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Open houses for MFD, area schools, highlight busy weekend ahead in Manhattan area

With no K-State football this weekend, there are still plenty of events to keep people busy in the Little Apple and surrounding communities. The 47th annual Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Fair opens 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at CiCo Park. Saturday is loaded with community events [...]

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By |2021-10-07T14:40:51-05:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Open houses for MFD, area schools, highlight busy weekend ahead in Manhattan area

USD 475 extends mask mandate

Geary County USD 475 will continue to require students, staff and visitors to wear masks through at least early spring. The school board voted Monday to extend its mask requirement for all patrons regardless of vaccination status until April 4, 2022. The board says it will reassess the situation at that time. The masking requirement [...]

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By |2021-10-05T14:30:51-05:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on USD 475 extends mask mandate

Geary County investigators look into rural shooting

The Geary County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a man’s shooting death as a homicide. In a release, it’s stated that deputies were called around 8:30 p.m. Sunday to Geary Community Hospital where a person with gunshot wounds had been brought. That person later died from their injuries. Investigators say the shooting happened in a rural [...]

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By |2021-10-04T13:12:57-05:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County investigators look into rural shooting

Rent Backlog Tied to Coronavirus Estimated at $9M for Flint Hills Counties

The coronavirus pandemic and the federal foreclosure moratorium have resulted in what one study says is nine million dollars in outstanding rent being built up in Flint Hills counties. The Manhattan Housing Authority is urging those facing issues tied to rental arrears that the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance program is sending aid to 500 households [...]

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By |2021-09-14T00:27:27-05:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Rent Backlog Tied to Coronavirus Estimated at $9M for Flint Hills Counties

Geary County authorities arrest Dickinson County suspect after brief search Tuesday

Geary County authorities apprehended a wanted man Tuesday morning after he briefly eluded police officers. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office says David Paul Jones, was brought into custody shortly before 11:30 a.m. He was wanted out of Dickinson County for domestic battery. Authorities say Jones ran from police after he had been spotted near the [...]

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By |2021-09-07T14:12:41-05:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County authorities arrest Dickinson County suspect after brief search Tuesday

New directory to bring visibility to minority owned Flint Hills businesses

A new directory is being launched this fall, to bring more visibility and support to underrepresented businesses in the Flint Hills. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce says the directory, created by the Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership will highlight minority-owned businesses in Riley, Geary, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. Entrepreneurs meeting these demographics will be able [...]

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By |2021-08-30T06:47:26-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on New directory to bring visibility to minority owned Flint Hills businesses

Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program unveils class of 2022

The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program recently announced its newest class for the 2021-22 program year. The class includes 20 individuals from Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie counties who will complete the seven session course over the next six months. This year’s participants are listed below: Christine Benne — Regional Volunteer interim chair, Manhattan Military Relations [...]

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By |2021-08-27T11:06:43-05:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program unveils class of 2022

Suspect in multi-county pursuit, manhunt arrested in Ogden

The suspect involved in a multi-county pursuit Monday involving a stolen vehicle was brought into custody Tuesday afternoon in Ogden without incident. According to the Riley County Police Department, 32-year-old Joshua Jones was arrested shortly after 1 p.m. Police blocked off a stretch of 10th Street in Ogden Tuesday in a follow up to the [...]

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By |2021-08-17T13:51:49-05:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Suspect in multi-county pursuit, manhunt arrested in Ogden

Ex-Junction City High athletic trainer sentenced on sexual exploitation charge

A former Junction City High School athletic trainer will spend two months in jail and three years on probation for sending obscene photos and text messages to an underage student. Brandon Martino was sentenced Monday in Geary County Court after entering a no contest plea last month to a single count of sexual exploitation of [...]

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By |2021-08-17T12:02:46-05:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Ex-Junction City High athletic trainer sentenced on sexual exploitation charge

Former Northview paraeducator charged with sexual exploitation, faces additional charges from Geary County

A former Northview Elementary paraprofessional charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation will appear in court Tuesday afternoon for a status hearing. Online court documents show that 31-year-old Aaron Zachry was charged with 15 new counts on Friday out of Geary County, all of which include sexual exploitation of a child. Zachry was arrested at [...]

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By |2021-08-16T11:09:08-05:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Former Northview paraeducator charged with sexual exploitation, faces additional charges from Geary County
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