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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

Riley County absorbing Pottawatomie County child care licensing contract at KDHE’s request

The Riley County Commission on Monday approved a Kansas Department of Health and Environment request to take over a contract for the Pottawatomie County child care licensing. KDHE promised to cover the costs associated with the contract after making the ask to the county. The cost for one year is around $70,000, with the anticipation [...]

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By |2019-12-03T08:52:16-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County absorbing Pottawatomie County child care licensing contract at KDHE’s request

USD 383 approves naming new elementary school and reaches consensus to join Juul litigation

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden school board has approved the naming of its planned new elementary school in Blue Township. It will be called Oliver Brown Elementary, the namesake of the landmark Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court case which led to the desegregation of schools nationally. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says public suggestions [...]

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By |2019-11-21T11:41:08-06:00November 21st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 approves naming new elementary school and reaches consensus to join Juul litigation
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