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Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Riley, Geary, and Pottawatomie Counties have joined forces as The Wildcat Region to apply for a grant. Riley County Health Department Director Julie Gibbs explains to the Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning. The grant is offered by KDHE and is intended to help support efforts to prevent opioid abuse. The counties plan to use the possible grant by [...]

By |2022-09-22T16:57:26-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Seven teens arrested in connection to burglary, damage at Junction City business

Officials in Geary County are investigating a Sunday burglary at a Junction City business, involving multiple suspects. According to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded Monday in reference to a burglary with damage to property. Authorities say several individuals entered a locked business property at 1729 North Monroe Street in Junction City. Damage was [...]

By |2022-09-07T16:44:10-05:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Seven teens arrested in connection to burglary, damage at Junction City business

Charges filed against Junction City standoff suspect

Junction City Police have released more information about Tuesday’s standoff in the 800 block of Skyline Drive, including the suspect’s name and charges filed against him. Police say 35-year-old Curtis McDaniel, of Junction City, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated child endangerment, felony possession of a firearm and criminal threat. According to police, [...]

By |2022-08-31T13:34:33-05:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Charges filed against Junction City standoff suspect

Junction City standoff ends peacefully with one person in custody

Junction City Police say one person is in custody following a 4 and a half hour standoff Tuesday afternoon with law enforcement. Authorities with JCPD and the Geary County Sheriff’s Office responded sometime after 5 p.m. to a disturbance between neighbors in the 800 block of Skyline Drive. Upon arrival, an unidentified person barricaded himself [...]

By |2022-08-31T06:47:23-05:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Junction City standoff ends peacefully with one person in custody

Geary County USD 475 Dr. Eggleston talks safety, programs, and proposed budget

Geary County USD 475 Superintendent, Dr. Reginald Eggleston, says safety and security are priorities this school year as usual, but in light of recent events nationally, he wants everyone to make it their personal responsibility, too. Eggleston reminds all to show and wear ID, and make sure doors are secure. He says everyone needs to [...]

By |2022-08-24T22:23:17-05:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Geary County USD 475 Dr. Eggleston talks safety, programs, and proposed budget

Pawsitively great day at City Water Park for 2022 Pet Poolooza

The City of Manhattan Parks and Rec Department hosted Pet Poolooza at City Water Park today, and it was well attended. Finn, a 5-year-old great pyrenees from Junction City, attended with his mom, Izzy Dugan (originally from Leonardville) and dad, Nathan Birney (originally from Sublette).  Dugan shared what they planned to do at the event. [...]

By |2022-08-20T21:25:56-05:00August 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pawsitively great day at City Water Park for 2022 Pet Poolooza

Leonardville Pride 2022 Hullabaloo well attended despite extreme heat

Kansas Pride is a program dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work. Local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Saturday, Leonardville Pride hosted their 2022 Hullabaloo, and to [...]

Junction City man charged in fatal stabbing incident

One person is in custody following a stabbing incident that left one person dead and injured another. Junction City Police say 21-year-old Jalen Thomas is jailed on suspicion of 2nd degree murder, aggravated battery, domestic battery and aggravated assault. At around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Deerfield Blvd. in [...]

By |2022-08-06T14:47:50-05:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Junction City man charged in fatal stabbing incident

Junction City not on board to commit up to $3 million to Geary Community Hospital

The City of Junction City again did not commit to a funding request to support Geary Community Hospital through the end of the year. City Commissioners Tuesday heard from GCH Board Chair Theresa Bramlage, asking Junction City officials to commit up to $3 million in funds to help the hospital cover necessary capital improvements and [...]

By |2022-08-04T13:49:43-05:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Junction City not on board to commit up to $3 million to Geary Community Hospital

Unidentified person dies in Junction City residential fire

An unidentified person died Wednesday evening after a residential fire in Junction City. JC Fire Chief Jason Lankas released a statement Thursday, saying crews responded to the scene just before 7:30 p.m. The unidentified person is said to have been suicidal, with dispatchers informing emergency responders that they had indicated they would shoot anyone that [...]

By |2022-07-28T12:26:21-05:00July 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Unidentified person dies in Junction City residential fire
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