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Riley County tallies 75 new COVID cases; nearly 2,900 vaccines administered

Riley County health officials confirmed 75 new coronavirus cases and 34 additional recoveries Friday. The number of patients being cared for at Ascension Via Christi fell to nine, including one in the Intensive Care Unit. Active cases totaled 402 as of Friday and the amount of total cases is nearing 5,800 since the pandemic began. [...]

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By |2021-01-22T14:00:06-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCHD vaccinates over 1,000 as phase 2 gets off to shaky start

More than 1,000 people received the coronavirus vaccine Thursday, as the Riley County Health Department officially kicked off its second phase of vaccinations. The process did not go as smoothly as health officials had hoped. Shortly before 4 p.m., there was a lack of parking availability and congested traffic became a major safety concern, as [...]

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By |2021-01-22T08:57:31-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

USPS increasing first class, priority mail rates Monday

It will soon cost more to mail some letters and packages. Starting Monday, the U.S. Postal Service is increasing rates for Priority Mail shipping services, about 3.5 percent overall. First-class mail is going up roughly 1.8 percent. Priority small flat-rate boxes will be $8.45 to ship, up 15 cents; medium flat-rate boxes will cost $15.50, [...]

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By |2021-01-22T07:54:14-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

K-State celebrating record year of graduates in Ice College of Engineering

A record number of graduates received degrees in 2020 through Kansas State University’s Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. President Richard Myers informed the Kansas Board of Regents this week that 782 bachelor’s degrees were earned during the spring, summer and fall semesters, outpacing each of the three previous years. “In 2017 that number was [...]

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By |2021-01-21T13:53:46-06:00January 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Bison, brown and gold approved for Oliver Brown Elementary mascot, school colors

The USD 383 school board voted 5-2 in favor of Oliver Brown Elementary welcoming the new brown & gold color scheme and bison mascot. Following more than 1,600 responses to an online survey late last year, the public had the final say in deciding the colors and mascot for the new school. Newly elected board [...]

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By |2021-01-21T10:30:11-06:00January 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Manhattan and Ogden candidates working through legal process in separate DUI cases

Earlier this year, a pair of candidates running for office in Manhattan and Ogden were arrested in separate cases of driving under the influence. Less than a week out from the general election, those cases remain unresolved in Riley County District Court, with future court dates pending. Aaron Estabrook, one of eight candidates for the [...]

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By |2019-10-29T11:31:07-05:00October 29th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan and Ogden candidates working through legal process in separate DUI cases

RCPD drug take-back collects 173 pounds of unused medications

A drug take-back event held in Manhattan over the weekend is being hailed a success. The Riley County Police Department, in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration held two take-back locations Saturday. In just four hours, the collection efforts netted 173 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medications. Collection booths were set up Saturday at [...]

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By |2019-10-28T14:37:33-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD drug take-back collects 173 pounds of unused medications

Two arrested in Wamego on drug, child endangerment charges

A pair of Wamego residents are jailed on various drug charges and a charge of child endangerment. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat says officers executed a search warrant Friday at 105 East Valley, lot #34 in Wamego. The warrant was part of an investigation into illegal drug activity. Officers were assisted by the Wamego Police [...]

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By |2019-10-28T13:45:18-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Two arrested in Wamego on drug, child endangerment charges

First taste of winter weather possible this week

Ready or not, winter weather appears to be returning to the Manhattan area this week. A rain-snow mix is possible after sunset Monday, although little to no snow accumulation is expected. Minimal impacts are expected, though it could create some isolated slick spots on roadways, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges. Temperatures will dip [...]

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By |2019-10-28T10:38:53-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on First taste of winter weather possible this week

Texas man jailed in Riley County on rape, kidnapping charges

A Texas man faces charges in Riley County after he was arrested on a warrant for rape and kidnapping. The Riley County Police Department’s arrest report states that 27-year-old Michael Dylan Dakin of Kyle, Texas, is charged with four total counts including rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sodomy and attempted aggravated criminal sodomy. He was [...]

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By |2019-10-28T08:18:00-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Texas man jailed in Riley County on rape, kidnapping charges
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