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Riley County seeing declines in number of COVID infections

riley countyRiley County COVID numbers continue to improve, with state health officials lowering the weekly incidence rate to a moderate level Wednesday. According to data provided by the Riley County Health Department Wednesday, 18 new COVID-19 cases were recorded the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23. That lowered the incidence rate per 100,000 people to [...]

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Oliver Brown Elementary receives $5k grant for makerspace

The Little Apple Pilot Club recently received a $2,500 grant to support Oliver Brown Elementary School with a makerspace. The grant comes from the Pilot International Founders Fund. Little Apple Pilot Club member Ann Knackendoffel explains. Pilot International is a foundation which aims to influence positive change in communities throughout the world. The local Club [...]

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Immersive Ancient Art of India exhibit geared toward all ages opens today at Beach Museum

There’s a new exciting exhibit at the Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan. The must-see installation opens to the public today. Visitors can explore ancient art of India through a captivating, immersive multimedia installation. Museum Curator Aileen June Wang explains: The Project’s Producer Rosey Guthrie and Director David Lebrun aligned and sequenced high-resolution photographs of [...]

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Illinois man sentenced for 2020 attack at Manhattan hotel that left victim with temporary hearing loss

An Illinois man convicted earlier this year for assaulting his former girlfriend two years ago at a Manhattan hotel, to the point she sustained temporary hearing loss, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Isain Lopez, 26, was sentenced Tuesday by Riley County District Court Judge Kendra Lewison to 272 months on his conviction [...]

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Crews battle tractor fire near Leonardville

No injuries were reported after a tractor caught fire Tuesday afternoon near Leonardville. Volunteer crews with Riley County Fire District No. 1 were dispatched around 1:30 p.m. to a rural area near Fairview Church and Walnut Creek Roads. Upon arrival, they found a John Deere silage chopper tractor fully engulfed in flames.  Seven volunteer firefighters [...]

By |2022-09-27T22:09:55-05:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Crews battle tractor fire near Leonardville

Manhattan man sentenced to 32 years for 2020 double homicide

A Manhattan man convicted of killing two men will spend the next 32 years behind bars. Montrell Vassar was sentenced by Riley County District Court Judge John Bosch Monday, to 387 months in prison for his role in the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Javon Gray and 19-year-old Skylar Havens. The pair were gunned down from [...]

By |2022-09-27T14:36:13-05:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Manhattan man sentenced to 32 years for 2020 double homicide

Riley County proclaims October as National Planning Month as aTa Bus begins planning for changes

October is National Community Planning Month. The American Planning Association Foundation says, “Planning is more important than ever as communities continue to navigate the disruptive changes brought about by the pandemic.” Each October, the Association celebrates the role that planning plays in creating great communities. Riley County Commissioner Chair Greg McKinley proclaimed, “Community planning provides [...]

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Judge to appoint new counsel in Iacobellis sex abuse case

A status hearing for Robert Iacobellis was held Monday, as the defendant appeared yet again without counsel, weeks after dismissing his court-appointed attorneys. Iacobellis, who stands charged with 27 counts of sexual abuse involving four individuals, informed Judge Kendra Lewison that he has been unable to secure funding to hire Lawrence-based attorney Christopher Joseph. He [...]

By |2022-09-26T16:01:57-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Judge to appoint new counsel in Iacobellis sex abuse case

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

Riley County drops into substantial incidence category for COVID-19

riley countyHealth officials say Riley County has moved into the substantial incidence category for COVID-19 after recording 61 new cases for the week of Sept. 10th through the 16th. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment noted the incidence rate was 82.2, which was enough to lower Riley County from high to substantial, based on cases [...]

By |2022-09-22T08:45:46-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County drops into substantial incidence category for COVID-19
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