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Travis Altenhofen to resign from Pottawatomie County Commission

Travis Altenhofen announced he will be resigning from his position as Chairman of the Pottawatomie County Commission and representative of district three during a meeting this morning. Altenhofen will be taking the position of Chief Financial Officer at Manko Window Systems in Manhattan. He will continue to serve on the county commission until January 10th, [...]

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By |2019-10-21T11:57:06-05:00October 21st, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Travis Altenhofen to resign from Pottawatomie County Commission

Pawnee Mental Health Services celebrates completion of Crisis Stabilization Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Pawnee Mental Health Services celebrated the completion of its new Crisis Stabilization Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. The ceremony occurred six months after an initial wall-breaking ceremony and included a word or two from Robbin Cole, the exective director for PMHS; Laura Howard, the secretary for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability [...]

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By |2019-10-18T21:32:48-05:00October 18th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Pawnee Mental Health Services celebrates completion of Crisis Stabilization Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

New electronic-voting machines unveiled to local government officials

Local voters will be seeing new voting machines at polling places this year. New electronic-voting machines were unveiled to local government officials during a meeting Thursday afternoon. The old machines have been replaced simply because the technology being used needed to be updated. “We started those (the previous voting machines) in 2006,” Rich Vargo, the [...]

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By |2019-10-17T21:21:44-05:00October 17th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on New electronic-voting machines unveiled to local government officials

Katie’s Way of Manhattan to increase community outreach through Community Care program

Katie’s Way of Manhattan will soon be providing a new service to area parents. Katie’s Way director and psychologist Matthew Wassom says the Community Care program will train parents in anticipating and dealing with certain behavior in children. “This program is designed for parents and families that have young children ages two to eight,” Wassom [...]

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By |2019-10-15T19:20:31-05:00October 15th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Katie’s Way of Manhattan to increase community outreach through Community Care program

USD 378 presents forum on upcoming bond referendum

The Riley County USD 378 school board on held a forum to discuss a proposed $15 million dollar bond referendum with the public. Speaking to a gathering at the Riley County High School cafeteria Monday, Superintendent Cliff Williams said the bond would cost the owner of a $100,000 home around $18 per month or about [...]

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By |2019-10-15T08:47:57-05:00October 15th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on USD 378 presents forum on upcoming bond referendum

Tips for staying safe during and after a motor-vehicle crash with a deer

This time of year can be particularly dangerous on the roads as we enter peak-mating season for deer. The number of motor-vehicle wrecks involving deer goes from 200 to 400 per day before October to around 1000 by early to mid November, according to a study by the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism [...]

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By |2019-10-11T17:54:18-05:00October 11th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Tips for staying safe during and after a motor-vehicle crash with a deer

Fort Riley to host Retiree Appreciation Day Saturday

An opportunity for military retirees from all branches and their spouses to listen to speakers and learn about topics relevant to them is coming up soon. Fort Riley’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day will be at Riley’s Community Center this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.. “Elements of the [...]

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By |2019-10-10T17:48:20-05:00October 10th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Fort Riley to host Retiree Appreciation Day Saturday

Late October will feature fall festivities with furry friends

With fall in full swing and Halloween right around the corner, there are a few opportunities coming up to take advantage of this spooky time of year. The Sunset Zoo will be hosting Spooktacular on Oct. 26th and 27th from 12 p.m. til 4:30 p.m.. This family-friendly event will feature trick-or-treating, animals, activities and food [...]

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By |2019-10-08T18:13:59-05:00October 8th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Late October will feature fall festivities with furry friends

Public works fleet maintenance facility one step closer to construction; county road vacated

The Pottawatomie County Commission approved a design plan and modified cost for a public works fleet maintenance facility during a meeting Monday. The design plan was put together by BG Consultants, an engineering and architecture firm that had a representative present at the meeting. The construction cost of the facility sits at approximately 1.4 million [...]

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By |2019-10-08T12:21:22-05:00October 8th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Public works fleet maintenance facility one step closer to construction; county road vacated

Flu clinics set up in Pottawatomie County; county commissioners discuss various public works projects

With the flu season coming up, Pottawatomie County Health Department director Lisa Kenworthy’s update to the county commission could not have come at a better time. Kenworthy gave an update on area flu clinics to Pottawatomie County commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday morning. 20 clinics, four being new, have been established through October. Here [...]

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By |2019-10-01T18:59:42-05:00October 1st, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Flu clinics set up in Pottawatomie County; county commissioners discuss various public works projects