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  • Local |Fort Riley | July 09, 2015

    Army: Fort Riley losing 615 soldiers

    Fort Riley will lose 615 soldiers over the next two years, according to an announcement Thursday from Army officials. While troop numbers will go down, members of the delegation trying to protect the state’s military installations said Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth fared well compared

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | July 09, 2015

    Group proposes cutting 8 teachers

    A USD 383 budget committee finalized its recommendation for potential budget cuts on Wednesday. The plan would trim just over $1 million from the budget by cutting eight full-time equivalent teaching positions from district schools, and several non-teaching positions, such as lunch aides and drama assistants. Dozens

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2015

    Veteran growing business one order at a time


    Jorge Oyola picked the right role model for his online sales and delivery business. Especially since he grasps that big-time success might not be an overnight deal. “Hey, Amazon didn’t turn a profit for nine years,” said Oyola, who has been running his online

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 09, 2015

    Treasurer to expand driver’s license services

    The Riley County Treasurer’s office will expand its services to include issuing Kansas driver’s licenses to replace expiring and out-of-state licenses. The office currently only renews expired Kansas licenses. Out-of-state license holders are required to go to the state department of motor vehicles’

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2015

    Manhattan Town Center announces new bookstore

    Books-A-Million will soon open a store at Manhattan Town Center. The mall announced on Thursday that the bookseller, which also markets itself as BAM!, will open July 23 in the Dillard’s wing. “It’s exciting to welcome BAM to our family of retailers at Manhattan

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 09, 2015

    Chamber, CVB submit budget requests to city

    The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau made their 2016 budget requests at the city commission meeting Tuesday night. The chamber’s request remained unchanged from 2015 at $183,080. The bureau requested $1.55 million for 2016 budget. This reflects the estimated transient guest tax collections

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 09, 2015

    Army to cut 615 soldiers at Fort RIley

    The Army plans to cut 615 active-duty soldiers at Fort Riley as part of nation-wide troop reductions, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday. Fort Leavenworth, about two hours east of Manhattan, will see a reduction of 60 soldiers. “The U.S. Army today confirmed what Kansans already know:

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 08, 2015

    40,000 to be cut; effects on Fort Riley unknown

    Army officials later this week will announce plans to cut 40,000 troops from U.S. domestic and foreign posts, according to a report Wednesday in USA Today. The cuts would take place over the next two years, according to the report, which was based on Army

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 08, 2015

    City wants to study park turf

    Two Manhattan city commissioners brought up concerns Tuesday about the installation of artificial turf on a soccer field at Anneberg Park. The parks and recreation department has planned upgrades at Anneberg Park including artificial turf installation on one soccer field and four softball infields as

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2015

    IMAX screen coming soon to Manhattan

    Carmike Cinemas is bringing an IMAX screen to Manhattan, but its location is still a secret. IMAX announced Carmike’s plans to add three new IMAX screens — two in Montana, and one as part of a “new construction project” in Manhattan. IMAX movies are shot

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