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DATE CHANGED FOR MCCAIN SHOWS
Due to an unavoidable change in the performer’s schedule, the date has been changed for the Kansas State University McCain Performance Series shows featuring Ana Gasteyer at the Wareham Opera House in Manhattan. Previously scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, the performance will now take place Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Neither the performance times — 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. —nor the venue will change. Patrons who have previously purchased tickets to the show will be automatically assigned the same seats for Feb. 19 and do not need to take any action. Ticket holders may use their current tickets for entry into the performance on the new date. Call the McCain Auditorium box office at 785-532-6428 for more information.
Organization accepting toy donations
Toys for Manhattan, a program that distributes toys and gifts to underprivileged families during the holiday season, is now accepting donations. Toys and gifts can be donated Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 418 Houston St., and will be accepted through Dec. 17. Other donation collection sites include the Riley County Police Department, 1001 South Seth Child Road; McCullough Development, 210 North Fourth St.; Manhattan Fire Department, 2000 Denison Ave.; O'Reilly Auto Parts, 700 Fort Riley Blvd; and Orscheln's Farm and Home Supply, 530 McCall Road. Monetary donations are also accepted. For more information, contact Judy Padgett at 785-313-2013.
Access points closed at Fort
Starting Dec. 1, Fort Riley’s Grant, Estes and a portion of 12th Street access control points will be closed Saturdays. The 12th Street commercial gate will remain open Saturdays for all commercial vehicles. Officials said the changes are necessary to maintain soldiers’ readiness for future training and deployment requirements. For more information about Fort Riley access procedures, visit its website, http://www.riley.army.mil, and click on the yellow “Accessing Fort Riley” button on the right-hand side of the page.
Road closed for Culvert project
A culvert replacement project on Falcon Road is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The project is located approximately one-quarter mile north of LK&W Road. Falcon Road will be closed to through traffic. Traffic control will be installed at the intersections of LK&W Road and Walsburg Road to direct traffic. The project has been allotted one working day, and is expected to be completed Tuesday, weather permitting. Anyone seeking more information can contact the Riley County Public Works Department at 785-537-6330.
Halloween visitor information for Fort Riley
With Halloween approaching, Fort Riley reminds everyone that part of the badging process requires the visitor center to take a photo of the person receiving the pass. The photo must be of the person, and they cannot be in any mask or makeup that will disguise their face while the picture is being taken. Additionally, the visitor center needs to verify everyone's identity when they enter the installation. Masks and makeup cannot be worn while entering access control points around the installation. For more information about visiting Fort Riley, call 785-239-2982 or visit riley.army.mil and click on the yellow "Accessing Fort Riley" button.
REDUCED SPEED LIMIT IN EFFECT
A reduced speed limit of 30 miles per hour is in effect from the US-77/K-18 Interchange west to Junction City Middle School. The temporary speed limit is necessary during construction associated with the US-77 improvements that include improvements to this section of K-18. Traffic should be prepared to slow down and be aware of ongoing construction. Plans call for the reduced speed limit to be in effect throughout this fall and winter. For more information on the project, visit www.ksdot.org/tworks.
FOSTER CARE CLASS
Saint Francis Community Services, a faith-based child and family community service provider, is offering a 10-week course on foster parenting starting Sept. 21, 2015, at 6 p.m., at 222 Southwind Place in Manhattan. The course, "Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting" (TIPS-MAPP), is designed to help people make informed decisions about becoming a resource family for children in foster care or adoption programs. The State of Kansas requires that all potential foster parents complete TIPS-MAPP training. At least 21 Riley County foster children must stay in homes outside the county because there are not enough local families to accommodate them. These children urgently need about 12 new foster families to help house them closer to home. The TIPS-MAPP course provides information and skill development for prospective foster parents and helps them gain a better understanding of the needs of children in foster care. Course participants also learn about resources for foster parents, parenting techniques, and available support services. Anyone interested in registering for the class or learning more about becoming a foster parent can go online to http://www.fostercare-ks.org or to call 866-999-1599.
The VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Support Group and the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center will present a program called “Low Vision Information and Assistive Devices” on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, 301 North Fourth Street in Manhattan. Presenters will share information about programs, services and devices to enhance daily living. There will be an opportunity for hands-on experience with assistive devices. This program is open to the public. Note: The book group will not meet in September. Also, please note the VIP meeting will start at 1 p.m. to allow more time for this program. Any questions, please contact Kathy at 785-539-1973.
BRIDGE PROJECT TO CLOSE ROAD
A bridge deck replacement project on Union Road is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Union Road will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of Green/Randolph Road south to Skow Road. The project’s completion is expected by Aug. 20. For project questions, call the Riley County Public Works Department at 537-6330.
Olivia Rose Erickson
James and Deborah Erickson, of Manhattan KS, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Rose Erickson on 10 November, at Via Christi Health Center, in Manhattan, KS. Paternal grandparents Michael and Cheryl Erickson reside in Manhattan, KS. Maternal grandparents Donald Gruver and Susan Snow reside in Cass County, MO.
Corrections & clarifications: Because of an editing error, a Sept. 26 book review of “Diary of a Waitress” mischaracterized the employment opportunities available for young women at the time the first Harvey House opened. The review should have read, “This ad came out in 1878 and began an unprecedented opportunity for women to work outside of the home in a reputable establishment.” The Mercury regrets the error.
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Criminal court filings and dispositions in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. Published routinely, but not daily. The latest Riley County Attorney's Office Calendar can be accessed by clicking here.