Burglaries & thefts: 1
Notices to appear: 5
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Fire reports from March 26: 1
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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.
- SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT
Kansas law enforcement agencies will conduct seat belt enforcement around elementary and middle schools from Sept. 14 to 18. Officers will issue citations to anyone who does not obey Kansas “Buckle Up” laws. In 2014, 28 children (ages 0-17 years old) were killed in car crashes in Kansas, according to the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office. Half of those children were not wearing seat belts, and eight of them were ejected from the vehicle.“Even one child’s death is unacceptable,” Kansas Department of Transportation Law Enforcement Liaison Dave Corp said. “Please slow down, especially in school zones, eliminate the distractions and always buckle up.”According to the 2015 Kansas Occupant Protection Observational Survey, children are much more likely to be buckled up if the driver is, too. A child under 13 years old is involved in a crash every 34 seconds, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.For more information on seat belt laws and safety, go to: http://www.ktsro.org.
Riley County K-State Research & Extension will be offering a Medicare Basics seminar on Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. The seminar will cover a variety of topics, including how to enroll, the differences between Part A and Part B, supplemental insurance coverage and Medicare Part D. Participants will learn when they can delay enrollment and how to weigh their options for coverage. There is no fee for this class, but registration is recommended. Interested persons may register by phone at 785-537-6350 or online at http://www.riley.ksu.edu. For more information, contact Jennifer Wilson at email@example.com or 785-537-6350.
PROJECT WILL CLOSE SOME STREETS
A bridge replacement project on South 32nd Street is scheduled to begin Monday. The project is located at the intersection with West 61st Avenue. South 32nd Street will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of West 61st Avenue to West 56th Avenue. West 61st Avenue will also be closed to through traffic from South 28th Street to South 32nd Street. The project has been allotted 80 working days, and is expected to be completed in October.
ORCHESTRA CONCERT ON CHANNEL 11
KTWU-TV, Channel 11, will broadcast the September 2014 K-State Orchestra concert with Doug Cameron, electric violinist, at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. The repertoire includes a wide range of styles and could appeal to all ages.
ROAD CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
The portion of North 52nd Avenue between Anderson Avenue and Silver Creek Road will be closed for repairs starting Aug. 3. The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 10. Adverse weather conditions may cause unexpected delays. Any questions concerning the project may be directed to the Riley County Public Works Department at 785-537-6330.
ASPHALT PROJECT MAY HINDER TRAFFIC
Asphalt sealing work is scheduled to begin Monday on Deep Creek Road. The project is scheduled to take two working days. Adverse weather conditions could cause unexpected delays or rescheduling. Traffic will be allowed through the project, but drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes and are advised to take alternate routes when possible.
Deer hunt for youth, disabled applications
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake are accepting applications for the 2015 Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled Assisted Deer Hunt on Sept. 12 and 13. This hunt is free of charge and open to resident youth ages 11-16 and those with a certified disability interested in hunting Kansas whitetails. Applications are due July 30. Participants will need a Kansas hunting license, deer permit, and, if required by Kansas law, must have completed an approved hunter education course. Assistance meeting the requirements, including scholarship assistance to purchase a hunting license and deer permit, can be provided. Rifles and ammunition will be available if needed. An experienced hunter will guide each participant, and area lockers will provide basic processing of harvested deer free of charge. Accessible hunting blinds, hunting locations, hunter orange hats and vests, and transportation to the field are also provided. Participants are required to attend a firearm safety presentation and sight-in at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range. Contact USACE Natural Resource Specialist Steve Prockish at 785-539-8511, ext. 3167, or by e-mail at Stephen.E.Prockish@usace.army.mil.
Violet Roseanna Lois Poell was born Sunday, July 26, 2015, to Casey and Keni Poell of Manhattan. She weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kenneth and Kathy Albers of Chapman and Mark and Carol Poell of St. Mary's. Violet joins her siblings, Claire and Lilly.
KENNEDY J. VIZCAINO
Kennedy JoAvalyn Vizcaino was born Friday, July 17, 2015, to Joseph Daniel Vizcaino and Valerie Jo Draemel. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Ian and Mary Draemel of Beloit and Robert and Melissa Vizcaino of Pampa, Texas. Great-grandparents are Teresa Flores of Liberal and Daniel Flores of Syracuse.
CLARA J. PLUMMER
Clara Jo Plummer was born Friday, July 24, 2015, to Matthew and Rhiannon Plummer of St. George. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Jack and Kaylene Plummer of Westmoreland and Michael and Sandra Mosher of Riley. Great-grandparents are Elizabeth Jo Plummer of Westmoreland, Lavona Biesenthal of Wheaton, Joyce Warne and Richard Morton of Eads, Colorado, Sharon Gallegos of Clifton, Colorado, and Vernon and Deon Heldman of Fruita, Colorado. Clara joins her siblings Payton and Cooper.
EVAN I. JOHANNING
Evan Inman Johanning was born Tuesday, July 7, 2015, to Chad and Meredith (Seitz) Johanning of Lawrence. Grandparents are Ingrid and Wade Logan of Manhattan. Evan joins his older brother, Luke.
Damien De Ausen Bayless was born Saturday, July 4, 2015, to Joshua and Lynette Bayless of Manhattan. Grandparents are Bonifacio Vera, Benjaminia Vera, Rodolfo De Ausen, Corazon De Ausen, Kathy Overmyer and Jeffrey Bayless. Damien joins his brothers, Alexander and Benjamin.
EVAN I. JOHANNING
Evan Inman Johanning was born Tuesday, July 7, 2015, to Chad and Meredith (Seitz) Johanning of Lawrence. Grandparents are Ingrid and Wade Logan of Manhattan. Emmett joins his older brother, Luke.
Corrections & clarifications: An article in Wednesday’s newspaper incorrectly stated that Riley County Police Department officers evacuated Florence Manufacturing after a bomb threat on Tuesday. RCPD Officer Matthew Droge said police did not tell the business to evacuate. Florence officials made the decision to evacuate the building. The Mercury regrets the error.
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