Pott. County discusses St. George comprehensive plan, new business development

St. George comprehensive plan Leroy Bailey, Pottawatomie County resident,  expressed concern to the county commission Monday over the City of Saint George’s comprehensive plan. He says he is concerned that the plan is going to change zoning designations and increase certain costs. “It looks like a fair plan,” Bailey said. “However, we worry about a [...]

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By |2021-03-02T16:33:47-06:00March 2nd, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott. County discusses St. George comprehensive plan, new business development

National Weather Service issues apology for confusion following statewide tornado drill

The statewide tornado drill concluded Tuesday with some Kansas residents confused by the alert they received on their phones. The warning received by many appeared to be an actual severe weather event with no mention that it was a test. The National Weather Service issued an apology (seen below) minutes after it was issued saying [...]

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By |2021-03-02T11:33:00-06:00March 2nd, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on National Weather Service issues apology for confusion following statewide tornado drill

Riley County vaccinations on the rise as new COVID cases continue downward trend

Riley County health officials confirmed eight new COVID cases Friday and 12 more recoveries. Just one patient was being treated at Ascension Via Christi, but no patients are in the ICU. Altogether, there are 117 active COVID cases. The health department has now fully vaccinated over 3,200 people and seen close to 5,400 receive at [...]

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By |2021-02-26T22:30:10-06:00February 26th, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County vaccinations on the rise as new COVID cases continue downward trend

Pottawatomie County opens applications for dust control

Pottawatomie County Public Works officials will soon begin dust mitigation efforts along some of the more well-traveled unpaved county roads. The 2021 Dust Control Program will consist of both a county and residential spray program. The county program will treat approximately 10 miles of heavily traveled roads and it alternates yearly, according to Interim Public [...]

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By |2021-02-25T13:37:12-06:00February 25th, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County opens applications for dust control

Severe Weather Awareness Week; severe weather preparation

As we enter into March, tis’ the season of severe weather. The first week of March (March 1-5) marks “Severe Weather Awareness Week”. Chad Omitt, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the National Weather Service in Topeka, says we need to be ready because severe weather can really sneak up on us. “As we transition from winter [...]

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By |2021-02-25T13:26:19-06:00February 25th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Severe Weather Awareness Week; severe weather preparation

Pott. Co. looking at options Emmett fire station; jury trials to resume next month

More than 1,100 calls for service were logged in 2020 by the Pottawatomie County Fire Department. Fire Supervisor Jared Barnes presented numbers at Monday’s Pottawatomie County Commission meeting. He says 42 percent of calls were for EMS response with another 15 percent coming on calls for grass or range fires. Barnes also presented information to [...]

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By |2021-02-23T14:19:10-06:00February 23rd, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott. Co. looking at options Emmett fire station; jury trials to resume next month

Pottawatomie County health officials ramping up vaccine distribution; commission approves public works policy governing land acquisition

Pottawatomie County health officials continue to get vaccine in the arms of residents. Health Department Director Leslie Campbell informed county commissioners Monday that over 400 vaccines were administered during a clinic last week in Wamego. “We had a lot of good help, the Sheriff’s Department doing the parking, probably half the staff was volunteers and [...]

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By |2021-02-22T14:45:10-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County health officials ramping up vaccine distribution; commission approves public works policy governing land acquisition

Pottawatomie County opens five warming stations

Pottawatomie County has opened warming stations across the county in response to widespread controlled power outages the past two days. County officials say short-term temporary areas are available while citizens make longer term arrangements at fire stations in Olsburg, Wheaton, St. George and Havensville as well as the Sunflower Room at the Public Works/K-State Extension [...]

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By |2021-02-16T11:27:45-06:00February 16th, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County opens five warming stations

Update: Evergy concludes rolling blackouts; future blackouts possible

Update: 7 p.m. Monday Evergy estimates about 60,000 customers in its service area experienced brief, controlled power outages Monday. While power has since been restored, future outages may be implemented in the coming days. Evergy continues to urge its customers to continue conserving energy. Original story: 1:30 p.m. Monday Customers of Evergy may experience periods [...]

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By |2021-02-15T19:00:50-06:00February 15th, 2021|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Update: Evergy concludes rolling blackouts; future blackouts possible

Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

Residents in Wamego and Clay Center are being asked to conserve energy during this extreme cold weather. Kansas Electric Cooperative reported Monday morning their Southwest Power Pool (PPP) was in a Level three energy emergency alert. This pool is used by Bluestem Electric for Wamego and Clay Center. Level 3 may mean implementing controlled outages [...]

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By |2021-02-15T13:06:11-06:00February 15th, 2021|Clay County, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Comments Off on Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead
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