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Mystery texts are circulating Manhattan, slamming proposed indoor pool project

Courtesy The Manhattan Mercury Someone apparently doesn’t like the proposed indoor aquatics center project. Many Manhattan residents on Tuesday received text messages opposing a “new rec and fitness center” because of the tax increases that likely would come with it. The message reads, “Inflation. Rising gas prices. Now more taxes?!” The messages seem to refer [...]

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By |2024-05-15T13:48:51-05:00May 15th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Mystery texts are circulating Manhattan, slamming proposed indoor pool project

K-State lab awarded $6 million grant from USAID

A $6 million grant has been bestowed on the Kansas State University Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL). University officials, in a Tuesday news release, cited the lab’s “decade of success” in providing global food security as a key reason it was awarded the grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). [...]

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By |2024-05-14T13:18:16-05:00May 14th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on K-State lab awarded $6 million grant from USAID

Manhattan retailer reports $2,000 theft

Riley County Police say a Manhattan retail store is out thousands of dollars in merchandise following a recent theft. Officers were called out Friday afternoon to Ross Dress for Less after an unknown woman left with about $2,000 worth of unpaid merchandise. A suspect in the case has not yet been determined. Anyone with information [...]

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By |2024-05-13T11:39:47-05:00May 13th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan retailer reports $2,000 theft

Construction company reports major tool theft

Riley County Police are investigating a case of burglary reported Thursday morning in the 900 block of Stadel Road, southeast of Manhattan. Elite Maintenance and Construction reported to police that thousands of dollars worth of tools went missing from their site. Police don’t currently have any suspects. Anyone with information is being urged to call [...]

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By |2024-05-10T12:03:59-05:00May 10th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Construction company reports major tool theft

Cyber attack disrupts operations for Ascension Healthcare Network

The Ascension Healthcare Network announced Wednesday its clinical operations were disrupted by what officials call a cyber security event. In a news release, Ascension said it responded immediately after discovering “unusual activity on select technology network systems.” The attack has affected 140 Ascension locations, including hospitals and senior living facilities. The company stated Thursday there [...]

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By |2024-05-10T08:29:19-05:00May 10th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Cyber attack disrupts operations for Ascension Healthcare Network

Riley County looking at 5 firms to consult on master plan update

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Story by Megan Moser, The Mercury Riley County had five firms apply to consult on its comprehensive plan update, officials said Thursday morning. Planning and special projects director Amanda Webb provided the update at Thursday’s meeting. The comprehensive plan is a document that guides growth and economic development within the county while also emphasizing agricultural [...]

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By |2024-05-09T13:51:07-05:00May 9th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County looking at 5 firms to consult on master plan update

Helicopter crash injures 2 Fort Riley soldiers

An Army AH-64 Apache crash at Fort Riley on Tuesday left two pilots injured, marking another aviation incident in a string of crashes for the service. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the pair of soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade were being treated for injuries after the crash, which occurred during gunnery [...]

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Rue 21 to shutter Manhattan store following company’s bankruptcy announcement

Manhattan’s Rue 21 clothing store is shuttering its doors. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the local store inside Manhattan Town Center is having a liquidation sale, following the company’s recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. A closing date hasn’t been announced. According to Reuters, the teen fashion retailer is planning to close all of its 543 [...]

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By |2024-05-08T15:08:23-05:00May 8th, 2024|Local News|Comments Off on Rue 21 to shutter Manhattan store following company’s bankruptcy announcement

Woodrow Wilson Elementary to celebrate 100th anniversary at Thursday open house

Woodrow Wilson Elementary is celebrating a century of educating Manhattan students. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the school will host an open house Thursday evening commemorating 100 years of teaching and learning. The open house will include a public viewing of the school’s new gymnasium and storm shelter and will also include food trucks, old [...]

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