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  • Local |Business | August 07, 2015

    Free moving offered to seniors

    Bellhops, a tech-enabled moving company that connects college-age workers to moving and lifting jobs through a phone app, will be offering free moving services to senior citizens in the Manhattan area. The complimentary services will be available on National Senior Citizens Day, Aug. 21. Each free

  • Local |Business | August 06, 2015

    McHenry: Home values soaring

    Home sale prices in Riley County are up in 2015. County appraiser Greg McHenry told commissioners Thursday that the median sale price through June was $187,750, an increase of $13,750 — or 7.9 percent — from 2014. The increase last year at this time was just over 1 percent. The average sale price

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 06, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby takes command of Fort Riley

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    FORT RILEY — The commander of Fort Riley and the Big Red One handed over the reins Thursday as he leaves for a new position in Washington, D.C. Maj. Gen. Paul Funk II gave command of the 1st Infantry Division to Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | August 06, 2015

    Board sets hearing for 2016 budget

    Local taxes for support for USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district are set to rise with just one more approval left. The Manhattan-Ogden school board Wednesday unanimously approved a notice of a hearing at 6:20 p.m. on Aug. 19 for the fiscal year 2016 budget.   The fiscal year began

  • Local | August 06, 2015

    Officials: Potential Wildcat Creek buyouts would be voluntary

    Officials said on Wednesday any buyouts to limit flood damage along Wildcat Creek would be voluntary. Area residents and officials crowded into Manhattan City Hall Wednesday evening to discuss a grant application that, if successful, would provide up to $40 million in federal funding to mitigate

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 06, 2015

    Dreiling: to fix GOP primary, add bracket-style competition

    Dave Dreiling thinks he can fix national politics. Or at least, he has a nifty idea. “To start with, they ought to change the format of the Republican presidential primary,” said the owner GTM Sportswear. “Make it like the NCAA basketball tournament. If that bracket

  • Local |Business | August 06, 2015

    Manhattan July sales tax receipts mostly flat

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue for July is on par with the total from the same month last year, according to a report Thursday from the city. July sales tax collections, which reflect the previous month’s sales, totaled $895,315, down about 1 percent from the July 2014

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 06, 2015

    City names interim attorney after Bill Raymond’s departure

    Bill Raymond, the city attorney for Manhattan, is no longer employed by the city. Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers said that Raymond’s employment with the city ended on Tuesday. Hilgers declined additional comment because it is a personnel matter. On Thursday morning, Raymond’s

  • Local | August 05, 2015

    Officials: K-State lab cleared of all violations

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    K-State officials say the university’s Biosecurity Research Institute has been cleared of all violations detailed in a USA Today article published Wednesday. The newspaper story, based on inspection documents obtained by USA Today, says the university “secretly faced federal sanctions” last year following a

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 05, 2015

    City votes to raise budget 2.926 mills

    Commissioners approved Manhattan’s 2016 budget on Tuesday. The 2016 budget is $138.09 million, about $3.96 million higher than 2015, for an increase of 2.95 percent. The published 2016 mill levy is 46.889 mills, an increase of 2.926 mills from 2015. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. The new

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