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  • Local |Business | June 27, 2014

    City sales tax receipts up in June

    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.

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 26, 2014

    Study: If Army experiences cuts, Fort Riley could lose 16,000 jobs

    The Fort Riley area would suffer a tremendous socioeconomic blow if the Army installation experienced significant soldier and civilian position cuts. That’s the finding of an Army report released Thursday that analyzes the environmental and socioeconomic impact a loss of 16,000 positions at Fort Riley

  • Local |Business | June 26, 2014

    Campers roll in with buses, moving trucks — even log cabins


    “And you haven’t seen anything, yet.” That was the recurring phrase late Wednesday afternoon at the already crowded Tuttle Creek State Park campgrounds on the eve of Kicker Country Stampede. Already, the campgrounds were bustling with spirit (and a lot of spirits, as well).

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 26, 2014

    Foundation plans new office building

    The Kansas State University Foundation on Thursday announced plans to construct an office building at the corner of Kimball and Denison avenues in the coming year. The foundation’s board of directors voted recently to begin development of the first phase of a plan for

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 26, 2014

    Commission discusses gun policy

    The Riley County Commission discussed Thursday how it wants to approach regulating concealed and open carry in its buildings. The meeting was a work session item with no action taking place. Starting Tuesday, the state’s gun law will allow for open carry and transportation

  • Local |Business | June 26, 2014

    Valley View owner faces complaints about cemetery’s maintenance


    Valley View Memorial Gardens has seen better days. If it wasn’t for the sign just before the entrance, drivers heading east out of Manhattan on Highway 24 might wonder why someone had placed rows of flowers in parts of a tree-lined, sparsely mowed field. Even

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 26, 2014

    Transit board discusses Manhattan-Wamego bus route

    The Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration held its first official meeting Wednesday. The official formation had been on hold in April when attorneys for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requested changes to the interlocal agreement between the regional transit

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 26, 2014

    KSU to hold young writers’ workshop

    Letting imaginations run wild will be encouraged at Kansas State University’s upcoming Young Writers’ Workshop, where students entering the eighth, ninth or 10th grades will get expert help on commanding language to create original, inventive works of writing. The workshop, hosted by the English

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 26, 2014

    Nichols hearing rescheduled

    A preliminary hearing in Geary County District Court for a Kansas City man facing murder charges from incidents in Manhattan and Junction City was rescheduled earlier this week to July 9. Anthony Nichols, 33, faces first-degree murder and aggravated robbery charges in connection to the shooting death

  • Local | June 25, 2014

    CiCo fireworks show not scheduled this year


    It appears the flame on the annual Thunder Over Manhattan fireworks celebration has finally gone out. City Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon said he hasn’t received an application for the annual fireworks display at CiCo Park. He said the permits are usually due three weeks

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