A command change officially took place over the weekend at Fort Riley. On Saturday, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Commanding General Maj. Gen John Kolasheski relinquished control of the installation. Brigadier Gen. Thomas O’Connor Jr. will serve as senior commander until Aug. 14 when Maj. Gen Douglas Sims assumes command of the Big Red [...]
Riley County Police say an autopsy has confirmed the body found last week on the Konza Prairie Nature Trail was that of 38-year-old Nicole Grothe. Grothe, a former warrant officer at Fort Riley went missing earlier in July. Authorities located a body after an exhaustive search July 22, presumed to be her. Information from the [...]
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Recent heavy rainfalls caused a sharp rise in the levels at both Tuttle Creek Reservoir. After hovering around normal pool (1,075 feet) throughout much of July, Tuttle Creek rose 7 feet toward the last three days of the month to 1,085 feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ three-day forecast has the lake rising to [...]
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A Manhattan man was arrested Thursday after allegedly pointing a gun at two victims in the 1200 block of Bluemont Ave. Riley County Police say 23-year-old Austin Carter was charged in connection with two counts of aggravated assault. A 27-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were listed as victims when they reported Carter pointed the gun [...]
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Have you voted yet? If you’re like many local residents, chances are you probably have, but if not, more opportunities exist beyond 5 p.m. Friday including Saturday. Advance voting is open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Riley County Office Building and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pottawatomie County Clerk’s Office in [...]
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Riley County’s rural school districts have approved reopening plans for the fall. USD 378 Riley County Schools will have no change to the start of its calendar. The board voted unanimously Wednesday to keep the start date of Aug. 20. Superintendent Cliff Williams tells KMAN the district was fortunate that school was already backed up [...]
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It wasn’t traditional by any means, but this year’s Riley County Fair had a more relaxed feel for 4-H participants. The theme of this year’s fair was ‘Fairadise’ and saw many changes Livestock were moved in and out the same day of their showing. Static projects were judged similarly and not on public display. County [...]
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School will start two weeks later than initially planned for Wamego students. The school board unanimously approved a calendar change Tuesday that will see sixth and ninth grade students start on Sept. 2 with all others except kindergarten and early learning starting Sept. 3. Early learning and kindergarten students will report Sept. 8. Superintendent Tim [...]
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Ascension Via Christi continued to monitor three COVID positive patients Tuesday, but the Riley County Health Department says there are no patients currently requiring a ventilator. Two additional positive cases and two more recoveries were announced, keeping with the steady trend. As of Monday, 110 were being monitored as active cases and 314 were listed [...]
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Earlier this year, a Catholic church community in southeastern Pottawatomie County broke ground on a new $30 million building for worship. The Society of St. Piux X in St. Marys is constructing the new building it calls the Immaculata, which will hold more than 1,500 people and will be 12 stories tall, overlooking the small [...]
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