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City to install “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” signs in Wildcat Creek watershed

The City of Manhattan plans to install several “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” signs in flood-prone areas throughout the Wildcat Creek watershed. The venture is part of the Resilient Wildcat Creek Floodplain Management plan. Commissioner Linda Morse explained during the Manhattan City Commission meeting Tuesday why this project was prioritized. “It’s something we could accomplish easily [...]

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By |2021-04-14T12:54:48-05:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on City to install “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” signs in Wildcat Creek watershed

Riley County confirms 28 new COVID-19 positive cases, 16 recoveries

Riley County has confirmed 28 new positive COVID-19 cases and 16 recoveries since April 7. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 40. The percent positive rate for the week of April 7 was 2.1 percent, or 33 positive cases out of 1,582 total tests. Ascension Via Christi is caring for one [...]

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RCPD Report: 4/14/21

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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By |2021-04-14T10:25:01-05:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report: 4/14/21

Abilene man charged in 2019 Manhattan murder to be arraigned April 29

Arraignment for an Abilene man charged in a 2019 fatal attempted robbery in Manhattan is coming later this month. Jaylon Hitsman will appear in front of Judge Grant Bannister at 4 p.m. April 29. The case was continued at a Monday hearing. Hitsman is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and [...]

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By |2021-04-14T07:23:30-05:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Abilene man charged in 2019 Manhattan murder to be arraigned April 29

Moran applauds $24.4 million grant for new elementary school at Fort Riley

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is applauding a new $24.4 million Department of Justice grant that will help replace Jefferson Elementary on Fort Riley. “When we brag about Fort Riley to the Department of Defense, to the Army, when we seek new opportunities for, for example, we continue to advocate for an additional brigade at [...]

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By |2021-04-13T14:26:35-05:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Moran applauds $24.4 million grant for new elementary school at Fort Riley

Riley County EMS and Emergency Management to look into new facilities

Riley County commissioners have given consensus for the EMS and Emergency Management to move forward with a land study for possible new facilities. EMS Director David Adams discussed Monday the long standing facility needs for both entities. Adams says the current headquarter facility for the EMS is over 40 years old and does not meet [...]

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RCPD Report: 4/13/21

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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Riley, Pottawatomie County pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution following KDHE guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration have pumped the brakes on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution. The agencies say they’re reviewing six reported cases of a rare type of blood clot in people who have received the vaccine. Riley County Health Department Director and Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs tells [...]

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Konza Student Table passes 10,000-meals-served threshold

The Konza Student Table has officially served over 10,000 meals to K-State students and their families. The organization began last September as a way to fight hunger among Manhattan’s college-student population. Ericka Bauer, a K-State hospitality management instructor who is in charge of the meals the Konza Student Table provides, credits the success to the [...]

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By |2021-04-12T17:03:56-05:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Konza Student Table passes 10,000-meals-served threshold

City of Manhattan resuming Green Valley annexation discussions; study due out mid summer

The City of Manhattan is resuming discussions about possible future annexation of the Green Valley area. City Manager Ron Fehr informed Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday that after putting off a discussion with its consultant last year due to the pandemic, the city has since re-engaged the conversation. “We’ve invested heavily in that particular area from [...]

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By |2021-04-12T14:41:57-05:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on City of Manhattan resuming Green Valley annexation discussions; study due out mid summer
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