Don’t worry children of Manhattan , Santa Claus IS coming to town. Santa Claus will be visiting the Manhattan Town Center to meet with children and families. Visits with Santa are scheduled to begin Nov. 27 and will continue through Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th). Reservations are strongly encouraged with walk-up visits available as space allows [...]
After two weeks of ballot counting and an election canvas, a winner has finally been announced for the Riley County commission District 3 seat. Kathryn Focke has won the seat over Candidate John Matta after a race that was too close to call for the past two weeks. The final results from Monday’s election canvas [...]
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The latest unofficial results for the commission district 3 race has a difference of 47 votes. Speaking to the Riley County commission, County Clerk Rich Vargo presented the latest unofficial results for the race. Candidate Kathryn Focke now leads the race with 4,764 votes, with Candidate John Matta so far receiving 4,717 votes. Vargo says [...]
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The Riley County health department has reported the county’s 13th COVID related death since the beginning of the pandemic. A 63 year-old Riley County resident died Wednesday morning after testing positive for coronavirus on Nov 2. He lived at Via Christi Village and passed away at Ascension Via Christi hospital. Riley County has 114 new [...]
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Riley County has distributed $7 million in CARES act funding throughout the county. Speaking to the Riley County commission Thursday, Budget and Finance Officer Tami Robison wanted to update the commission and the public on how much money was going out to keep up with transparency. $591,000 is going to towards the small business and [...]
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More mail in ballots have come into the Riley County clerk’s office, with the results still too close to call for the county commission District 3 seat. The new results as of Wednesday show only a single vote difference now in favor of Democratic Candidate Kathryn Focke. At the end of election night, the unofficial [...]
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Early voter turnout for Riley County has almost doubled since the last presidential election. County Clerk Rich Vargo tells KMAN that as of noon Monday 15,326 Riley County voters cast their ballots in advance. Compared to 2016, that number was only slightly over 8,000. “Our total election participation in 2016 was 22,198. We’ll far surpass [...]
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Riley County saw an additional 37 positive COVID-19 cases come in over the weekend. Julie Gibbs, Riley County Health Department director, updated the county commission during their meeting Monday. Along with the additional positive cases, there were 60 more recoveries over the weekend as well. “As of today, that brings us to a total of [...]
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Riley County commissioners have decided they won’t move forward with a new Aggieville substation inside the City of Manhattan’s new planned parking garage. Commissioners tabled the decision initially until they could meet with city officials for more information. On Thursday, the commission canceled that meeting. Earlier in the meeting, RCPD Director Dennis Butler tried to [...]
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State Senator Tom Hawk (D-Manhattan) is hoping voters allow him a third term in Topeka. Hawk is running for re-election in District 22 of the Kansas Legislature. The spotlight this election season continues to be on COVID-19 and the economic impact caused as a result. Hawk says while the economy is important, the health and [...]
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