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Riley County commission approved 2021 budget for publication

The Riley County 2021 budget was approved to be sent out to publication by the commission on Thursday. Budget and Finance Officer Tami Robison presented the final numbers for the budget before being sent out.   The regular budget is set at $65,501,116, with levy dollars at $28,312,598.  The total mill levy is set at 42.85 [...]

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By |2020-07-09T22:43:24-05:00July 9th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commission approved 2021 budget for publication

Greater Manhattan Community Foundation announces cancellation of 2020 CFA’s

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s annual award show (The CFA’s) has been cancelled for this year. Vice President of Marketing and Promotions Elaine Dhuyvetter made the announcement during Monday’s GMCF Community Hour. The event, initially planned for March, was rescheduled to August, but ultimately the foundation made the unfortunate decision to cancel it altogether. “We [...]

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By |2020-07-07T15:16:37-05:00July 7th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Greater Manhattan Community Foundation announces cancellation of 2020 CFA’s

Riley County commissioners criticized for coronavirus response; response to police killings

Riley County residents voiced their concerns over recent spikes in COVID-19 cases and police killings to the Riley County commission Monday. Asian Market Partner and Commission Candidate Fanny Fang criticized the commission for not wearing masks and the doubling of positive cases over the past week. “This outbreak is such a major public health concern [...]

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By |2020-06-30T12:21:18-05:00June 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commissioners criticized for coronavirus response; response to police killings

Veteran cycling across America makes stop in Manhattan

A military veteran is biking across the country to raise awareness for the veteran arts. Chris Crifasi (Cri-fah-si) is riding from San Diego to New York for Creativets. His journey started on May 2, and hopes to make it to New York in about 5 weeks. He’s raising awareness for the organization that works with [...]

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By |2020-06-26T13:54:46-05:00June 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Veteran cycling across America makes stop in Manhattan

USD 383 board approves $26.7 million bid for MHS bond project and technology purchases for 1-to-1 program

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden school board on Wednesday approved the $26.7 million guaranteed maximum price for the Manhattan High School construction project. Construction manager Patricia Brooke-Freundt says the project includes additions to the east and west sides of the building, including 25 new classrooms.  The proposal is going out to bid with several alternates that [...]

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By |2020-06-25T14:22:35-05:00June 25th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 board approves $26.7 million bid for MHS bond project and technology purchases for 1-to-1 program

Riley County health department issues new local health order

Riley County health department announced Local Health Order No. 13. This new health order in place due to the recent increase in positive cases, more hospitalizations, and heightened evidence of community spread.  The issue will go into effect at12:01 a.m. on Wednesday Jun 24 and will remain in effect for 14 days, or until amended, [...]

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By |2020-06-23T12:07:08-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County health department issues new local health order

Riley County to receive around $15 million in CARES act funds

Riley County commissioners Monday approved a contract for advisory services for dispersing federal coronavirus relief funds. The county will contract with Witt O’Brien’s, a Risk Management and Emergency Response Consulting Firm. Budget and Finance Officer Tami Robison says Riley County’s portion of the governor’s Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) spending plan is around $15 [...]

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By |2020-06-22T20:50:24-05:00June 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County to receive around $15 million in CARES act funds

Butler: “RCPD officers will have administrative due process”

The Atlanta police officer who was fired one day after shooting a black man has some in Riley County Police Department worried about due process. Speaking to the Riley County commission, RCPD Director Dennis Butler says he had spoken with an officer who was concerned they would not be given administrative due process in a [...]

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By |2020-06-19T11:05:44-05:00June 19th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Butler: “RCPD officers will have administrative due process”

Riley County commission approves RCPD firing range bid

Riley County commissioners approved the bid from TRS Range Services for the new Riley County Police Department firing range Thursday. Before the commission approved the current $1.43 million bid, they wanted to know why the range would have multiple lanes.  During their previous meeting, Commissioner Ron Wells asked if they can consolidate to save money. [...]

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By |2020-06-19T10:45:59-05:00June 19th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commission approves RCPD firing range bid

Riley County commission does not approve half cent sales tax on election ballot

Riley County commissioners chose not to put a continuing county half cent sales tax on this year’s general election ballot. Commission Chairman Marvin Rodriguez was the lone commissioner to vote for the measure, saying it may not pass by future commissions, especially if there is turn over this year.  He is worried if the City [...]

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By |2020-06-16T11:52:26-05:00June 16th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commission does not approve half cent sales tax on election ballot