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Riley County tallies 75 new COVID cases; nearly 2,900 vaccines administered

Riley County health officials confirmed 75 new coronavirus cases and 34 additional recoveries Friday. The number of patients being cared for at Ascension Via Christi fell to nine, including one in the Intensive Care Unit. Active cases totaled 402 as of Friday and the amount of total cases is nearing 5,800 since the pandemic began. [...]

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By |2021-01-22T14:00:06-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Local officials provide update on potential US-24 roundabout projects

The installation of roundabouts on US-24 at K-13 and K-113 is likely a ways off. Stephanie Peterson, Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization director, says that the Kansas Department of Transportation has yet to identify a funding source for those projects. “KDOT does have a construction, if you want to call it, timeline, I guess, for [...]

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By |2021-01-22T13:31:14-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD Report: 1/22/21

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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By |2021-01-22T10:46:23-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCHD vaccinates over 1,000 as phase 2 gets off to shaky start

More than 1,000 people received the coronavirus vaccine Thursday, as the Riley County Health Department officially kicked off its second phase of vaccinations. The process did not go as smoothly as health officials had hoped. Shortly before 4 p.m., there was a lack of parking availability and congested traffic became a major safety concern, as [...]

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By |2021-01-22T08:57:31-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Lane closure to impact Kimball Ave. traffic Friday

Eastbound traffic along Kimball Ave. will be reduced to one lane Friday east of the Cattle Bridge as construction continues in the area. The City of Manhattan says Rylie Construction, who is currently working for AT&T, is closing the eastbound lane starting at 9 a.m. and it’s expected the closure will only last one day. [...]

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By |2021-01-22T08:17:48-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

USPS increasing first class, priority mail rates Monday

It will soon cost more to mail some letters and packages. Starting Monday, the U.S. Postal Service is increasing rates for Priority Mail shipping services, about 3.5 percent overall. First-class mail is going up roughly 1.8 percent. Priority small flat-rate boxes will be $8.45 to ship, up 15 cents; medium flat-rate boxes will cost $15.50, [...]

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By |2021-01-22T07:54:14-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

K-State celebrating record year of graduates in Ice College of Engineering

A record number of graduates received degrees in 2020 through Kansas State University’s Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. President Richard Myers informed the Kansas Board of Regents this week that 782 bachelor’s degrees were earned during the spring, summer and fall semesters, outpacing each of the three previous years. “In 2017 that number was [...]

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By |2021-01-21T13:53:46-06:00January 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Bison, brown and gold approved for Oliver Brown Elementary mascot, school colors

The USD 383 school board voted 5-2 in favor of Oliver Brown Elementary welcoming the new brown & gold color scheme and bison mascot. Following more than 1,600 responses to an online survey late last year, the public had the final say in deciding the colors and mascot for the new school. Newly elected board [...]

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By |2021-01-21T10:30:11-06:00January 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD Report: 1/21/21

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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By |2021-01-21T10:19:57-06:00January 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Significant damage to Hampton Inn due to fire

Manhattan Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Hampton Inn on Wednesday. Firefighters responded to a report of fire coming from the hotel, located off of 501 East Poyntz Avenue, around 2:30 pm. When firefighters arrived on scene, black smoke and fire could be seen coming from the building. MFD crews immediately searched [...]

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By |2021-01-20T18:52:31-06:00January 20th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments
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