Category Archives: News and Updates

Riley County Law Board, 3/18/19

Observer: Greg Wurst The Riley County Law Board met at noon on  Monday, March 18. The consent agenda passed. Thanks was given to the police force for a calm Fake Paddy’s Day, especially the retired officers who helped out. There … Continue reading

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Riley County Law Board 11/19/18

Law Board Meeting 11/19/18 Observer: Greg Wurst Erin Freidline was promoted to captain. The annual renewal of the lease for the Aggieville Substation will be coming up soon.  Cost is $850/month. Six new vehicles will be purchased.  Old ones will … Continue reading

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Women in Leadership and Mental Health Care Progress in Manhattan, 6/21/2018

By Catherine Hedge For those who weren’t able to join us, we would like to share the perspectives of our local leaders from our Lunch with League, 6/21/2018. I apologize for the delayed post, but I know you will find … Continue reading

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Riley County Commission, August 2, 2018

Riley County Commission August 2, 2018 Joan Strickler, observer Commissioners Rodriguez and Wells present, Wilson absent. County Clerk Rich Vargo reported the new voting machines will have print out ballots available so voters can examine them for verification.  The State … Continue reading

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Riley County Commission July 26, 2018

Riley County Commission July 26, 2018 Joan Strickler, observer Commissioners Wells, Rodriguez and Wilson present.  Rodriguez chaired. County Attorney Barry Wilkerson reported two attorneys in his office successfully prosecuted a murder case.  Also, Manhattan recently hosted a conference on Human … Continue reading

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Riley County Commission May 31, 2018

Riley County Commission May 31, 2018 Joan Strickler, observer Commissioners Rodriguez, Wells and Wilson present, Rodriguez chair. Commissioner Wilson announced that he has decided not to run again for the Commission or any other public office at this time.  He … Continue reading

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Riley County Commission May 24, 2018

  Riley County Commission May 24, 2018 Joan Strickler, observer Commissioners Rodriguez, Wilson and Wells present, Rodriguez chair. County Attorney Barry Wilkerson reported on a recent trial involving abuse of a child which resulted in that child’s death.  He said … Continue reading

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Riley County Commission, April 23, 2018

Riley County Commission April 23, 2018 Joan Strickler, observer Commissioners Rodriguez, Wells and Wilson present, Rodriguez chair. In considering Pottawatomie County Commissioners complaints about the cost of ambulance services provided by Riley County, Commissioner Wells questioned the wisdom of continuing … Continue reading

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Riley County Commission, March 26, 2018

Riley County Commission March 26, 2018 Joan Strickler, observer Commissioners Rodriguez, Wells and Wilson present, Rodriguez chair. Lori Feldcamp, Director of Big Lakes Developmental Center, said her agency had just completed and passed its State licensure review.  The agency will … Continue reading

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Riley County Commissioners Meeting, March 5, 2018

Report on the Board of Riley County Commissioners Meeting for March 5, 2018 Observer: Bill Schenck-Hamlin Topics of the Business Meeting 1 Commissioners proclaimed that the first day of Spring is to be celebrated as National Agriculture Day. 2 Commissioners … Continue reading

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