A 17-year-old from Junction City is facing charges of attempted murder, tied to shootings reported in the 700 block of Colorado Street in Manhattan in June and July. The Riley County Police Department says Brayln Marsh was arrested by Junction City Police on Aug. 1 on a Riley County District Court warrant for two counts [...]
Members of the Fairy Godmothers organization were on Monday’s In Focus to talk about their relatively new Hand Up Grant, or HUG. This grant, which can amount up to $3,000, is given to women 18-years-old or older living in Manhattan or Riley County wanting to attend Manhattan Area Technical College, Bellus Academy, Manhattan Christian College [...]
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With one week until Election Day and the deadline for requesting mail-in ballots being today at 4:30 p.m., a last-minute brush up on advanced voting may just save you some time and hassle. Advanced voting does, in fact, have a few advantages. “You can go ahead and vote if you’re not going to be around [...]
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Flu Vaccine Shortage Residents of Pottawatomie County wanting to get a flu vaccine through the county’s health department may have to wait a little while. Pottawatomie County Health Director Lisa Kenworthy told the Pottawatomie County Commission during their meeting Monday morning that the county currently has a shortage of flu vaccines, but they are not [...]
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K-State’s Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy and the 4-H Department of Youth Development partnered to host the 4-H Community Conversations Youth Citizen Open Forum at the Staley School of Leadership Saturday. The four-hour event featured trained moderators facilitating conversations among groups of high school and middle school students about a topic predetermined by youth [...]
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The return of Jordy Nelson to Manhattan, and several creative floats highlighted the 2019 K-State Home Coming Parade on Friday. The annual parade was rallying Wildcat fans before the big game against Oklahoma on Saturday. Manhattan residents watched on from the sidewalks of Poyntz Avenue as the floats drove down the street and K-State students [...]
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Leonardville is now the home of a brand-new fire station. The Riley County Fire Department celebrated the opening of Station 6 in Leonardville with a ribbon cutting Friday morning. Among those in attendance was Andrew Tripp, a volunteer firefighter in Leonardville, who expressed gratitude for those who played a role in the creation of the [...]
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The Riley County Health Department put on their eighth-annual Okt-FLU-ber Fest in Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park Thursday afternoon. Put on in conjunction with a variety of other groups such as the K-State Masters of Public Health program and the College of Veterinary Medicine, the event served as an opportunity for people of all ages [...]
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Area residents will get the chance to fight prescription drug abuse as the Riley County Police Department partners with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a drug take back event Saturday. According to RCPD, the initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, [...]
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Knowledge about fire prevention and safety can save lives and property. On the other side, lack of knowledge about fire prevention and safety can cost lives and property. In the wake of multiple days of burn bans, brushing up on how to safely and legally burn material, preparing one’s property for possible brush and grass [...]
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