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  • 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.

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 11, 2015

    Mill levy to rise slightly

    The property tax levy for Pottawatomie County will creep upward by about seven-tenths of a mill if the 2016 budget is approved as proposed. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, approved for publication last week by the county commission, has an overall tax levy of 26.409 — up

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 11, 2015

    Commissioner recovering from lung cancer surgery

    Pottawatomie County Commissioner Stan Hartwich remained in Topeka’s Stormont-Vail Hospital early this week after undergoing surgery for lung cancer last week. Hartwich and his wife, Sharon, said Monday he is progressing well from the surgery and that pending tests should confirm the effectiveness of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | August 11, 2015

    Florence employees return to work after bomb threat

    A bomb threat emptied a Manhattan manufacturing facility for about two and a half hours on Tuesday morning before officials determined the call was a hoax. Officer Matt Droge said police had made an arrest in connection with a phone call to Florence Manufacturing, 5935 Corporate

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2015

    Shilling submits low bid for asphalt project

    Shilling Construction, Manhattan, was the apparent low bidder for Pottawatomie County’s annual asphalt overlay project. Shilling’s bid of $1,293,453.70 was one of three submitted prior to a 10:30 a.m. bid opening Monday at the regular meeting of the Pottawatomie County Commission. Bids were also

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