the first of several that will be held over the next few months to create the 2022 budget. Despite the pandemic, city manager Ron Fehr [...]

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By |2021-05-26T11:13:28-05:00May 26th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on City holds first work session to create 2022 budget

Following water leak in storage room, K-State Marching Band pressing forward on plans for new space

The K-State marching band is out around $3,000 to $4,000 after a pipe broke in their storage room last week. According to band director Dr. Frank Tracz, the water leak caused damage to instruments and wooden cases. “Some of the cases are pressed wood cases and when you get those soaked, they expand and fall [...]

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By |2021-05-25T11:45:25-05:00May 25th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Following water leak in storage room, K-State Marching Band pressing forward on plans for new space
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