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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

The 12th annual Manhattan Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will be July 27 and 28 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Ave.

Riley County EMS, Riley County Police and Manhattan Fire will battle for the traveling trophy and bragging rights. E...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

Blue River Flood Risk Website Launches

The City of Manhattan has enhanced its Know Your Flood Risk website to include information about the potential flood risk along the Big Blue River.

BlueRiverFloodRisk.com contains infor...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Paperless Initiative to Help City Reduce Costs

As part of an initiative to reduce costs, the City of Manhattan is launching a campaign to convert water/sewer utility customers who receive paper statements to e-billing customers.

Customers who sign up for e-billing will receive a monthly email inste...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

U.S. 24 Resurfacing Project to Begin in Manhattan

On Thursday, May 21, weather permitting, a resurfacing project will begin on a 5.61-mile portion of U.S. Highway 24 from the K-177 junction north to the K-13 junction in Manhattan (Riley County).

Project work includes a 3-inch mill and 3-inch overlay ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Fire Hydrant Flowing to Begin

Manhattan Fire Department

The Manhattan Fire Department will start its annual fire hydrant maintenance program soon. Crews will be flowing and painting fire hydrants throughout the city until late fall.

The fire hydrants are flowed every year to ensure their proper operation a...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2015

Take the Irrigation Initiative

Take the Irrigation Initiative

Water demand increases sharply in the summer months, largely due to irrigation. Average daily demand during July and August is 10.75 million gallons per day (MGD), more than double the average winter month demand of 5.13 MGD, based on average daily demand...Read on...


Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

What to do when your kids say "I'm bored"

"Mom I'm bored. There's nothing to do." This statement is being heard in homes across Manhattan as we hit that mid-summer timeframe. Don't worry though, we've got an idea for you! Send them on a scavenger hunt!

Her...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

5 Top Ideas For Indoor Summer Play

5 Top Ideas For Indoor Summer Play
By Kaylee Smith, MPRD Community Relations Intern

Many of us are wondering, will we ever see the sun out long enough to really enjoy it? When the weather is dreary and wet, it’s harder to get the kids outdoors and ph...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Outdoor games to get the kids moving

By Kaylee Smith, MPRD Community Relations Intern

Looking for outdoor games to get the kids moving? Active play and healthy families are important - here are 3 game ideas so you can promote physical activity while they’re having fun!

Pool Noodle Hock...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

July is Park and Recreation Month

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Manhattan area residents know their parks and recreation facilities provide places to get active, explore nature or connect with fellow community members. But what they may not know is that their parks and recreation also contribute to improved health out...Read more...

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

Float the Kansas River

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Register today for a float tour of the Kansas River in your canoe or kayak! Bring your own or rent one from one of the available providers. Lifejackets are required.

We’ll depart from the boat ramp at Linear Trail Head around 8am and arrive at St. Geor...Read on...

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