The Vietnamese Student Association at Kansas State University held a Lunar New Year celebration at the Student Union on Saturday. The event kicked off in Forum Hall with a presentation on the folklore that started the holiday known as Tết. Afterwards a strange man entered on stage starting the traditional dragon lion dance. The dancers danced [...]
Riley County was proclaimed a POW MIA (prisoner of war, missing in action) county from the Jefferson Barracks Museum out of St Louis during the Riley County commission meeting on Monday. VFW Post 1786 Commander Dan Watkins, along with fellow VFW members, presented the POW MIA county sign to commissioners. He said this day was [...]
After 50 years of standing tall in City Park, Johnny Kaw will be getting a bit of an upgrade with start of a new renovation project. The project groundbreaking took place yesterday at the statue in City Park. The project was funded by a multitude of donations and help from individuals and organizations from around the community. The $279,000 project has [...]
The Riley County commissioners on Monday heard a report from the Riley County Police Department on vehicle accidents in Riley County for 2018. In the report, presented by RCPD Captain Richard Fink, the RCPD has been able to keep the number of accidents down from their 2018 goal of 13 accidents per one thousand people. Fink [...]
MANHATTAN — Residential real estate sales volumes in Riley County were lower in 2018 than in 2017, but the median sales price was higher. Appraisal Analyst Allen Todd presented the numbers to the Riley County commissioners and says much can be attributed to people not wanting to fix up their homes, but upgrade to a nicer one. [...]
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Newly elected Riley County Commissioner John Ford was sworn in to his new position on Monday, along with four county judges. Ford will be taking over the District 1 seat previously held by Ben Wilson for the next four years. He said he is honored to be on the commission and is looking forward to [...]
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Agricultural workers from around the state of Kansas gathered at the Kansas Department of Agriculture for a public hearing for the proposed industrial hemp regulations. KDA Hearing Officer Kelly Navinsky-Wenzl started the meeting with summing up the proposed regulations for the Industrial Hemp Research Program. She then opened the floor up to the public to [...]
MANHATTAN — The Riley County commissioners honored outgoing Commissioner Ben Wilson during their meeting on Monday. Chairman Marvin Rodriguez presented a plaque for four years of service on the commission, as well as a personal one from him and Commissioner Ron Wells. After that, Wilson presented a speech he had prepared where he thanked all [...]
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The Riley County Appraiser’s Office presented the 2019 agricultural land use values to the Riley County Commission at the board’s meeting Thursday. Appraiser Greg McHenry told the commission that values are set to increase again this year, despite a sluggish agricultural economy. He says the state of the economy has some people wondering why that’s [...]
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The Riley County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution determining a treatment lagoon project at the Bridgeview Heights sewer benefit district to be not feasible. Deputy County Counselor Craig Cox says the sewer district was created in June 2017 and the commission at that time authorized construction of a multi-residential lagoon. Now, the property owners qualify [...]
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