The Riley County Health Department will be holding it’s annual “Okt-FLU-ber” Fest flu vaccine clinic a week from Thursday. Clinical supervisor Aryn Price tells KMAN the day will include activities for kids getting their flu shot on the 26th. Price also went on to say that 2020’s flu season was mild. During KMAN’s In Focus [...]
On August 16, the Law Board unanimously offered me an extension of employment beyond my current contract terms scheduled to expire on December 31, 2021. I thought it appropriate to write your readers and listeners about why I have chosen to retire. I doubt I can say everything that I would like so I may [...]
The Riley County Police Department’s use of force numbers increased slightly, between 2019 and 2020. Captain Josh Kyle addressed the Riley County Law Board Monday, regarding the analysis of the Use of Force Report. There was a 6% increase in total use of force incidents and a 4% increase in applications of force from 2019 [...]
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The Riley County Health Department has reported 74 new COVID infections and 44 more recoveries in its weekly report Thursday. The health department says it’s monitoring 111 active cases. The percent positive rate for new infections ticked up slightly to 4 percent, up from 2.5 percent the week before. As of Thursday seven COVID-positive patients [...]
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Opening comments. What should the city’s role be in supporting the Riley County Health Department, including decisions made for public health such as the masking ordinance and other COVID response measures? What commitments will you make to ensure that Manhattan has safe, quality, and affordable housing? Please offer a specific example. How best should the [...]
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Two Manhattan reportedly forced entry and battered two victims at the Manhattan east Dairy Queen Friday night. According to the Riley County Police Department, 37-year-old Cornelius Lee Sisson and 38-year-old Kenneth Dotson were charged after a male and female victim reported the two men forced entry into the store, shortly before 8 p.m. while holding [...]
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USD 378 Riley County school officials welcomed patrons to the newly renovated grade school and high school during Saturday’s Riley Fall Festival. Doors to the newly renovated grade school and high school opened during the event to showcase the recently completed work. High school principal Harold Oliver says being part of the town celebration was [...]
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Charges have been upgraded for a Manhattan man who allegedly fired shots into another car Sunday on K-18 in a domestic incident. Formal charges were filed Tuesday showing 37-year-old Torrey Lindsay is now charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a weapon into an occupied vehicle. The incident is alleged from [...]
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Riley County commissioners approved a request for qualifications for an EMS headquarters building on Thursday. The RFQ includes a study of the current and future space needs for the department for either on site or a new facility. Public Works Director John Ellerman says the current station was built in 1980 and was only meant [...]
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Jurors have found a Manhattan man guilty of all 17 charges against him in a child sex abuse case. On Thursday, a Riley County jury delivered the verdict against 67-year-old Alan Ingwersen, convicting on five counts of rape, four counts of sodomy and eight counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. According to the [...]
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