Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie County Commission approves comprehensive plan

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — The Pottawatomie County Comprehensive Plan (a.k.a. Plan Pottawatomie 2040) was adopted Monday. The Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 to approve the plan which serves as a guide to planning development in the county through 2040. Commission Chair Travis Altenhofen, who served on the steering committee, was the only commissioner to oppose [...]

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By |2019-08-19T14:57:34-05:00August 19th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commission approves comprehensive plan

Storms bring hail, tornadoes to the region; more storms likely Friday

Severe storms pushed through the region last night, knocking out power briefly to more than two thousand Manhattan residents. The storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain throughout most of the area, in addition to hail up to golf-ball size and prompted overnight flash flood warnings. Storms intensified further south. In Wabaunsee County, a [...]

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By |2019-08-16T09:00:45-05:00August 16th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Wabaunsee County|Comments Off on Storms bring hail, tornadoes to the region; more storms likely Friday

St. Mary’s Police say Secret Service arrest may solve fraud investigations in Pottawatomie County

ST. MARY’s, Kan. — Authorities in Pottawatomie County may be closer to solving a rash of identity theft incidents reported in the region last month. St. Mary’s Police said in a Wednesday release that the U.S. Secret Service was investigating and had arrested several persons of interest in eastern Kansas in early August which solved [...]

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By |2019-08-15T07:22:23-05:00August 15th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on St. Mary’s Police say Secret Service arrest may solve fraud investigations in Pottawatomie County

Riley County EMS receives second straight service award

Riley County EMS was recently awarded the 2019 career EMS service of the year from the Kansas EMS Services Association. Assistant EMS Director Josh Gering recently spoke on KMAN’s In Focus about their award saying this isn’t the first major award they have received. “In 2018, we actually received the KAMZA community outreach of the [...]

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By |2019-08-14T15:36:36-05:00August 14th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County EMS receives second straight service award

Pottawatomie County Commission approves budget; moves forward on comprehensive bridge replacement plan

The Pottawatomie County Commission has approved its $34.4 million budget for 2020. The budget which lowered the mill levy by more than a mill and a half passed by a 2-1 margin, with Chair Travis Altenhofen voting no after the public hearing. Altenhofen’s hang up was on a so-called slush fund which showed a little [...]

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By |2019-08-13T12:19:22-05:00August 13th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commission approves budget; moves forward on comprehensive bridge replacement plan

Pottawatomie County receives road and bridge updates

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — Pottawatomie County Commissioners spent a good chunk of their meeting Monday reviewing ongoing road and bridge projects during the monthly Public Works update. Public Works Director Peter Clark says crews have been active trying to get in front of some of the areas of county roads impacted by wet weather this spring. [...]

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By |2019-08-06T07:58:54-05:00August 6th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County receives road and bridge updates

Fried chicken, fun bring big crowd to Flush Picnic once again

Chicken dinners and good company brought in at least 1,000 people from around the state to the annual Flush Picnic in Pottawatomie County Wednesday. The event is held every year on the last Wednesday of July at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and dates back to the 1930s. They fry all the chickens on-site and parishioners [...]

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By |2019-07-31T22:22:45-05:00July 31st, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Fried chicken, fun bring big crowd to Flush Picnic once again

Pottawatomie County commissioner meets President Trump

On a recent trip to speak to the president’s cabinet, a Pottawatomie County commissioner was able to meet with President Donald Trump. Commissioner Dee McKee was in DC last week to talk to the president’s cabinet on how local issue are impacted by rules and regulations from the federal government. She met with members of [...]

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By |2019-07-29T21:40:20-05:00July 29th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County commissioner meets President Trump

UTV wreck claims life of Onaga man

ONAGA, Kan. — One person was killed Sunday as the result of a UTV accident in rural Pottawatomie County Sunday. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office says it was notified of an injury accident reported in the area of Onaga Road and Crevecoeur Road, north of Onaga shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday morning. Emergency officials located [...]

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By |2019-07-29T17:35:21-05:00July 29th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on UTV wreck claims life of Onaga man

Pottawatomie County Commission at odds over contingency plan to fill county administrator position

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — For the first time since Pottawatomie County Administrator Robert Reece announced his retirement, the county commission was tasked with discussing the next steps in filling the position during their Monday meeting. HR Director Crystal Malchosa presented commissioners with an estimate of hiring a third party search committee to recruit for the position. [...]

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By |2019-07-29T16:06:42-05:00July 29th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commission at odds over contingency plan to fill county administrator position