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Big Lakes Developmental Center increases wages, and deals with national vehicle shortage

Big Lakes Developmental Center Director Lori Feldkamp informed the Riley County Commissioners today about a transportation issue they are dealing with. Feldkamp reminded the commissioners that the county matches the costs for buses, and KDOT told her it will cost more than $100,000 once the bus is available. The last bus they purchased was $74,000 [...]

By |2022-09-29T15:13:16-05:00September 29th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Big Lakes Developmental Center increases wages, and deals with national vehicle shortage

Riley County encourages signing up for emergency notifications as Preparedness Month closes

As National Emergency Preparedness Month wraps up, Riley County Emergency Management reminds the community there are several reasons it could be unsafe to be outdoors, such as severe weather; hazardous materials; or some other imminent threat. Director Russel Stukey reminds the community that the Outdoor Warning Sirens are used for anytime there is an imminent [...]

By |2022-09-29T14:57:25-05:00September 29th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Riley County encourages signing up for emergency notifications as Preparedness Month closes

Oliver Brown Elementary receives $5k grant for makerspace

The Little Apple Pilot Club recently received a $2,500 grant to support Oliver Brown Elementary School with a makerspace. The grant comes from the Pilot International Founders Fund. Little Apple Pilot Club member Ann Knackendoffel explains. Pilot International is a foundation which aims to influence positive change in communities throughout the world. The local Club [...]

By |2022-09-28T13:21:24-05:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Oliver Brown Elementary receives $5k grant for makerspace

Immersive Ancient Art of India exhibit geared toward all ages opens today at Beach Museum

There’s a new exciting exhibit at the Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan. The must-see installation opens to the public today. Visitors can explore ancient art of India through a captivating, immersive multimedia installation. Museum Curator Aileen June Wang explains: The Project’s Producer Rosey Guthrie and Director David Lebrun aligned and sequenced high-resolution photographs of [...]

By |2022-09-28T13:03:15-05:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Immersive Ancient Art of India exhibit geared toward all ages opens today at Beach Museum

Riley County proclaims October as National Planning Month as aTa Bus begins planning for changes

October is National Community Planning Month. The American Planning Association Foundation says, “Planning is more important than ever as communities continue to navigate the disruptive changes brought about by the pandemic.” Each October, the Association celebrates the role that planning plays in creating great communities. Riley County Commissioner Chair Greg McKinley proclaimed, “Community planning provides [...]

By |2022-09-27T00:59:36-05:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Riley County proclaims October as National Planning Month as aTa Bus begins planning for changes

Fort Riley shows off their skills at 2022 Fall Apple Day Festival

Fort Riley hosted their annual Fall Apple Day Festival Saturday. There were displays and demonstrations throughout the day, in what was the military installation’s largest open house event since before the pandemic. Among the popular draws, families crowded the bleachers to see skills of dogs and their handlers. Staff Sergeant Cameron Thomas Jones with the [...]

By |2022-09-26T11:31:58-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fort Riley shows off their skills at 2022 Fall Apple Day Festival

Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Riley, Geary, and Pottawatomie Counties have joined forces as The Wildcat Region to apply for a grant. Riley County Health Department Director Julie Gibbs explains to the Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning. The grant is offered by KDHE and is intended to help support efforts to prevent opioid abuse. The counties plan to use the possible grant by [...]

By |2022-09-22T16:57:26-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Wamego poverty simulation shines light on difficulties families face

The K-State Research and Extension Office recently hosted a poverty simulation at Wamego High School.  Tuesday’s event, Living on the Edge – The Realities of Living Paycheck to Paycheck in Today’s World, was attended by about forty community members. Pottawatomie County Family Consumer Science Agent Erin Tynon explains.  The decisions involved housing and utilities, clothing [...]

By |2022-09-22T16:34:11-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wamego poverty simulation shines light on difficulties families face

Riley County Commissioners forced to postpone public hearings for 2023 proposed budgets

Riley County  Riley County commissioners have postponed public hearings for the 2023 countywide, and Fire District No. 1 proposed budgets. County Clerk Rich Vargo explains.  The new Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) and the adoption of a proposed budget are separate procedures. The RNR procedure was followed correctly, so those public hearings were still held Monday morning. [...]

By |2022-09-20T11:55:12-05:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Riley County Commissioners forced to postpone public hearings for 2023 proposed budgets

Riley County Emergency Management responds to community regarding siren activation

Riley County Emergency Management Coordinator Laurie Harrison explained the Saturday evening sounding of the outdoor warning sirens in the southern portion of Riley County. As the storm, with a history of significant damage approached the area, Emergency Management authorized activating the outdoor warning sirens. They did so out of concern for public safety, as there [...]

By |2022-09-20T11:33:44-05:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Riley County Emergency Management responds to community regarding siren activation
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