City of Manhattan News & Events

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  1. City Manager Ron R. Fehr

    Ron R. Fehr announces retirement after two-plus decades of distinguished service as City Manager

    After more than two decades of dedicated service to the City of Manhattan, Ron R. Fehr, Manhattan’s eighth City Manager, has announced his retirement effective in mid-April 2024, marking 24 years as City Manager and more than 42 years with the City. Read on...
  2. Robert K. Ott

    City grieves loss of Robert K. Ott, longtime Director of Public Works

    The City of Manhattan is mourning the death of a longtime leader and friend, Robert K. Ott, who started as City Engineer in 2005 and was named Director of Public Works in 2014. Ott was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and died Oct. 11 surrounded by family. Read on...
  3. Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department logo

    City to dedicate Stonehaven Park on Oct. 14 in honor of Bayer Family

    The City is delighted to announce the dedication of a brand-new public park, Stonehaven Park, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 14. This occasion, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the park, located at 3751 Amherst Ave. Read on...
  4. Welcome to Manhattan Regional Airport signage

    American Airlines to resume Manhattan Regional Airport flights Sept. 25

    American Airlines will resume commercial air service to Manhattan Regional Airport on September 25. The first return flight will arrive approximately 11:45 a.m., where it will be greeted with a water-cannon salute from Manhattan Fire Department Station 4. Read on...
  5. Logos for Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, City of Manhattan, and T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter

    City of Manhattan contracts with Prairie Paws, Inc. to operate T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter

    The Manhattan City Commission on Sept. 19 voted 4-0 in favor of an agreement presented by City staff to outsource the operation of the City’s animal shelter to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Inc., a private 501(c)3 no-kill animal shelter founded in 1946. Read on...
  6. Manhattan Regional Airport logo

    American Airlines to resume flights Sept. 25 to Manhattan due to runway construction delay

    American Airlines announced today that it will postpone the resumption of commercial air service to Manhattan Regional Airport from September 6 until Monday, September 25. Reservation agents today are contacting customers who are impacted by this change. Read on...
  7. City of Manhattan and Riley County logos

    City, county share hot weather safety tips, cooling locations as excessive heat returns

    The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued an Excessive Heat Watch starting at noon Aug. 19 through Aug. 23. Extreme heat and humidity, with heat index values as high as 110 degrees, will increase the risk of heat-related illness significantly. Read on...
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