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Posted on: November 22, 2022

James Kepple named new Municipal Judge for City of Manhattan as Judge Caffey retires

Municipal Court Judge James Kepple

(MANHATTAN, KS – November 22, 2022) — Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr announced today that James R. Kepple, who currently serves as a District Magistrate Judge for the 21st Judicial District in Riley County, has been hired as ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

City Commission approves resolution of support for Kansas Riverfront master plan development

Kansas Riverfront development concept art depicting people walking along promenade and buildings

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – November 1, 2022) — The City Commission on October 18 unanimously approved a resolution of support for fundraising efforts by Riverfront MHK to develop a master plan for future development of the waterfront area alon...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 13, 2022

City of Manhattan team wins Snow Roadeo event

Snow Roadeo snow plow competition

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – October 13, 2022) — The City of Manhattan Public Works Department’s Street Division took first place in the Kansas Chapter Snow Roadeo on Sept. 8 at Milford Lake State Park, northwest of Junction City.

Thanks to their state-level win, th...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Manhattan Biosolids Management again honored as Program of the Year

KWEA 2022 Biosolids Award Plaque_08302022

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – September 23, 2022) — The City of Manhattan’s Biosolids Management Program was recognized and honored as the Biosolids Program of the Year in Kansas for 2022 during the Kansas Water Environment Association’s (KWEA) and Kansas American W...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Levee, Linear Trail trespass to be strictly enforced beginning Sept. 26

Levee-Linear River Trail Closures Sept. 22 update

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – September 19, 2022) — The City of Manhattan’s ongoing Kansas River and Big Blue River levee construction project will soon progress to a new stage, resulting in a large increase in heavy equipment traffic a...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Chris Curtis hard at work as new Recreation Superintendent

Chris Curtis

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – September 12, 2022) — Chris Curtis, the new recreation superintendent for the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department (MPRD), is hard at work hiring new recreation coordinators and supervisors as the department reb...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Boys & Girls Club to expand after-school programming into school recreation centers

Boys & Girls Club 2022 After School Program Announcement

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – August 16, 2022) — The City of Manhattan’s Parks and Recreation Department (MPRD) and Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan (BGC) have partnered to expand after-school programs into two recreational facilities...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 12, 2022

City to hold public forum on future of Parks and Recreation programming

Parks and Recreation Public Forum (July 18, 2022)

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – July 12, 2022) — The City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 18 to gain feedback on the future of parks and recreation programming.

The meeting, to be held at ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Annual Furniture Amnesty Day set for July 29

furniture amnesty day (Poster)

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – July 6, 2022) — This year’s Furniture Amnesty Day (FAD) will take place Friday, July 29 in City Park.

FAD is a free community event that gives people the opportunity to donate or pick up used furniture at no...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

City takes stock of damage after stormy week

JUNE 11th 2022 Tornado Clean Up Status Report

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – June 27, 2022) — Citywide cleanup efforts moved into Area 2 (north-central/purple/State Streets) on Friday, June 24 after City crews from the Street Division and Parks Division finished picking up tree and limb debri...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

City evaluating scope of future Parks and Recreation programming

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(MANHATTAN, Kan. – June 23, 2022) — City management and the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department are evaluating the ability to offer modified programming this fall for youth sports and other activities, due to limited staffing for...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

South Manhattan Avenue to be closed south of Fort Riley Boulevard on July 5

South Manhattan Ave Closure with Linear Trail

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – June 21, 2022) — South Manhattan Avenue will be closed to all traffic from Fort Riley Boulevard to Wildcat Creek beginning Tuesday, July 5.

The closure will be in place for approximately 60 days to allow for work on t...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

City to coordinate June 11 storm cleanup effort

Citywide Storm Cleanup Map (June 11, 2022)

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – June 13, 2022) — A citywide storm cleanup effort will take place in Manhattan starting Tuesday, June 21 through Monday, June 27.

City crews will pass through each neighborhood, according to assigned days for pickup, a...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Additional section of Linear Trail closing June 1

Levee-Linear  River Trail Closures May22update

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – May 25, 2022) — An additional section of Linear Trail will be closed due to ongoing levee construction starting Wednesday, June 1.

The additional section to be closed runs from the Blue River Access Area (US-24 Boat R...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

North Manhattan Avenue to close from Fremont to Moro

Aggieville North Manhattan Avenue Construction (2022)

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – April 21, 2022) — Construction is set to begin Monday, April 25 on North Manhattan Avenue in Aggieville, which will be closed from Fremont Street to Moro Street for an extended period of time, through fall 2022.

McCow...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

City Commission to consider resolution of intent for future 500-job economic development package

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(MANHATTAN, Kan. – April 18, 2022) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced today a development partnership with Scorpion Biological Services Inc. to support the anticipated construction of a new biomanufacturing facility to be built in Pot...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Aggieville Parking Garage to open April 15

Aggieville Parking Management - April 2022 Update

The new Aggieville Parking Garage will open to the public on Friday, April 15.

Members of the public are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. April 15, just east of the facility’s entrance off Laramie Street. Members of the City Commis...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Stephanie Peterson named Community Development Director for City of Manhattan

Stephanie Peterson

Stephanie Peterson, who currently serves as Executive Director of the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, has been hired as Manhattan’s new Director of Community Development, with an anticipated start date of May 9.

Peterson replaces former Com...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Andrew Lawson hired as Manhattan's Public Information Officer

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Andrew Lawson, former Public Information Officer for the City of Arkansas City, has been hired as the new Communications Manager and Public Information Officer for the City of Manhattan.

Lawson will be responsible for the strategic development and implemen...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Input Request: Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan

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2022 Annual Review 

Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive 

Plan Input Request

The Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan encompasses a planning area of approximately 93 square miles that includes the City of Manhattan and portions of Riley an...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Section of Kimball Avenue to Close March 7 for Phase IX of North Campus Corridor

Kimball NCC Ph 9 Detour

Another large portion of Kimball Avenue will close between College Avenue and Denison Avenue starting Monday, March 7, for the next phase of the North Campus Corridor Project. Both the road and the multi-use trail will be closed to the public within the p...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Construction of Manhattan levee upgrades set to begin

Levee-Overview

(MANHATTAN, KS - January 20, 2022) Construction upgrades for the Manhattan levee will begin in the coming weeks of January 2022. The project, administered by the The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will substantially enhance the reliability and stru...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

City Modifies Mask Requirement for Indoor City-operated Facilities

(MANHATTAN, KS - January 3, 2022) Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022,?visitors will no longer be required to wear masks when inside City-operated facilities, except when entering secure, staff-only areas where mask required signage is present. To protect t...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 23, 2021

City reinstates indoor mask requirement for City-operated facilities starting Monday, December 27

(MANHATTAN, KS - December 23, 2021) Beginning Monday, December 27,?all visitors and city staff will be required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose when indoors?at?all City of Manhattan-operated facilities.?The requirement applies to people ol...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Animal Shelter closed until further notice due to COVID-19 exposure

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(MANHATAN, KS – December 22, 2021) The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until further notice. One Animal Shelter employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 22. The City of Manhattan is notifying thos...

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