Pottawatomie County

Highland apologizes for supporting bill that redefines same-sex marriage

Wamego Rep. Ron Highland apologizes for co-sponsoring a bill that would bar counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and refers to such marriages as “parody marriages.” The bill was introduced by Sabetha Rep. Randy Garber and has drawn criticism from many organizations and representatives, including Manhattan City Commissioner Jerred McKee. Highland issued a [...]

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By |2019-02-22T09:36:33-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Highland apologizes for supporting bill that redefines same-sex marriage

Manhattan woman dies in weather related crash after SUV rolls into ravine

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY — A Manhattan woman was killed Wednesday morning, a result of icy roads in a Pottawatomie County subdivision northeast of Manhattan. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Ann Marie Lochner was southbound on Elbo Ridge Drive in a Chevy Blazer in the Elbo Lake subdivision. Her vehicle left the roadway at the icy [...]

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By |2019-02-20T15:48:56-06:00February 20th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Manhattan woman dies in weather related crash after SUV rolls into ravine

Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office receives federal grant

WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department has received a federal grant to purchase new equipment and create new training sessions. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday that the Sheriff’s Office will receive $45,297 to purchase a license plate reader and to implement training sessions for interviews, interrogations and public speaking. Schmidt says the [...]

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By |2019-02-20T14:46:57-06:00February 20th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office receives federal grant

Manhattan Goodwill burglarized overnight

A burglary was reported at the Manhattan Goodwill in the early morning hours of Tuesday. KMAN spoke with a teller who says the store was broken into at approximately 3 a.m. A police officer was reportedly sitting in the parking lot at the time and reportedly apprehended the suspect. No employees were in the store [...]

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By |2019-02-19T11:23:44-06:00February 19th, 2019|arrest, Burglary, Crime, Goodwill, Kansas, Local News, Manhattan, Police, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Sheriff|Comments Off on Manhattan Goodwill burglarized overnight

Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

A Kansas bill co-sponsored by an area legislator that says homosexuality is intrinsically religious and would ban counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples faces hurdles to becoming a law as well as criticism from some area political and religious leaders. The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act (HB 2320), introduced by Sabetha Rep. Randy [...]

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By |2019-02-16T19:09:08-06:00February 16th, 2019|Alma, HB2320, Kansas, KMAN, laws, legislature, Local News, Manhattan, marriage, news, Pottawatomie County, religion, Riley County, same-sex marriage, Top Story|Comments Off on Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

A Kansas bill co-sponsored by an area legislator that says homosexuality is intrinsically religious and would ban counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples faces hurdles to becoming a law as well as criticism from some area political and religious leaders. The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act (HB 2320), introduced by Sabetha Rep. Randy [...]

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By |2019-02-16T19:09:08-06:00February 16th, 2019|Alma, bill, HB2320, Kansas, KMAN, laws, legislature, lgbt, Local News, Manhattan, marriage, news, Pottawatomie County, religion, Riley County, same-sex marriage, Top Story|Comments Off on Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

USD 320 to consider employee pay policy for excessive snow days

WAMEGO — For the better part of the new year, area schools have dealt with closings and delays due to winter weather. So far this semester, USD 320 Wamego has plowed through close to a school week’s worth of snow days already. It’s caused a financial burden on some teachers and staff, since they aren’t paid for [...]

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By |2019-02-14T11:36:07-06:00February 14th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on USD 320 to consider employee pay policy for excessive snow days

Manhattan commissioners discuss future of economic development, annual report

Members of the Manhattan business community talked about the future of economic development in the city at Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission work session. The discussion followed a presentation on the annual economic development report. The city performs an accountability review of all organizations which receive Manhattan Economic Development Opportunity funds — including recipients of funds [...]

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By |2019-02-13T12:31:54-06:00February 13th, 2019|Chamber of Commerce, city, Economic Development, Geary County, Kansas, Kansas State University, KSU, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Taxes|Comments Off on Manhattan commissioners discuss future of economic development, annual report

Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program celebrates class of 2019 grads

WAMEGO – The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program recently held its 2019 graduation. The 30 members of the 2018-19 class graduated on Friday, Feb. 8 during ceremonies at the Columbian Theater in Wamego, according to Jack Lindquist, Executive Director of the organization. The nonprofit educational program trains and engages leaders in the region that includes [...]

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By |2019-02-11T06:26:06-06:00February 11th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program celebrates class of 2019 grads

Road conditions improving as brutal cold settles in over the Flint Hills

MANHATTAN — Weather conditions are improving in the Manhattan area but bitter cold temperatures will continue through most of the weekend. Road crews were busy early Thursday morning making their first swipes through the ice and snow. Pottawatomie County Public Works Director Peter Clark said they anticipated being able to get most major roads and [...]

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By |2019-02-07T10:24:24-06:00February 7th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Road conditions improving as brutal cold settles in over the Flint Hills