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Pott. County Commission narrows Belvue Bridge repair options; jury trials could soon resume

Belvue Bridge The Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County Commissions have narrowed their options for repairing the deck of the Belvue Bridge down to two options. “One of those was putting a new concrete deck onto the existing steel and rehabilitating the steel,” Peter Clark, Pottawatomie County public works director, said. “It’s service life is only about [...]

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By |2020-09-22T18:51:12-05:00September 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission narrows Belvue Bridge repair options; jury trials could soon resume

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce announces Riley County small-business grant program

Riley County and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce will soon begin taking applications for the approximately $2.5 million Riley County CARES small business grant program. This program, which is part of the first round of CARES Act funding, will allow eligible Riley County businesses to receive up to $15,000 in grant funds. If the [...]

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By |2020-09-18T18:15:45-05:00September 18th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce announces Riley County small-business grant program

K-State alumnus and donor Carl Ice to retire from BNSF Railway

Kansas State University alumnus and donor Carl Ice will retire from BNSF Railway at the end of 2020 after serving as the company’s CEO for about seven years. Ice graduated from K-State in 1979 and has spent his career helping to make BNSF Railway into one of North America’s top railroad operators. Carl and his [...]

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By |2020-09-18T15:12:20-05:00September 18th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on K-State alumnus and donor Carl Ice to retire from BNSF Railway

Riley County reports 75 new positive COVID-19 cases and 86 recoveries

75 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 86 recoveries have been reported in Riley County since Wednesday. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 761 and recoveries to 807. 1199, or 76.08 percent, of the positive cases that have been reported in Riley County have involved patients who are 18 to 24-years [...]

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By |2020-09-18T14:27:27-05:00September 18th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County reports 75 new positive COVID-19 cases and 86 recoveries

Kansas officials to focus third round of CARES Act funding on childcare, housing and testing

The Kansas State Finance Council has approved about $290 million for the third round of CARES Act funding. Kansas officials have determined, based on a SPARK survey, that they would like to emphasize three different areas during the third round of CARES Act funding. Tami Robison, Riley County budget and finance officer, says the three [...]

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By |2020-09-17T19:40:40-05:00September 17th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas officials to focus third round of CARES Act funding on childcare, housing and testing

Pollinator Pockets: New mowing regimen at local parks aimed at assisting plant pollinators

A new mowing routine will soon be implemented by the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department at a few local parks to help plant pollinators, such as birds, insects and small mammals. Alfonso Leyva, Manhattan Parks and Rec. park planner, says the program, known as Pollinator Pockets, will consist of identifying areas of parks where workers [...]

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By |2020-09-16T15:19:03-05:00September 16th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pollinator Pockets: New mowing regimen at local parks aimed at assisting plant pollinators

Pott. County Commission discusses potential US-24 Hwy. projects, CARES Act funds

US-24 Hwy. projects The Pottawatomie County Commission rejected all bids for the Green Valley Rd./US-24 Hwy. intersection project Monday. The low bid of $4.02 million was about 22 percent higher then the $3.3 million estimate. According to Peter Clark, Pottawatomie County Public Works director, the commission is statutorily required to reject bids that are more [...]

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By |2020-09-16T10:47:15-05:00September 16th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission discusses potential US-24 Hwy. projects, CARES Act funds

Ascension Via Christi president discusses financial impact of pandemic on hospital

Financial impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Ascension Via Christi Hospital Ascension Via Christi Hospital has taken a large financial hit since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year. Bob Copple, Ascension Via Christi president, says this is largely due to the restrictions that were placed on elective procedures. “March, April and May, we were losing [...]

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By |2020-09-11T16:07:48-05:00September 11th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Ascension Via Christi president discusses financial impact of pandemic on hospital

Pott. County superintendents discuss reopening schools amid a pandemic

Updates from USD 320 Wamego superintendent Tim Winter School is back in session for USD 320 Wamego students. Tim Winter, USD 320 Wamego superintendent, says one of the biggest coronavirus-related challenges they have faced is the process of getting students and staff inside school buildings in the morning. “Our staff have to be temp-checked and [...]

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By |2020-09-10T14:43:13-05:00September 10th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County superintendents discuss reopening schools amid a pandemic

USD 383 offering free meals to students until Dec. 31, 2020

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 students now have access to free lunch and breakfast for what will likely be the rest of 2020. The United State Department of Agriculture announced last week that free-meal programs typically implemented during the summer months will now be extended through Dec. 31, 2020. Stephanie Smith, USD 383 child-nutrition director, says the [...]

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By |2020-09-10T10:35:04-05:00September 10th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 offering free meals to students until Dec. 31, 2020
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