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Pott. County accepts CARES Act funding; will remain member of transportation organization

CARES Act funding Pottawatomie County has until mid-August to submit a plan for how it will spend about $4.9 million in CARES Act funding it is set to receive. With such a short timeline, County Commissioner Pat Weixelman says there will be more room for error and misuse of funds. County Administrator Chad Kinsley says [...]

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By |2020-07-08T09:58:59-05:00July 8th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County accepts CARES Act funding; will remain member of transportation organization

Pott. County Commission hears budget proposal for 2021 general fund

The Pottawatomie County Commission went over the proposed general-fund budget for fiscal year 2021 during their meeting Monday. As it stands right now, the county’s 2021 budget will be about $34.1 million, down from their 2020 budget of about $34.4 million. The mill levy will be about 27.7 mills, down from about 28.2 mills in [...]

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By |2020-07-06T17:32:06-05:00July 6th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission hears budget proposal for 2021 general fund

RCHD considering more restrictive health order; looking to speed up COVID-19 testing

Possible new health order The Riley County Health Department will consider issuing a new, more restrictive health order as soon as next week. “What we have in our order right now is just not working,” Julie Gibbs, RCHD administrator, said. “We are going to need to do something a little bit more restrictive.” County health [...]

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By |2020-07-03T18:30:39-05:00July 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCHD considering more restrictive health order; looking to speed up COVID-19 testing

State-park officials talk camping, boating and safety during the Fourth of July weekend

A busy Fourth of July weekend is expected at Tuttle Creek State Park. That’s according to Todd Lovin, the Tuttle Creek State Park manager, who says camp sites are all booked up. “This year, we’re seeing just record numbers of people coming to the park,” Lovin said. “If you want to camp, you need to [...]

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By |2020-07-03T16:56:18-05:00July 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on State-park officials talk camping, boating and safety during the Fourth of July weekend

Officials will not attempt to capture alligator spotted in Wildcat Creek

Officials will not attempt to capture an alligator that was seen in the Wildcat Creek and Linear Trail area Wednesday evening. According to a City of Manhattan release, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has been contacted by animal control to determine how to approach the situation Officials do not believe the alligator poses [...]

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By |2020-07-02T13:57:47-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Officials will not attempt to capture alligator spotted in Wildcat Creek

Alligator seen near Linear Trail, not believed to be from Manhattan Reptile World

A second alligator is reportedly on the loose in Manhattan. According to Manhattan Parks and Recreation, an alligator was seen Wednesday evening on Linear Trail along Wildcat Creek between South Manhattan Ave. and Pecan Circle. This alligator is not believed to be one of the two stolen from Manhattan Reptile World in June. Multiple media [...]

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By |2020-07-02T11:36:49-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Alligator seen near Linear Trail, not believed to be from Manhattan Reptile World

K-State president releases information on university’s plan to fight racism and discrimination

Kansas State University President Richard Myers released further details this Wednesday on the university’s plan to combat racism and discrimination. The plan is broken down into two categories of action steps the university will take, one category being student related and the other being faculty related. Myers also responded to calls for a K-State student [...]

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By |2020-07-01T11:58:29-05:00July 1st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on K-State president releases information on university’s plan to fight racism and discrimination

Flint Hills Transportation Agency awarded $2.5 million CARES Act grant

The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency, also known as aTa Bus, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the Federal Transit Administration as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed in March. The grant is part of $25 billion in CARES Act funding that is going towards public transportation [...]

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By |2020-06-30T17:00:29-05:00June 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Flint Hills Transportation Agency awarded $2.5 million CARES Act grant

Pott. County Commission talks CARES Act funding; US-24/Green Valley Rd. project

CARES Act funding The Pottawatomie County Commission discussed Monday how it will distribute CARES Act funds once they have been received. According to Chad Kinsley, Pottawatomie County administrator, Pottawatomie County will receive about $200 per person. In total, the county is set to receive about $4.9 million in the first round of CARES Act funding. [...]

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By |2020-06-30T13:22:38-05:00June 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission talks CARES Act funding; US-24/Green Valley Rd. project

Update: 28 new positive COVID-19 cases; two new outbreak locations identified in Riley County

28 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Riley County since Wednesday, most of which are people 18 to 24-years old. Julie Gibbs, Riley County Health Department administrator, says two new outbreak locations have been identified at Rock A Belly Bar and Deli and 785 Bar. “We have been in contact with all [...]

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By |2020-06-26T17:49:29-05:00June 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Update: 28 new positive COVID-19 cases; two new outbreak locations identified in Riley County