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Riley County seeing declines in number of COVID infections

riley countyRiley County COVID numbers continue to improve, with state health officials lowering the weekly incidence rate to a moderate level Wednesday. According to data provided by the Riley County Health Department Wednesday, 18 new COVID-19 cases were recorded the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23. That lowered the incidence rate per 100,000 people to [...]

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Two Manhattan organizations awarded over $85k in grants to support crime victims

A pair of Manhattan organizations have been awarded more than $85,000 in grants to provide services for crime victims. The Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday that The Crisis Center received just north of $53,000 to recruit, train and supervise volunteers to assist professional staff who provide in-person, around-the-clock crisis intervention services, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Illinois man sentenced for 2020 attack at Manhattan hotel that left victim with temporary hearing loss

An Illinois man convicted earlier this year for assaulting his former girlfriend two years ago at a Manhattan hotel, to the point she sustained temporary hearing loss, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Isain Lopez, 26, was sentenced Tuesday by Riley County District Court Judge Kendra Lewison to 272 months on his conviction [...]

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East extension of Junietta Road denied, though Pott. County will maintain right-of-way

As developers continue to work on planning for residential areas around Oliver Brown Elementary School, some guidance was given to the Pottawatomie County Planning and Zoning staff about how some of that should continue. County Planner Stephan Metzger indicated that a developer is trying to plan for how to design a subdivision east of where [...]

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