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Posted on: March 20, 2020

RILEY COUNTY LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER ISSUES AN ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLIC GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 20, 2020. There is now one confirmed case of the Coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19 in Riley County. Per her authority through Kansas State Statute 65-119,  the Local Health Officer, Julie Gibbs, issues thi...

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Riley County Health Department City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City shifting to critical operations - closing most city facilities effective 3/19/20

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(Manhattan, KS - March 18, 2020) The City of Manhattan will be closing City Hall and most facilities to the public as of Thursday, March 19, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Closures will be in effect until April 6, 2020.

The City will conti...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Municipal Court procedure updates 3/17/20

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MOST CASES SET FOR 3/18/20 TO 4/4/20 WILL BE RESCHEDULED

City of Manhattan Municipal Court

The Manhattan Municipal Court remains open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

We are taking precautions to protect the health of tho...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

CITY TO TEMPORARILY CANCEL EVENTS, PROGRAMS, AND CLOSE CERTAIN FACILITIES

(MANHATTAN, KS – March 13, 2020) Based on recommendations from the Riley County Public Health Department (RCHD), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to minimize the th...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Statement from Mayor Usha Reddi: how to minimize the threat of Coronavirus for MHK

(MANHATTAN, KS – March 13, 2020) - We have all been watching as the threat of coronavirus spread continues to intensify around the country and the globe. In times of national crisis, citizens look to their government institutions for guidance an...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

3 new coronavirus cases identified in Johnson County, Kansas

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Three new cases of coronavirus have been identified in Kansas. The cases are in Johnson County and involve three people who attended the same conference in Florida. It is believed they contracted COVID-19 in Florida. They were not symptomatic when traveli...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Small aircraft incident at MHK, no injuries, minor property damage

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At approximately 11:20 AM a Piper Cherokee (PA-28) was attempting to land on runway 3 when it veered left, knocking down a runway sign and coming to rest near a ditch a couple of hundred feet from the runway.

Emergency responders were on the scene shortly ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

3/11/2020 Riley County Health Dept Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - 3/11/2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) is aware of rumors of positive cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the county. These rumors are false.

At this time, there are no cases of COVID-19 in Riley County. RCHD rout...

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Riley County Health Department City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

3/10/2020 City Events Moving Forward as Planned

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The City of Manhattan is not planning to cancel any city-programed events, services or programs at this time related to coronavirus precautions. We are working closely with the Riley County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

How can the city help solve the problem of affordable housing?

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The City of Manhattan’s Community Survey has routinely shown the lack affordable housing as a major issue for residents. In 2019, 50.1% of the survey respondents said that they were dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied, with the availability of af...

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Commission Memo City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Strategic priorities discussed at Commission Retreat

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On Friday, January 31, 2020 the City Commission gathered for a day-long retreat with the City Manager’s Office to identify goals and strategic priorities for the next two years. City Staff presented five strategic priorities to focus on as visio...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pothole repair update

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This week’s weather roller coaster provides the perfect recipe for making potholes: wide temperature ranges + freeze/thaw/freeze cycles + snow plow blades. Areas where potholes have been bad in the past might get potholes again.

We are currently ...

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ReportIt City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

MHK Regional Airport has another record year!

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(MANHATTAN, KS - January 14, 2020) Officials at Manhattan Regional Airport have tallied the numbers and the results are clear, more people are flying MHK than ever before.  A record number of enplanements,  the number of people getting o...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

2020 Census

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The decennial census is the once-a-decade population and housing count of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The results of the census determine the number of seats for each state in the U.S. House of Representative...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Housing forum brings renters and landlords together

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On October 29, 2019, the City held a Rental Housing Forum in partnership with the Student Government Association at Kansas State University (KSU).  The goal of the Forum was to get both the landlord and tenant perspectives on rental issues in Man...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Tuttle Creek Lake Update

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hopes to bring water levels at Tuttle Creek Lake down to a normal range by late-December. As of October 11, the lake level is at 1,119.64 fee (update; 1117.6 ft as of 10/15)t, a Flood Phase II pool level. The norma...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 24, 2019

One lane of Bluemont Ave near Aggieville will be closed for 12 months

map of road closures at Bluemont Avenue and 12th Street

Starting next week, sections of roadway near the new hotel construction at Bluemont Ave and 12th Street will be closed to maintain safety.Timeline: September 30, 2019 - October 2020Traffic Impacts: The outside, eastbound lane of Bluemont Avenue between N....

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

10 years, 10 chances to win: celebrate jet service at Manhattan Regional Airport

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(MANHATTAN, KS – August 21, 2019) Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of American Airlines regional jet service with a cake cutting ceremony on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the terminal lobby.  ...

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