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Rock Creek Schools to continue as mask optional; COVID numbers improving at St. George Elementary

The Rock Creek USD 323 school board on Monday heard from patrons both in favor and against masks in schools. The issue was revisited following a recent outbreak of COVID-19 at St. George Elementary which has since improved. After hearing all public comments the board took no action. Masks remain optional for teachers, staff and [...]

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By |2021-09-14T14:26:16-05:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Rock Creek Schools to continue as mask optional; COVID numbers improving at St. George Elementary

Rent Backlog Tied to Coronavirus Estimated at $9M for Flint Hills Counties

The coronavirus pandemic and the federal foreclosure moratorium have resulted in what one study says is nine million dollars in outstanding rent being built up in Flint Hills counties. The Manhattan Housing Authority is urging those facing issues tied to rental arrears that the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance program is sending aid to 500 households [...]

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By |2021-09-14T00:27:27-05:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Rent Backlog Tied to Coronavirus Estimated at $9M for Flint Hills Counties

Riley County reports two COVID-related deaths, seven hospitalizations

Two additional COVID-related deaths have been confirmed by the Riley County Health Department, bringing the pandemic total for the county to 57. In the latest report, published Wednesday, the health department said a 51-year-old unvaccinated woman died Sept. 3 after testing positive three weeks earlier. The other individual, a 75-year-old man, was identified by the [...]

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By |2021-09-08T19:12:12-05:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County reports two COVID-related deaths, seven hospitalizations

St. George Elementary navigating through COVID outbreak

COVID numbers are said to be improving at St. George Elementary following an outbreak of cases last week. At one point, as many as 22 cases had been reported since Sept. 2, the most of any active cluster in the state according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s website Wednesday. Rock Creek Schools [...]

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By |2021-09-08T15:23:05-05:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on St. George Elementary navigating through COVID outbreak

Pottawatomie County considering paving of Salzer Road near Wamego

A future paving project along Salzer Road near Wamego is on hold temporarily as Pottawatomie County officials work with area land owners to begin right-of-way acquisition discussions. The county wants to pave a one mile stretch of Salzer from Say Road north to Elm Slough Road, the latter of which is also on the docket [...]

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By |2021-09-06T08:03:05-05:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County considering paving of Salzer Road near Wamego

Onaga hospital facing added stress from pandemic surge

The pandemic surge is impacting Community Health Care System’s Onaga Community Hospital. In addition to rising numbers of COVID-19 inpatients, the hospital has also been challenged transferring stroke and cardiac patients since the beginning of August. Chief Nursing Officer Mindy Olberding said Friday that it took more than three hours finding a bed for at [...]

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By |2021-09-03T14:16:52-05:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Onaga hospital facing added stress from pandemic surge

Corps to begin rock overlay repair at Tuttle Creek Dam after Labor Day

Bank fishing along the face of the Tuttle Creek dam won’t be permitted after Labor Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District announced Monday that an upcoming construction project to repair rock overlay (riprap) on portions of the upstream side of the dam will start Sept. 7. It will require closure of [...]

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By |2021-08-31T13:35:18-05:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Corps to begin rock overlay repair at Tuttle Creek Dam after Labor Day

Quarantine classrooms becoming the ‘new norm’ at three Pottawatomie County school districts

The director of the Pottawatomie County Health Department says 64 new positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed between August 22 and August 28. Leslie Campbell provided an update to commissioners Monday. In that, she mentioned some local districts are now actively utilizing quarantine classrooms, for students who were close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals at [...]

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By |2021-08-30T14:28:57-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Quarantine classrooms becoming the ‘new norm’ at three Pottawatomie County school districts

New directory to bring visibility to minority owned Flint Hills businesses

A new directory is being launched this fall, to bring more visibility and support to underrepresented businesses in the Flint Hills. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce says the directory, created by the Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership will highlight minority-owned businesses in Riley, Geary, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. Entrepreneurs meeting these demographics will be able [...]

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By |2021-08-30T06:47:26-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on New directory to bring visibility to minority owned Flint Hills businesses

Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program unveils class of 2022

The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program recently announced its newest class for the 2021-22 program year. The class includes 20 individuals from Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie counties who will complete the seven session course over the next six months. This year’s participants are listed below: Christine Benne — Regional Volunteer interim chair, Manhattan Military Relations [...]

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By |2021-08-27T11:06:43-05:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program unveils class of 2022
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