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Riley County commissioners begin process for new planning and development director

The Riley County Commission has started the process to find a new planning and development director, after learning Monday that current director Monty Wedel plans to retire in September. Human Resources Manager Cindy Volanti says a summary was used in the past for previous department head hiring processes.  They will advertise the position on various [...]

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By |2020-01-14T23:00:31-06:00January 14th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commissioners begin process for new planning and development director

Riley County approves cost share for water line re-alignment study

Riley County commissioners gave consensus to share the cost of a re-alignment study for Marlatt Avenue with the City of Manhattan. City Assistant Director of Public Works Randy DeWitt and City Engineer Brian Johnson say they are preparing a RFQ for the design of a major water line to the water tower on Marlatt. With [...]

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By |2020-01-10T14:57:13-06:00January 10th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County approves cost share for water line re-alignment study

Riley County commissioners take next steps for the RCPD firing range project

Riley County commissioners took the next steps necessary to begin construction on the Riley County Police Department firing range project. County Counselor Clancy Holeman walked the commissioners through what a design/build and design-bid built process would look like in comparison. The public works department recommended the design/build concept. “You can use design/build on some projects, [...]

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By |2020-01-03T12:24:22-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commissioners take next steps for the RCPD firing range project

RCPD director gives safety tips for the holiday season

As people finish their holiday shopping before Christmas, the Riley County Police Department has some ways to help protect them. Riley County Police Department Director Dennis Butler explains that it’s as simple as locking your doors.  He says half of the cases they see of cars getting broken into, the doors were unlocked.  The other [...]

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By |2019-12-23T00:07:53-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD director gives safety tips for the holiday season

County commissioners fill vacant Indigent Defense Panel position

Riley County commissioners chose a replacement for the vacant seat on their Indigent Defense Panel. The panel is comprised of six attorneys who act as independent contractors on behalf of the county. One of the members will resign later this month, leaving a vacant seat. Two candidates came before the commission to apply for the [...]

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By |2019-12-19T23:14:28-06:00December 19th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on County commissioners fill vacant Indigent Defense Panel position

County commissioners approve MOU with RCPD

Riley County commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding between them and the Riley County Police Department. County Counselor Clancy Holeman says the MOU is meant to clarify their each entities role in the new firing range.  It is also meant to help clarify for the design company, who will be paying for the range design [...]

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By |2019-12-13T06:40:15-06:00December 13th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on County commissioners approve MOU with RCPD

Former Manhattan city commissioner to run for county seat

A former Manhattan City commissioner and Mayor has filed to be a candidate for the Riley County commission 2020 election. John Matta filed for the District 3 seat, currently held by incumbent Commissioner Ron Wells, on Tuesday. He says since he has recently retired, he wants to get back into public service. Some of the [...]

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By |2019-12-11T16:52:34-06:00December 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Former Manhattan city commissioner to run for county seat

New Riley County Health Department Director highlights needs assessment, accreditation

The Riley County Health Department has been continuing its accreditation process with a new director in placer. Health Department Director Julie Gibbs has now been in her new role for over a month. She made her first appearance on KMAN’s In Focus Tuesday. While there has been so much effort going into this accreditation process, [...]

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By |2019-12-11T14:20:39-06:00December 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on New Riley County Health Department Director highlights needs assessment, accreditation

Commissioners approve fund transfers from public works to CIP

Riley County commissioners approved $121,231 to be transferred from the Riley County Public Works to the county CIP fund on Thursday. Public Works Director Leon Hobson presented major transfers to parks related CIP funded projects. The department has $60,000 for a community line item divided up between all of the parks. Hobson says they would [...]

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By |2019-12-05T23:32:52-06:00December 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Commissioners approve fund transfers from public works to CIP

Board gives final approval of name for new elementary school

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School Board gave final approval last night to name its planned new elementary school Oliver Brown Elementary. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says he is looking forward to the educational pieces they will add to the building.  He spoke with Brown’s daughter Cheryl Henderson-Brown about clearing up some of the history for [...]

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By |2019-12-05T23:05:47-06:00December 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Board gives final approval of name for new elementary school