Riley County commissioners sign off on mill levy increase

Riley County Commissioners approved the 2019 budget for publication on Thursday morning. The county mill levy will increase 2.09 mills compared to last year.  A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. Commissioners have cited higher than expected ambulance service costs and new emergency radio infrastructure as the reasons [...]

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By | 2018-06-22T12:16:44-05:00 June 22nd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commissioners sign off on mill levy increase

Kansas Board of Regents approve tuition increases for universities

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved tuition and fee increases for all six public universities, citing a need to keep pace with rising costs and declining state support. K-State is increasing its tuition by 1.1 percent after it announced in May a budget cut of $15 million for FY2019. Full-time resident undergraduate [...]

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JCPD: Still no I.D. on body found in May, rules out missing woman connection

The Junction City Police Department says the investigation into the identity of a deceased woman found between two buildings in Junction City on May 28 continues. Wednesday, JCPD Public Information Officer Capt. Trish Giordano said the identity is still unknown, but added one has been ruled out. “We have received several calls inquiring whether this individual [...]

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City Commission approves economic incentives, rezoning ordinance

The Manhattan City Commission approved an economic development package for a local company, voted to rezoned a plot on Laramie Street, and discussed new city and commercial planning regulations as well as a new policy on special events with alcohol at their meeting in City Hall on Tuesday. The commission approved the economic development package [...]

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Local co-ops report wheat yields, say some better than expected

The 2018 winter wheat harvest is underway and some local producers have been seeing better than expected results. “It’s been going real good,” said Dan Higgins, manager of the Farmway Co-op in Leonardville. “I think everybody is kind of surprised that the wheat is a little better than they actually thought it was going to [...]

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By | 2018-06-19T12:14:29-05:00 June 19th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Local co-ops report wheat yields, say some better than expected

Law Board discusses director search, approves 2019 RCPD budget

The Riley County Law Board approved the 2019 Riley County Police Department budget at their meeting in Manhattan City Hall on Monday. The board voted 6 to 1 to approve the $797,000 increase from 2018 to a total budget of about $21.5 million for the year 2019. Riley County Commissioner Ben Wilson was the sole [...]

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By | 2018-06-18T21:30:30-05:00 June 18th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Law Board discusses director search, approves 2019 RCPD budget

Kansas Supreme Court to conduct special session at MHS on Sept. 24

The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session Sept. 24 at Manhattan High School in Manhattan as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary. According to a press release from the Office of Judicial Administration, the court will [...]

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Tuttle Lake officials offer Country Stampede traffic, parking tips

Country Stampede is set to start Thursday, June 21, and Tuttle Creek Lake officials are offering tips to help event attendees find their way. There are multiple construction projects obstructing popular routes to the state park. Through traffic to the event grounds from the west entrance off of Highway 24 is blocked by work on [...]

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By | 2018-06-15T11:51:37-05:00 June 15th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Tuttle Lake officials offer Country Stampede traffic, parking tips

RCPD Report 6/15/18

Anthony Dawdy, 35, of Manhattan was arrested while at the Riley County Police Department on June 14, 2018 at approximately 11:25 PM. Dawdy was arrested on an offense of violate offender registration. Dawdy was issued a total bond of $7,500.00. Dawdy wa...

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Medal of Honor recipient, lieutenant governor speak at Vietnam Memorial opening

Wamego residents were out in force to honor veterans and remember those who died in the line of duty at the opening ceremony of “The Wall That Heals” that took place in Wamego City Park on Thursday morning. The Wall That Heals is a travelling three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam War memorial in Washington D.C. [...]

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