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Konza Student Table continues to provide meals and conversation for hundreds of K-State students

The Konza Student Table, a partnership between St. Isidore’s Catholic Church and the Riley County and City of Manhattan Food and Farm Council, has been providing meals for K-State students in need since its creation last fall. Vickie James, Food and Farm Council coordinator, says they likely serve hundreds of students each week. “Before the [...]

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By |2021-01-18T17:07:05-06:00January 18th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Konza Student Table continues to provide meals and conversation for hundreds of K-State students

Business confidence survey circulating among Manhattan merchants

The Flint Hills Regional Council’s business-confidence survey went live last Friday and so far, 59 businesses have responded. The council’s recovery and resiliency planner Marissa Jones-Flaget says that while it’s early on in the process, they have gained some takeaways from the results. “A bulk of our respondents actually expressed interest in marketing and social [...]

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By |2021-01-15T06:57:06-06:00January 15th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Business confidence survey circulating among Manhattan merchants

RCHD receives 2,500 COVID vaccine doses Thursday

The Riley County Health Department received 2500 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Thursday. Health Department Director Julie Gibbs says the shipment should cover the first dose for those eligible to receive the vaccine during phase one of the state’s distribution plan. “We hope to have all of our [...]

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By |2021-01-15T06:24:49-06:00January 15th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCHD receives 2,500 COVID vaccine doses Thursday

Pott. County discusses COVID-19 hospitalization numbers, addresses clerk’s salary request

Pott. County COVID-19-related hospitalization numbers About five Pottawatomie County residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 complications as of Monday’s report. However, Leslie Campbell, Pottawatomie County health director, told the Pott. County Commission on Monday that area hospitals are taking in out-of-county patients as well. The Onaga Community Healthcare System has people from Jackson, Nemaha (and) Marshall [...]

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By |2021-01-11T20:01:44-06:00January 11th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County discusses COVID-19 hospitalization numbers, addresses clerk’s salary request

Pott. County to create online “sign-up” list for those wanting COVID-19 vaccine

Pottawatomie County will soon create a online system allowing area residents to express their interest in getting a COVID-19 vaccine. According to a Pottawatomie County release, those on the “sign-up” list will be notified when vaccine doses for which they are eligible to receive are available. Eligibility is based on a timeline set up as [...]

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By |2021-01-11T19:28:39-06:00January 11th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County to create online “sign-up” list for those wanting COVID-19 vaccine

Pottawatomie County swears in recently elected officials

Six recently elected Pottawatomie County officials were sworn into office during the Pottawatomie County Commission’s on Monday. Dawn Henry, Pottawatomie County clerk, was the only official sworn in who is entering their first term. She is succeeding Nancy McCarter, who spent over 20 years with the county. Among the other officials sworn in during the [...]

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NBAF officials provide update on employment numbers and demographics

There will likely be employees from all over the country working at the the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility when it is fully up and running. “According to our demographic, we have like 32 different states that have people calling them as home within our USDA demographic,” Dr. Ken Burton, NBAF coordinator, said. “Just [...]

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By |2021-01-07T17:15:26-06:00January 7th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on NBAF officials provide update on employment numbers and demographics

City officials: Manhattan brought in more sales-tax revenue than expected during 2020

The City of Manhattan brought in more revenue in 2020 than officials expected. Sales tax revenue for 2020 was down by about 2.6 percent from 2019, although officials thought sales-tax revenue would drop by 20 to 30 percent. Ron Fehr, Manhattan city manager, says this is partially due to a rise in online sales increasing [...]

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By |2021-01-07T14:14:04-06:00January 7th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on City officials: Manhattan brought in more sales-tax revenue than expected during 2020

City commission selects Wynn Butler as new mayor; discusses 17th St. name change

New Manhattan mayor City commissioner Wynn Butler has officially been named Manhattan’s mayor for 2021. The change was made Tuesday as part of an annual reorganization which involves a rotation among the city commission’s five members. Butler says he wants the commission to focus on taxes, infrastructure and responsible growth during his term. “I don’t [...]

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By |2021-01-06T13:14:12-06:00January 6th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on City commission selects Wynn Butler as new mayor; discusses 17th St. name change

Pott. County commissioner frustrated by process of getting COVID-19 test result

COVID-19 test results Pottawatomie County commissioner Dee McKee expressed frustration Monday over the process of getting COVID-19 test results. She says that despite being tested in Manhattan on Dec. 23, she still has not gotten her results back. “My frustration is, frankly, I’ve been trying to isolate since the 23rd of last month and I [...]

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By |2021-01-04T18:25:21-06:00January 4th, 2021|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County commissioner frustrated by process of getting COVID-19 test result
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