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Posted on: November 9, 2022

RCHD Encourages Vaccinations as 2022 Flu/COVID Season Begins

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - November 9, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County for the week of October 29 - November 4. The Incidence Rate is 64.7, placing Riley County in the SUBSTANTIAL incid...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

New, Bivalent Vaccine Boosters Now Available

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The new, bivalent doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are now available at the Riley County Health Department Clinic. The new booster doses are designed to promote immune responses to the original COVID-19 strains as well as the recent BA.4 and BA.5 ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Young Children Begin June 30

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - June 28, 2022) COVID-19 vaccine administration for young children will begin Thursday, June 30 at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, located at 2030 Tecumseh Road. All children older than 6 months of age are eligible for vaccin...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

5/25/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 25, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 43 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 14-20. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 57.9, putting Riley County in the SUBSTANTIAL incidence...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

5/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

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KDHE Identifies 26 New COVID-19 Cases in Riley County

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 20, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 7-13. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 35.0, putting...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

5/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 13, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 37 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 2-8. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 49.8, putting Riley County in the MODERATE incidence category...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

5/11/2022 COVID-19 update

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 38 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between April 25-May 1. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 51.2, putting Riley County in the substantial incidence category which is 50-99 cases per 100,000 ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

FDA Announces Limits to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use

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On May 5, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was limiting the authorized use of the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson - J&J) single dose vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom:

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

5/4/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 4, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 40 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between April 18-24. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 53.9, putting Riley County in the substantial incidence ca...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

4/27/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 27, 2022) Riley County identified 4 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional recoveries in Week 16 (April 17-23). There are currently two known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

One additional COVID-19-related death has b...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

4/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 20, 2022) Riley County identified 2 new COVID-19 cases and 19 additional recoveries in Week 15 (April 10-16). There are currently four known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

No (0) COVID-19 patients are cur...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

4/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 13, 2022) Riley County identified 15 new COVID-19 cases and 8 additional recoveries in Week 14 (April 3-9). There are currently 18 known active COVID-19 cases in the county. No (0) COVID-19 patients are current...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

4/6/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 6, 2022) Riley County identified nine new COVID-19 cases and three additional recoveries in Week 13 (March 27 - April 2). There are currently 16 known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

An additional death wa...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

3/30/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 30, 2022) Riley County identified 8 new COVID-19 cases and 17 additional recoveries in Week 12 (March 20 - 26). There are currently eight active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

Zero COVID-19 patients are currentl...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

3/23/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 23, 2022) Riley County identified 3 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional recoveries in Week 11 (March 6 - 12). There are currently six active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

3/16/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 16, 2022) Riley County identified 15 new COVID-19 cases in Week 10 (March 6 - 12) and 32 new cases in Week 9 (February 27 - March 5) along with a total of 64 additional recoveries. There are 26 active COVID-19 cases in ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

3/2/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 2, 2022) Riley County has identified 188 new positive COVID-19 cases and 386 additional recoveries since the last report on February 16. A total of 132 of those cases were reported in the last 2 weeks, the remainder represent del...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

2/16/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 16, 2022) A 59 year-old, unvaccinated female Riley County resident passed away on January 11 after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 5. Her passing represents the 74th COVID-related death in the county.&nb...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

2/9/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 9, 2022) A 74 year-old, unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 January 24 and passed away on February 9 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. His passing represents the 73rd COVID-19-related death i...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

11-24-21 Update: 54 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 24, 2021) Riley County has identified 54 new positive Coronavirus cases and 98 additional recoveries since the last report on November 18, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 26...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

11-18-21 Update: Two deaths and 116 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 18, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19.

 

  • A 63 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 10/5/21 and died 10/15/21 

  • A 46 year old unvaccinated m...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

11-10-21 Update: Two deaths and 120 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 10, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

  • A 61 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 10/20/21 and died 11/5/21 at Via Christi Hospital. 

  • A f...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

11-05-21: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Announced for Children Ages 5-11

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 5, 2021) In light of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director signing off on administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11 the Riley County Health Department will be hol...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

11-03-21 Update: One death and 41 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 3, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 67 year-old vaccinated woman tested positive on October 18th and passed away on November 2nd at Ascension Via Christi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Riley County Commission Chairman Tests Positive for COVID-19

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS- November 3, 2021) Riley County Commission Chairman John Ford has tested positive for COVID-19. Ford tested positive on November 2nd. The Riley County Health Department is notifying those who are considered close contacts of Commissioner...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

10-27-21 Update: 38 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 27, 2021) Riley County has identified 38 new positive Coronavirus cases and 54 additional recoveries since the last report on October 21, 2021. 

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

10-21-21 Update: 65 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 21, 2021) Riley County has identified 65 new positive Coronavirus cases and 68 additional recoveries since the last report on October 14, 2021. 

