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Fort Riley seeing change of command in leadership

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 [...]

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By |2020-08-03T06:10:44-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley seeing change of command in leadership

RCPD: Autopsy confirms identity of woman found dead on Konza Prairie Nature Trail

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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By |2020-07-31T15:10:57-05:00July 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCPD: Autopsy confirms identity of woman found dead on Konza Prairie Nature Trail

Heavy rain causes quick rise in Tuttle Creek level

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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By |2020-07-31T14:58:41-05:00July 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Heavy rain causes quick rise in Tuttle Creek level

Manhattan man arrested for threatening two people with gun

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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By |2020-07-31T12:05:01-05:00July 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man arrested for threatening two people with gun

Advance voting available Saturday for Riley, Pottawatomie County voters

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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By |2020-07-31T11:28:58-05:00July 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Advance voting available Saturday for Riley, Pottawatomie County voters

Riley County, Blue Valley Schools set start dates for 20-21 school year

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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By |2020-07-30T11:02:47-05:00July 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County, Blue Valley Schools set start dates for 20-21 school year

Riley County Fair a hit with 4-H families despite adjustments

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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By |2020-07-29T15:14:30-05:00July 29th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Fair a hit with 4-H families despite adjustments

Classes will start in September for USD 320 Wamego

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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By |2020-07-29T09:14:09-05:00July 29th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Classes will start in September for USD 320 Wamego

Riley County coronavirus cases continue steadying trend; 110 active, 314 recovered

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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By |2020-07-28T15:09:51-05:00July 28th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County coronavirus cases continue steadying trend; 110 active, 314 recovered

Pott. County ECODEVO eyeing economic opportunity with new St. Marys church project

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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By |2020-07-28T14:43:17-05:00July 28th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County ECODEVO eyeing economic opportunity with new St. Marys church project