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Pott. County Commission hears more budget requests; unemployment and real estate statistics

Budget requests The Pottawatomie County Commission heard a number of budget requests for fiscal year 2021 during their meeting Monday. These requests came during the first Pottawatomie County Commission meeting to be open in-person to the public since mass gathering restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic made Zoom the only mode of [...]

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Manhattan city officials cite need for more conversations on diversity locally

As concerns about racial equality continue to be raised nationally, high ranking Manhattan City officials admit more work must be done. Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi cited one specific problem in policing. She noted a viral incident in New York’s Central Park showing Amy Cooper, a white woman, seen calling police on Chris Cooper, an African [...]

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Manhattan appoints interim finance director

The City of Manhattan has named Human Resources Director Tammy Galvan its interim finance director following the recent retirement of long-time Director Bernie Hayen. Galvan will hold both titles, with the city planning to reopen the finance director position as the post COVID-19 period stabilizes and supports the recruitment environment both financially and from an [...]

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Riley County clerk’s office looking for more poll workers

Voters this year can expect longer wait times at the polls in Riley County. County Clerk Rich Vargo says his office has heard from 70 poll workers that will not be helping out this year due to coronavirus concerns. This means those who want to vote at the polling sites will have to wait longer [...]

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