Remembering the Dockum Drugstore sit-in, Manhattan MLK Committee hosts virtual ceremony

The hour long ceremony featured Religious figures, Musicians, and guest speakers from all walks of life to not just promote the sit-in, but impart all manner of life lessons from MLK and those who continue to cherish his memory by carrying the torch to light the way for change today.     In July 1958, [...]

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Ascension Via Christi president optimistic about vaccine rollout

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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Shepherd’s Crossing offers assistance to those impacted by utility payments with the Federal LIEAP Program

LIEAP, or Low Income Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program for those with low income, offering them support with their Evergy and/or Kansas Gas payments. https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1557 Director of Client Services, Warren Holmes said this program has been underreported and many people didn’t even know about the program. For this reason, his organization began [...]

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Riley County 2020 revenues and sales tax presented to commission

Riley County’s end of year revenues for 2020 came in slightly down from the previous year. Treasurer Shilo Heger told commissioners Thursday that compared to 2019, Riley County revenues were down about $40,000.  At the end of December, the balance for the general fund was $10,585,588, which is up a little over $2 million dollars [...]

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Riley County confirms 23rd COVID death; hospital inpatient census remains high

Riley County health officials confirmed Friday a 23rd death tied to the novel coronavirus. The 85-year-old patient tested positive for COVID-19 Dec. 28 and died Jan. 8. His death comes amid 130 new positive cases and 64 additional recoveries reported Friday. The health department says there are 545 active cases, including 23 positive patients and [...]

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Manhattan man in stable condition after being reported missing Thursday

Riley County Police say a man reported missing is recovering at Manhattan’s Ascension Via Christi Hospital for treatment of hypothermia. Officers filed the missing person report shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in the 4200 block of Spook Rock Way. Less than six hours later, police found the 29-year-old man in the Rocky Ford Outdoor Recreation [...]

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RCPD Report: 1/15/21

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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Airport to propose $2.50 user fee to Manhattan city officials

Improvements to the Manhattan Regional Airport’s parking lot are now complete and the next step now is determining a user fee. For years the airport has had free parking, but Airport Director Jesse Romo says a proposal to the Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday, will request a daily $2.50 fee be implemented on Feb. 1 [...]

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Business confidence survey circulating among Manhattan merchants

The Flint Hills Regional Council’s business-confidence survey went live last Friday and so far, 59 businesses have responded. The council’s recovery and resiliency planner Marissa Jones-Flaget says that while it’s early on in the process, they have gained some takeaways from the results. “A bulk of our respondents actually expressed interest in marketing and social [...]

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RCHD receives 2,500 COVID vaccine doses Thursday

The Riley County Health Department received 2500 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Thursday. Health Department Director Julie Gibbs says the shipment should cover the first dose for those eligible to receive the vaccine during phase one of the state’s distribution plan. “We hope to have all of our [...]

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