Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for new Aggieville Hotel

The Courtyard by Marriott in Aggieville was the site of a Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Thursday evening. McNeill Hotel Company CEO Mark Ricketts tells KMAN there was so much that made sense when the company was approached about building on the former city-owned parking lot along Bluemont Avenue. Ricketts says the hotel [...]

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Manhattan man arrested in connection to past sex crimes

A 35-year-old Manhattan man is jailed in connection to past sex crimes. Riley County Police arrested Skyler James Berry Thursday on charges of aggravated criminal sodomy, two counts of rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. A police report was filed May 28. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in Manhattan in December [...]

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USD 383 enrollment up over 2020 count, but falls short of 2019 numbers

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383’s unofficial enrollment numbers are better than expected considering last year’s 300 student decrease from the year before. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says last year’s drop hurt the district’s five year average. Funding tied to enrollment will be something the district will have to watch in the near future. Reid says the district [...]

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Manhattan Regional Airport secures nearly $6 million from Dept. of Defense for runway reconstruction

Nearly $6 million in federal funding has been approved to fund an upcoming runway improvement project at the Manhattan Regional Airport. U.S. Senators Roger Marshall and Jerry Moran announced Thursday that $5.9 million dollars from the Department of Defense has been awarded to the city for the needed expansion which will occur in 2023. Airport [...]

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One additional COVID death in Riley County; 116 new positive cases

Riley County is reporting one more COVID related death, bringing the county’s total to 58. One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. A 28 year old unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 on August 13th and died on September 14th at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Riley County [...]

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Cyberattack on Pottawatomie County systems under investigation

Pottawatomie County officials are looking into a cyberattack on certain county computer networks and systems that occurred on Sept. 17. According to a statement from Public Information Officer Becky Ryan, the breach encrypted multiple servers, preventing county employees from accessing many of their everyday systems. She says immediate steps were taken to isolate the affected [...]

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Fire Suppression System Adds $500k to Construction Costs for Aggieville Garage

Manhattan City Commissioners signed off Tuesday night on a change order that will add 500-thousand dollars to the total paid for construction of the new parking garage in Aggieville. A fire suppression system is mandated for buildings four stories or taller, according to Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers. Hilgers told commissioners Tuesday night that it [...]

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RCPD Board Finalizes Requests for ARPA Funding from City, County

The Riley County Law Board has approved letters requesting the city of Manhattan and Riley County provide funding through American Rescue Plan Act grants that they’ll be receiving from the federal government. The funding would provide for a two-percent employee pay adjustment for the remainder of the year, cover Emergency Leave for COVID from 2020 [...]

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Grab your pumpkin spice, it’s officially fall

September 22nd, the mark of this years autumnal equinox, and for many, a reason to pull out their fall decorations as they cool down from the summer and wave off the appearance of the cold, snowy days of winter. Mary Knapp, K-State Research and Extension, says the autumnal equinox marks the official start of autumn, [...]

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Grab your pumpkin spice, it’s officially fall

September 22nd, the mark of this years autumnal equinox, and for many, a reason to pull out their fall decorations as they cool down from the summer and wave off the appearance of the cold, snowy days of winter. Mary Knapp, K-State Research and Extension, says the autumnal equinox marks the official start of autumn, [...]

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