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Pott. County opts out of mask mandate despite appeals from healthcare administrators

The Pottawatomie County Commission, while convened as the Board of Health on Monday, unanimously decided to opt out of Gov. Laura Kelly’s latest statewide mask mandate. In adopting Health Order No. 9, the commission will continue a stance that it first took when it opted out of the original statewide mask mandate in July. County [...]

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By |2020-11-23T17:42:47-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Riley County reports 271 new positive COVID-19 cases, 234 recoveries and two new outbreaks

Riley County is reporting 271 new positive COVID-19 cases and 234 recoveries since Friday. This puts the county’s total number of active cases at 510 and recoveries at 2,904 222 of the new positive cases came from the two free testing events that took place in CiCo Park last week. 1,492 people took part in [...]

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By |2020-11-23T16:35:13-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Pott County Sheriff: 7 vehicles burglarized in and around Emmett

Authorities in Pottawatomie County say a number of vehicles were burglarized in the early morning hours Monday in and around the small community of Emmett. Sheriff Shane Jager says a total of seven reports were taken and some of the stolen items included firearms. The total loss from the burglaries is estimated at $1,800. A [...]

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By |2020-11-23T13:50:06-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

New Riley County health order includes countywide mask mandate

The Riley County Commission is proceeding with a new countywide mask mandate taking effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The mandate, part of Local Health Order 19 requires face coverings or masks be worn over the mouth and nose in any public space in Riley County, defined as any indoor or outdoor space or area that [...]

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By |2020-11-23T13:31:00-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD Report: 11/23/20

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 |2020-11-23T09:49:34-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Collegian Media Group lay the foundations for new housing website to aid Manhattan community with off-campus rentals

As students head home for the holidays, the Collegian Media Group has a present waiting for any and all looking to find a new place to call home. As part of an initiative to provide localized content for Students and Greater Manhattan residents with off-campus housing, MHKhousing.com will assist any potential renter with a concise, [...]

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By |2020-11-20T23:22:02-06:00November 20th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

K-State celebrates completion of new multicultural student center

A new campus building will bridge cultures for years to come at Kansas State University. A virtual ribbon cutting was held Friday to officially unveil the completion of the $6.4 million Morris Family Multicultural Student Center. Among the attendees was K-State President Richard Myers. “To all of our students, I would say this space is [...]

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By |2020-11-20T20:30:36-06:00November 20th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Riley County reports 114 new positive COVID-19 cases and 73 recoveries

Riley County is reporting 114 new positive COVID-19 cases and 73 recoveries since Wednesday. This puts the county’s total number active cases at 473 and recoveries at 2,670. Ascension Via Christi Hospital is currently caring for six COVID-19 positive patients and four persons under investigation. 1,492 people took part in the free testing events at [...]

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By |2020-11-20T14:29:40-06:00November 20th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Manhattan Mayor urges county commission to implement county mask mandate

The City of Manhattan’s mayor requested the Riley County commission follow the governor’s mask order during their meeting Thursday. During public comment, Mayor Usha Reddi spoke to the commission about implementing a county wide mask mandate.  She says while there was push back from the city’s mandate, overall it has been a success. “It’s worked really [...]

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By |2020-11-20T10:25:40-06:00November 20th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Update: RCPD looking for suspect in Thursday morning stabbing

The Riley County Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred Thursday morning at about 8:15 a.m. in the 400 block of Leavenworth St. Emergency workers reporting to the scene found a 34-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest. He was later transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital, reportedly in critical condition. As [...]

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By |2020-11-20T09:42:58-06:00November 19th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments
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