U.S. Senator Jerry Moran talks mental-health legislation, potential stimulus package

National Suicide Prevention Hotline United States Senator Jerry Moran recently spoke with KMAN about the signing of his 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Hotline bill into law. He says that while the number isn’t currently accessible, he hopes it will be soon. “We’re in the process now of the FCC implementing a three-digit 9-8-8 number that [...]

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Manhattan firefighters test positive for COVID-19

Five Manhattan firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19. The firefighters are believed to have contracted the virus at an event they attended while off-duty. Immediately following the positive test results, the Manhattan Fire Department and the Riley County Health Department began investigating if other emergency personnel or members of the public had been exposed. Contact [...]

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Nearly two dozen linked to COVID outbreak at Riley County wedding

Local health officials say a wedding held in Riley County is the latest source of a COVID-19 outbreak, responsible for 22 of the 27 confirmed positive cases since Wednesday’s report. The wedding took place Oct. 17 and contact tracing staff are calling all known contacts in Riley County, but most guests were residents of other [...]

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Local courts to briefly stop taking electronic filings, payments

Courts in the 8th and 21st Judicial Districts will briefly stop taking electronic filings and payments next week as the state begins moving all court case data to a single web-based platform. The courts will go offline from 5 p.m. Oct. 28 to noon Oct. 29. The courts are known collectively as “Track 1” in [...]

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RCPD Report: 10/23/20

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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USD 475 planning emergency meeting after JCHS walkout

An emergency school board meeting is planned Friday at USD 475 Geary County Schools. The district, in a statement Thursday, said the meeting will take place at 4 p.m. and while it will be open to the public, it will not be live streamed. The only agenda item is an executive session to discuss non-elected [...]

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By |2020-10-22T20:48:25-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on USD 475 planning emergency meeting after JCHS walkout

Manhattan Commissioner Estabrook tests positive for COVID-19

Manhattan City Commissioner Aaron Estabrook has tested positive for COVID-19. Estabrook notified city officials Thursday of his diagnosis. Estabrook reportedly began experiencing symptoms Saturday and was tested Tuesday afternoon. Estabrook has remained in isolation at home since Saturday and took part remotely in Tuesday’s city commission meeting via Zoom. In a release late Thursday, Estabrook [...]

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RCPD Report: 10/22/20

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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Pott. County EcoDevo receives international awards

The Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation has received three awards from the International Economic Development Council. The awards were presented to the organization at the International Economic Development Council Annual Conference on Oct. 12. Jack Allston, Pott. County EcoDevo executive director, says the first award his organization received was for a video series highlighting nine [...]

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Manhattan-Ogden students to stay in hybrid learning through December

Students at Manhattan-Ogden schools will continue in the hybrid mode of in-person and remote learning through winter break. The 5-2 decision came Wednesday as the school board heard recommendations from administrators and heard comments from students, staff and community members who spoke of challenges bringing back students now. They also heard comments from those in [...]

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