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Former Riley County USD 378 superintendent Brad Starnes looks to replace Sen. Reddi in state legislature

Former Riley County USD 378 superintendent Brad Starnes recently announced he is running for the district 22 seat in the state senate. He dedicated 43 years to life to the education field and is running in the seat currently held by Sen. Usha Reddi who has held that role since Sen. Tom Hawk’s retirement in [...]

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K-State officially breaks ground on new Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation

Groundbreaking for Kansas State University’s new Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation was held Friday afternoon east of Weber Hall. The new facility will allocate 30% of space for on-site collaboration between public resources and private enterprises and will provide an overall modernized facility for the K-State Department of Grain Science and Industry, which [...]

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Chamber of Commerce hosts former Sergeant Major of the Army at monthly military relations luncheon

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly military relations luncheon on Friday with its featured speaker being retired Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Tony Grinston who was recently appointed the CEO of Army Emergency Reserve. Grinston served 36 years in the Army before retiring last November. He has ties to the Flint [...]

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RCPD releases more information on early Thursday morning drug arrest

Riley County Police have released more details following a drug-related arrest early Thursday morning. Michael Curtis Skillern-Lewis, 29, of Manhattan, remains in custody after police charged him on probable cause offenses, including distribution of heroin, distribution of an opiate, flee or attempt to elude, and possession with intent to manufacture. According to a Friday release, [...]

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RCPD investigating alleged arson in Ogden

Riley County Police are investigating an alleged incident of aggravated arson in Ogden. Officers filed a police report Thursday night in the 100 block of 8th Street after a suspect reportedly poured gas onto a vehicle and set it on fire, shortly after 8 p.m. The fire then spread to another vehicle and a nearby [...]

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Manhattan delegation weighs in on taxes as Gov. Kelly vetoes third tax cut proposal

Gov. Laura Kelly has once again vetoed a legislative proposal for broad tax cuts, the third veto this year. Her action Thursday all but guarantees a special session to be called as the legislature and governor continue to work toward a compromise. The plans included cutting income, sales and property taxes by a total of [...]

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Downtown Manhattan kicks off “Third Thursdays” event series for first time in 2024

Manhattan residents were treated on Thursday with perfect weather for the 2024 kickoff to the “Third Thursdays” annual series of street fairs. The event featured an interactive window mural of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” on the 4th street windows, as well as watercolor art, pottery, wood turning, henna tattoo, cross stitch, a cake walk, [...]

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K-State proposes 2.8% tuition hike to Board of Regents

Tuition appears to be on the rise again at Kansas higher education institutions. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday heard proposals from all six four-year universities for 2025, including Kansas State, which is proposing a 2.8% hike, amounting to roughly $139 per semester. This after last year’s increase of 5%. President Richard Linton says [...]

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Man held on $85,00 bond for multiple drug-related charges

Riley County Police are investigating after a Manhattan man was arrested on a host of drug-related offenses early Thursday morning. The arrest report shows 29-year-old Michael Lewis is charged with three alleged counts of distribution involving heroin and other opiates, as well as a charge of fleeing and eluding. RCPD says the investigation into his [...]

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Governor Kelly requests SBA disaster loans for Pottawatomie County

Gov. Laura Kelly has requested additional funds for disaster relief following the April 30 tornado in Westmoreland. The governor, on Wednesday, sent a letter to the Small Business Administration requesting a disaster loan declaration for Pottawatomie County. The letter requests that the SBA provide assistance in the form of SBA disaster loans. If approved, a [...]

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