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Manhattan woman killed in 7 vehicle crash on I-70 in Topeka

A Manhattan woman was killed Wednesday in a 7 vehicle crash along Interstate 70 in Topeka. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday near the 3rd Street exit. A semi truck carrying large metal pipes was eastbound on I-70 when it loast its load into the westbound lanes. One of [...]

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By |2021-02-25T06:28:30-06:00February 25th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Riley County Historical Museum celebrates African American History Month with Self-Guided Driving Tour

In the month of February, the nation reflects on African American history, the Riley County Historical Museum however sheds light on the historical impacts locally with their own self-guided driving tour. Director Cheryl Collins says this self-guided tour allows the community to start anywhere along the route, and go at their own pace, to visit [...]

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By |2021-02-25T05:27:40-06:00February 25th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Manhattan Arts Center plays to the public with successful opening weekend

As many in the Manhattan community enjoy the pleasant weather, the Manhattan Arts Center’s opening weekend enjoyed a strong turnout for their rendition of Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It. Education and Marketing Director Michele Ward says actors and staff were so pleased the audience came out, as during this time their facility is operating [...]

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By |2021-02-25T02:58:04-06:00February 25th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

New Riley County health order to end most COVID restrictions on bars and restaurants

The Riley County Health Department will lift most COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, starting Monday, March 1. Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Health Order No. 20 which rescinds all parts of Order 19 except for mandatory masks and face coverings to be worn in all public spaces throughout the county. Residents are [...]

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By |2021-02-24T20:16:16-06:00February 24th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Riley County COVID infection rate plummets to 3 percent; RCHD preparing for Phase 3 of vaccine distribution

Riley County is reporting nine new positive cases of COVID since Monday. In addition, 47 recoveries have also been reported, bringing the active case count to 96 as of Wednesday’s report. The percent positive rate for the week of Feb. 14 dropped to 3 percent according to the health department from 62 positives out of [...]

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By |2021-02-24T13:29:31-06:00February 24th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Flint Hills Leadership Program raps up 2020-21 program

The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program recently finished its course work and graduation for the 2020-21 program year. This year marks the 29th class put on by the FHLP and Executive Director Jack Lindquist’s fifth class.  Lindquist was originally worried if and how they were going to hold this year’s class due to COVID. “We [...]

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By |2021-02-24T11:39:10-06:00February 24th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

City discuss budget, potential property-tax increases and local crime rates

Budget discussion and property taxes Mayor Wynn Butler asked Manhattan city commissioners Tuesday to state whether they will support property-tax increases during upcoming budget discussions. Commissioner Usha Reddi pushed back, calling Butler’s question unfair. “For the past seven years, you want us to say one way or the other without getting all the information,” Reddi [...]

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By |2021-02-24T11:12:38-06:00February 24th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

K-State eyeing phaseout of reopening plan by August; return to in-person activities for fall

Kansas State University is eyeing a return to in-person learning in the fall. In a letter to the university community Wednesday, K-State President Richard Myers says with decreasing COVID numbers and hospitalizatons locally, coupled with an increased availability of vaccines, the university has a more hopeful future. Myers says if the trends continue, the university [...]

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By |2021-02-24T11:03:55-06:00February 24th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD Report: 2/24/21

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 [...]

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By |2021-02-24T10:16:01-06:00February 24th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCHD: Nearly 10 percent of residents have received COVID vaccine

As many concern themselves with when they’re going to be able to get their vaccinations, the real answer depends upon the local health order, priority groups and when the vaccines can safely arrive from the state. Health Department Director Julie Gibbs says her staff have been receiving weekly shipments and administered about 7,500 vaccinations, of [...]

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By |2021-02-24T07:57:10-06:00February 24th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments
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