Fort Riley has already vaccinated thousands of those located on the base. Commanding General D.A. Sims says the fort has been fortunate enough to receive a number of vaccines from the Department of Defense. The fort has been following similar phases of the vaccination process as the State of Kansas. They started with their health [...]
Riley County’s emergency radio system upgrade is nearly paid off. Emergency Management Director Russell Stukey told county commissioners Thursday that 90 percent of the final payment has been issued to the contracted company. “We held back a little over $80,000 and about 10% in retention until they’ve completed their 173rd contract or obligations,” Stukey added, [...]
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Riley County has administered over 4,000 doses of the COVID vaccine, with more clinics planned this week. The health department will continue vaccinating individuals 65 and older with severe health conditions, with another clinic planned Tuesday. Those who qualify will be notified via text, email and phone call. The notice will include links to more [...]
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Two Fort Riley men were arrested over the weekend in Manhattan. Officers responded to reports of a fight in progress in the 1400 block of Watson Place on Sunday, at approximately 12:35 a.m. When officers arrived on scene they found a large fight between 15-20 individuals. One 30-year-old male battered two officers while they [...]
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Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity recently announced a new coalition partnership with other area agencies for workforce housing. The coalition includes K-State’s College of Architecture and Planning, Manhattan Area Technical College, Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, and Flint Hills Job Corps. Habitat Director Josh Brewer says workforce housing has been identified as a [...]
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Riley County is reporting 59 new COVID cases since its last report. This brings the county’s total number of positive cases to 5,886 with 295 of those cases listed as active. Along with the new positives, the county is reporting 20 more recoveries since Monday, bringing the total to 5,561. Ascension Via Christi Hospital in [...]
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The North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging is looking to help eligible renters with their utilities and deposits. The Agency received a 100 thousand dollar grant award to help low-income Kansans who live in north-central Kansas, including Riley, Geary, and Pottawatomie counties. Flint Hills Housing Assistance, a program of the Agency, is now [...]
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Manhattan Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Hampton Inn on Wednesday. Firefighters responded to a report of fire coming from the hotel, located off of 501 East Poyntz Avenue, around 2:30 pm. When firefighters arrived on scene, black smoke and fire could be seen coming from the building. MFD crews immediately searched [...]
Vaccine clinicals for staff at Ascension Via Christi are still underway. KMAN was recently invited to the hospital to observe the COVID vaccine process. So far, the hospital has administered over 1,000 doses including both the Manhattan and Wamego locations. Staff, such as Pharmacy Director Kevin Oehme, are excited to finally be at this point. [...]
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Health care professionals in the area are optimistic about the current rollout of COVID vaccinations. Riley County recently received 2,500 doses of the COVID vaccine. Ascension Via Christi President Bob Copple is excited to be getting these new doses. To him, this occasion makes the vaccine rollout more of a reality due to the large [...]
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