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

10-14-21 Update: 74 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 14, 2021) Riley County has identified 74 new positive Coronavirus cases and 44 additional recoveries since the last report on October 6, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 223 p...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

10-06-21 Update: One death and 49 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 06, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 79 year-old fully vaccinated man tested positive on September 14th and passed away on September 30th at Via Christi H...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

09-29-21: 62 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 29, 2021) Riley County has identified 62 new positive Coronavirus cases and 139 additional recoveries since the last report on September 22, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

09-23-21 Update: One death and 116 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 23, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 28-year-old unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 on 8/13/2021 and died on 9/14/2021 at St. Luke&rsquo...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

RCHD Hires Community Health Educator for opioid prevention education

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(Riley County, KS - January 18, 2023) Asia Sampson recently joined the Riley County Health Department as their new Community Health Educator. She will be responsible for sharing opioid prevention education in the tri-county region, focusing primarily on y...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Monkeypox Information

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KDHE and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment identified the first presumptive positive case of Monkeypox in Kansas over the weekend. The risk of Monkeypox spreading through Kansas is LOW.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Six Cases of Chickenpox in Riley County

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(Riley County, KS - May 12, 2022) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has identified six cases of Chickenpox (Varicella) in Riley County over the past two weeks. The six patients range in age from 6 to 14 years of age. Chickenpox was last seen in Ri...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

09-16-21: Riley County mourns the loss of Cheryl Collins, Riley County Historical Museum Director

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 16, 2021) Riley County is saddened to learn of the death of longtime employee Cheryl Collins. Collins passed away Wednesday morning after a brief illness.   She had worked for Riley County...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Fire Department Honors Volunteers at Annual Banquet

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We held our annual awards banquet at Pottorf Hall on Saturday, January 21st. Volunteers and retirees were invited to enjoy a meal together, share door prizes, play games, and celebrate accomplishments. 

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Structure fire in Ogden caused by heat lamp in chicken coop

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - October 18, 2022) At noon Tuesday, October 18, Firefighters from Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD#1) and Manhattan Fire Department (MFD) were dispatched to reports of a structure fire located at 203 William Drive in Ogden.  ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Keats barn total loss after early morning fire

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - October 5, 2022) Riley County Fire District #1 was dispatched to reports of a structure fire at 2748 W. 60th Avenue in the Keats area at 5:45 a.m. this morning. When crews arrived, they found a detached barn fully involved with fire. A...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

9/28/2022 Tractor Fire in No. Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - September 27, 2022) At 1:30 p.m. September 27, Riley County Fire District #1 was dispatched to reports of a vehicle fire located near Fairview Church Road and Walnut Creek Road near Leonardville in northern Riley County. Upon arrival, ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

9/8/2022 RCFD#1 Extinguishes Brush Fire at Windy Hill Road Near Randolph

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At noon on September 8, Riley County Fire District #1 were dispatched to a brush fire in the 9600 block of Windy Hill Road. A total of approximately 10 volunteer firefighters responded on 5 apparatus and were able to contain the fire. However, windy condi...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

4/28/2022 Wildfire Update

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The two wildfires in Northern Riley County, one near Bjorling Road and the other near Hwy77 and Fancy Creek Road, are now fully contained. Smoke may continue to be visible in the areas for several days, however, as some cedar trees are still smoldering. R...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

4/26/2022 Bjorling Road Fire

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Hot spots continue to be a concern with this fire, especially as winds increase today. Riley County Fire District #1 volunteer crews are on scene today and will remain until the fire is contained.&nb...
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Posted on: April 11, 2022

4/11/2022 Baldwin Creek Road Fire

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9:00 AM UPDATE 4/12/2022

Crews monitored the fire overnight and remain on scene today. We were able to mitigate and remove a significant amount of excess fuel including eastern red cedars, dry and dead debris from the 2019 flood, and dry grasses yesterday ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

4/11/2022 Carlson Road Fire Update

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4/11/2022 CARLSON ROAD FIRE UPDATE

The Carlson Road fire is now completely contained. Our crews continued to monitor the burned area over the weekend, checking for hotspots, and we are grateful to be able to consider this fire 100% contained as of Monday m...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

RCFD#1 Contained Grass Fire During High Winds Saturday

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 7, 2022) At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD #1) was dispatched to the 6400 block of North 52nd Street, near Sedalia Community Church, for reports of an outside fire. A total of 15 firefighters and...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

RCFD#1 Using New Technology for Emergency Response

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 7, 2022) Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD#1) is exploring new technology for incident responses by serving as a pilot test group for the new OpsCentral team software. This software brings several sources of information togethe...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

RCFD#1 Contains North County Wildfire

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 1, 2022) At 10:00 a.m. Sunday, February 27, 2022 Riley County Fire District #1 was dispatched to the area near Carlson and Rosehill Road near Tuttle Creek Lake for reports of a large outdoor fire. A total of 12 apparatus, 15 volu...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Congratulations to Joetta Glessner!

