With the legislative session starting Monday, area legislators spoke with city officials on Thursday about their concerns. Top issues? “Budget, budget, budget,” said Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan. With the revenue not meeting projections after Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013,
Mercy Regional Health Center will change its name to Via Christi Health in two stages this spring. According to hospital officials, Mercy will become Via Christi internally on March 20 with the public renaming happening on April 24. “The internal launch is really an internal celebration,” said
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Lyle Butler told Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning that 2014 was a good year for the region and that 2015 looks just as bright. But he also said that doesn’t mean the new year will not present its challenges, namely
A Manhattan woman and her 16 pets are in protective custody after Riley County police removed them from a house on Browning Avenue last week. Officials deemed the house, which they said was filthy and filled with so many items she had difficulty moving around, uninhabitable.
City manager Ron Fehr advocated for spring elections and other things Manhattan officials would like to see from the Legislature in 2015 during a breakfast on Thursday. He said he hopes legislators will keep city and school board elections in the spring instead of moving them
A third person has decided to run for the Riley County school board. Dennis Tegtmeier of Riley filed papers for the April election on Wednesday. Tegtmeier is a self-employed general contractor. He said over the phone on Thursday that he had not previously served on
Bicyclists will soon be able to pedal through a portion of Manhattan High School’s East Campus. In a 6-1 vote, Manhattan-Ogden school board members on Wednesday approved allowing the city to build a bicycle path between the gym and main building, which faces Poyntz
Unofficially, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder has long been considered a Hall of Fame football coach. On Friday, it will become official when the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announces the 2015 class of inductees during a ceremony in Arlington, Texas. Snyder
The Manhattan-Ogden superintendent expects schools to be open Thursday. They were closed Wednesday for anticipated wind chill that didn’t turn out to be as severe as expected, USD 383 Superintendent Robert Shannon said. Shannon said the National Weather Service predicted Tuesday evening that there would
The state on Tuesday authorized an additional $231 million in bonds for Manhattan’s planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility. A state panel consisting of Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators approved the money. The authorization is contingent on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s
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