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Riley County destroying ballots, redistricting, and elections being audited

Elected officials are required to review districts to ensure equal population rates. Riley County residents comprise three districts, each represented by a commissioner. The districts were contiguous to each other years ago. County Clerk Rich Vargo explains. Vargo says the districts must be less than a 5% variation in population, and the current districts are within [...]

By |2023-01-31T00:44:12-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Riley County destroying ballots, redistricting, and elections being audited

K-State celebrates Dr. King’s Day of Service

K-State students are very involved with the community, and the Hope Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center in Manhattan had some special guests Saturday. Program Coordinator and Barn Manager Tre Holmes talks about the students. He said Saturday was about honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. Day of Service but noted that K-State students are often at [...]

By |2023-01-23T10:45:26-06:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on K-State celebrates Dr. King’s Day of Service

Volunteers begin free tax preparation at Manhattan Public Library next week

K-State’s Riley County Extension Office is volunteering for the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) again this year. They are offering free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals starting Thursday, January 26th at the Manhattan Public Library. Extension Agent Director Gary Fike just returned from this year’s training and says there are a lot [...]

By |2023-01-20T01:23:45-06:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Volunteers begin free tax preparation at Manhattan Public Library next week

High turn-out for launch of non-profit SERVE pleasantly surprises founding members

It was standing room only as the new non-profit organization, SERVE, officially launched in Manhattan on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  SERVE President Jurdene Coleman says the organization’s intention is to “incubate more candidates for local office.”   Coleman says running for office can be intimidating and lonely. Their members and future candidates can be [...]

By |2023-01-16T16:24:00-06:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on High turn-out for launch of non-profit SERVE pleasantly surprises founding members

Riley County makes decision on annexation of City of MHK for property near airport

Riley County BOCC member Greg McKinley, Chair Kathryn Focke, Vice-Chair John FordAn open public meeting was well attended Saturday morning in Riley County Commissioners’ Chambers. The board was tasked with deciding if an annexation to the City of Manhattan would hinder growth or development to the area or any incorporated city in the county. The nearly 79 acre tract of land is located between the airport [...]

By |2023-01-15T16:06:20-06:00January 15th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Riley County makes decision on annexation of City of MHK for property near airport

Manhattan’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations begin Monday morning in Manhattan. The Douglass School, located at 900 Yuma Street will host a Prayer Breakfast on January 16th, starting at 9 a.m. K-State Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Dr. Rana Johnson will be the keynote speaker. Volunteer organization HandsOn K-State will host a [...]

By |2023-01-15T15:41:06-06:00January 15th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Manhattan’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations

Manhattan man jailed for charges of violating the Offender Registration Act

RCPD jailed a Manhattan man for an alleged offender registration violation Friday afternoon. 23-year-old Kendrick Lavell Collins, Jr. of Riverchase is charged with one count of Aggravated Violation of the Offender Registration Act, and two counts of Violation of the Offender Registration Act – 1st Conviction. Court documents show an arrest for Indecent Liberties with [...]

By |2023-01-08T15:18:33-06:00January 8th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Manhattan man jailed for charges of violating the Offender Registration Act

2nd suspect charged with 1st degree murder in February 2022 Aggieville shooting death of Ft Riley soldier

Another suspect has been arrested and jailed in connection to the February 2022 shooting death of a Fort Riley soldier in Aggieville. Riley County Police say 24-year-old Jordan Guy Prather, of Junction City, is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault. According to court documents, the murder charge is related to the [...]

By |2023-01-08T15:09:30-06:00January 8th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2nd suspect charged with 1st degree murder in February 2022 Aggieville shooting death of Ft Riley soldier

Inaugural 15 Under 40 Class chosen by Junction City, Manhattan, and Wamego Chambers of Commerce

There’s no shortage of young professionals in Riley, Pottawatomie, and Geary Counties. But the Junction City, Manhattan, and Wamego Chambers of Commerce took on the challenge of choosing 15 professionals to recognize for making a difference in their communities.  They must first be nominated to be considered for the recognition; be at least 18 but [...]

Third generation LEO Josh Kyle retires after more than 3 decades with RCPD

The Riley County Police Department celebrated Captain Josh Kyle today, with a couple hundred of his closest friends. Kyle followed his father’s and grandfather’s paths. He is now retired after serving the community for 31 years. County Commissioner and Law Board Member John Ford spoke exclusively to KMAN. Ford agreed that the community would benefit [...]

By |2022-12-30T16:27:53-06:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Third generation LEO Josh Kyle retires after more than 3 decades with RCPD
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