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We are proud to introduce Joetta Glessner, who has worked in the Riley County Appraiser’s office for a total of 17 years. Joetta currently serves as an Appraiser III and is responsible for training new staff, reviewing sales, data collecting new...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Black History Month: Celebrating Charles Alfred Howell

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The Flint Hills region is known for its beautiful limestone architecture. One of Manhattan’s most prolific early stone contractors was Charles Alfred Howell. 

Charles Howell was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 5, 1881. When he w...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Legal Time Trend Publication

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Published February 2, 2023

Results of the Market Analysis for Riley County, Kansas for the assessment year 2023 pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460, 79-1460a.

A study of the residential real estate market indicates an overall inflationary trend of approximately 13.3...

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Posted on: January 1, 2023

January Employee of the Month: Derick Schroller

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2023’s first Employee of the Month is one of the kindest IT Technicians you’ll ever meet. Like many of the employees here, Derick Schroller began his career with Riley County in the Treasurer’s Office. He started eight years ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Making Good Use of Discarded Materials at Household Hazardous Waste

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Riley County’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Department serves a total of 11 counties as part of the Big Lakes Region, and they processed 628,000 pounds of hazardous material in 2022. That’s the fourth highest amount in the state, ri...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Change in Valuation Notices - Mailing in February

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The Riley County Appraiser’s Office has completed analysis for 2023 property valuation. The annual Change of Value Notices (CVNs) should be completed and mailed to property owners by the end of February. The CVNs reflect changes in property valu...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

2023 Swearing-In Ceremony

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At this morning’s Riley County Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner John Ford, Judge John Bosch, and Judge Grant Bannister were sworn in for their new terms of office. They were re-elected in the 2022 General Election. 

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Don't throw old medications in the trash

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Here’s a quick and easy way to help the environment in the New Year – dispose of medications properly to keep them out of our water. Did you know that water treatment does not remove medications if you flush them? Putting them in the t...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

2022 Sanitarian of the Year: Perry Piper

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Perry Piper has spent the past 22 years working in the field of Environmental Health; but it still surprised him to receive the Sanitarian of the Year Award from the Kansas Environmental Health Association (KEHA) this fall.

“I wasn’t ex...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Free Virus Testing for Flu, RSV, and COVID-19

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - December 9, 2022) Starting Monday, December 12th, Riley County Health Department will offer free testing for influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19 viruses from their mobile response trailer. Appointments will...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

December 2022 Employee of the Month - Michelle Adams

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Have you ever met one of those exceptional people who is kind, friendly, and provides excellent customer service all while calculating multiple math equations and balancing countless spreadsheets? Now you have! Her name is Michelle Adams; she works in the...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Exploring Data-Rich Maps in Riley County

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Last week, Governor Kelly proclaimed November 16 as GIS day in Kansas, recognizing that use and application of geospatial technology is crucial to operating our infrastructure, sustaining our natural resources, and stimulating economic growth. Although we...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

November Proclaimed Native American Heritage Month

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We are proud to announce the Riley County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed November 2022 Native American Heritage Month. Riley County EMS staff members Nathan Dixon and Abby Linderman received the proclamation, which stated:

WHEREAS, Native America...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Operation Green Light Display in Downtown MHK Signals Support of Veterans and Families

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Starting Sunday, November 6th, green lights will be installed and displayed along Poyntz Avenue in Downtown Manhattan to show support for military veterans and their families. The Operation Green Light display will last one week and is part of a national ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Riverfront MHK Project Moves Forward

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 2, 2022) The Riley County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution of support for Riverfront MHK during their October 31st meeting. The resolution supports Riverfront MHK’s efforts to...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

New Notification System Helps Combat Property Fraud

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 22, 2022) The Riley County Register of Deeds Office recently subscribed to a notification service called Property Fraud Alert as a proactive step to protect people from mortgage and property fraud. People and businesses can now ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Public Works Buildings and Equipment Damaged in June 11 Storm

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - June 14, 2022) Several buildings at the Riley County Public Works Department sustained heavy damage during Saturday’s storm. The Public Works complex, located north of Manhattan at 6215 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, houses the Hous...

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Posted on: June 12, 2022

Storm Damage Estimated at $9.47 Million

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The preliminary storm damage assessment for Riley County is estimated at $9.74 million. A team from the Riley County Appraiser’s Office and Manhattan Fire Department’s Risk Reduction Division performed assessments of 41 residential and business properties...

