The Riley County Law Board Monday approved a three-point-five-seven percent increase in the Police Department’s budget for fiscal 2022. The budget of just over 23-million dollars passed on a 5-2 vote, with Riley County Commissioners John Ford and Kathryn Focke voting against it because of the county’s ongoing budget discussions. The board earlier had approved [...]
The Manhattan City Commission has an item related to the proposed Museum of Art and Light, and Mayor Wynn Butler tells KMAN that the state’s Secretary of Commerce has signed off on the sales tax revenue bonds necessary for the project. Robert and Tracey DeBruyn have put together the plans for the museum which would be [...]
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The American Red Cross and health care facilities have put out the urgent call for blood donations. Ascencsion Via Christi Presdident Bob Copple tells KMAN, the hospital recently had it’s usual re-stocking not take place because of the lack of blood taken in through donations. He adds it’s an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
A three-million dollar donation from the managing partners of Gates Capital Management will see creation of a financial analysis center in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration. Alums Jeff Gates and Justin Boisseau made the donation that will result in the center being named after their firm. The center will be housed in the [...]
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The 2021 street maintenance projects for the City of Manhattan have gotten underway. The City’s annual street maintenance projects started this weekend with asphalt mill and overlay on Marlatt Avenue. This project is taking place between Browning Avenue and Seth Child Road. Several projects starting this week will take place on 8th, 9th, 10th, and [...]
Ascension Via Christi has updated its visitor guidelines to guard against coronavirus outbreaks developing. President Bob Copple tells KMAN that while the guidelines are changing, there are still some things to be aware of for those visiting the hospital. The hospital will now allow patients in the 3rd floor unit to be able swap out [...]
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Former Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director Trent Armbrust has been named to lead the newly created Office of Innovation in the Kansas Department of Commerce. Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland made the announcement Wednesday, shifting Armbrust from his previous post of Director of Strategy for Bioscience and Technology in the department. [...]
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Governor Laura Kelly announced Wednesday amounts of additional federal coronavirus funding smaller communities in the state will be receiving. The monies were to be directed to communities under 50-thousand in population. The relief, which comes from The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), supplies $1.9 trillion for economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Riley [...]
The Junction City man arrested late last week on a sexual exploitation of a child charge faces additional charges. Aaron Zachry remains jailed on a bond of 360-thousand dollars after three additional counts of sexual exploitation of a child were put in place against him Wednesday. Riley County Police say the charges were added after [...]
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Geary County USD 475 plans to replace two of its elementary school playgrounds. Both Sheridan and Eisenhower Elementary School’s playgrounds have been selected for replacement based on the ages of the playgrounds. The project, performed by Noah’s Park and Playground, is planned to begin in late October to early November. The current playgrounds will be [...]
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