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Riley County, Manhattan representatives talk RCPD operations funding split

Representatives from Manhattan and Riley County will pull together more data before continuing a discussion on whether or not to alter the funding split for Riley County Police operations. The topic was on the agenda for the joint meeting in Manhattan City Hall Thursday between the City of Manhattan as well as Riley and Pottawatomie [...]

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By |2019-05-18T16:48:06-05:00May 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County, Manhattan representatives talk RCPD operations funding split

JC woman must repay money acquired via Medicaid fraud

A Junction City woman will have to repay thousands of dollars obtained through Medicaid fraud. 50-year-old Terry Sherrick pleaded guilty Wednesday, May 15, to three charges in Pottawatomie County District Court — making a false claim to the Medicaid program, unlawful acts concerning computers as well as theft. She has been ordered to repay more [...]

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By |2019-05-17T15:01:23-05:00May 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on JC woman must repay money acquired via Medicaid fraud

USD 383 summer meal program to begin June 3

MANHATTAN — Classes in the Manhattan-Ogden school district may be wrapping up by the end of May, but opportunities for kids to get meals will continue into the summer. The USD 383 summer meal project offers free meals to those aged 1 through 18 starting June 3. Board of Education Member Leah Fliter spoke about [...]

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By |2019-05-16T14:41:03-05:00May 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 summer meal program to begin June 3

2 companies restoring Hale cited for improper asbestos protections, education

Two Kansas City-based companies working on the Hale Library restoration have been cited by OSHA under the Department of Labor for not complying with asbestos removal standards. Custom Crushing & Company was cited for 23 health violations, including failure to educate workers on asbestos hazards or provide protective clothing and respiratory protection to employees. They [...]

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By |2019-05-15T18:17:11-05:00May 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on 2 companies restoring Hale cited for improper asbestos protections, education

Electric shuttles to provide free rides around Downtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan denizens and visitors alike now have a new way to get around the district through a new shuttle program. The Green Apple Bike program recently unveiled the Downtown Area Shuttle, also known by the acronym DASH, to provide free rides around downtown. According to posts on the Green Apple Bikes Facebook page and [...]

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By |2019-05-14T10:04:04-05:00May 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Electric shuttles to provide free rides around Downtown Manhattan

KSU, Fort Riley to work together on archaeological surveys

Fort Riley and Kansas State University will partner up to survey long untouched land within the installation. The two organizations signed their first intergovernmental support agreement with one another May 13 in the K-State Alumni Center. Archaeology experts and students from the university will be able to work with the post’s cultural resources archaeologist, providing [...]

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By |2019-05-14T09:24:35-05:00May 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on KSU, Fort Riley to work together on archaeological surveys

Manhattan to study costs, benefits of Blue Township annexation

Manhattan is seeking more data on what would be the costs and benefits of extending the city limits east by annexing a portion of Pottawatomie County’s Blue Township. The City Commission unanimously approved requesting proposals from private contractors to study the topic at its Tuesday meeting. The area in question is the Green Valley portion [...]

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By |2019-05-10T18:37:21-05:00May 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan to study costs, benefits of Blue Township annexation

Manhattan picks Douglas Rec. Center design, full cost estimated at $4.5 million

After previously tabling the vote, the Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved a final design concept for the Douglas Recreation Center at its Tuesday meeting. McMillan Architects will now finalize the plans for the center, which could be open as early as November 2020 based on a tentative timeline. The commission postponed the decision in April [...]

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By |2019-05-09T11:00:47-05:00May 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan picks Douglas Rec. Center design, full cost estimated at $4.5 million

RCPD arrests man on aggravated sodomy, rape charges

A Riley County man is being held on half a million dollar bond in Riley County jail on rape charges, according to the daily police report. 50-year-old Thomas Ray Adams was arrested in the noon hour of May 7 in the 6000 block of Tuttle Terrace, outside of city limits. He’s charged with raping a [...]

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By |2019-05-08T12:12:22-05:00May 8th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD arrests man on aggravated sodomy, rape charges

Community talks housing values, affordability solutions at public forum

A few dozen residents met Saturday at Kansas State University to discuss three potential ways to improve housing affordability in the greater Manhattan area. The community forum is the second of its kind in two years, part of the Community Solutions to Affordable Housing project. The three solutions that were discussed were identified as goals [...]

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By |2019-05-05T22:22:44-05:00May 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Community talks housing values, affordability solutions at public forum