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Riley County and Fort Riley offices closed for Juneteenth holiday

Some government offices will be closed Friday due to Juneteenth being recognized as a federal holiday. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing Jun 19 as a federal holiday Riley County Offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.  Since the 19th falls on a Saturday, the federal [...]

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By |2021-06-18T00:14:36-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County and Fort Riley offices closed for Juneteenth holiday

Riley County commission approves temporary election hire

Riley County commissioners approved the hiring of a temporary election worker for the upcoming primary election. The primary election is being held for the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 race due to the number of candidates. County Clerk Rich Vargo says his office was not prepared for a primary election, as one is not typically held for [...]

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By |2021-06-07T20:04:52-05:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County commission approves temporary election hire

American Legion Post 17 honors fallen heroes on Memorial Day

The Pearce Keller American Legion Post 17 paid their respects to fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. The post’s ceremony began with a prayer by Post Chaplain Bob Willette. Willette then read a short poem called Mere Boys. The poem referred to those going into war as “mere boys,” and the sacrifices they made for peace. [...]

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By |2021-06-01T05:42:15-05:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on American Legion Post 17 honors fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Potential new RCPD substation dependent on approval of tax credits

Riley County and City of Manhattan officials are in very early talks about a new RCPD substation in Aggieville. Commissioner Kathryn Focke questioned Commission Chair John Ford Monday about a rumor involving the city negotiating with a member of the county. Ford says there has been some discussion with the city and Manhattan Area Chamber [...]

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By |2021-05-25T11:09:39-05:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Potential new RCPD substation dependent on approval of tax credits

Riley County holds vaccination clinic for county youth

Riley County Health Department held a mass vaccination clinic for those aged 12-17 at Pottorf Hall on Thursday. The vaccination event encouraged those in that age group to get vaccinated with free goodies available at their carnival.  Health Department Director Julie Gibbs says it’s important to get as many vaccinated as possible, as demand for [...]

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By |2021-05-20T22:42:38-05:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County holds vaccination clinic for county youth

USD 383, MATC exploring creation of college and career academy

The Manhattan-Ogden school board has approved a partnership with Manhattan Area Technical College and area businesses to explore the possibility of creating a college and career academy. Superintendent Marvin Wade says the goal is to help students become informed consumers and use real world applications. “We want to continue the discussions and that’s going to [...]

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By |2021-05-20T11:37:20-05:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on USD 383, MATC exploring creation of college and career academy

Riley County commission approved federally funded pay scale increase for county employees

Riley County commissioners approved a mid year salary adjustment for county employees on Monday. The adjustment is a 1% pay scale increase for all active employees.  The 1% increase is for the mid year of 2021, but will also include 2020 and the first part of 2021 for a total of 2.52%. The reason this [...]

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By |2021-05-17T19:35:33-05:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County commission approved federally funded pay scale increase for county employees

Wareham Opera House being considered by Riley County District Court for jury trial selection

Riley County commissioners received an update from the county courts on their progress since the start of the pandemic. 21st District Chief Judge Grant Bannister says since they have had to put jury trials on hold, they are focusing on other venues for both trials and jury selection. Currently they are focusing on the Wareham [...]

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By |2021-05-17T19:32:59-05:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Wareham Opera House being considered by Riley County District Court for jury trial selection

Kansas State University holds first in person commencement ceremonies since start of pandemic

Kansas State University held their commencement ceremonies at Bill Snyder family stadium over the weekend for 2020 and 2021 graduates. Graduates from the Fall and Spring semesters of 2020 who did have a commencement ceremony were invited back to join the 2021 graduates.  The ceremonies began on Friday with the Graduate School and College of [...]

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By |2021-05-16T23:01:35-05:00May 16th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas State University holds first in person commencement ceremonies since start of pandemic

Riley County commission approves demolition of former First Christian Church

Riley County commissioners voted 2-1 to demolish the former First Christian Church Property on Monday. The property was first bought last year, when former commissioners Ron Wells and Marvin Rodriguez were joined by current Commission Chair John Ford.   The property was purchased for around $852,000.  Wells and Rodriguez voted in favor of the purchase, with [...]

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By |2021-05-10T20:45:22-05:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County commission approves demolition of former First Christian Church
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