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Riley County confirms four additional COVID related deaths; 146 new cases

By |July 28th, 2021|

Four more Riley County residents have died from COVID related complications. Three of the individuals who passed where fully vaccinated and in their 90s. The fourth individual was an 89-year-old female tested positive for COVID-19 back in January, and passed away on June 1st. COVID was a contributing factor, and records indicate she was unvaccinated. [...]

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City discusses eliminating Anderson Ave./Seth Child Rd. overpass, potential future development in Plaza West

By |July 28th, 2021|

The Manhattan City Commission discussed ideas Tuesday for how to improve access to the Plaza West business district. One possibility heavily talked about was that of eliminating the Anderson Ave./Seth Child Rd. overpass and bringing the road to grade with the surrounding area. Mayor Wynn Butler says he does not consider getting rid of the overpass [...]

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Man in wheelchair injured after being struck by car

By |July 28th, 2021|

An Olsburg man was injured early this morning after being struck by a car in Manhattan. According to the Riley County Police Department, 67-year-old James Baugh was crossing the street in the 2400 block of Claflin Road shortly after 12:30 a.m. Baugh, who was in a wheelchair, was transported to Ascension Via Christi in critical [...]

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Ascension Via Christi to require COVID vaccine for all employees

By |July 27th, 2021|

Ascension Via Christi will soon begin requiring all employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The hospital put out a release on Tuesday, stating leadership made the decision due to the emergence of new variants. This includes the hospital in Manhattan and the Wamego Health Center. The timeline for completing the vaccine series and meeting this [...]

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