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Tour of homes at Fort Riley set for Saturday

Those interested in checking out some of Fort Riley’s historical homes are in luck this Saturday. The Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley will be holding their 35th annual tour of homes from noon to 4 p.m. The tour is self-guided. Participants start at the Custer House and can follow the route by following [...]

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By |2018-11-28T15:40:49-06:00November 28th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Tour of homes at Fort Riley set for Saturday

Riley County first responders to “stuff the ambulance” for needy families

Riley County EMS will be out on the town on Saturday looking to “Fill the Ambulance” with food donations to help out those in need. They’ll be at the Dillons supermarket at Westloop Plaza starting at 9 a.m. for the first day of their 4th annual food drive. The event is held in partnership with [...]

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By |2018-11-28T14:56:11-06:00November 28th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County first responders to “stuff the ambulance” for needy families

City eyeing increases for recreation program, cemetery fees

Commissioners were largely favorable of fee increases for Parks and Recreation programs and services provided by city cemeteries during the Manhattan City Commission’s work session Tuesday. City staff said that due to increases in expenses they recommend an increase of $5 per recreation program in 2019. They also recommend an increase in waterpark admission fees [...]

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By |2018-11-28T14:41:11-06:00November 28th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on City eyeing increases for recreation program, cemetery fees

Residents sound off on disc golf expansion at Warner Park

Disc golf enthusiasts and residents near Warner Park came out in force to speak their mind on the Warner Memorial Park Master Plan at Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission work session. Warner Memorial Park is an 89-acre park that was acquired by the city in 1957 through donations by Kern Warner as well as purchases made [...]

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By |2018-11-28T12:59:16-06:00November 28th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Residents sound off on disc golf expansion at Warner Park

Electronic accident report system unveiled at KSU

Employee accidents at K-State will no longer be reported on paper forms. Human Capital Services unveiled a new electronic incident report site on November 19th for employees to report accidents or injuries that occurred while working at the university. K-State hopes the new process will “provide a better user experience for the employee, department and [...]

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By |2018-11-27T11:26:23-06:00November 27th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Electronic accident report system unveiled at KSU

Community discussions on immigration planned for Tuesday, Wednesday

Kansas State University’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy in collaboration with the Communication Studies department will be holding a pair of community discussions on immigration this Tuesday and Wednesday. The talks will be non-partisan group discussions on multiple topics under the umbrella of immigration based on a format created by the National Issues Forums [...]

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By |2018-11-26T15:07:20-06:00November 26th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Community discussions on immigration planned for Tuesday, Wednesday

Manhattan man shot in apparent attempted robbery Thursday

A man was shot in what is believed to be an attempted aggravated robbery in Manhattan Thursday night, according to a release by the Riley County Police Department. Police say they received a call reporting a shooting in the 700 block of Allen Road at approximately 10:10 p.m. On-scene, they found an 18-year-old man with [...]

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By |2018-11-23T07:39:26-06:00November 23rd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man shot in apparent attempted robbery Thursday

Westar proposal approved for new electric vehicle charging stations in Manhattan

Those who own electric vehicles in Manhattan soon will be able to recharge away from home. During Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission meeting, a proposal by Westar was approved paving the way for two new user-paid electric vehicle recharging stations to be installed. The two stations will be located in the Flint Hills Discovery Center parking [...]

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By |2018-11-21T14:08:36-06:00November 21st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Westar proposal approved for new electric vehicle charging stations in Manhattan

City moves toward annexing future St. Luke’s Church site

The City of Manhattan is looking to grow by just more than 28 acres. The city commission unanimously voted to take the first step toward annexing a plot of land at the intersection of Scenic and Anderson into the city at their Tuesday meeting. The owner, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, requested the annexation to be [...]

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By |2018-11-21T13:56:50-06:00November 21st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on City moves toward annexing future St. Luke’s Church site

Manhattan commits to buying half of city’s energy from wind farm

The City of Manhattan will be running on wind power starting in 2021. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved a participation service agreement with Westar energy to utilize power from a new wind energy plant that will be constructed in Northeast Kansas by the end of 2020. Under the agreement, the city will power its [...]

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By |2018-11-21T13:53:08-06:00November 21st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan commits to buying half of city’s energy from wind farm