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The Riley County Police Department will hold its monthly NextCoffee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Sparrow Specialty Coffee, 219 South Fourth St. Correction Officer Joshua Spencer from the Riley County Jail will discuss working at the jail, maintaining security and the well-being of inmates.
RESURFACING PROJECT TO BEGIN
Starting Thursday, weather permitting, a resurfacing project will begin on a 5.61-mile portion of U.S. 24 from the K-177 junction north to the K-13 junction in Manhattan. Work will take place during daytime and overnight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work. Work will be done during daytime hours north of Northfield Road. Work will be done overnight south of Northfield Road. No work will be allowed on the project June 22-29 due to high traffic volumes from the annual Country Stampede. Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, northbound and southbound U.S. 24 will be reduced to one open lane for each direction in several mile increments beginning on northbound U.S. 24 at Northfield Road as crews head north to the K-13 junction and then back on southbound U.S. 24. Intersections along U.S. 24 within the project work zone will be closed one at a time for less than an hour each while milling and overlay work are completed. Traffic signal automatic detector loops will be removed during construction and will be replaced after all the overlay work has been completed. The traffic lights will run on a programmed schedule while the overlay work is being completed. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.
For more information on this resurfacing project, contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas public affairs manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Jerry Haug, Wamego construction engineer, at (785) 456-2353. It is KDOT Project #24-81 KA-2186-01.
SUMMER SAFETY DAY PLANNED
Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital will host a summer safety day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Some of the organizations planning to attend the event are Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Kansas One Call, Army Substance and Alcohol Abuse Program, the Motorcycle Mentorship Group, Fort Riley Dental Activity, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and various hospital clinics to include labor and delivery, nutrition care and behavioral health. Life Star of Kansas is also scheduled to bring a static display of a helicopter for children and adults to explore. The event will take place in the hospital parking lot, 600 Caisson Hill Road, Fort Riley.
JOLLY JOGATHON JUNE 7
Marysville’s Jolly Jogathon track meet will be Sunday, June 7. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and last until field events begin at noon, or until running events begin at 3 p.m. The track meet has been held in Marysville since 1978. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cleve Walstrom at (785) 562-3021 or via email at email@example.com.
WHEAT PLOT TOUR PLANNED
A tour of the Riley County Extension wheat variety plot will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at 5490 West 76th Ave. in Manhattan. Varieties represented in the plot include Fuller, Winterhawk, WB-Cedar, 1863, Everest, Armour, WB-Redhawk, WB-4458 and WB-Grainfield. Stu Duncan, Kansas State University Research and Extension Northeast Area crops specialist, will discuss the varieties. A free supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., courtesy of Farmway Co-op and the Kansas Wheat Alliance. The plot tour will be held immediately after supper, at approximately 7 p.m. Reservations are requested by Tuesday, May 26, and can be made online at http://www.riley.ksu.edu or by contacting the Riley County Extension Office at 785-537-6350.
BUS SURVEY ONLINE
The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency is considering fixed route transportation services in the Junction City and Grandview Plaza area. The goal is to determine if Junction City and Grandview Plaza have the appropriate population, transit usage and community interest to support scheduled, fixed route bus service. An important part of successful fixed route transit service is connecting major employers and their employees. Scheduled transportation service provides an alternative means of transportation that is more cost-effective than the automobile and more efficient than walking long distances to the workplace. Employers in the Junction City area are encouraged to respond to the web survey linked below. It is designed to collect information about your workforce, including shifts, hours of operation, number of employees and employees’ travel needs. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JCGPEmployer. For more information, contact Pat Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (785) 864-2595.
A free program on growing hosta plants that tolerate shade where grass won’t grow will be 10 a.m. Saturday. Join Gregg Eyestone with Riley County K-State Research and Extension at Blueville Nursery. Call Blueville Nursery for more information at 785-539-2217.
FIRE TRAINING SET ON KEARNEY
The Manhattan Fire Department will conduct fire training scenarios Tuesday through May 31 at residential structures in the 900 block of Kearney Street. There will be no live fire during training, but people can expect to see fire apparatus parked in the area. Contact Battalion Chief Mark Whitehair with any questions, 785-587-4504.
