The Riley County Commission’s frustration with state lawmakers may have reached a new level of displeasure. After hearing legislative updates from county counselor Clancy Holeman concerning multiple bills – especially Senate Bill 298, which would repeal mortgage fees – commissioners floated the idea of hiring their own
City commissioners will vote on whether to enter a funding agreement with Tallgrass Brewing Company during their meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. During its March 25 meeting, the commission expressed support for Tallgrass’ economic development application, which requests $430,000 from the city. The funding would support the
Riley County firefighters were busy last weekend — putting out fires from spring burning but also confronting arson — according to emergency management director Pat Collins. Collins said that crews had four fires to battle on Friday, about 12 on Saturday and about 10 on Sunday. He said most
OVERLAND PARK — A 31-year-old Junction City man died early Monday morning after a Sunday night motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County. Justin Williams died at 4:40 a.m. after an accident where he was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a Kansas
Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision that caused a 24-year-old to be treated for significant injuries. At 3:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to Kimball and Denison avenues, where a Suburban crashed with a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Caleb Deines, 17, 1325 Hudson Ave., was
Manhattan’s sales tax receipts were off nearly 7 percent in March, according to figures released Monday by Bernie Hayen, city treasurer. The numbers reflect sales in January due to a lag in reporting and disbursement by the state. Total sales tax revenues reported for March
A 17-year-old Valley Heights High School student died after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Seth McKay of Marysville died around 7 a.m. when his vehicle veered off of Highway 77 and struck a tree. McKay was headed north and hit the tree on the west side
Kansas State University’s K-State Theatre will present the madcap comedy “Anton in Show Business” by Jane Martin at 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 in East Stadium’s Purple Masque Theatre. This play follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is inviting everyone to slow down and enjoy a special day appreciating some special art. The Kansas State University art museum is taking part in the sixth annual global Slow Art Day on Saturday, April 12. From 10 a.m.
Naomi McClendon, a Manhattan woman going to college in Arizona, died over the weekend in a fall from a balcony. Story from the Arizona Republic:
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