The Riley County Health Department says its identified 15 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional recoveries in the past week. The latest report out Wednesday showed health officials are aware of 18 known active COVID-19 cases in the county. Manhattan’s Ascension Via Christi Hospital had no COVID positive patients in the hospital, as trends continue [...]The post Riley County Weekly COVID Update 4/13/22 appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
Who is Gordon Parks to you? This question was asked to three black artists during Wednesday’s Art Matters Now public talk at McCain Auditorium . The event is in conjunction with the ongoing Gordon Parks exhibit through the end of May at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum. Local Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Kevin Willmott says [...]The post Three artists reflect how Gordon Parks influenced their work appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
McCain Auditorium is hosting two events next week in conjunction with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. These events are related to the Gordon Parks exhibit titled Homeward to the Prairie I Come, on display through May 28 at the museum. Beach Museum Director Linda Duke says McCain Auditorium Director Todd Holmberg wanted to [...]The post McCain, Beach Museum to host artists as part of ongoing Gordon Parks exhibit appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
Riley County commissioners on Monday approved a resolution to appoint an interim county appraiser. Assistant County Appraiser Danny Williams will serve in the interim role until a permanent candidate is hired. The position was left vacant after the passing of Greg McHenry last month. State statute requires the commission appoint an interim in the position [...]The post Riley County appoints interim county appraiser; begins search for new museum director appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
Riley County Community Corrections has recruited 11 new households for its protective home program. In January, community corrections hosted a series of classes for new home participants. When background checks and home investigations are completed, Riley County could have a total of 24 protective homes. These volunteers must complete a certification process that includes eight [...]The post Riley County adds 11 new households to protective home program appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
Sunset Zoo and K-State’s Veterinary Medicine program recently worked together to restore the eyesight of a monkey living at the zoo. Mangalisa is a colobus monkey, who lost her sight causing her to not be able to climb the trees. Marketing and Development Officer Melissa Kirkwood says this became an issue since colobus monkeys live [...]The post Eyesight restored for colobus monkey at Sunset Zoo appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
Riley County commissioners and the appraisal office honored the late Greg McHenry during Monday’s meeting. Commission Chair Greg McKinley presented appraisal office staff a plaque to honor McKinley. Appraisal Analyst Allen Todd then gave a few words in recognition of McHenry’s time in Riley County, including comments from several staff members. Todd says McHenry went [...]
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Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division will be sending additional troops to Europe. An estimated 300 soldiers will be deployed soon as part of the additional seven thousand troops announced a few weeks ago by the Department of Defense. These Soldiers will join the Division’s forward deployed headquarters in Europe, which previously had about [...]
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Riley County Fire District #1 will be using new technology for emergency response. Emergency Management Director Russell Stukey says the fire district is conducting a test for a startup company for a new program. Maps, personnel and apparatus resources, weather conditions, and incident pre-plan documents will be available in one location with this new program. [...]
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Riley County commissioners have settled on Leonardville as the future location for a new ambulance station. EMS Director David Adams presented options to the commission Thursday, for both Leonardville and Randolph. He says the first option, in Randolph would’ve covered the city, Leonardville, and University Park. Both options would keep the county shop’s station open, [...]