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Manhattan Asst. Chief of Risk Reduction discusses COVID-19 guidelines for construction companies and inspectors

While many local businesses have either slowed down operations or closed altogether due to COVID-19, construction-inspection services are continuing operations. Manhattan Assistant Chief of Risk Reduction Ryan Courtright says because of this, they have had to change how they work to meet certain guidelines. According to Courtright, online services are still ongoing as well. He [...]

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By |2020-04-01T12:43:27-05:00April 1st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Asst. Chief of Risk Reduction discusses COVID-19 guidelines for construction companies and inspectors

Meadowlark Hills to implement further measures to secure campus

The Meadowlark Hills retirement and assisted-living facility is implementing additional measures to protect its campus from the spread of COVID-19. Starting April 1 at 7 a.m., a checkpoint station set up at the facility’s Tuttle Creek Blvd. entrance will begin screening all incoming traffic. The Kimball Ave. entrance was closed on March 19. These measures [...]

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By |2020-03-31T18:33:11-05:00March 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Meadowlark Hills to implement further measures to secure campus

Exposure and Symptom Information for Church Conference in Kansas City

Release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. TOPEKA – People who attended the Kansas East Jurisdiction’s 2020 Ministers and Workers Conference at the Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ located at 2106 Quindaro Blvd, Kansas City, KS, 66104 from March 16-22, may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease [...]

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By |2020-03-31T17:53:35-05:00March 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Exposure and Symptom Information for Church Conference in Kansas City

Counties to discuss potential Belvue Bridge repairs and engineering study

Belvue Bridge The Pottawatomie County Commission discussed various options for what to do with the Belvue Bridge in the future during their meeting Monday. Public Works Director Peter Clark says the bridge is reportedly in poor condition and currently can’t handle commercial traffic. He says the commission will meet with the Wabaunsee County Commission via [...]

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By |2020-03-31T14:18:48-05:00March 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Counties to discuss potential Belvue Bridge repairs and engineering study

Kansas 66th District Rep. Sydney Carlin files for reelection

Kansas 66th District Representative Sydney Carlin announced that she has filed for reelection. She says doing so required driving to Topeka. Carlin says she feels she brings a lot of experience to the table as a politician. Carlin has represented the 66th District in the Kansas House of Representatives since being elected in 2000. She [...]

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By |2020-03-27T15:07:19-05:00March 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas 66th District Rep. Sydney Carlin files for reelection

KDHE and KDA recommend voluntary reduction in burning

Release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn this spring. [...]

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By |2020-03-26T12:16:28-05:00March 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on KDHE and KDA recommend voluntary reduction in burning

Update: Two Riley County residents test positive for COVID-19

UPDATE AS OF 4:30 PM (3/26/2020): Riley County now has two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The first patient is a 57 year-old Manhattan woman who visited the Kansas City area last weekend and returned to her private residence in Topeka, where she remains in home isolation. “She was tested in Topeka on Monday and [...]

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By |2020-03-26T17:00:51-05:00March 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Update: Two Riley County residents test positive for COVID-19

Healthcare retirees are being called back into service to help with local COVID-19 response

As COVID-19 cases rise across the country, the need for further manpower in the health-care industry has resulted in calls for retired medical professionals to re-enter the workforce. Bob Copple, President of Ascension Via Christi Hospital, says a similar trend is occurring locally. Copple says their help is largely being used to help run a [...]

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By |2020-03-26T08:13:37-05:00March 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Healthcare retirees are being called back into service to help with local COVID-19 response

COVID-19 outbreak has caused Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. to reduce its client capacity; cancel fundraiser

Reduced capacity The Manhattan Emergency Shelter recently had to reduce its capacity in order to comply with quarantine and social distancing guidelines meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Despite these changes, Emily Wagner, Executive Director for the shelter, says they are still taking in clients. According to Wagner, the moratorium on home evictions has [...]

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By |2020-03-25T12:20:37-05:00March 25th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on COVID-19 outbreak has caused Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. to reduce its client capacity; cancel fundraiser

Pott. County Emergency Management Director discusses COVID-19 and the upcoming severe-weather season

The combination of an upcoming severe weather season and mandates preventing people from gathering in groups greater than 10 could make things difficult for those who don’t have their own storm shelter. Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Jennifer Merrow says if it comes down to it, immediate safety will take priority. She also says if [...]

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By |2020-03-24T18:32:40-05:00March 24th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Emergency Management Director discusses COVID-19 and the upcoming severe-weather season