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MATC students finish skills-based courses in person, re-signs Genandt through ’23

Students enrolled in skills-based classes at Manhattan Area Technical College wrapped up their semester last week, having received authorization to return to in-person instruction at the beginning of May. MATC is also starting renovations at its new Wamego-based facility and has had funds committed for its adult education program, alleviating some financial uncertainty for the [...]

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By |2020-05-31T15:06:14-05:00May 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on MATC students finish skills-based courses in person, re-signs Genandt through ’23

Local Officials Condemn Floyd Killing, Call for Tough Race Talks

Area officials are condemning the killing of an unarmed African American man by a White Minneapolis police officer. George Floyd died Monday after an officer held a knee to his neck for multiple minutes after responding to a forgery report. Minneapolis police say Floyd matched a suspect description and that he “physically resisted” officers after [...]

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By |2020-05-29T15:17:13-05:00May 29th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Local Officials Condemn Floyd Killing, Call for Tough Race Talks

‘Bittersweet’: Manhattan finance director in final week before retirement

A long-time presence in Manhattan’s finance department is in his final week of work before retirement. Chief Financial Officer Bernie Hayen is leaving Manhattan after a 19 and a half year stint in the city’s employment. Altogether, City Manager Ron Fehr estimates Hayen has served the city for more than 30 years, rivaling his time [...]

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By |2020-05-27T15:19:59-05:00May 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on ‘Bittersweet’: Manhattan finance director in final week before retirement

Manhattan officials present flat mill levy, discuss employee raises, new revenue

Manhattan officials Tuesday discussed new revenue, increasing cash balances and rising debt service in a broad budget overview. Manhattan City Commissioners Tuesday discussed the proposed 2021 budget in a remote city work session. Currently, the city is holding property tax in the proposed 2021 budget to a flat mill levy of 49.79 mills. Manhattan is [...]

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By |2020-05-27T14:29:49-05:00May 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan officials present flat mill levy, discuss employee raises, new revenue

Kolasheski promoted, to lead V Corps following change of command

After a unanimous confirmation, the “Big Red One” commanding general was promoted to lieutenant general and will lead a new U.S. Army Corps headquarters according to a release by Sen. Jerry Moran. John Kolasheski, now a three-star general, is slated to command Fifth Corps — the Army’s newest Corps headquarters — at Fort Knox, Kentucky [...]

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By |2020-05-22T15:47:46-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kolasheski promoted, to lead V Corps following change of command

Riley County sees week without COVID-19 positive, Pott. County sees just two

Riley County novel coronavirus cases continue on a downward trend, seeing a full week without a new positive test. Officials Friday morning reported just 5 active COVID-19 cases in the county. Zero of those individuals are hospitalized, though Via Christi hospital reports 2 people awaiting test results in the building. Fifty-four Riley County residents have [...]

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By |2020-05-22T11:29:37-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County sees week without COVID-19 positive, Pott. County sees just two

Proposed RCPD budget decreased from ’20, officials looking to codify carry over fund procedure

After righting a budget miscalculation, the Riley County Police Department will present a budget to the Law Board that is slightly decreased from 2020’s numbers. But officials at a joint meeting of Riley County and Manhattan Thursday discussed looking for further reductions and potentially codifying how the police department’s carry over cash is handled. RCPD [...]

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By |2020-05-21T20:25:38-05:00May 21st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Proposed RCPD budget decreased from ’20, officials looking to codify carry over fund procedure

Manhattan eyeing open exterior for Aggieville parking garage

As Manhattan continues work to begin construction on an Aggieville parking garage, city commissioners Tuesday voiced support for the cheapest option presented for the garage’s exterior. The parking garage in Aggieville along with street and utility improvements along Laramie and 12th Streets are the first of an estimated $30 million in public projects identified in [...]

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By |2020-05-20T16:25:49-05:00May 20th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan eyeing open exterior for Aggieville parking garage

Manhattan amends Westloop development plan to allow for new Tommy’s

Manhattan Tuesday cleared the way for a developer to pursue a building permit for a second Tommy’s Express Car Wash in West Manhattan. Despite traffic concerns, Manhattan City Commissioners unanimously voted to amend Westloop Shopping Center’s final development plan in order to allow the car wash under some conditions laid out by the Manhattan Urban [...]

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By |2020-05-20T16:09:44-05:00May 20th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan amends Westloop development plan to allow for new Tommy’s

Manhattan squashes possible mask ordinance, to pursue PSAs and other health campaigns

Manhattan will not require face masks in public spaces in an effort to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, instead opting to look at other ways to encourage residents to abide by health and safety guidelines. City commissioners Tuesday via Zoom discussed a potential ordinance or resolution, first proposed out of health concerns by Mayor [...]

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By |2020-05-20T02:27:45-05:00May 20th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan squashes possible mask ordinance, to pursue PSAs and other health campaigns