One man died Friday afternoon following a shooting near a Junction City barbershop. Junction City police responded to Elite Cuts Barbershop in the 700 block of West 6th St. after receiving a report of shots fired. Officers arrived to find 23-year-old LaVincent Perdue with a gunshot wound. Perdue was transported to Geary County Community Hospital [...]
Fort Riley’s commanding general Thursday announced the recipient of the 1st Infantry Division’s most prestigious award for a private citizen. As part of the unit’s Victory Week social, Major General D.A. Sims awarded the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award to Mary Sue Moore. As the recipient of the honor, Moore received an engraved Distinguished Trooper Coin, [...]
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Ascension Via Christi has updated its visitor guidelines to guard against coronavirus outbreaks developing. President Bob Copple tells KMAN that while the guidelines are changing, there are still some things to be aware of for those visiting the hospital. The hospital will now allow patients in the 3rd floor unit to be able swap out [...]
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Staffing shortages, noncompetitive salaries and unreliable revenue sources Staffing shortages and noncompetitive salaries were among the top issues discussed during the Manhattan City Commission’s 2022 budget work session Tuesday. Department heads spoke about the difficulty of competing with the private sector and other municipalities while attempting to retain employees and fill open positions. Public Works [...]
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Former Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director Trent Armbrust has been named to lead the newly created Office of Innovation in the Kansas Department of Commerce. Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland made the announcement Wednesday, shifting Armbrust from his previous post of Director of Strategy for Bioscience and Technology in the department. [...]
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Governor Laura Kelly announced Wednesday amounts of additional federal coronavirus funding smaller communities in the state will be receiving. The monies were to be directed to communities under 50-thousand in population. The relief, which comes from The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), supplies $1.9 trillion for economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Riley [...]
The Junction City man arrested late last week on a sexual exploitation of a child charge faces additional charges. Aaron Zachry remains jailed on a bond of 360-thousand dollars after three additional counts of sexual exploitation of a child were put in place against him Wednesday. Riley County Police say the charges were added after [...]
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Geary County USD 475 plans to replace two of its elementary school playgrounds. Both Sheridan and Eisenhower Elementary School’s playgrounds have been selected for replacement based on the ages of the playgrounds. The project, performed by Noah’s Park and Playground, is planned to begin in late October to early November. The current playgrounds will be [...]
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The Riley County Health Department is currently tracking multiple local COVID-19 outbreaks, including some among USD 383 sports teams. “These recent outbreaks illustrate the importance of getting vaccinated,” Riley County health officer Julie Gibbs said. “We are encouraging parents to not only get themselves vaccinated but remind them that children 12 and older are also [...]
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Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility open house Pottawatomie County is preparing for the upcoming Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility open house. Public Works engineering aide Janell Ralph says crews are still moving into the building. The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Pottawatomie County entered into an agreement with Schultz Construction of Manhattan [...]
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