Manhattan Parks and Recreation officials want the department’s two concurrent strategic plans to flow together. The Manhattan City Commission discussed developments in the City Park Master Plan during its work session on Tuesday. When considering two concepts, 726 residents, or 54 percent of those surveyed, supported
The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to three injury accidents in Riley County on Tuesday. At 12:05 p.m., an accident involving a motorcycle and a farm truck at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Anderson Avenue sent one person to the hospital. According to a KHP
Riley County police are looking for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said officers are looking for a white man, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a
Area school district officials left Topeka unclear on what information mattered when making requests for additional funding from the state. After reviewing “extraordinary needs” requests on Monday, the State Finance Council approved more than $6 million in additional funding to 35 school districts, including Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 and
Despite the alarm bells sounding on Wall Street, local analysts say they are actively not panicking. After losing 1,000 points early Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average ended the day 588 points down. U.S. stocks surged Tuesday morning after China cut interest rates in response to
Manhattan’s new free bicycle-share program is up and rolling. Linda Mays, executive assistant to Ward Morgan, CivicPlus CEO, said the Green Apple Bike Share Program began Sunday. The program uses white beach cruisers labeled with the program’s logo. The first 12 bicycles are at
The Kansas Democratic Party’s interim chair hasn’t decided if she will run for the position on a permanent basis. Kathryn Focke, elected as the state party’s first vice chair in March, took over Monday as the next in line when the party
Ebert Construction of Wamego was apparent low bidder Monday for replacing a bridge on Rockenham Road about 2 miles north of U.S. Highway 24 in Pottawatomie County. Ebert’s base bid of $137,412 was the lowest of three bids submitted prior to the official bid opening at 10
A second round of public meetings is scheduled this week to aid the region’s application for a $40 million federal grant — money that could fund mitigation of Wildcat Creek flood damage and perhaps turn the waterway into a positive amenity for Riley County and beyond.
Riley County commissioners will submit proposed legislation to the Kansas Association of Counties pushing for repeal of the state-imposed tax lid that limits the amount of funding counties can collect through property taxes. The tax lid requires city and county governments to hold special elections
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