One person was injured in a residential fire early Thursday morning in Manhattan. At 2:28 a.m., the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to a two-story residence at 926 Connecticut Ave. Upon arrival, crews found a light haze of smoke in the structure, and the occupants had
Riley County commissioners on Thursday compared bids for the University Park sewer improvement project. The engineer’s estimate from BG Consultants came in at around $3 million. The bids received — from Utility Solutions LLC and Tri-Star Utilities — were $2.56 million and $4.32 million, respectively. Commissioners voted to submit
Kansas State University officials on Wednesday announced a plan to change the name of one of its campuses. K-State Salina would become K-State Polytechnic. “We have initiated the process with the KS Regents to change the name from K-State Salina to K-State Polytechnic — more details
The Manhattan City Commission is pleased with the overall direction of economic development. Commissioners spoke Tuesday about a 2014 economic development report that provided compliance updates on agreements signed by companies receiving economic development money. This economic development money comes from the 1994 half-cent citywide sales tax,
Contractors are putting the final touches on K-State’s new engineering complex, set to open this fall. The university plans to continue to grow its engineering program in upcoming years — in accordance with the statewide University Engineering Initiative Act — and sought new facilities to help
The future of a former church building remains in doubt after an architect recommended that the Wamego school district avoid renovating the structure. The Wamego building formerly known as St. Bernard’s Catholic Church originally was scheduled to be razed by the Catholic archdiocese as
The Manhattan City Commission indicated its support on Tuesday for a $7.3 million project to improve the Water Treatment Plant. In 2012, the city completed a project that increased the treatment capacity of the plant to roughly 30 million gallons per day. City officials said further improvements are
Police have arrested a third suspect related to a series of robberies earlier this month that led to a lockdown of the Kansas State University campus, and they’re still looking for one more. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Janir Vega, 17, Manhattan, in connection
Country Stampede officials announced on Tuesday the 2016 festival headliners and a new schedule. Dierks Bentley will headline Thursday and Sam Hunt will also perform. Tim McGraw will headline Friday, and Jake Owen will headline Saturday. Veteran Stampeders might notice that Sunday is missing a headliner.
Q: Is there any truth to the gossip about the Manhattan Country Club going to a semi-private status, and allowing some form of public play? It would be great for area golfers to have access to another first-class course. A: Sorry, but unless somebody’s
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