Pott. County Sheriff’s Office arrests man in connection to reports of criminal threat

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a homeless man in connection to a report of criminal threat. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Riley County Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol reported to the 8200 block of Southport Dr. in Manhattan Thursday morning in response to reports of a possible active shooter. While there was [...]

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By |2020-11-19T12:56:22-06:00November 19th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott. County Sheriff’s Office arrests man in connection to reports of criminal threat

Riley County reports 56 new positive COVID-19 cases and 175 recoveries

Riley County is reporting 56 new positive COVID-19 cases and 175 recoveries since Monday. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 432 and recoveries to 2,597. The percent positive rate in Riley County for the week of Nov. 8 came in at 18.6 percent, down slightly from the previous week’s rate of [...]

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By |2020-11-18T19:02:09-06:00November 18th, 2020|COVID-19, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County reports 56 new positive COVID-19 cases and 175 recoveries

Pott. County health administrators urge increased mask wearing; commission discusses on-call engineering services

Increasing COVID-19 cases numbers and calls for mask wearing Local health administrators spoke to the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday about the urgency of the local COVID-19 situation and the need for increased mask wearing. Steve Land, Wamego Health Center administrator, says that increased hospitalizations and the inability to transfer patients to other hospitals is currently [...]

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By |2020-11-17T18:53:32-06:00November 17th, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott. County health administrators urge increased mask wearing; commission discusses on-call engineering services

Pottawatomie County reports first COVID-19 related deaths

Pottawatomie County health officials have confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in the county. According to Health Officer Liz Parthemer, the patient was a 79-year-old woman. No other details were released about her. A second patient, an 87-year-old man also died from COVID complications. Health officials are awaiting confirmation from the state health department on [...]

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By |2020-11-16T17:52:41-06:00November 16th, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County reports first COVID-19 related deaths

Pott. County Commission discusses speed-limit change, receives building-permit update

Speed-limit discussion The Pottawatomie County Commission voted 2-1 on Monday to lower the speed limit from 55 miles-per-hour to 40 miles-per-hour on gravel roads. The vote was in response to concerns about safety and enforcement. Pat Weixelman, the only county commissioner who voted against the measure, says that while he is in favor of the [...]

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By |2020-11-10T17:51:58-06:00November 10th, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission discusses speed-limit change, receives building-permit update

Pott. County Sheriff’s Office searching for two stolen trailers

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in the search for two trailers that have been stolen in the past week. The first theft occurred between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 at a work site in the 4000 block of Tyler Court on the Pottawatomie County side of Manhattan. It involved a [...]

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By |2020-11-06T14:46:23-06:00November 6th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Pott. County Sheriff’s Office searching for two stolen trailers

Utah man arrested following Hwy 24 chase that ended in Manhattan

A Utah man is jailed following a Thursday chase that began in rural Pottawatomie County and ended in Manhattan. According to a release from Pottawatomie County Sheriff Shane Jager, a 911 call was received just after 11:30 a.m. from an individual working on the Belvue bridge on Schoeman Road when a black Honda reportedly almost [...]

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By |2020-11-06T08:13:23-06:00November 6th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Utah man arrested following Hwy 24 chase that ended in Manhattan

Tracey Mann hopes to represent Kansas’s 1st District in Congress

A former Kansas lieutenant governor and K-State student-body president is hoping to succeed U.S. Senate candidate Roger Marshall as the latest Republican to represent the state’s 1st District in Congress. Tracey Mann, a United States House of Representatives candidate who currently lives in Salina, KS, says if elected, he will make agriculture and trade a [...]

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By |2020-11-02T17:44:52-06:00November 2nd, 2020|Clay County, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Comments Off on Tracey Mann hopes to represent Kansas’s 1st District in Congress

Pottawatomie County sees one-third of total electorate vote in advance

One-third of all registered Pottawatomie County voters cast their ballots early for the general election. A total of 5,610 ballots had been received Monday as advanced voting wrapped up for the 2020 cycle. That more than doubles the 2016 figures which saw 2,451 advance vote in person or by mail. County Clerk Nancy McCarter says [...]

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By |2020-11-02T15:11:39-06:00November 2nd, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County sees one-third of total electorate vote in advance
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