Pottawatomie County

Tips for preventing wildfires and how to protect lives and property when they occur

Knowledge about fire prevention and safety can save lives and property. On the other side, lack of knowledge about fire prevention and safety can cost lives and property. In the wake of multiple days of burn bans, brushing up on how to safely and legally burn material, preparing one’s property for possible brush and grass [...]

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By |2019-10-22T19:05:46-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Tips for preventing wildfires and how to protect lives and property when they occur

Travis Altenhofen to resign from Pottawatomie County Commission

Travis Altenhofen announced he will be resigning from his position as Chairman of the Pottawatomie County Commission and representative of district three during a meeting this morning. Altenhofen will be taking the position of Chief Financial Officer at Manko Window Systems in Manhattan. He will continue to serve on the county commission until January 10th, [...]

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By |2019-10-21T11:57:06-05:00October 21st, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Travis Altenhofen to resign from Pottawatomie County Commission

Public works fleet maintenance facility one step closer to construction; county road vacated

The Pottawatomie County Commission approved a design plan and modified cost for a public works fleet maintenance facility during a meeting Monday. The design plan was put together by BG Consultants, an engineering and architecture firm that had a representative present at the meeting. The construction cost of the facility sits at approximately 1.4 million [...]

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By |2019-10-08T12:21:22-05:00October 8th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Public works fleet maintenance facility one step closer to construction; county road vacated

Flu clinics set up in Pottawatomie County; county commissioners discuss various public works projects

With the flu season coming up, Pottawatomie County Health Department director Lisa Kenworthy’s update to the county commission could not have come at a better time. Kenworthy gave an update on area flu clinics to Pottawatomie County commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday morning. 20 clinics, four being new, have been established through October. Here [...]

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By |2019-10-01T18:59:42-05:00October 1st, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Flu clinics set up in Pottawatomie County; county commissioners discuss various public works projects

Tuttle Creek Lake outflows drop temporarily as USACE awaits drops on Missouri River

Wet weather north of Kansas has led to a temporary reduction in outflows at Tuttle Creek Lake. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations Project Manager Brian McNulty says record rainfall in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska earlier this month where upwards of 10 inches of rain fell, is now moving down the Missouri River. Tuttle [...]

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By |2019-09-27T08:58:21-05:00September 27th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Tuttle Creek Lake outflows drop temporarily as USACE awaits drops on Missouri River

Pottawatomie County Commission extends emergency proclamation; receives update on Kansas River stream advisory

The Pottawatomie County Commission extended a Proclamation of a State of Local Disaster Emergency by 30 days in a meeting Monday. A proclamation was signed last week in response to damage caused by late-summer rain and flooding, such as multiple sinkholes located at Hayes Drive in Manhattan. Emergency management coordinator Jennifer Merrow provided updates to [...]

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By |2019-09-26T05:53:08-05:00September 24th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commission extends emergency proclamation; receives update on Kansas River stream advisory

Stream Advisory for the Kansas River

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a stream advisory for the Kansas River, along the area between Wamego and Belvue in Pottawatomie County. The stream advisory is a result of chronic issues of elevated bacteria in Wamego wastewater. The City is working to repair the equipment. Potential elevated bacteria and contaminants may [...]

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By |2019-09-20T17:23:29-05:00September 20th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Stream Advisory for the Kansas River

Pottawatomie County Commission approves disaster emergency proclamation; will submit application for Kansas Department of Transportation grant

The Pottawatomie County Commission approved a proclamation of a State of Local Disaster Emergency during their meeting Monday Morning. This is in response to sinkholes that recently formed along Hayes Drive due to flooding a couple weeks ago. The commission also unanimously voted to submit an application for a grant from a new Kansas Department [...]

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By |2019-09-17T15:17:40-05:00September 17th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commission approves disaster emergency proclamation; will submit application for Kansas Department of Transportation grant

Area Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees to be recognized Saturday

SALINA — Four Pottawatomie County Schools teachers have been nominated for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year program. The four teachers are Shawn Hornung of Wamego High School, Kim Marquardt of Central Elementary School, Sara Miller of Rock Creek Junior-Senior High School and Wendy Willi of St. George Elementary School. Wamego USD 320 superintendent [...]

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By |2019-09-12T14:31:39-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Area Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees to be recognized Saturday

Area Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees to be recognized Saturday

SALINA — Four Pottawatomie County Schools teachers have been nominated for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year program. The four teachers are Shawn Hornung of Wamego High School, Kim Marquardt of Central Elementary School, Sara Miller of Rock Creek Junior-Senior High School and Wendy Willi of St. George Elementary School. Wamego USD 320 superintendent [...]

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By |2019-09-12T14:31:39-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Area Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees to be recognized Saturday