Riley County enters HIGH incidence rate of COVID cases

Riley County has reached the High incidence rate with 76 new COVID cases. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recorded 76 new cases between Jun 11 – 17. The Incidence Rate is 102.4, putting the county in the HIGH incidence category with 100 or more cases per 100,000 people. Ascension Via Christi Hospital in [...]

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Manhattan City manager discusses rumors about Parks and Rec

Rumors about certain services provided by Manhattan Parks and Rec being removed have made their rounds. KMAN spoke with City Manager Ron Fehr, who says there have been discussions around some programming where they are having trouble filling positions. Typically, Fehr says they have had a strong ability to get seasonal workers for these positions, [...]

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Junction City couple killed in Clay County crash

A pair of Junction City residents were killed Tuesday, when the truck they were traveling in, crashed southeast of Wakefield in Clay County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup lost control while traveling northbound on County Line Road, just after 6 p.m. The vehicle struck a nearby bridge [...]

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Wamego Police Chief out of a job following week-long suspension

Long time Wamego Police Chief Mike Baker is out of a job. An emailed statement from City Manager Stacie Eichem Wednesday says Baker’s employment with the city ended Wednesday, more than a week after he was suspended, for reasons that are still unclear. Eichem wrote “The City of Wamego would like to thank Mike Baker [...]

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Law Board approves nearly 8.5 percent budget increase for RCPD to bring up salaries

The Riley County Law Board has approved a $1.9 million increase to the RCPD budget for 2023, an increase of about 8.5 percent. The increase, approved by a 6 to 1 measure Tuesday, more than doubles the 3.5 percent increase approved for 2022. It includes over $1 million in additional funds aimed at making RCPD [...]

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Internet outage to impact some Riley County services Wednesday

Riley County offices will have no access to internet services Wednesday as Cox Communications performs some planned network maintenance. This will impact internet and email services for all Riley County offices and employees. Phone lines will still be available, but staff will not be able to respond to email messages or access online databases. The [...]

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