OPEN HOUSES POSTPONED
The Flint Hills Transportation Plan open houses scheduled for this week have been postponed. The events originally were scheduled to be held Wednesday at Manhattan Public Library and Thursday at C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City. New dates and times have not been finalized but are expected sometime in late June.
NEW BIKE MAP AVAILABLE
The City of Manhattan has published a new bike map, which outlines all available and future bike trails and bike lanes in the city. The map includes Kansas State University bike paths, existing and future bike lanes, elevation of the Linear Trail and Hudson Trail, and points of interest including local bike shops, which helped sponsor production of the map. Copies of the map are available at local bike shops, Manhattan Public Library and City Hall. A pdf version and an online interactive map are also available at http://www.cityofmhk.com/bikemap.
The Riley County Friendship Meals program is in need of volunteer drivers. Those who are interested and can spare 30 minutes to an hour one day a week or more to help feed someone may contact Elsa for more information at Friendship Meals, 785-587-2462.
The Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday. Officers will look for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations. Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated, and appropriate enforcement action will be taken. This will be the second of seven patrols conducted this year.
PROJECT PLANNED ON STAGG HILL ROAD
On Monday, April 27, Shilling Construction Company will begin milling and laying asphalt on Stagg Hill Road from the Manhattan city limit west toward K-18. The road will be reduced to one lane during the construction. Traffic will be allowed through the project, but drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Fresh asphalt oil will be applied, so motorists should take alternate routes when possible. The project is anticipated to be completed in three days. If you have questions concerning this project, contact the Riley County Public Works Department, 6215 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, or call 537-6330.
WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON FRAUD
Older Kansans and their caregivers can learn about investment fraud at the “Answers for Older Kansans” workshop from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, 401 N. Fourth St., in Manhattan. The workshop is presented as a partnership among the North Central-Flint Hills Agency on Aging, the office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner and the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center. The workshop is free and open to the public. To receive printed workshop materials, call (800) 432-2703 or (785) 776-9294.
The Riley County Police Department will hold its monthly NextCoffee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Radina’s in Aggieville. School Resource Officer Jamie Douglass from the RCPD patrol division will discuss his experiences as a law enforcement officer in and outside of area schools.
CHORUS PLANS OPEN HOUSE
Little Apple Barbershop Chorus will have an open house Thursday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Harris Activity Center, Sixth and Poyntz. The event is free and open to the public.
FIRE DEPARTMENT PLANS TRAINING
The Manhattan Fire Department will be conducting fire training scenarios Tuesday through Friday at 531 Bluemont Ave. No live fire will be used, but expect to see simulated smoke and fire apparatus parked around the training area.
FIRE HYDRANTS BEING FLUSHED
The Manhattan Fire Department is conducting its annual fire hydrant maintenance program by flushing fire hydrants in the area. The MFD says if you notice yellow- or rust-colored water after crews have worked in your area, run your bathtub or shower for a few minutes until the water clears. If the water does not clear, call the City of Manhattan Customer Service Office at 785-587-2480 or MFD at 785-587-4802.
DAY USE PASS AVAILABLE
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake says the 2015 annual day use pass is now available. The annual day use pass costs $30 and is valid nationwide. It permits the holder and accompanying passengers to use boat ramps and swim beaches at Corps of Engineers parks without further charge. When using a day use recreation facility at a Corps lake, either an annual pass or a daily pass is required. At Tuttle Creek Lake, the only area that requires a day use fee is Tuttle Creek Cove Park. A boat ramp day use fee is collected April 1 to Oct. 31, and a beach use fee is collected May 15 to Sept. 15. Golden Age, Golden Access and America the Beautiful Senior and Access passport holders are eligible to purchase the annual permit at half price. State park permits do not reciprocate with Corps day use permits. For more information on the day use fee program, visit the Tuttle Creek Lake Visitor Center at 5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, or call 785-539-8511.
