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Posted on: September 21, 2022

9/21/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 21, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 61 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County for the week of September 10 - 16. The Incidence Rate is 82.2 which places Riley County in the SUBSTAN...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Outdoor Warning System Activated to Protect Safety During Severe Weather

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 19, 2022) The outdoor warning sirens were sounded in the southern portion of Riley County this Saturday in response to a severe thunderstorm warning. The National Weather Service (NWS) warning included damaging straight winds...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

9/14/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 14, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 76 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County for the week of September 3 - 9. The Incidence Rate is 102.4 which places Riley County in the HIGH inc...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

RCHD will provide free in-person COVID-19 tests

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The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) will once again provide free, in-person COVID-19 tests starting Monday, September 12th. Testing will be available by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No walk-ins will be accepted...

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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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Riley County Fire District No 1
Posted on: September 7, 2022

9/7/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 7, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 149 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between August 27 - September 2. The Incidence Rate is 200.7 which places Riley County in the HIGH inc...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Shilo Heger Named Outstanding Treasurer for 2022

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Riley County is proud to announce Shilo Heger has received the 2022 Betty J. McBride Outstanding Kansas Treasurer Award! The Kansas County Treasurer’s Association (KCTA) presented the award to Heger at their spring meeting.  Shilo has been an out...

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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Sharon Bairow-Riffey is September's Employee of the Month!

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September’s Employee of the Month could be called a human encyclopedia. Sharon Bairow-Riffey has been the front office professional/receptionist for Riley County K-State Research and Extension for the past 28 years and she can help you do your t...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

8/31/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 31, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 140 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between August 20 - 26. The Incidence Rate is 188.8 which places Riley County in the HIGH incidence cate...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

8/24/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 24, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between August 13 - 19. The Incidence Rate is 117.2 which places Riley County in the HIGH incidence categ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Congratulations to Steve Schurle!

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We are very pleased to announce Steve Schurle has been accepted into the 2022-23 class of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program (FHRLP). The program brings people together from Geary, Riley, Pottawatomie, and Wabaunsee Counties to develop leadership...

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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: August 17, 2022

8/17/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 17, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 57 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between August 6 - 12. The Incidence Rate is 76.8, which places Riley County in the SUBSTANTIAL incidence...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

8/10/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 10, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 116 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between July 30 - August 5. The Incidence Rate is 156.3 and Riley County remains in the HIGH incidence category wi...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

8/3/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 3, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 112 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between July 23 - 29. The Incidence Rate is 151 and Riley County remains in the HIGH incidence category w...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Isaac Drake, August 2022 Employee of the Month

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August’s Employee of the Month, Isaac Drake, moved to Manhattan from Kansas City about six years ago to raise his family. You may know his wife, Tasha, who works for the Health Department. He found that he enjoys both the slower pace of life and...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Public Hearings for Riley County Revenue Neutral Rate Requirement

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 1, 2022) Starting August 10, the Riley County Clerk’s Office will begin mailing notices to property owners in Riley County. Each notice will include 2022 Estimated Ad Valorem Taxes and public hearing informat...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

7/27/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 27, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 142  new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between July 16 - 22. The Incidence Rate is 191.3 and Riley County remains in the HIGH incidence...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

July 2022 Employee of the Month - Alvin Perez

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July’s Employee of the Month is someone who likes a challenge. Alvin Perez started his career planning to be a carpenter and has spent time as a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, road supervisor, highway administrator, project manager, str...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

7/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 13, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 77 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between July 2 - 8. The Incidence Rate is 103.7 Riley County remains in the HIGH incidence category with 10...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Salary study recommendations will be implemented in 2023

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At their June 14th public meeting, the Riley County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a proposed 2023 pay scale adjustment for county employees which will go into effect for the December 24, 2022 pay period. With this change, the ...

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Riley County Home Page
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.

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral il...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

7/12/2022 Cattle Trailer Overturns at Fancy Creek Road

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - July 12, 2022) Riley County Police Department (RCPD) officers responded to the report of an overturned semi-truck near the intersection of Fancy Creek Road and Winkler Mills Road near Randolph, Kan. on July 11, 2022, around 9:15 a.m.

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

7/6/2022 Structure Fire at 13490 Fancy Creek Road in Randolph, Kansas

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - July 7, 2022) At 11:12 p.m. Wednesday night July 6th, Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD#1) was dispatched to a structure fire located at 13490 Fancy Creek Road in Randolph, Kansas. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke coming from th...

