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City Commission approves economic incentives, rezoning ordinance

The Manhattan City Commission approved an economic development package for a local company, voted to rezoned a plot on Laramie Street, and discussed new city and commercial planning regulations as well as a new policy on special events with alcohol at their meeting in City Hall on Tuesday. The commission approved the economic development package [...]

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By | 2018-06-20T12:11:11-05:00 June 20th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on City Commission approves economic incentives, rezoning ordinance

Local co-ops report wheat yields, say some better than expected

The 2018 winter wheat harvest is underway and some local producers have been seeing better than expected results. “It’s been going real good,” said Dan Higgins, manager of the Farmway Co-op in Leonardville. “I think everybody is kind of surprised that the wheat is a little better than they actually thought it was going to [...]

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By | 2018-06-19T12:14:29-05:00 June 19th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Local co-ops report wheat yields, say some better than expected

Law Board discusses director search, approves 2019 RCPD budget

The Riley County Law Board approved the 2019 Riley County Police Department budget at their meeting in Manhattan City Hall on Monday. The board voted 6 to 1 to approve the $797,000 increase from 2018 to a total budget of about $21.5 million for the year 2019. Riley County Commissioner Ben Wilson was the sole [...]

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By | 2018-06-18T21:30:30-05:00 June 18th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Law Board discusses director search, approves 2019 RCPD budget

Tuttle Lake officials offer Country Stampede traffic, parking tips

Country Stampede is set to start Thursday, June 21, and Tuttle Creek Lake officials are offering tips to help event attendees find their way. There are multiple construction projects obstructing popular routes to the state park. Through traffic to the event grounds from the west entrance off of Highway 24 is blocked by work on [...]

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By | 2018-06-15T11:51:37-05:00 June 15th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Tuttle Lake officials offer Country Stampede traffic, parking tips

RCPD Report 6/15/18

Anthony Dawdy, 35, of Manhattan was arrested while at the Riley County Police Department on June 14, 2018 at approximately 11:25 PM. Dawdy was arrested on an offense of violate offender registration. Dawdy was issued a total bond of $7,500.00. Dawdy wa...

By | 2018-06-15T09:57:28-05:00 June 15th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD Report 6/15/18

Medal of Honor recipient, lieutenant governor speak at Vietnam Memorial opening

Wamego residents were out in force to honor veterans and remember those who died in the line of duty at the opening ceremony of “The Wall That Heals” that took place in Wamego City Park on Thursday morning. The Wall That Heals is a travelling three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam War memorial in Washington D.C. [...]

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By | 2018-06-14T16:41:27-05:00 June 14th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Medal of Honor recipient, lieutenant governor speak at Vietnam Memorial opening

RCPD Report 6/14/18

Officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 2300 block of Staghill Rd. in Manhattan on June 12, 2018 at approximately 6:55 PM. Officers listed Timothy Poell, 63, of Manhattan as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect damaged his lawn, and other miscellanous items. The estimated total loss associated with [...]

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By | 2018-06-14T13:59:07-05:00 June 14th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD Report 6/14/18

Motorcyclist in Vietnam Memorial replica convoy hospitalized after fall

A man was taken to Via Christi hospital on Wednesday after falling from the saddle of his motorcycle 11 miles northeast of Manhattan according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Jeremy Scott, a 31-year-old from Junction City, was riding eastbound on K-18 with a convoy at 9:30 a.m. when he lost control of his bike. The [...]

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By | 2018-06-13T15:27:57-05:00 June 13th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Motorcyclist in Vietnam Memorial replica convoy hospitalized after fall

City commissioners eyeing $6.7M increase for 2019 budget

The Manhattan City Commission discussed the proposed 2019 budget at their meeting in City Hall Tuesday. The new budget amounts $155 million total, a $6.7 million increase from 2018. Despite the increase, multiple city revenue sources are falling short of projections. Sales tax is one of the sources coming up short, expected to fall $100,000 [...]

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By | 2018-06-13T12:38:45-05:00 June 13th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on City commissioners eyeing $6.7M increase for 2019 budget

RCPD Report 6/13/18

Officers filed a report for vehicle burglary in the 1200 block of Wyndham Heights in Manhattan on June 12, 2018 at approximately 4:30 PM. Officers listed Elisa Davis, 33, of Junction City, Kansas as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect took her purses and money. The estimated total loss associated with this case [...]

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By | 2018-06-13T10:19:48-05:00 June 13th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD Report 6/13/18