Pottawatomie County

Strengths, weaknesses identified in Manhattan/Pottawatomie County labor force analysis

MANHATTAN — Results of a recent 2018 Labor Force Analysis for the Greater Manhattan/Pottawatomie County area shows some intriguing signs about where the economy is trending. The Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation recently teamed up with the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce to form the Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership. The two entities interviewed 45 area human resource [...]

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By |2018-12-06T15:03:36-06:00December 6th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Strengths, weaknesses identified in Manhattan/Pottawatomie County labor force analysis

Local mental health organization to benefit greatly from six-figure grant

MANHATTAN — Mental health in the Manhattan area is getting a major boost thanks to a state of Kansas grant awarded to Pawnee Mental Health Services recently. The $725,000 grant will help toward construction soon of the new Community Crisis Stabilization Center. Executive Director Robbin Cole, a guest on KMAN’s In Focus Thursday, says this [...]

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By |2018-11-30T15:24:23-06:00November 30th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Local mental health organization to benefit greatly from six-figure grant

Roads not favorable after blizzard strikes Manhattan and much of Kansas

Road crews have been working round the clock after a rare November blizzard struck northeast Kansas Sunday. Heavy snow and strong winds forced a number of road closures around the state including portions of Interstate 70 west of Topeka and areas northeast of Manhattan. A number of roads around Manhattan remain completely snow covered and [...]

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By |2018-11-25T21:10:37-06:00November 25th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Roads not favorable after blizzard strikes Manhattan and much of Kansas

Heavy snow expected to impact end of holiday weekend travel

The potential exists for wintry weather Sunday that could also have an impact on holiday travel. The National Weather Service Office in Topeka has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the northern half of Kansas including Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. How much snow we see is still [...]

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By |2018-11-23T08:22:20-06:00November 23rd, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Heavy snow expected to impact end of holiday weekend travel

Bridge failure, road safety plan highlight Pottawatomie County Commission meeting

Pottawatomie County Public Works Director Peter Clark gave an update to the county commission on Monday with two big topics addressed during the meeting. One of those was a recent bridge failure. The bridge will be closed for the next few months while they design and rebuild. The second topic discussed was over a local [...]

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By |2018-11-20T08:42:17-06:00November 20th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Bridge failure, road safety plan highlight Pottawatomie County Commission meeting

Manhattan woman arrested on multiple charges of forgery, theft

A Manhattan woman was arrested Tuesday on a Pottawatomie County warrant for a number of charges involving forgery and theft. The Riley County Police Department says 28-year-old Sara Marie Boatman is jailed on three charges of making false writing, five counts of forgery and eight counts of theft of property or services of less than [...]

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By |2018-11-14T08:29:41-06:00November 14th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Manhattan woman arrested on multiple charges of forgery, theft

Small bridge over Adams Creek fails in Pottawatomie County

A portion of a road in Pottawatomie County southeast of Westmoreland is closed as a result of a bridge failure, according to the Northeast Kansas Regional Notification System. The bridge over Adams Creek on Pauling Run Road failed Thursday, closing the road at the bridge to the west of Adams Creek Road. Pauling Run Road is [...]

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By |2018-11-09T13:50:38-06:00November 9th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Small bridge over Adams Creek fails in Pottawatomie County

Snowfall expected to blanket Manhattan area Thursday

Old man winter returns to the Manhattan area Thursday and it could be the first healthy dose of snowfall for the region. Riley and Pottawatomie counties and areas north and west of I-70 will enter a Winter Weather Advisory Thursday morning through Thursday evening. National Weather Service Meteorologist Shawn Byrne says for Manhattan specifically, snow [...]

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By |2018-11-07T16:30:37-06:00November 7th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Snowfall expected to blanket Manhattan area Thursday

Carlin re-elected to Kansas House

The District 66 House seat will have a familiar name once again as Democrat Sydney Carlin, on Tuesday won re-election. Carlin says she’s happy to take care of her constituents and says it’s one of her key strengths. Perhaps the biggest challenge facing the House once again in January will be the prospect of fully [...]

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By |2018-11-07T08:49:22-06:00November 7th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Carlin re-elected to Kansas House

USD 383 celebrating passage of bond referendum

It was a big win Tuesday night for the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district after the passage of a $129.5 million bond referendum. The bond passed by a 63 percent margin with 11,179 votes in favor. Board member Leah Fliter says she was cautiously optimistic heading into election night and says she believes the business [...]

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By |2018-11-07T07:25:39-06:00November 7th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on USD 383 celebrating passage of bond referendum