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Manhattan Finance Director says city needs new sales tax for general fund

Manhattan Finance Department Director Bernie Hayen says the city is going to have to find another revenue source going forward to shore up the city’s financial situation. He presented the information during the city department goal-setting session Tuesday. The City of Manhattan had to make some tough choices in the 2018 budget, with plateauing revenues [...]

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By |2019-01-17T19:39:01-06:00January 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Finance Director says city needs new sales tax for general fund

Area Agency on Aging sponsoring ‘new to Medicare’ workshop

If you’re looking to enroll in Medicare for the first time and aren’t sure what to do, the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring a workshop for you. The Answers for Older Kansas “New to Medicare” workshop will be held in the Flint Hills Center at 401 Houston Street on Tuesday, [...]

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By |2019-01-16T14:37:34-06:00January 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Area Agency on Aging sponsoring ‘new to Medicare’ workshop

Manhattan commissioners agree with Aggieville TIF district boundaries, timeline

Manhattan Commissioners were unanimously supportive of a proposed tax increment finance — or TIF — district in Aggieville after a discussion during their Tuesday work session. Establishing a TIF district would allow the city to capture growth in property valuation — and subsequently, property taxes — over a 20 year period within a set boundary [...]

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By |2019-01-16T13:54:02-06:00January 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan commissioners agree with Aggieville TIF district boundaries, timeline

McKee hosts rental safety roundtable with housing advocates, realtors

Manhattan City Commissioner Jerred McKee hosted a roundtable discussion on safe housing in the CivicPlus building Friday, Jan. 11. McKee invited a mix of safe housing and renters’ rights advocates as well as realtors, property owners and managers to discuss the topic in order to bring the issue forward at the next Manhattan City Commission [...]

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By |2019-01-14T21:37:18-06:00January 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on McKee hosts rental safety roundtable with housing advocates, realtors

McKee talks rental safety with stakeholders

Manhattan City Commissioner Jerred McKee hosted a roundtable discussion on safe housing in the CivicPlus building Friday, Jan. 11. McKee invited a mix of safe housing and renters’ rights advocates as well as realtors, property owners and managers to discuss the topic in order to bring the issue forward at the next Manhattan City Commission [...]

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By |2019-01-14T21:07:03-06:00January 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on McKee talks rental safety with stakeholders

Red Cross holding four days of blood drives between Manhattan, JC

Amid a national blood shortage, the American Red Cross is hosting four days of blood drives in the Manhattan and Junction City areas this week. Red Cross Account Manager Kristi Ingalls spoke with KMAN and says the need for blood is dire as the Red Cross has less than 3 days supply of blood currently available [...]

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By |2019-01-14T15:05:58-06:00January 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Red Cross holding four days of blood drives between Manhattan, JC

Discovery Center introduces new educational program, theater to undergo renovations

The Flint Hills Discovery Center will perform some upgrades to its theater in January and have also unveiled a new series of educational programs. The FHDC Horizon Ranch Immersive Theater will be getting four new, state-of-the-art projectors to improve the viewing quality of their films. The projectors will be purchased using a $417,950 donation to [...]

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By |2019-01-11T12:23:53-06:00January 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Discovery Center introduces new educational program, theater to undergo renovations

Eisenhower English teacher earns national certification

A teacher at Eisenhower Middle School was certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2018. Julie Disbrow teaches 7th and 8th grade English and earned her certification in English Language Arts and Early Adolescence. Starting the process in 2014, she had to complete four extensive components in five years to be awarded [...]

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By |2019-01-10T15:40:41-06:00January 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Eisenhower English teacher earns national certification

Manhattan lays out 2019 legislative priorities to representatives

Manhattan City administrators and elected officials met with state representatives from the local area on Wednesday to discuss the city’s legislative priorities for the 2019 legislative session. Mayor Mike Dodson and City Manager Ron Fehr along with other officials met with Representatives Sydney Carlin, Susie Swanson and Senator Tom Hawk in City Hall. Fehr presented [...]

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By |2019-01-10T14:37:38-06:00January 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan lays out 2019 legislative priorities to representatives

Manhattan raises guest tax, to accept proposals for Community House redevelopment

Transient Guest Tax The tax that visitors to Manhattan pay for a hotel room is set to rise by half a percent. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously voted to raise the city’s transient guest tax from 7 to 7 point 5 percent at their meeting Tuesday. The city has been looking into an expansion of the Manhattan [...]

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By |2019-01-10T12:42:26-06:00January 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan raises guest tax, to accept proposals for Community House redevelopment