Geary County

Salina truck driver injured after semi slides off I-70 in Geary County

JUNCTION CITY — A Salina truck driver was injured Wednesday morning when his semi crashed on Interstate 70 in Geary County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says shortly before 7:30 a.m. an eastbound semi lost traction due to slick roads which caused the trailer to jack knife. The trailer slid off I-70 into the south ditch [...]

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By |2019-02-20T16:00:12-06:00February 20th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Salina truck driver injured after semi slides off I-70 in Geary County

Three injured in Junction City train-vehicle crash

JUNCTION CITY — Three people were hospitalized Friday evening after a train-vehicle collision in Junction City. The Kansas Highway Patrol says just after 5:30 p.m., a sport utility vehicle carrying  three men was eastbound on Ash Street. Tire tracks showed the vehicle went left of center and was struck by the oncoming Union Pacific train. [...]

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By |2019-02-15T21:45:09-06:00February 15th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Three injured in Junction City train-vehicle crash

Manhattan commissioners discuss future of economic development, annual report

Members of the Manhattan business community talked about the future of economic development in the city at Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission work session. The discussion followed a presentation on the annual economic development report. The city performs an accountability review of all organizations which receive Manhattan Economic Development Opportunity funds — including recipients of funds [...]

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By |2019-02-13T12:31:54-06:00February 13th, 2019|Chamber of Commerce, city, Economic Development, Geary County, Kansas, Kansas State University, KSU, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Taxes|Comments Off on Manhattan commissioners discuss future of economic development, annual report

Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program celebrates class of 2019 grads

WAMEGO – The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program recently held its 2019 graduation. The 30 members of the 2018-19 class graduated on Friday, Feb. 8 during ceremonies at the Columbian Theater in Wamego, according to Jack Lindquist, Executive Director of the organization. The nonprofit educational program trains and engages leaders in the region that includes [...]

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By |2019-02-11T06:26:06-06:00February 11th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program celebrates class of 2019 grads

Geary County Sheriff pleads not guilty to charges, trial date set

JUNCTION CITY — Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf entered a plea of not guilty to a felony theft charge as well as a misdemeanor during an arraignment hearing Friday morning. According to the Dickinson County Attorney’s office, who is prosecuting Wolf in this matter, a jury trial date has been set for May 8-9 in Geary [...]

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By |2019-02-08T12:23:38-06:00February 8th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County Sheriff pleads not guilty to charges, trial date set

JC veteran with only 1 known relative honored at military service

JUNCTION CITY — About 100 people responded to public pleas to attend the funeral of a 63-year-old Junction City veteran. Army soldiers and members of the public braved frigid weather Wednesday to attend services for Servando “Kiko” Silva-Jimenez, who served as a medic in the U.S. Army. He died Jan. 15 at Geary Community Hospital [...]

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By |2019-02-01T10:39:16-06:00February 1st, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on JC veteran with only 1 known relative honored at military service

Boil advisory issued for Rock Springs 4H Center in Geary County

JUNCTION CITY — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Rock Springs 4H Center in Junction City. No other water district in the county are in the advisory. The advisory took effect Monday and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at [...]

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By |2019-01-28T14:37:56-06:00January 28th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Boil advisory issued for Rock Springs 4H Center in Geary County

Third person arrested in Junction City alleged murder

JUNCTION CITY — Police have arrested a third suspect in connection to an alleged capitol murder case involving the death of Junction City woman Jenna Schaefer. Junction City Police say 37-year-old Jeremiah Joseph Grubb was arrested around Tuesday afternoon in the 600 block of West 5th Street. Grubb was arrested on charges of conspiracy to [...]

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By |2019-01-22T20:28:30-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Third person arrested in Junction City alleged murder

Icy roads blamed for fatal crash in Geary County

JUNCTION CITY — A Hays teenager was killed Tuesday afternoon on an icy stretch Interstate 70 west of Junction City. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Ashlen Leigh Lemon, of Hays was westbound on I-70 when she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the median. Her vehicle then struck a guardrail. Lemon was [...]

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By |2019-01-22T18:11:30-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Icy roads blamed for fatal crash in Geary County

Numerous area roads and highways close amid icy conditions

Update 3:40 p.m. Hwy 177 is open, but traffic is down to 1 lane. Ice is making the route difficult. Tuttle Creek Blvd is back open. Hwy 24 in Pott. County from Onaga to Schoeman is back open. Original story: Slick roads are expected to stick around for the night as a winter weather advisory [...]

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By |2019-01-22T15:31:33-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Fort Riley, Geary County, K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Wamego|Comments Off on Numerous area roads and highways close amid icy conditions