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Wamego woman involved in rollover car crash

A woman from Wamego was taken to Wamego Health Center yesterday after icy roads caused her vehicle to roll over Monday morning. Beth M. Brunkow, 69, was heading east on Oregon Trail Rd. near Onaga Rd. in a 1999 GMC Jimmy when icy conditions caused her to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then [...]

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By |2020-01-21T10:37:48-06:00January 21st, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Wamego woman involved in rollover car crash

Tuttle Creek State Park recovering from flood damage; will host holiday activities

It was just earlier this year that Tuttle Creek State Park was closed to the public because of concerns about rising water levels in Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Since then, the park has come a long way towards recovering and several features, such as trails and a boat ramp in the Cedar Ridge area, 12 utility-electric [...]

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By |2019-12-19T21:16:34-06:00December 19th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Tuttle Creek State Park recovering from flood damage; will host holiday activities

Cops N’ Kids program brings early Christmas to local children

Area police departments brought Christmas a little early to about 85 kids this year for the 30th annual Cops N’ Kids program. Law-enforcement officers and staff from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Riley County Police Department, St. Mary’s Police Department, Wamego Police Department and K-State Police Department partnered up to take kids on shopping sprees [...]

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By |2019-12-14T15:41:48-06:00December 14th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Cops N’ Kids program brings early Christmas to local children

What is life really like for LGBT-community members in Manhattan?

Through their Municipality Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign recently ranked Manhattan as the second most LGBT-inclusive city in Kansas with a score of 83 out of 100. A quick look at past MEI scores also indicates that Manhattan has become a more inclusive city over the past few years, as it has increased from [...]

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By |2019-12-06T22:50:57-06:00December 6th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on What is life really like for LGBT-community members in Manhattan?

109-year-old WWII veteran receives award for a lifetime of military service and volunteer work

A 109-year-old World War Two veteran has accepted Polly Ogden Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s most distinguished award. Julia Kabance, the eldest member the Prairie Band Pottawatomie Nation and currently the oldest Native American WWII veteran, received the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal at the Good Samaritan Society – [...]

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By |2019-11-12T09:52:13-06:00November 12th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on 109-year-old WWII veteran receives award for a lifetime of military service and volunteer work

Serious injuries from I-70 roll-over crash

A rollover accident involving one vehicle on I-70 near exit 313 shortly after 5 p.m. resulted in injuries to two people. One person was life-flighted and another was taken away in an ambulance. Both westbound lanes were temporarily closed and have since been reopened. The nature of the injuries is unknown at this time. UPDATE: [...]

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By |2019-10-25T22:05:01-05:00October 25th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Serious injuries from I-70 roll-over crash

Tips for staying safe during and after a motor-vehicle crash with a deer

This time of year can be particularly dangerous on the roads as we enter peak-mating season for deer. The number of motor-vehicle wrecks involving deer goes from 200 to 400 per day before October to around 1000 by early to mid November, according to a study by the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism [...]

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By |2019-10-11T17:54:18-05:00October 11th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Tips for staying safe during and after a motor-vehicle crash with a deer

Fort Riley to host Retiree Appreciation Day Saturday

An opportunity for military retirees from all branches and their spouses to listen to speakers and learn about topics relevant to them is coming up soon. Fort Riley’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day will be at Riley’s Community Center this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.. “Elements of the [...]

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By |2019-10-10T17:48:20-05:00October 10th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Fort Riley to host Retiree Appreciation Day Saturday

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

The Latest: Prosecutor: ‘Satanist’ Fort Riley soldier sought overthrow

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Latest on the criminal case involving an Army solider charged with distributing explosives information online (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A prosecutor says an Army soldier charged with distributing information about making explosives online is a Satanist who wanted to overthrow the U.S. government. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Mattivi said during [...]

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By |2019-09-28T05:37:47-05:00September 28th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on The Latest: Prosecutor: ‘Satanist’ Fort Riley soldier sought overthrow