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Pawnee Mental Health Services to launch new website

Pawnee Mental Health Services is launching a new website in celebration of its 65th anniversary. PMHS executive director Robbin Cole says that while the website will have the same URL, it will feature a lot of new information. “Information about how to apply for jobs at Pawnee Mental Health [services], who the leadership of the [...]

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By |2021-03-26T14:46:46-05:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Pawnee Mental Health Services to launch new website

City celebrates opening of Douglass Activity Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

The City of Manhattan hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the opening of the new Douglass Activity Center. Dozens gathered in the facility’s gymnasium to take part in the festivities, which included speeches from mayor Wynn Butler, Douglass Activity Center director David Baker, Douglass Center Advisory Board chair Debbie Nuss, city manager Ron Fehr [...]

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By |2021-03-25T22:36:04-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City celebrates opening of Douglass Activity Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Wamego Health Center administrator to step down

Wamego Health Center senior administrator Steve Land has announced that he will step down from the position he has held since 2016. He is leaving to take over as Director of Rehab at Community HealthCare System in Onaga. This won’t be Land’s first venture into the field of rehab. As a licensed physical therapist, he [...]

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By |2021-03-25T19:01:21-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego Health Center administrator to step down

City receives updates on road maintenance and the Safe Routes to School program

Road-maintenance spending update The City of Manhattan used the Special Street and Highway Fund to pay for less than $500,000 in salaries and street maintenance in 2020, despite it seeing over $2.5 million in revenue. Public Works director Robert Ott says this is due to low revenue projections for the Special Street Maintenance Fund, which is funded [...]

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By |2021-03-24T10:47:07-05:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City receives updates on road maintenance and the Safe Routes to School program

Pott. County discusses land rezoning, potential changes to fire district

Rezoning The Pottawatomie County Commission approved the rezoning of a track of land off of Highway 24 for the possible development of residential housing. However, not all of the commissioners were on board. Commissioner Pat Weixelman says he is concerned the layout of the land and surrounding roads may force the county to unnecessarily develop [...]

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By |2021-03-23T13:33:12-05:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott. County discusses land rezoning, potential changes to fire district

City of Manhattan appoints new finance director

Rina Neal has been named the new finance director for the City of Manhattan. Neal previously served as the city’s assistant director of finance. She will succeed interim finance director Tammy Galvan, who will stay in her position as human resources director. In her role as finance director, Neal will be responsible for leading the [...]

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By |2021-03-22T15:52:32-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City of Manhattan appoints new finance director

City to celebrate new Douglass Activity Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

The City of Manhattan will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 25, to celebrate the opening of the new Douglass Activity Center. The ceremony, which will happen about one year after construction began, will begin at 3:30 p.m. at 925 Yuma St. and feature a number of speakers. Among the speakers who will be [...]

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By |2021-03-19T16:09:49-05:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City to celebrate new Douglass Activity Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Meadowlark Hills to reopen Kimball Ave. entrance, suspend use of check-point station

One year after partially closing, Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community is officially reopening its Kimball Ave. entrance and suspending the use of the Tuttle Creek Blvd. check-point station. It will also begin allowing visitors on campus who do not have a current or suspected positive COVID-19 diagnosis, are not showing illness symptoms and are not a [...]

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By |2021-03-19T11:11:47-05:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Meadowlark Hills to reopen Kimball Ave. entrance, suspend use of check-point station

Local officials discuss Wildcat Creek Floodplain Management Plan updates

City of Manhattan staff presented Wildcat Creek flood models and projections to city and county officials Thursday. From these animated models, staff can see where flooding occurs, how severe it can get and where the water flows. While city commissioner Linda Morse was supportive, she says they must also keep in mind the people who are impacted by [...]

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By |2021-03-18T19:38:32-05:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Local officials discuss Wildcat Creek Floodplain Management Plan updates

RCPD officer receives life-saving award

The Riley County Police Department has recognized one of its own with a life-saving award. Officer Joseph Lusk was recognized at the Riley County Law Board meeting on Monday for his role in saving the life of an unresponsive man last November. RCPD director Dennis Butler says Lusk was quick to arrive on scene and performed CPR until [...]

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By |2021-03-17T12:29:06-05:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD officer receives life-saving award
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