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Riley County commission extends emergency declaration

Riley County commissioners gave approval to extend the local emergency declaration during their meeting on Thursday. This is still due to flooding experienced from the spring and summer. The idea of extending the declaration was brought up last week to help the city be reimbursed for the recent damages from flooding. Emergency Management Director Pat [...]

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By |2019-09-17T10:51:07-05:00September 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commission extends emergency declaration

Community gathers to remember events of 9/11

A ceremony was held Wednesday evening at Manhattan’s Bishop Stadium to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011. The event was put on by the Flint Hills Volunteer Center, Senior Core and the Senior Core RSVP program to honor area first-responders. The Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band [...]

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By |2019-09-12T06:50:06-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Community gathers to remember events of 9/11

Riley County sees dramatic spike in inmate medical expenses

The Riley County Jail saw its inmate medical expenses increase dramatically over this year. Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo mentioned at Monday’s Riley County Commission meeting that inmate medical expenses are over $36,000 so far this year, an increase of more than 1,600 percent. Commissioner John Ford spoke with KMAN Tuesday saying this was due [...]

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By |2019-09-10T14:43:48-05:00September 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County sees dramatic spike in inmate medical expenses

NBAF officials share latest construction, safety updates

The NBAF facility is slowly making progress toward the finish line, nearing the $1 billion mark of the budgeted $1.25 billion project. The NBAF Facility has made a new hire recently that will focus on the safety and environmental aspects of the facility. One of the new members of NBAF is David Keffer, who is [...]

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By |2019-09-09T13:03:53-05:00September 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on NBAF officials share latest construction, safety updates

Riley County gives consensus for alternate route for White Canyon subdivision

The Riley County Commission held a work session Thursday about what should be done about Main Road in the White Canyon subdivision . While the road is not a county road, the residents still pay for access to propane and emergency services. This has been difficult since the road has been flooded since March, denying [...]

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By |2019-09-06T15:39:11-05:00September 6th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County gives consensus for alternate route for White Canyon subdivision

Commissioner Ron Wells satisfied with governor visit

A Riley County commissioner was able to meet with Governor Laura Kelly’s staff on issues facing Kansas counties. Chairman Ron Wells met with staff on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the county not receiving revenue sharing money from the state.  Wells says they were not having an impact with the local legislators, which is [...]

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By |2019-08-22T21:33:00-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Commissioner Ron Wells satisfied with governor visit

RCPD presents new mental health campaign; exploring new policy to treat drug overdoses

The Riley County Police Department will be starting a new campaign to better help deliver mental health services to the community. RCPD Director Dennis Butler told the Riley County commissioners on Thursday that the One Mind campaign is a pledge to deliver this service for the next one to three years.  The campaign includes reaching [...]

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By |2019-08-15T15:07:35-05:00August 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD presents new mental health campaign; exploring new policy to treat drug overdoses

Manhattan Public Library celebrates first day of school with free snow cones

The Manhattan Public Library hosted its first ever Check Out and Chill Out event to celebrate the first day of school Wednesday. The event saw kids receiving a free snow cone when they checked out a book. Public Relations and Development Coordinator Maddie Ogle says the event aimed to springboard more people to sign up [...]

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By |2019-08-15T13:43:15-05:00August 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Public Library celebrates first day of school with free snow cones

Riley County begins search for new health department director following Green’s resignation

During the Riley County commission meeting last Thursday, Riley County Health Department Director Jennifer put in her resignation as director. The commissioners on Monday discussed who would be on the committee to find Green’s replacement. They were told a member of an outside entity to the county would like to have a say in who [...]

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By |2019-08-12T15:42:07-05:00August 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County begins search for new health department director following Green’s resignation

Update: MFD determines Saturday garage fire to be accident

Update, Monday 8/12: Officials have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental. Investigators report that a hot motorcycle was left too close to combustible materials, which then ignited. Original: The Manhattan Fire Department responded to a garage fire early Saturday morning. At 2:47 a.m., the MFD was dispatched to 126 Kopp Drive. According [...]

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By |2019-08-12T08:04:20-05:00August 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Update: MFD determines Saturday garage fire to be accident