Health department to offer flu shots through December

By Maura Wery

If you have a few spare minutes on a Friday morning in October, the Riley County Health Department will give you a flu shot.

The health department is sponsoring Flu Shot Friday, a clinic designed to get people to receive their vaccine and avoid waiting in long lines.

The clinic will be from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Friday starting Oct. 4 and running through December.

For more information contact the Riley County Health Department at (785) 776-4779.

* Stories from victims of domestic violence will be recounted in the Riley County C

ourthouse Plaza Friday. Members of the Riley County Domestic Task Force will talk about individual cases.

The Silence Witness will be presented at noon, and will feature stories from national and local victims.

Riley County Crisis Center Director Judy Davis said that four of the 12 victims are local.

Davis said that reading the stories won’t stop domestic violence outright, but that promotes public awareness.


* Riley County Public Works will begin projects on county roads this week.

Public Works Director Leon Hobson said that they will be filling cracks in the paved roads throughout the county.

Starting on Wednesday, McDowell Creek Road will be restricted to one lane for five days. The affected area starts at the McDowell Creek Road and U.S. I-70 interchange.

Another project along Winkler Mills Road will also start on Wednesday, bringing the road down to one lane for 25 working days.

Hobson said to expect delays up to 15 minutes and to plan travel times accordingly.


* Riley County will hold a tax sale auction at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers.

Anyone wishing to register for the auction can do so in person from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. or online at the Riley County website.

A listing of properties will be on the county’s website. There are 32 properties to be auctioned, with one containing a structure on the property.

Winners of the properties will be responsible for all taxes and special assessments.


* The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization has released its 2014 Unified Planning Working Plan.

The plan includes a budget for transportation and the public is invited to submit comments until Oct. 22.

Copies of the plan are available at the Riley County Clerks Office, Manhattan City Hall, Junction City Municipal Building, Manhattan Public Library and The Dorothy Bramlage Library in Junction City.

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