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Riley County confirms four additional COVID related deaths; 146 new cases

Four more Riley County residents have died from COVID related complications. Three of the individuals who passed where fully vaccinated and in their 90s. The fourth individual was an 89-year-old female tested positive for COVID-19 back in January, and passed away on June 1st. COVID was a contributing factor, and records indicate she was unvaccinated. [...]

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By |2021-07-28T13:57:44-05:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County confirms four additional COVID related deaths; 146 new cases

KMAN conversations with Riley County 4H youth at the fair

The Riley County Fair happened last week, and as a part of our KMAN series we caught up with local 4-H youth who had displays at this year’s fair. These are their comments on what they showed and what they thought of the over all experience. Riley County 4-H extension agent John Jobe helped oversee [...]

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By |2021-07-27T08:54:34-05:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on KMAN conversations with Riley County 4H youth at the fair

Update: KHP says missed stop sign led to fatal wreck near Randolph

6 a.m. Tuesday update The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the victim in Sunday’s fatal crash on Highway 77 near Randolph. According to the online crash report, 38-year-old Adam Samuelson, of Randolph, died after his car was struck by an eastbound semi truck which ran a stop sign at the intersection of Hwy 77 and [...]

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By |2021-07-27T06:18:46-05:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Update: KHP says missed stop sign led to fatal wreck near Randolph

Mixed-berry pies wow judges at Riley County Fair

The Riley County Fair continued Sunday with a mixed-berry pie baking contest. Ten pies were entered into the competition with Pete Delnero taking second place and Jonah, Lilla, and Melissa Wanklyn snagging the first place prize. County Commission Chair John Ford was one of the celebrity pie judges and spoke about the Wanklyn’s champion triple [...]

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By |2021-07-26T07:19:55-05:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Mixed-berry pies wow judges at Riley County Fair

Technology Changing Emergency Response, Police Practices

Technology continues to change the face of emergency response for first responders, including in Riley County. RCPD Director Dennis Buttler on KMAN’s In Focus Friday noted one new app that can help alert dispatchers to someone in trouble. Called “What 3 Words”, the app’s developers have assigned three unique words to every 10-foot square on [...]

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By |2021-07-26T05:22:19-05:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Riley County|Comments Off on Technology Changing Emergency Response, Police Practices

Riley County Fair hosts inaugural Winemaking Workshop

Wine enthusiasts took part in a new event Saturday morning at the Riley County Fair. Officials from Highland Community College in Wamego hosted the inaugural Winemaking Workshop. The college operates the local 456 Wineries. Viticulture and Enology Program Director and 456 Wineries Manager Scott Kohl says he was pleased to talk to a handful of [...]

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By |2021-07-25T17:11:39-05:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County Fair hosts inaugural Winemaking Workshop

Maryland convict extradited to Manhattan to face charges from 2017 alleged burglary, kidnapping

A Maryland man once listed on the Riley County Most Wanted list is now in custody for his alleged connection to a December 2017 attempted aggravated robbery case in Manhattan. According to the Riley County Police Department, 60-year-old David Lee Gollahon was extradited from Baltimore, Maryland Thursday and booked on a failure to appear charge. [...]

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By |2021-07-23T13:57:20-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Maryland convict extradited to Manhattan to face charges from 2017 alleged burglary, kidnapping

Riley County emergency personnel participate in annual joint training exercise

Riley County emergency services personnel came together Wednesday for a joint training exercise at Manhattan Catholic Schools. The event was part of a three-day event during which staff from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County Police Department, Riley County EMS and other law enforcement partners, such as the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. ran through active [...]

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By |2021-07-21T20:03:54-05:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County emergency personnel participate in annual joint training exercise

Health Department Reiterates Vaccines Best Defense Against COVID

After new information from the Centers for Disease Control labeled Riley County an emerging hotspot for COVID-19 cases, officials with the Health Department addressed their concerns while making the pitch for those unvaccinated to change that. In the past week, more than 60 new cases have been identified, bringing the total number of active cases [...]

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By |2021-07-21T15:24:09-05:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Riley County|Comments Off on Health Department Reiterates Vaccines Best Defense Against COVID

Kimball Avenue construction will have an affect on Riley County Fair parking

With the Riley County Fair in full swing starting this week, county extension is asking fair goers to be conscious of parking. Extension Agent Megan Dougherty says they will be rerouting traffic due to the ongoing construction on Kimball Avenue. The north parking lot off of Kimball will be open only to rodeo contestants, 4-H [...]

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By |2021-07-20T21:30:18-05:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Kimball Avenue construction will have an affect on Riley County Fair parking
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