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  • 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

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 08, 2015

    City moves to protect sexual orientation in hiring policy

    The Manhattan City Commission directed city manager Ron Fehr on Tuesday to add sexual orientation as a protected class in the city’s hiring policy. Mayor Karen McCulloh made the request at the end of the meeting, using the June 26 ruling by the U.S.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2015

    Crop advisers dig in at K-State continuing education field day

    About 180 certified crop advisers are learning more about soil fertility, water management, crop diseases, weed identification and other agronomic topics this week at K-State. “Certified crop advisers kind of bring all of this knowledge together and help farmers make better decisions,” Cristie Edwards, a Kansas

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | July 08, 2015

    City approves Anderson Avenue roundabout

    The Manhattan City Commission voted Tuesday in favor of building a roundabout at the West Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive intersection. The commission spoke in favor of the roundabout during a December meeting in part because officials said it’s the safer option. This will

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2015

    K-State, Flint Hills Discovery Center partner on community concert

    Kansas State University Engineering Extension and the Flint Hills Discovery Center are sponsoring a community concert for conservation on July 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Blue Earth Plaza in Manhattan. The free concert is one of the last Kansas activities planned for the European

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