Around 18,000 Westar customers are without power Tuesday afternoon. The significant power outage took out a large portion of the downtown commercial area, including Manhattan Town Center. Westar energy isn’t sure what caused the outage, but they are estimating the outage to be from one
Nine members of the public questioned the need for a proposed Public Building Commission during a hearing held by the Riley County Commission Monday. County commissioners are considering creating the building commission, a special board that could give county commissioners purchasing and building power without
City commissioners will consider a deal that would continue the modernization of the Bluemont roundabout area during their Tuesday meeting. On the agenda is consideration of an agreement with McDonald’s allowing the restaurant to expand its operations south toward Bluemont Avenue and west toward
Mary Renee, the emcee for the Little Apple Music Festival, had a few words for the audience Saturday: “Music is music.” The message was for those longtime attendees of the Little Apple Jazz Festival, created in 2005 and renamed the Little Apple Music Festival this year.
Junction City officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying whoever is responsible for the theft of as much as 30 percent of the city’s entire water usage. In a statement released on the city’s website, officials said they have been unable
A former mainstay of North Third Street is coming back to an area that’s seen better days. A Richmond, Mo. couple, have announced their intent to re-open KFC in a new building at the site of the existing abandoned restaurant, 901 N. Third St. Rajeev
On Monday, Riley County commissioners announced their intent to create a public building commission. The creation of such a commission raises several questions, among them why would the commission exist, what would it do and who would be impacted by it? Discussion of the idea
The board of directors of Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.has chosen Christy Davis as the organization’s new executive director. Davis will officially start on Monday. “We are thrilled to have Christy on board and serving as executive director,” said Marty White, board
Marinello Schools of Beauty has announced the winners of its fifth annual Raw Talent Scholarship competition, and local student Kynedee Hodges from Rock Creek High School won first place in the Midwest region. The victory means she will receive $10,000 toward a Marinello education. The competition
New Boston Creative Group, LLC, has named Robin Lonborg as its new business manager . Originally from Kansas City, Lonborg has worked in accounting for 12 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in electronic media and filmic arts from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. She
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