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Riley County identifies new outbreak locations; 129 new active cases, 42 recoveries

Eight classrooms at seven daycare facilities have been shut down due to staff members, all of whom are 18 to 24-years old, testing positive for COVID-19. Some of the daycare facilities have decided to close completely. Each classroom holds about 10 children and close contacts of the children and staff members will have to complete [...]

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By |2020-09-04T16:04:02-05:00September 4th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County identifies new outbreak locations; 129 new active cases, 42 recoveries

Manhattan Catholic Schools begin smooth transition to in-person learning

Following the first week of classes at Manhattan Catholic Schools, students are adjusting to in person learning with new restrictions. Students at MCS are attending classes five days a week, unlike their USD 383 neighbors where students are in person only part of the time. Principal Mike Hubka says they did lose some students as [...]

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By |2020-09-04T10:43:10-05:00September 4th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Catholic Schools begin smooth transition to in-person learning

Second round of free COVID testing scheduled in Riley County

Several opportunities to get free testing for COVID-19 are coming to Riley County in the next week. The Riley County Health Department is partnering with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Flint Hills Wellness Coalitiion for three different free drive thru testing stations througout the county. The first will take place from [...]

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By |2020-09-03T14:34:36-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Second round of free COVID testing scheduled in Riley County

Authorities searching for pickup stolen from east Manhattan dealership

Authorities in Pottawatomie County are looking for a vehicle stolen from an east Manhattan dealership recently. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Shane Jager says they’re looking for a stolen Silver 2010 Chevrolet 1500 4-wheel drive extended cab truck. It’s modified with a suspension lift, off-road front bumper, black custom wheels, a roof mounted light bar, black flares [...]

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By |2020-09-03T11:24:44-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Authorities searching for pickup stolen from east Manhattan dealership

Clark stepping down as director of Pottawatomie County Public Works

Pottawatomie County Public Works Director Peter Clark will soon be looking for new work. Clark submitted his resignation last week. His resignation is effective Dec. 25. Since his hiring in October 2015, Clark says he’s learned more than he probably would have in a similar role. “The amount of growth that’s happening in Pottawatomie County, [...]

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By |2020-09-02T15:20:49-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Clark stepping down as director of Pottawatomie County Public Works

Clark stepping down as director of Pottawatomie County Public Works

Pottawatomie County Public Works Director Peter Clark will soon be looking for new work. Clark submitted his resignation last week. His resignation is effective Dec. 25. Since his hiring in October 2015, Clark says he’s learned more than he probably would have in a similar role. “The amount of growth that’s happening in Pottawatomie County, [...]

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Hwy 24, Green Valley Road project in jeopardy after bids come in over 20 percent above estimates

Google Maps imageBids for improvements to the intersection of US Hwy 24 and Green Valley Road have come in more than 20 percent higher than the engineer’s estimate. Hamm Construction submitted the low bid of $4.02 million, roughly 22 percent higher than the $3.3 million estimate put out. The project, which has been delayed several [...]

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By |2020-09-02T13:51:24-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Hwy 24, Green Valley Road project in jeopardy after bids come in over 20 percent above estimates

Number of K-State students in quarantine triples as positive cases rise

Kansas State University is reporting the number of students in quarantine in Manhattan tripled in one week after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Riley County. The latest information in K-State’s online dashboard shows the number of students in quarantine as of Aug. 28 was 477, up from 159 a week earlier. The total number [...]

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By |2020-09-02T08:55:48-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Number of K-State students in quarantine triples as positive cases rise

Riley County Judge approves defense request to deny motion to quash in Iacobellis sex abuse case

A Riley County judge will allow certain Department for Children and Family records to be presented as evidence in the sexual abuse case of Robert Iacobellis. This comes after defense attorney Lora Ingels filed a motion to deny DCF the opportunity to quash a subpoena. Judge Kendra Lewison ruled Tuesday that records be given to [...]

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By |2020-09-01T14:51:48-05:00September 1st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Judge approves defense request to deny motion to quash in Iacobellis sex abuse case

Manhattan’s sales tax revenue for June exceeds forecasts; online receipts total more than $348,000

Consumer confidence doesn’t appear to have been phased by the coronavirus pandemic locally. August sales tax receipts for the City of Manhattan showed a modest early summer from consumers. On Tuesday’s edition of In Focus, City Manager Ron Fehr announced a pleasant surprise in numbers, which were about $40,000 above budget. “Sales tax receipts were [...]

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By |2020-09-01T14:28:20-05:00September 1st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan’s sales tax revenue for June exceeds forecasts; online receipts total more than $348,000