Thursday, June 30, 2016



Lifestyle

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 30, 2016

    County explores eco-devo funding

    As part of 2017 budget talks, Riley County commissioners Thursday discussed adding a line item to support economic development outside the Manhattan city limits. Commissioners have yet to approve anything final but proposed taking a portion of funds typically allocated to the Manhattan Area Chamber of

  • Arts & Leisure | June 30, 2016

    Blues, Brews and BBQ, Sundown Salute, Arts in the Park and more for July 4th

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    Happy birthday to the United States. There are several area events celebrating another year of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Junction City’s Sundown Salute, which begins Thursday, has a variety of events and live music through Monday. Kansas’ largest Independence Day celebration

  • Local | June 30, 2016

    Event gives outsiders a view into month of Ramadan

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    Speaking to a group of about 50 people at the Islamic Center of Manhattan Wednesday evening, 12-year-old Abrar Nasser explained what his religion is all about. Every year during the month of Ramadan, members of the center host an event called Fast-A-Day. It gives non-Muslims a

  • Local | June 30, 2016

    Broken toilet floods elementary school

    A malfunctioning toilet in Amanda Arnold Elementary flooded about 17,000 square feet of the school in mid-June, Matt Davis reported to the Manhattan-Ogden school board Wednesday evening. A toilet in the boys’ bathroom in the northeast side of the building caused the flooding, which affected 13 classrooms,

  • Local | June 30, 2016

    When, where to shoot off fireworks in Manhattan

    A long, loud Fourth of July weekend starts Friday. Fireworks sales start in Manhattan at noon Friday and will last through midnight Monday. Discharge is allowed from 8 a.m. to midnight Friday through Monday. The city has inspected and licensed the following fireworks stands: • Bellino

  • Local |Business | June 30, 2016

    City sales tax up 1.6% in June

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue increased 1.6 percent in June compared to June 2015. The city had $884,481 in sales tax revenue, according to the June sales tax report, which reflects the last three weeks of May and the first week of June. This is an increase of $13,945

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 30, 2016

    Social services increases a small part of MHK budget

    The budget requests made to the Manhattan City Commission Tuesday by social services agencies only represent a small percentage of the overall tax impact for homeowners. Social services contracts and Flint Hills Area Transportation, which are both funded through the general fund, would represent about 0.876

  • General Activities | June 30, 2016

    Emporia thumps Manko, 13-0

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    After a slow start on Wednesday, Emporia Post 5 really got going. And when Post 5 picked up the pace, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers couldn’t keep up in a 13-0 loss at Norvell Field. The 17ers trailed 2-0 after the first inning and 3-0

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2016

    NELS E. HICKS

    Nels E. Hicks, 95, of Marysville, died on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Cambridge Place in Marysville. Nels was born March 17, 1921, at Benton, Illinois, to William R. and Emma L. (Johnson) Hicks.  He married Winona R. Harker on June 18, 1943. She passed away Jan. 5, 1995. Survivors include his son

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2016

    NELS E. HICKS

    Nels E. Hicks, 95, of Marysville, died on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Cambridge Place in Marysville. Nels was born March 17, 1921, at Benton, Illinois, to William R. and Emma L. (Johnson) Hicks.  He married Winona R. Harker on June 18, 1943. She passed away Jan. 5, 1995. Survivors include his son


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