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Riley County Fire District No 1
Posted on: July 6, 2022

7/6/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 6, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between June 25 - July 1. The Incidence Rate is 117.2. Riley County remains in the HIGH incidence category w...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

7/5/2022 Fire at Abandoned Structure in Randolph

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - July 5, 2022) At 1:04 a.m. Tuesday morning July 5th, Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD#1) was dispatched to a structure fire located at 100 East Stockdale Lane in Randolph, Kansas. Upon arrival, crews found an abandoned home fully in...

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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: 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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Riley County Home Page
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: June 7, 2022

6/7/2022 Structure Fire at Ogden Trailer Home Complete Loss

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - June 7, 2022) At 5:41 a.m. Tuesday morning, Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD#1) and Manhattan Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire located at 530 Pine Alley in Ogden. Upon arrival, crews found an unoccupied trailer ho...

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Riley County Fire District No 1
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 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 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 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.

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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 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: 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 28, 2022

4/28/2022 Wildfire Update

WILDFIRE UPDATE

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 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 26, 2022

4/26/2022 Bjorling Road Fire

WILDFIRE UPDATE

4/27/2022 10:30 AM UPDATE
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 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 11, 2022

4/11/2022 Baldwin Creek Road Fire

WILDFIRE UPDATE

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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Riley County Fire District No 1
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. 

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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

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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 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

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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 25, 2022

Riley County Mourns the Loss of Greg McHenry, County Appraiser

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(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.

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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: February 3, 2022

2/3/2022 COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 3, 2022) Riley County has identified 607 new COVID cases and 948 additional recoveries since the last report on January 26. There are currently 638 active cases in Riley County, which represents a decrease of 341 active cases ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

1/26/2022 COVID Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 26, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 75 year-old male, fully vaccinated and boosted, tested positive January 14 and passed away at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Ma...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

1/19/2022 COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 19, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 68 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive January 7 and died on January 15 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. A 9...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Free COVID-19 Home Tests Now Available

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COVID-19 home testing kits are now available via the United States Postal Service for free to residences in the United States.

  • 4 kits per household
  • You can only register once per address
  • No credit card or ID needed
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Posted on: January 12, 2022

1/12/2022 COVID Update: 2 Deaths and 1,202 New COVID Cases in Riley County

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 12, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 40 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive on December 21, 2021 and died January 7, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi hos...

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Additional Info... Riley County Home Page
Posted on: January 5, 2022

1/5/2022 UPDATE: 14.59% Positive Rate and 161 New COVID Cases and in Riley County

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 5, 2022) Riley County has identified 161 new COVID-19 cases and 176 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. There are currently 206 active cases in Riley County and the percent of ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Riley County Health Department Adopts New KDHE Guidelines for COVID Quarantine and Isolation

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 4, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has updated isolation and quarantine guidance following the recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the general population and h...

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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:

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 (KCCA Conference)
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 (Leaders Retreat)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, June 20, 2022 (Juneteenth)
  • Monday, July 4, 2022 (In...
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Posted on: December 29, 2021

12-29-2021 COVID Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 29, 2021) A 48 year-old Riley County woman died December 24 after testing positive for COVID on December 10. Her passing represents the 66th COVID-related death in Riley County.

Riley County has identified 148 new COVID-19 case...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 Contact Tracing Update

KDHE covid advice

If you test positive for COVID-19 please stay home. 
The Riley County Health Department will reach out to you to do contact tracing and follow-up to make sure you’re ok, but that process could take a few days. Please see the graphic below for advi...
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Additional Info... Riley County Home Page
Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 COVID Update: 131 New Positive Cases

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 22, 2021) Riley County has identified 131 new COVID-19 cases and 110 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 16, 2021. There are currently 227 active cases in Riley County.

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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Open Advisory Council/Board Positions

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer on a Riley County Advisory Council/Board, please:

  • Fill out an application at the Riley County Clerk’s Office, 110 Courthouse Plaza
  • Call (785) 565-6202

A list of board openings is provided here.

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Riley County Home Page
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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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: December 16, 2021

12-16-21 Update: 139 New Positive Cases

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 16, 2021) Riley County has identified 139 new COVID-19 cases and 116 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. There are currently 170 active cases in Riley County.

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 COVID Update: 131 New Positive Cases

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 22, 2021) Riley County has identified 131 new COVID-19 cases and 110 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 16, 2021. There are currently 227 active cases in Riley County.

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