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  • Local |Business | August 13, 2015

    Ray’s in Manhattan to close; Plaza West owner selling center

    Ray’s Apple Market in Manhattan is closing, and the shopping center where the store resides will be under new ownership. Store officials said they made the decision last week after failing to come to a new lease agreement with S & S Development, owner

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 13, 2015

    County approves 2016 budget

    Riley County commissioners Thursday approved a tax increase to fund the 2016 county budget. Commissioners held a public hearing during Thursday’s commission meeting before voting. They addressed concerns from residents and department representatives about funding cuts to the 2016 budget, which is about $55.4 million.  The

  • Local |Education | August 13, 2015

    Teachers approve contract with district

    USD 383 teachers on Thursday approved their contract with the district for the 2015-16 school year, which includes a $125 increase to base pay and a fully-funded health insurance option. Teachers won’t receive an automatic pay raise for experience. “It was just too high of a

  • Local | August 13, 2015

    Parasite concern closes Wamego pool indefinitely

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    Wamego officials closed the city’s municipal pool Wednesday after confirming a patron was carrying a parasite that causes diarrhea. Officials at the Wamego Recreation Department said they have no timeline for reopening but are following state guidelines to restore the water to a safe

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 13, 2015

    Complex owes nearly $200K in 2014 back taxes

    A Manhattan apartment complex owes nearly $200,000 in back taxes from 2014, according to the Riley County Treasurer’s office. Manhattan Scenic Woods LLC, owner of the Manhattan Scenic Woods apartment complex, owes $193,817.58 in back taxes on two properties for 2014, according to the delinquent real estate taxes

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 13, 2015

    County to give public access to new mapping technology

    Riley County commissioners Thursday gave county IT staff members the green light to make new GIS mapping technology available to the public. The new features include a mobile component of the Esri GIS mapping system currently in use, which will allow people to access county

  • Local |Business | August 12, 2015

    Ray’s in Manhattan to close; Plaza West owner selling shopping center

    Ray’s Apple Market in Manhattan is closing, and the shopping center where the store resides will be under new ownership. Store officials said they made the decision last week after failing to come to a new lease agreement with S & S Development, owner

  • Local |Education | August 12, 2015

    USD 383 teachers report for duty at orientation

    Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 teachers kicked off their school year Wednesday with the first day of orientation. “It’s a wonderful tradition and it’s a way of kind of anchoring everybody, creating a focus for the year,” Bergman Elementary School Principal Lori Martin said. At Marlatt

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 12, 2015

    Temporary employee arrested in connection with bomb threat

    Police released the name of a man who allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to a Manhattan manufacturing company Tuesday morning. Jarrid Jones, 21, Junction City, was arrested by Riley County Police Department officers at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday for aggravated criminal threat. Police evacuated more than 250

  • Local | August 11, 2015

    City Park Pool to remain open through Labor Day

    In a change of direction, city officials will keep City Park Pool open through Labor Day. “We want to give City Park Pool a try and see if we can generate more attendance than in the past years,” said Eddie Eastes, parks and recreation director.

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