Geary County to hold mass-vaccination site in Junction City

Geary County has announced that it will hold a mass-vaccination site in Junction City this Saturday. Geary County Emergency Management is coordinating with KDHE, Hy-Vee and USD 475 to distribute a total of 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines this Saturday to those eligible during Phase 2 of the state’s vaccine distribution plan. The event will take place [...]

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By |2021-03-04T20:26:27-06:00March 4th, 2021|Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County to hold mass-vaccination site in Junction City

KBI investigating after man found dead at Geary County Detention Center

The Kansas Bureau of Investigations is investigating after a man was found dead in a jail cell at the Geary County Detention Center. Junction City Fire/EMS personnel and Geary County Sheriff’s deputies reported to the detention center at about 6 a.m. Wednesday in response to an unresponsive male. The man, who was identified as 41-year-old [...]

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By |2021-03-03T14:44:14-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on KBI investigating after man found dead at Geary County Detention Center

Junction City man injured in Monday crash

A Junction City man is hospitalized following a Monday morning crash. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a passenger car driven by 43-year-old Travis Allen was stopped at the stoplight at the intersection of Ash and U.S. 77 facing west. Allen accelerated to make a left turn onto the highway but took it too sharply, causing [...]

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By |2021-02-23T06:52:54-06:00February 23rd, 2021|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City man injured in Monday crash

Geary County authorities searching for shooting suspect following I-70 crash

Authorities are searching for a male suspect involved in a car crash Sunday on Interstate 70 in Geary County, that left one woman with a gunshot wound. According to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. to mile marker 311 on reports of an apparent road rage incident. The injured woman, [...]

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By |2021-02-22T06:01:48-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County authorities searching for shooting suspect following I-70 crash

Update: Evergy concludes rolling blackouts; future blackouts possible

Update: 7 p.m. Monday Evergy estimates about 60,000 customers in its service area experienced brief, controlled power outages Monday. While power has since been restored, future outages may be implemented in the coming days. Evergy continues to urge its customers to continue conserving energy. Original story: 1:30 p.m. Monday Customers of Evergy may experience periods [...]

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By |2021-02-15T19:00:50-06:00February 15th, 2021|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Update: Evergy concludes rolling blackouts; future blackouts possible

Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

Residents in Wamego and Clay Center are being asked to conserve energy during this extreme cold weather. Kansas Electric Cooperative reported Monday morning their Southwest Power Pool (PPP) was in a Level three energy emergency alert. This pool is used by Bluestem Electric for Wamego and Clay Center. Level 3 may mean implementing controlled outages [...]

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By |2021-02-15T13:06:11-06:00February 15th, 2021|Clay County, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Comments Off on Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

Geary Co. authorities arrest Manhattan man on warrant for past burglaries

A Manhattan man was arrested Monday night on a Geary County warrant for residential burglary. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office lists six total charges against 29-year-old Christopher Freeman, including two counts of burglary and two counts of theft involving stolen firearms and two counts of theft from a building. Online court records allege the incidents [...]

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By |2021-02-02T12:14:36-06:00February 2nd, 2021|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Geary Co. authorities arrest Manhattan man on warrant for past burglaries

Local agency aims to help older renters with utility bills

The North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging is looking to help eligible renters with their utilities and deposits. The Agency received a 100 thousand dollar grant award to help low-income Kansans who live in north-central Kansas, including Riley, Geary, and Pottawatomie counties. Flint Hills Housing Assistance, a program of the Agency, is now [...]

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By |2021-01-26T14:32:09-06:00January 26th, 2021|Geary County, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Local agency aims to help older renters with utility bills

Manhattan man injured in I-70 rollover crash

A Manhattan man seriously hurt Wednesday after rolling his vehicle on Interstate 70 in Geary County. The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. about two miles east of K-177. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 61-year-old Benjamin Ayon was traveling west on I-70 when he attempted to exit on the off ramp at Deep Creek [...]

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By |2020-12-31T10:34:50-06:00December 31st, 2020|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man injured in I-70 rollover crash

Manhattan man seriously injured in Geary County crash

A Manhattan man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Geary County Thursday morning. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash was reported just after 11 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Junction City, about three miles east of US 77. The crash report says a Mercedes-Benz driven by 66-year-old Charles [...]

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By |2020-12-04T11:39:00-06:00December 4th, 2020|Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man seriously injured in Geary County crash
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