COVID cases in Riley County are on the rise with presence of variants

While COVID cases in Riley County have been trending evenly over the past few months, an upward tick is starting to trend. Speaking to the county commission Thursday, Public Information Office Alice Massimi says cases are starting in increase again, more than likely due to the variant strains. Massimi and the health department have been [...]

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Pottawatomie County continues search for public works administrator

Help wanted signs are popping up everywhere across the region including local government. Assistant Pottawatomie County Administrator Officer Heather Gladbach says there are close to a dozen vacancies in the county offices, including six positions in public works. The public works administrator position has been vacant since December when former administrator Peter Clark announced his [...]

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Governor Kelly proclaims Kansas Dairy Month in visit to Hildebrand Farms Dairy

Governor Laura Kelly proclaimed June as Kansas Dairy Month Thursday with a stop at Hildebrand Farms Dairy. During her visit, which also included Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam, Kelly pledged support for dairy farmers, who produce over 4 billion pounds of milk each year, generating over $668 million to the Kansas economy. Last year, the [...]

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Manhattan woman charged with DUI, aggravated battery following Wednesday crash

A Manhattan woman has been charged with driving under the influence following an injury crash at Tuttle Creek Blvd. and Kimball Ave. Wednesday morning. According to the Riley County Police Department, 38-year-old Teena Whitmore was southbound on Tuttle Creek Blvd. around 8 a.m. Wednesday, driving a Mini Cooper when she struck a sport utility vehicle [...]

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KDOT awards bid for pavement marking on K-18

The Kansas Department of Transportation has approved June bids for state highway construction and maintenance. Among the bids approved this month is one totaling just over $800,000 for pavement marking on a stretch of K-18 in Riley County. It spans from approximately the Geary/Riley County line east to the K-113/Seth Child Road junction. Cillesen and [...]

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Official discusses economic state of downtown Manhattan

Many businesses in downtown Manhattan are reporting a steady recovery from the pandemic. Downtown Manhattan executive director Gina Scroggs spoke to the city commission Tuesday about the results of their annual business survey. She says the results show many downtown businesses are recovering from the pandemic. Scroggs says some businesses are actually experiencing financial success [...]

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MATC cancels more than $170k in debt for 122 students

Imagine having your student debt wiped clean. It happened for 122 students at Manhattan Area Technical College. President Jim Genandt tells KMAN the college used funds from COVID-19 relief to pay off student debt incurred between Spring 2020 and 2021. This was done for students who had entered college but couldn’t keep going because of [...]

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COVID variants confirmed in Riley County, including six vaccine breakthrough cases

In it’s latest weekly report, the Riley County Health Department confirmed there are some coronavirus variants which have been identified locally. The health department says 39 new positive cases were identified Wednesday along with 32 additional recoveries since the June 16 report. Six COVID-positive patients are currently receiving care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital. Two [...]

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City discusses 2022 outside agency budgets; Northview residents speak about need for community center, kitchen

2022 outside agency budgets Seven agencies presented their 2022 budgets to the city commission Tuesday. The Manhattan Public Library budget will be about $3.29 million , about $30,000 more than in 2021. The Social Services Advisory Board and Special Alcohol Fund Advisory Committee will allocate about $450,000 and $466,000, respectively, in contracts. These amounts are [...]

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Raising Riley holds Dr. Seuss themed literacy event

Raising Riley held a pop-up literacy event, Seuss-isms, at City Park on Tuesday. The event, funded through the USD 383 K-LINK grant, is aimed at increasing literacy for children during the summer months. Activities included art, games and Dr. Seuss books. Beth Mills, Raising Riley Family Engagement Specialist, spoke about the importance of summer reading [...]

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