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Parking study for USD 383 recommends more parking stalls

A  parking study for Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 was presented to the board of education Wednesday night. The study was done by the Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI) out of Housont, TX.  The study was conducted to determine if current parking inventory was adequate for future conditions .  Parking Solutions Division Senior Project Manager Nicole Chinea was [...]

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By |2019-04-18T14:31:02-05:00April 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Parking study for USD 383 recommends more parking stalls

Manhattan car museum takes guests on road trip down memory lane

MANHATTAN — Hundreds of people gathered Saturday for the grand opening event at Manhattan’s new Midwest Dream Car Collection. Executive Director Lynn Gentine spoke with KMAN about what makes the collection so special. Gentine says the cars act like a photo album, triggering memories for those who come out and nostalgia for either a car [...]

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By |2019-04-15T07:24:07-05:00April 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan car museum takes guests on road trip down memory lane

Commissioners approve 13 CIP funded requests

Riley County commissioners gave their approval for 13 department requests to be funded by the Capital Improvement Fund. The commission continued their 2019 first quarter CIP session from last week. The original estimate for all requests was $4.9 million out of the $5.3 million budget authority, but was reduced to $3.7 million.  The total cost [...]

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By |2019-04-13T09:17:35-05:00April 13th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Commissioners approve 13 CIP funded requests

T. Russell Reitz found homes for over 700 animals in 2018

The T. Russell Reitz animal shelter had a great 2018 with 748 animals finding their homes. Director of Animal Services Deb Watkins  is excited for this year’s numbers because they are going to have even more adoptions. She says this is due to new changes in policy at the shelter and the K-State Animal Shelter [...]

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By |2019-04-10T18:01:11-05:00April 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on T. Russell Reitz found homes for over 700 animals in 2018

Riley County Commission Provides Progress Report On Budget

The March year to date budget and expenditure report shows the 2019 budget year is 25% of the way through for Riley County. County Clerk Rich Vargo says the overtime wages for the public works were high, but this was to be expected. Vargo says there are four departments that are a little over the [...]

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By |2019-04-09T14:47:09-05:00April 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Commission Provides Progress Report On Budget

USD 383 sees rise in special needs students

The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Board of Education was presented the special education program annual report during their meeting on Wednesday. Board Member Katrina Lewison asked Executive Director Dr. Deb Howser about the total number of students in the program.   Howser said the report shows an increase of 63 students from last year.  The total number [...]

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By |2019-04-04T22:56:08-05:00April 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 sees rise in special needs students

County commission approves stipend program for volunteers

Riley County commissioners approved the stipend program for the county volunteer first responders and firefighters on Monday. The program will compensate volunteers who respond to calls in order to recruit more people. This came up since the first responders were unable to respond to 261 calls last year in northern county.  These calls still received [...]

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By |2019-04-02T11:26:54-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on County commission approves stipend program for volunteers

Bowling fundraiser planned Sunday to support Big Brothers Big Sisters

MANHATTAN — Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie County is holding its annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser in Manhattan this weekend. Special Events Coordinator Tori Foster says this event is the signature fundraiser, with one third of the money raised going directly into the operating budget. Foster says each participant [...]

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By |2019-03-21T15:09:32-05:00March 21st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Bowling fundraiser planned Sunday to support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dorst named as new Manhattan High School principal

Manhattan High School Assistant Principal Michael Dorst will be taking over as the new MHS principal later this year. The announcement came from USD 383 Superintendent Marvin Wade during last night’s board of education meeting.  Dorst was chosen from a pool of five candidates. Dorst says he was drawn to the position since he has [...]

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By |2019-03-20T23:41:06-05:00March 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Dorst named as new Manhattan High School principal

“BlacKkKlansman” co-writer to attend annual K-State symposium

The K-State Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Mariana Kistler Beach Museum will be holding their “Art of Democracy” Symposium all day Thursday. This event is part of the Center for Engagement and Community Development’s annual engagement symposiums. The event is held every year on campus to highlight work being done at the [...]

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By |2019-03-17T16:57:07-05:00March 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on “BlacKkKlansman” co-writer to attend annual K-State symposium