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Posted on: June 12, 2022

Severe Storms Cause Damage in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - June 12, 2022) Teams from the Riley County Appraiser’s Office and Manhattan Fire Department’s Risk Reduction Division are visiting neighborhoods today to perform damage assessments after last night’s storms. Downed power lines and larg...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Danielle Kitt: June Employee of the Month

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June’s Employee of the Month comes from a family dedicated to public service. Danielle Kitt, Medical Clerk at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, trained as an EMT and worked as an emergency dispatcher, her father was a paramedic and is c...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

RCHD Welcomes Jacob Clarke, MD as Clinic Supervisor

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(Riley County, KS - May 23, 2022) Jacob Clarke, MD recently joined the Riley County Health Department as the new Clinic Supervisor. He started work Monday, May 16th. As Supervisor of the Public Health Clinic, Clarke will lead staff in addressing health ne...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Riley County Employees to Receive Mid-Year Pay Increase

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(Riley County, KS - May 23, 2022) At their May 23rd public meeting, the Riley County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a mid-year pay increase for county employees. The increase will take effect for the July 1 pay date and will in...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Katharine Hensler Named Director/Curator of the Riley County Historical Museum

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(Riley County, KS - May 18, 2022) Riley County Commissioners are pleased to announce Katharine Hensler has been selected as the Director/Curator of the Riley County Historical Museum. Hensler will begin work on May 31st.

As Director/Curator of the Riley Co...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Anna Burson Selected as Riley County Appraiser

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(Riley County, KS - May 13, 2022) Riley County Commissioners are excited to announce Anna Burson has accepted the position of County Appraiser. Burson will start on May 16th. As County Appraiser, Burson will establish market values for real estate and per...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

New Requirements for Short-Term Rental Properties in Rural Riley County Will Promote Safety

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People operating short-term rental properties, such as Airbnb and Vrbo rentals, in the unincorporated areas of Riley County will now have to apply for a license, with yearly renewals, through the Planning and Development Department. To be granted a licens...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

3/30/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 30, 2022) Riley County identified 8 new COVID-19 cases and 17 additional recoveries in Week 12 (March 20 - 26). There are currently eight active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

Zero COVID-19 patients are currentl...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

3/23/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 23, 2022) Riley County identified 3 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional recoveries in Week 11 (March 6 - 12). There are currently six active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

3/16/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 16, 2022) Riley County identified 15 new COVID-19 cases in Week 10 (March 6 - 12) and 32 new cases in Week 9 (February 27 - March 5) along with a total of 64 additional recoveries. There are 26 active COVID-19 cases in the county...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

RCFD#1 Contained Grass Fire During High Winds Saturday

photo of burned grass near a farm building March 3, 2022

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 7, 2022) At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD #1) was dispatched to the 6400 block of North 52nd Street, near Sedalia Community Church, for reports of an outside fire. A total of 15 firefighters and...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

RCFD#1 Using New Technology for Emergency Response

photo of RCFD#1 fire truck applying water to a wildfire in Riley County

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 7, 2022) Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD#1) is exploring new technology for incident responses by serving as a pilot test group for the new OpsCentral team software. This software brings several sources of information togethe...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

3/2/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 2, 2022) Riley County has identified 188 new positive COVID-19 cases and 386 additional recoveries since the last report on February 16. A total of 132 of those cases were reported in the last 2 weeks, the remainder represent del...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

RCFD#1 Contains North County Wildfire

fire crews on scene at Swede Creek Fire

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 1, 2022) At 10:00 a.m. Sunday, February 27, 2022 Riley County Fire District #1 was dispatched to the area near Carlson and Rosehill Road near Tuttle Creek Lake for reports of a large outdoor fire. A total of 12 apparatus, 15 volu...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Riley County Mourns the Loss of Greg McHenry, County Appraiser

Greg McHenry photo courtesy of IAAO

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 25, 2022) Riley County is grieving the loss of longtime community leader Greg McHenry.

McHenry suffered with a prolonged illness in recent years and passed away Thursday evening.

Greg worked for Riley County since 1988 and serve...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

2/16/2022 COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 16, 2022) A 59 year-old, unvaccinated female Riley County resident passed away on January 11 after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 5. Her passing represents the 74th COVID-related death in the county. 

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

2/9/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 9, 2022) A 74 year-old, unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 January 24 and passed away on February 9 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. His passing represents the 73rd COVID-19-related death in Riley Co...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Board of County Commission Meetings

The Board of County Commissioners will not be in session on the following dates:

  • Monday, December 26, 2022 (Christmas Day)

  • Monday, January 2, 2023 (New Year's Day)
  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 (Regional Leaders Retreat)
  • Monday, January 16, 2023 (Martin...
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Posted on: July 22, 2019

North Central Regional Planning Commission

Resources that may be able to assist low-income households in need of services.

The U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensurin...

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