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Riley County updates social media policy, Health Dept applies for new grant

riley countyRiley County Public Information Officer Vivienne Uccello proposed an update to the employee social media policy at Monday’s Commissioner meeting. It mainly applies to the deletion of public comments on county-run sites. Uccello explains what will be deleted: She said while private companies can delete any comment they want to; the county rarely deletes comments because [...]

By |2022-08-30T18:13:46-05:00August 30th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County updates social media policy, Health Dept applies for new grant

C Clyde Jones continues fundraising despite recent stroke and approaching 100th birthday

Local celebrity and philanthropist C. Clyde Jones is the namesake of the annual C Clyde Run, which raises funds for Shepherd’s Crossing. Jones shares why, at 99 years old, he continues to help fundraise. Jones was the first dean of K-State’s College of Business Administration, which hosts C Clyde Run and Midge’s Mile Fun Run/Walk, [...]

By |2022-08-30T17:56:26-05:00August 30th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on C Clyde Jones continues fundraising despite recent stroke and approaching 100th birthday

Great Turnout Saturday for Fundraiser – Speedy Pd Race for Parkinson’s Disease

Meadowlark’s 14th Annual Speedy P D Race had a large turnout Saturday. Nine-year-old Manhattan Catholic School student, Shaun Fuemmeler, shares why he ran and what he knows about Parkinson’s disease. His mom, Laura Fuemmeler of Manhattan, also ran. She shares how Parkinson’s has touched their lives. Don Ricklui also completed the race Saturday morning. Ricklui shared [...]

By |2022-08-28T12:24:33-05:00August 28th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Great Turnout Saturday for Fundraiser – Speedy Pd Race for Parkinson’s Disease

Drug Court Program making significant strides despite its infancy

Riley County Community Corrections Director Shelly Williams told commissions today that the Drug Court Program is progressing nicely. Started in March of 2022, it is a specialty court authorized by the Kansas Supreme Court, which also has Veterans and DWI courts. Williams explains: Drug Court is for people with substance abuse disorders. The program provides oversight from the court, [...]

By |2022-08-25T15:45:47-05:00August 25th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Drug Court Program making significant strides despite its infancy

PBS will include Goodnow House in Kansas Historic Buildings documentary

Riley County Museum Director Katharine Hensler says PBS Wichita has requested permission to film a segment at the Goodnow House State Historic Site. PBS asked to be allowed on the grounds and inside the buildings, and requested to interview an employee. Hensler said the county is just one of three parties who need to grant access. The site is managed [...]

By |2022-08-25T15:03:19-05:00August 25th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on PBS will include Goodnow House in Kansas Historic Buildings documentary

Riley County updates employee COVID-19 policy

Riley County Health Department Director Julie Gibbs requested the commission approve an updated employee policy regarding COVID-19. If an employee has had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, they should check their temperature and assess symptoms daily before work for ten days. The employee will wear a mask and maintain social distancing [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:32:35-05:00August 25th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County updates employee COVID-19 policy

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|Local News|Comments Off on Geary County USD 475 Dr. Eggleston talks safety, programs, and proposed budget

14th Annual Speedy PD Event Saturday morning benefits local Parkinson’s sufferers

Meadowlark’s Parkinson’s Program Leader, Michelle Haub, reminds all that the 14th annual Speedy PD Race is Saturday morning. There are options for all fitness levels at the Speedy PD, such as a walk, or 5K and 10K runs. The event will be launched by people with Parkinson’s Disease singing the National Anthem at Tuttle Creek [...]

By |2022-08-22T16:42:03-05:00August 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on 14th Annual Speedy PD Event Saturday morning benefits local Parkinson’s sufferers

K-State Extension offering gardener educational events

Riley County Extension Agent Gregg Eyestone invites residents to a couple of educational events. Saturday at Blueville Nursery is free. The Master Gardener Trainees Course is $100. In return, the students will volunteer to help educate the community in gardening skills. The course is eight classes, held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays. For more [...]

By |2022-08-22T14:56:37-05:00August 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on K-State Extension offering gardener educational events

Riley County proclaims September 2022 Recovery Month with help of Pawnee Mental Health Services

Riley County Commissioner Greg McKinley proclaimed September Recover Month this morning. McKinley said behavioral health is an essential part of health and overall wellness, meaning people can and do recover from substance use and mental disorders. People should seek assistance for these conditions with the same urgency as they would for any other medical condition. [...]

By |2022-08-22T13:16:30-05:00August 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County proclaims September 2022 Recovery Month with help of Pawnee Mental Health Services
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