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Riley County reports 17 new cases; over 14,000 fully vaccinated

Riley County is reporting 17 positive COVID cases and 29 recoveries since last week, for a total of 28 active cases. The percent of positive cases for the week of April 11 was 1 %. It’s the 12th consecutive week in Riley County has been below 5%. A total of 14,712 Riley County residents are fully [...]

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By |2021-04-21T15:12:52-05:00April 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Kansas City man sentenced for role in 2019 attempted robbery, shooting outside Manhattan High School

A Kansas City, Missouri man has been sentenced on federal charges for his role in a September 2019 attempted armed robbery and drug deal in the Manhattan High School parking lot. 21-year-old Dallas Srivisay was sentenced Monday to 96 months in federal prison and three years of supervision. He was convicted on charges of possessing [...]

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By |2021-04-21T12:15:59-05:00April 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Jackson named principal at Junction City High School

A new principal has been named at Junction City High School. The USD 475 school board announced Tuesday the hiring of Merrier Jackson, whose served as the school’s interim principal since November. Jackson took over following the indefinite suspension of former principal Melissa Sharp, after a student complained Sharp asked her to remove her Islamic [...]

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By |2021-04-21T06:57:17-05:00April 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Morris-Hardeman announces campaign for USD 383 school board

A former Manhattan city commissioner says she intends to file for a seat on the USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden school board. Thrive! Flint Hills Executive Director Jayme Morris-Hardeman announced her intent to file with the Riley County Clerk’s Office Wednesday. In a news release Tuesday, Morris-Hardeman said she believes the district is facing many important issues. [...]

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By |2021-04-21T06:53:39-05:00April 21st, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Riley County commission gives consensus to Law Board appointment questions

Riley County commissioners furthered their discussions on possible changes to the Law Board appointment process during their meeting Monday. Before discussions began, the commission heard from Dr. Lorenza Lockett during public comment, as he represented the Coalition for Equal Justice.  Lockett was there to follow up on three asks for the county and city commissions [...]

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By |2021-04-20T15:32:02-05:00April 20th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Manhattan city officials comment on debt obligations, annexation study

Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr says the city is making some progress in paying down its debts. In total, the city has about $260 million in total obligations. Fehr says the city is not required to, but issues its utility debt, most of which is lower than some of its other obligations and are coming [...]

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By |2021-04-20T15:25:25-05:00April 20th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Pott. County Commissioners receive updates from emergency management, appraiser

Pottawatomie County Commissioner Dee McKee says she wants more public awareness surrounding alternate routes to and from the new Oliver Brown Elementary School in Blue Township. Access to the new school from Hwy 24 is somewhat limited and McKee says a major traffic incident could cause some major disruptions. “I think it’s going to be [...]

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By |2021-04-20T11:41:41-05:00April 20th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

K-State to host vigil, counseling services following verdict in Derek Chauvin murder trial

Kansas State University is planning a vigil and counseling sessions this week as it awaits the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. K-State President Richard Myers, in a written statement Monday said “While we can’t predict or control the outcome of this trial, we can determine our response to the jury’s decision.” He’s called [...]

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By |2021-04-20T11:00:51-05:00April 20th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD Report: 4/20/21

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 |2021-04-20T10:27:23-05:00April 20th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Final phase of K-18 Wildcat Creek bridge replacement begins this week

Phase 3 of a Wildcat Creek bridge replacement on K-18 is now underway. The final phase, which began Monday, includes the construction of the south half of the bridge and lanes. As a result, a traffic shift is beginning this week and will be head-to-head in the newly constructed westbound lanes to allow construction to [...]

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By |2021-04-20T07:26:02-05:00April 20th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments
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