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Fort Riley hosts change of command ceremony for McKannay, Foote

Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division bid farewell to its outgoing Garrison Commander, and welcomed a new successor. A change of command ceremony for the two colonels took place Tuesday. Colonel William McKannay reflected on his time at Fort Riley, which began in 2020. McKannay says shared experiences over the past two years have [...]

By |2022-07-13T07:17:55-05:00July 13th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley hosts change of command ceremony for McKannay, Foote

Riley County tables proposal for north county ambulance station; approves EMS restructure

Riley County commissioners have tabled approving a construction proposal for the north county ambulance station. Public Works Director John Ellerman requested to officially accept Anderson Knight Architects for the design of the station. The cost for the proposal is around $99,000, with the project cost estimated between $960 and $1.04 million. The proposal does not [...]

By |2022-06-28T08:34:06-05:00June 28th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County tables proposal for north county ambulance station; approves EMS restructure

Riley County enters HIGH incidence rate of COVID cases

Riley County has reached the High incidence rate with 76 new COVID cases. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recorded 76 new cases between Jun 11 – 17. The Incidence Rate is 102.4, putting the county in the HIGH incidence category with 100 or more cases per 100,000 people. Ascension Via Christi Hospital in [...]

By |2022-06-22T16:02:46-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County enters HIGH incidence rate of COVID cases

Manhattan City manager discusses rumors about Parks and Rec

Rumors about certain services provided by Manhattan Parks and Rec being removed have made their rounds. KMAN spoke with City Manager Ron Fehr, who says there have been discussions around some programming where they are having trouble filling positions. Typically, Fehr says they have had a strong ability to get seasonal workers for these positions, [...]

By |2022-06-22T16:00:17-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan City manager discusses rumors about Parks and Rec

Wildcat Creek residents voice opposition to additional amenities to Liquid Art Winery

Riley County commissioners approved amendments to the Preliminary and Final Development Plans associated with an existing Agri-Business Planned Unit Development in the county. The business in question is Liquid Art Winery, owned by David and Danielle Tegtmeier.  The property is on Wildcat Creek Road near Scenic Drive.  The amendments include a new single family residence, [...]

By |2022-06-03T14:12:27-05:00June 3rd, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Wildcat Creek residents voice opposition to additional amenities to Liquid Art Winery

Fort Riley honors fallen service members during Memorial Day ceremony

Fort Riley and members of the community gathered at the Post Cemetery this Memorial Day to honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice. Held at the Post Cemetery, the ceremony paid tribute to all those who died protecting this country. Garrison Commander Colonel William McKannay spoke during the ceremony, highlighting the American flags [...]

By |2022-05-30T16:08:47-05:00May 30th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley honors fallen service members during Memorial Day ceremony

Riley County EMS north county first responder to go live next month

Riley County EMS will have its north county first responder go live next month. EMS Director David Adams confirmed to Riley County Commissioners Monday that the position will start June 6. This is a position based out of Leonardville and in place until the new station is constructed. “Staff are hired and will be starting [...]

By |2022-05-17T14:57:23-05:00May 17th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County EMS north county first responder to go live next month

Manhattan Area Technical College celebrates its 2022 graduates with spring commencement

Manhattan Area Technical College celebrated its graduates over the weekend with its spring commencement ceremony. The ceremony was held at University Christian Church.  President Jim Genandt says with MATC’s ceremony, they try to have a more celebratory atmosphere. Genandt says the celebration isn’t just for the students, but for the families and staff as well.  [...]

By |2022-05-16T12:27:24-05:00May 16th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Area Technical College celebrates its 2022 graduates with spring commencement

Fort Riley hosts change of command ceremony Wednesday

Fort Riley honored its outgoing commanding general with a change of command ceremony Wednesday. Departing Major General DA Sims has been serving in the role since August of 2020. He says when he first came here he didn’t think he would be as attached to the base and the community. “To leave that is kind [...]

By |2022-05-13T08:02:30-05:00May 13th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley hosts change of command ceremony Wednesday

Riley County commissioners approve community corrections 2023 comprehensive plans

Riley County commissioners on Monday approved the fiscal 2023 adult and juvenile services plan for community corrections. Corrections Director Shelly Williams says they received notice of an amendment to the governor’s budget to include additional funding for corrections grants for 841 thousand dollars. It will go toward a five percent pay increase. The House and [...]

By |2022-04-26T11:16:00-05:00April 26th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commissioners approve community corrections 2023 comprehensive plans
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