Fire damages Junction City home, hospitalizes homeowner

The Junction City Fire Department responded to a house fire late Tuesday night. JCFD said in a press release that the cause was accidental. The fire started at a single-story house at 805 West 7th St. in Junction City around 11:30 p.m. The 61-year-old homeowner was taken to Geary Community Hospital for smoke inhalation and [...]

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Hayen says Manhattan entering hiring freeze; agencies present ’19 budget requests

The Manhattan City Commission listened to funding requests by outside agencies and groups from the 2019 city budget at their meeting in City Hall Tuesday. They heard requests from the Social Services Advisory Board, the Special Alcohol Committee, Downtown Manhattan, Inc., the Aggieville Business Association, the Manhattan Public Library, the Manhattan Arts Center and the [...]

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RCPD Report 6/27/18

Officers filed a report for theft and criminal damage to property in the 800 block of Bertrand St. in Manhattan on June 26, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Officers listed Kelly Sipes, 46, of Manter, Kansas as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect attempted to take her air conditioner, causing damage. The estimated [...]

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Minton to serve as interim dean of KSU College of Ag, Research and Extension

Kansas State University has named Ernie Minton as College of Agriculture interim dean and interim director of K State Research and Extension. Minton, associate dean of research and graduate programs for the college and associate director of research for K-State Research and Extension, will replace John Floros on July 1. In the interim role, Minton [...]

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RCPD tabs Moldrup as interim assistant director

The Riley County Police Department announced more leadership shifts late Tuesday afternoon. As reported Sunday by the Manhattan Mercury, current RCPD Assistant Director John Doehling announced his retirement effective July 1. Doehling’s wife, Diane, who’s the communication center manager for the department, is also retiring July 1. Tuesday afternoon, the RCPD announced Captain Kurt Moldrup has [...]

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RCPD Report 6/26/18

Officers filed a report for theft and burglary in the 4300 block of S Dam Rd. in Manhattan on June 25, 2018 at approximately 11:00 AM. Officers listed John Armbrust, 71, of Manhattan and Karen Armbrust, 70, of Manhattan as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect took their trail-lite RV. The estimated [...]

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State representative, senator react to Kansas Supreme Court ruling on education funding

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the current funding laws passed by the state require adjustment for inflation to meet adequacy standards in the state constitution Monday. The court believed the passed budgetary increases, totalling $522 million in school funding to be added over the next five years, showed progress warranting the state legislature an [...]

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Chamber, Manhattan city manager applaud SCOTUS online sales tax ruling

Manhattan City officials are looking forward to a potential increase in revenue following a new Supreme Court ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that internet retailers must collect tax on online sales based on the tax rate in which the customer lives. “We haven’t evolved with the way technology has changed retail sales [...]

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Gary Avenue roundabout to close in July for repairs

The City of Manhattan is warning residents to plan accordingly for an upcoming road closure. The roundabout at Gary Avenue and Candlewood Drive will be closed for street repairs starting Monday, July 2. Work will run throughout the month of July, but is expected to be completed by August 1. Residents will be allowed access [...]

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RCPD Report 6/25/18

Officers filed a report for aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery in Manhattan on June 24, 2018. Officers listed a 27 year old female and a 30 year old male as the suspects and the victims. Due to the nature of the crime reported (domestic) no additional information will be released. Officers filed a report [...]

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