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Riley County eyeing House resolution aimed at requiring counties to have elected sheriffs

Riley County commissioners are keeping a close eye on a house concurrent resolution in the Kansas Legislature. HRC 5022 proposes a constitutional amendment requiring that a sheriff be elected in each county. The resolution was proposed in response to a few counties in Kansas switching to all appointed personnel. County Counselor Clancy Holeman says Riley [...]

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By |2022-01-21T15:03:19-06:00January 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County eyeing House resolution aimed at requiring counties to have elected sheriffs

Riley County reports two additional COVID related deaths; 636 new cases

Riley County is reporting two more COVID related deaths this week. A 68 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive January 7 and died on January 15 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. A 98 year-old unvaccinated female tested positive January 10 and died on January 14. This brings the total number of deaths in the [...]

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By |2022-01-19T19:02:25-06:00January 19th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County reports two additional COVID related deaths; 636 new cases

Hospital president weighs in on COVID measures to slow the spread

With other viral diseases present in the community, one local hospital official says you shouldn’t assume symptoms are not COVID related. Ascension Via Christi President and CEO Bob Copple tells KMAN the difficulty is the symptoms are all very similar between the illnesses circulating right now. Copple says if you are feeling symptomatic, isolate immediately until you can [...]

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By |2022-01-17T11:03:30-06:00January 17th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Hospital president weighs in on COVID measures to slow the spread

Riley County reports highest increase in cases; two additional COVID deaths

Riley County is reporting two new COVID related deaths this week, along with its highest increase in cases. A 40 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive on December 21, 2021 and died January 7 at Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan. An 86 year-old fully vaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 on January 8 and passed [...]

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By |2022-01-12T12:31:11-06:00January 12th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County reports highest increase in cases; two additional COVID deaths

Riley County Community Corrections looking to increase funding

Riley County commissioners will support recommendations and legislation for increased state funding for Community Corrections. Community corrections is looking for increased funding to deal with job retention and competitive wages. Commissioner John Ford has already met with community corrections on testifying if the need arises. Ford says this issue is more akin to working with [...]

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By |2022-01-11T10:38:24-06:00January 11th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Community Corrections looking to increase funding

Riley County exits Flint Hills Regional Council for now

Riley County commissioners voted to drop out of the Flint Hills Regional Council at this time. The vote stemmed from discussions on the increase in member fees, which are due by the end of the month. The board originally tabled the discussion last week for review. Commission Chair John Ford says he struggled with the [...]

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By |2022-01-08T08:48:33-06:00January 8th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County exits Flint Hills Regional Council for now

Riley County adopts 5 day quarantine, isolation period for new COVID infections

The Riley County Health Department has adopted the new Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidelines for COVID quarantine and isolation. Last week, KDHE announced it would adopt the CDC’s new guidelines reducing the 10 period to only five days. That is now in effective in Riley County. Guidelines state those with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections, [...]

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By |2022-01-04T13:41:57-06:00January 4th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County adopts 5 day quarantine, isolation period for new COVID infections

Riley County commission objects church historic status 2-1; looks for alternate procurement methods

Riley County commissioners have objected the historical status of the First Christian Church property. The vote was made 2-1, with Commissioner Kathryn Focke voting against. A hearing from the National Register of Historic Places is set to take place on August 7th. If the property is deemed historical, then the commission would need permission for [...]

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By |2021-07-16T14:19:03-05:00July 16th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Commissioner Ron Wells satisfied with governor visit

A Riley County commissioner was able to meet with Governor Laura Kelly’s staff on issues facing Kansas counties. Chairman Ron Wells met with staff on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the county not receiving revenue sharing money from the state.  Wells says they were not having an impact with the local legislators, which is [...]

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By |2019-08-22T21:33:00-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Commissioner Ron Wells satisfied with governor visit

RCPD presents new mental health campaign; exploring new policy to treat drug overdoses

The Riley County Police Department will be starting a new campaign to better help deliver mental health services to the community. RCPD Director Dennis Butler told the Riley County commissioners on Thursday that the One Mind campaign is a pledge to deliver this service for the next one to three years.  The campaign includes reaching [...]

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By |2019-08-15T15:07:35-05:00August 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD presents new mental health campaign; exploring new policy to treat drug overdoses
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