Hayden Grey Ashby was born April 14, 2015, to Samantha Schroeder of Manhattan and Shane Ashby of Chapman. He joins sibling Jordyn.
Harper Jo Speth was born Thursday, April 23, 2015, to Alex and Kaylyn Speth of Alma. Harper was born weighing 9 pounds and 20 inches long. Also welcoming Harper are grandparents Brent and Tammy McClayland, of Alma, and Nelson and Donna Speth, of Manhattan; great-grandparents Gary and Judy Goodson, of Manhattan, Ione McClayland, of Fredonia, and Berniece Pickrell, of Salina; and brother Carsten Speth.
AVA GRACE MAJOR
A baby girl, Ava Grace Major, was born April 15, 2015, to Megan Diana and Heath Leonard Major, of Manhattan. At birth, Ava weighted 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. Also welcoming Ava are her grandparents, Ron and Donna Fay Major of Dorrance, and Tom and Jo Murpy of Sylvan Grove; and great-grandparent Mary Keith of Norton. Related to Ava who are now deceased were great-grandparents, Joseph Keith of Norton, George and Almira "Mutz" Murphy of Hays, and Lenhart and Alice Homeier of Wilson.
MADELYN MARIE GLICK
Trent and Megan Glick, of Wetmore, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Marie Glick, who was born April 15, 2015. At birth, Madelyn weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. Also welcoming Madelyn are her grandparents, Richard and Mary Schoenfeld of Wamego, Tom Glick, of Pittsburgh, and Jody Glick of Pittsburgh; and great-grandparents Fred and Nina Schoenfeld of Topeka, Ada Wanamaker of Russell, and Norva Pruter of Great Bend. Those related to Madelyn who are now deceased are Gerald and Evelyn Burdiek of Seneca, Ray Pruter of Great Bend, and Eugene Glick of Russell.
BEATRICE MARTHA HARTFORD
Beatrice Martha Hartford was born Sunday, April 19, 2015, to Ike and Megan Hartford of Manhattan. Beatrice was born weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and 19.5 inches long. Also welcoming Beatrice are grandparents David and Kelly Hughes, of Clay Center, the late Jim and Marty Hartford, of Manhattan, and great-grandparents Homer and Mary Detwiler, of Pratt.
NURI EDWARD BURCH
Nuri Edward Burch was born April 10, 2015, to Katherine Flanagan and Gabriel Burch of Ogden. Nuri was born weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and 21.5 inches long. Also welcoming Nuri are his grandparents, Vickie Burch and Edward Burch of Ogden, and Opal Slawson and Dawn Marchand of Ogden.
- TESSALYNN MARIE LAMB-BRUMBAUGH
Tessalynn Marie Lamb-Brumbaugh was born April 11, 2015, to Nichole Lamb and David Brumbaugh of Manhattan. Tessalynn was born weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and 18 inches long. Also welcoming Tessalynn are her grandparents, Michele Lamb and Donald Lamb of Manhattan, and Brady Roche and Mary Melton of St. Marys.
REECE TYLER BISHOP
Reece Tyler Bishop was born on April 2, 2015, to Jana and Jordan Bishop, of Manhattan. Also welcoming Reece are his siblings: Alexis and Carter Bishop; and grandparents: Jerry and Tina Carpenter, of Manhattan; Lori Bishop, of Manhattan; and Gary Bishop, of Manhattan.
Braxton Charlie Bradbury was born March 6, 2015, to Clint and Katie Bradbury. Braxton was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long. He is the grandson of Russell and Teresa Bradbury, of Winfield, and Rex and Kathy Walgren, of Wauneta, Neb. His great-grandparents are Bob and Kay Bradbury of Winfield; Mabel Hodgson of Winfield; Burdette and Jackie Wilson of Wauneta, Neb.; Bob and Sharon Walgren of Wauneta, Neb.; and Ed and Pauline Watt, of Tahlequah, Okla.
Corrections & clarifications: The website address for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization was incorrectly listed in Sunday’s edition of the Mercury. The correct address is http://www.flinthillsmpo.org. The Mercury regrets the error.
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