Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues, families, friends, and guests reading these words at this very moment, I am about to take you on a whimsical journey 24 hours in the making. For the next few minutes (or however long it takes you to read things), you
The percentage of Kansas personal income spent on education has been dipping, despite a significant overall increase in how much the state’s residents are making. Adjusted for inflation, Kansas is predicted spend about $305 million less in 2015 than it did in 2009, based on numbers presented
Four people at Country Stampede received medical treatment Thursday morning after being poisoned by carbon monoxide. Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman said that around 4 a.m., three adults and one teenager were poisoned because of two poorly positioned generators near the group’s camping
The Meadowlark Hills Foundation has named Becky Fitzgerald the new development director. Fitzgerald will be responsible for creating, fostering and maintaining relationships with donors, residents and staff. She will work to cultivate gifts and to provide the opportunity for individuals to give their time, talents
Ryan Cole has joined Blanton Realty as a licensed Realtor. Ryan grew up in the Manhattan/Wamego area and graduated from Wamego High School. He attended both Kansas University and Kansas State University and received his degree in Education and Sport Management. Ryan has been
A mother-son team has opened Manhattan’s newest mid-century, vintage and antique shop in the old Ramblers building, 8711 E. US Highway 24. Melodie Pooler and her son, Kelly Tessendorf, are proprietors of Blue Moon, sharing the building with Never Better Bakery. The shop features antique furniture,
Fox Home Innovations, LLC of Manhattan was recently inducted into Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 class of 2014. Fox Home Innovations was one of 50 companies in the United States to be awarded based on their ability to set the standard for professionalism, and displaying exemplary business practices
A Manhattan man died Thursday evening after being hit by a truck three miles south of the city on Kansas Highway 177. Mark M. Jilka, 49, was riding a bicycle in the southbound shoulder of K-177 at around 7:10 p.m. when a 2007 Dodge pickup driven by Derik
A state appeals court Friday handed Kite’s Bar and Grill a victory in a case about the way minor-in-possession cases are handled. The case stemmed from a Riley County Police Department citation issued Dec. 18, 2010, to a 19-year-old woman for having a beer in Kite’
Manhattan is back on track with its sales tax revenue. After being behind $15,837 from the year-to-date budget in the May sales tax report, the June report shows the city is now $27,646 ahead of the budget. The June sales tax report reflects sales made in May.
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