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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|Local News|Comments Off on Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Wamego poverty simulation shines light on difficulties families face

The K-State Research and Extension Office recently hosted a poverty simulation at Wamego High School.  Tuesday’s event, Living on the Edge – The Realities of Living Paycheck to Paycheck in Today’s World, was attended by about forty community members. Pottawatomie County Family Consumer Science Agent Erin Tynon explains.  The decisions involved housing and utilities, clothing [...]

By |2022-09-22T16:34:11-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego poverty simulation shines light on difficulties families face

Riley County Commissioners forced to postpone public hearings for 2023 proposed budgets

Riley County  Riley County commissioners have postponed public hearings for the 2023 countywide, and Fire District No. 1 proposed budgets. County Clerk Rich Vargo explains.  The new Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) and the adoption of a proposed budget are separate procedures. The RNR procedure was followed correctly, so those public hearings were still held Monday morning. [...]

By |2022-09-20T11:55:12-05:00September 20th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Commissioners forced to postpone public hearings for 2023 proposed budgets

Riley County Emergency Management responds to community regarding siren activation

Riley County Emergency Management Coordinator Laurie Harrison explained the Saturday evening sounding of the outdoor warning sirens in the southern portion of Riley County. As the storm, with a history of significant damage approached the area, Emergency Management authorized activating the outdoor warning sirens. They did so out of concern for public safety, as there [...]

By |2022-09-20T11:33:44-05:00September 20th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Emergency Management responds to community regarding siren activation

C Clyde Run called for lightning, viewed successful differently

The C Clyde Run and Midge’s Mile had an uninvited guest Saturday. The fundraiser’s namesake, C Clyde Jones, says this is the first time in ten years his fundraiser for Shepherd’s Crossing has been rained out. Neither rolling thunder nor downpouring rain could dampen anybody’s spirit at the event. Would-be runners lined up, crowded under [...]

By |2022-09-18T19:05:13-05:00September 18th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on C Clyde Run called for lightning, viewed successful differently

Outdoor Warning Sirens confuse Riley County residents during T-storm warning

As the KMAN Severe Weather Center was broadcasting warnings over the air Saturday evening, the Outdoor Warning Sirens sounded at 9:55 p.m. in Riley County. While there was no threat of tornado, many residents interpreted the sirens as such. KMAN and other Manhattan Broadcasting Company staff quickly reviewed the latest alerts from the National Weather [...]

By |2022-09-18T00:54:52-05:00September 18th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Outdoor Warning Sirens confuse Riley County residents during T-storm warning

K-State hosts wall-breaking ceremony to celebrate future Tracz Family Band Hall

Although construction has already begun on the Tracz Family Band Hall at K-State, the community celebrated the future home of the band on Friday. Instead of the typical shovels for the ground-breaking, the demolition of a wall was started. Band Director Dr. Frank Tracz says students and directors since the inception of K-State’s Band have [...]

By |2022-09-17T16:57:47-05:00September 17th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on K-State hosts wall-breaking ceremony to celebrate future Tracz Family Band Hall

K-State’s Cancer Research Week will be at venues on and off campus

K-State will celebrate Cancer Research Week September 12th through 17th. Sherry Fleming, Director of Johnson Cancer Research Center, says most people aren’t aware of the extensive research being done in Manhattan: The week includes speakers at locations both on and off campus, and two fundraisers. Fleming says a small portion of the donations are awarded to [...]

By |2022-09-08T16:51:06-05:00September 8th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on K-State’s Cancer Research Week will be at venues on and off campus

Flint Hills Wellness Coalition to meet with community Thursday to set next goals

The Flint Hills Wellness Coalition will host a community health meeting at the Family and Child Resource Center in Manhattan on Thursday. Flint Hills Wellness Coalition Chair Debbie Nuss says they will define and prioritize community health goals for the next three to five years:  The meeting will begin with data that was collected by [...]

By |2022-09-06T18:13:18-05:00September 6th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Flint Hills Wellness Coalition to meet with community Thursday to set next goals

A Celebration of the Flint Hills at Lazy T Ranch to benefit Native Stone Scenic Highway

About 55 miles of historic fences exist along a route in the Flint Hills, identified as the Native Stone Scenic Byway. Mary Mertz belongs to a group dedicated to preserving the structures. She describes a fundraiser at The Lazy T Ranch on September 10th. Mertz says crafters, artists, authors, photographers, and florists are offered free [...]

By |2022-08-30T18:33:58-05:00August 30th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on A Celebration of the Flint Hills at Lazy T Ranch to benefit Native Stone Scenic Highway
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