Pottawatomie County

Replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrives in Wamego

A scaled replica of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial made its way through Wamego Wednesday morning on its way to Wamego City Park. Opening ceremonies for “The Wall That Heals” will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Wamego City Park. Caterpillar Wamego Operations and the Wamego Area Chamber of Commerce partnered to bring the memorial, along [...]

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By | 2018-06-13T11:20:57-05:00 June 13th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrives in Wamego

Two juveniles arrested in Saint George with stolen guns

Two juveniles with several weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, were arrested Monday afternoon in Saint George. Chief of Police Dan Trechter told KMAN Tuesday afternoon the juveniles were identified as a 16-year-old white male and a 17-year-old as a black male. According to a press release from the department, authorities say at 12:13 p.m. a call [...]

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By | 2018-06-05T15:49:32-05:00 June 5th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Two juveniles arrested in Saint George with stolen guns

BREAKING: Manhattan man dead following accident at Jeffrey Energy Center

Updated: Monday, 2:44 p.m. Two Westar Energy employees who worked at Jeffrey Energy Center in Pottawatomie County died from injuries suffered there over the weekend, according to media reports. Monday afternoon, Westar said Jesse Henson of Manhattan and Craig Burchett of Overbrook — both operations supervisors — were critically injured when a piece of equipment [...]

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By | 2018-06-04T13:18:28-05:00 June 4th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on BREAKING: Manhattan man dead following accident at Jeffrey Energy Center

St. George woman injured after collision with highway patrol car

A St. George woman was injured Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving collided with a Kansas Highway Patrol cruiser. According to KHP, 30-year-old Trooper Scott Moses had been parked alongside Highway 24, near Rockenham Road in Pottawatomie County, when he pulled onto the road to attempt to stop a vehicle that had passed [...]

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By | 2018-05-23T08:26:25-05:00 May 23rd, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on St. George woman injured after collision with highway patrol car

Riley County commissioners to sign ambulance agreement

Riley County Commissioners looked over the signed contract drafts by Pottawatomie County for ambulance services during their meeting on Thursday. County Counselor Clancy Holeman led the presentation on the final draft of the agreement that was signed by the Pottawatomie County commission.  He said the conditions requested by the Riley County commissioners included an acceptable contract [...]

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By | 2018-05-17T14:33:04-05:00 May 17th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County commissioners to sign ambulance agreement

Report: No charges for officers in fatal Wamego shooting

Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck told the Manhattan Mercury Friday there was “no criminal action” in an officer-involved shooting in Wamego two months ago that left one man dead. Ethan Straub, 25, of Wamego, was shot and killed during an altercation with law enforcement on Feb. 26. Five officers from four agencies — including Wamego [...]

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By | 2018-05-07T12:42:11-05:00 May 7th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Report: No charges for officers in fatal Wamego shooting

Study: Hunger in Riley, Geary counties higher than national average

The national anti-hunger nonprofit, Feeding America, announced new data this week through a press release that reveals food insecurity exists in every county in Harvesters’ service area including Riley County, where the food insecurity rate of 17.9 percent is higher than the national average (12.3 percent) and remains higher than pre-recession numbers. It said Pottawatomie [...]

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By | 2018-05-03T13:14:19-05:00 May 3rd, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Study: Hunger in Riley, Geary counties higher than national average

UPDATE: Boil water advisory rescinded for Westmoreland

Updated Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Westmoreland located in Pottawatomie County. The advisory was issued because of a line break which caused a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and [...]

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By | 2018-05-02T13:00:27-05:00 May 1st, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on UPDATE: Boil water advisory rescinded for Westmoreland

Riley County approves termination date for Pott ambulance use

Riley County commissioners decided Monday morning to terminate ambulance services to Pottawatomie County effective June 1, unless a new agreement can be made for services. Both Riley and Pottawatomie commissions decided to do their own billing for ambulance services after Via Christi informed both governments in April 2017 that it would be substantially hiking fees [...]

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By | 2018-04-30T13:36:45-05:00 April 30th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County approves termination date for Pott ambulance use

Riley County approves termination date for Pott ambulance use

Riley County commissioners decided Monday morning to terminate ambulance services to Pottawatomie County effective June 1, unless a new agreement can be made for services. Both Riley and Pottawatomie commissions decided to do their own billing for ambulance services after Via Christi informed both governments in April 2017 that it would be substantially hiking fees [...]

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