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Pott. County extends local Emergency Declaration for 60 days

The Pottawatomie County Commission has approved a 60-day extension of the Emergency Declaration that was originally put in place in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Emergency Management Director Jennifer Merrow says doing so will give the county more flexibility and access to resources during an uncertain time. Although the emergency declaration was extended, Merrow [...]

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By |2020-05-18T17:19:38-05:00May 18th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County extends local Emergency Declaration for 60 days

Pott. County Commission seeking flat budget for fiscal-year 2021; hears five budget requests

The Pottawatomie County Commission heard budget requests from five different organizations during its meeting Monday. Of the five organizations, the Pottawatomie County K-State Research and Extension office was the only one to request an increase for fiscal-year 2021. Their request of about $236,056 is up from their current budget of $231,456. Commissioner Greg Riat says [...]

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By |2020-05-18T17:03:15-05:00May 18th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission seeking flat budget for fiscal-year 2021; hears five budget requests

New K-State work group tasked with finding safe ways to provide in-person classes

Kansas State University has announced the formation of a new team tasked with finding safe ways to provide in-person classes while also complying with health requirements. This comes just two weeks after K-State President Richard Myers announced that the university intends to bring back in-person classes for the fall semester. The Academic Instruction Working Group [...]

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By |2020-05-18T15:31:47-05:00May 18th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on New K-State work group tasked with finding safe ways to provide in-person classes

Parking-lot construction at Manhattan Regional Airport benefiting from decrease in travelers

Manhattan Regional Airport Director Jesse Romo gave an update on parking lot construction during Thursday’s episode of In Focus. He says while there were some concerns about the parking lot project, the recent lack of travelers has made making progress on construction easier. According to Romo, this project should be completed by early November. Romo also gave an [...]

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By |2020-05-14T14:55:43-05:00May 14th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Parking-lot construction at Manhattan Regional Airport benefiting from decrease in travelers

UPDATE: Riley County reports one new positive case of the coronavirus, bringing total to 59

Riley County reported one new positive case Wednesday, a 30-year-old woman associated with an outbreak in another county. This patient is currently in home isolation. There are about a dozen active cases, 46 recoveries, 714 negative test results and 59 total cases in Riley County since mid-March. Pottawatomie County remains at 21 total positive cases. [...]

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By |2020-05-13T14:23:00-05:00May 13th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on UPDATE: Riley County reports one new positive case of the coronavirus, bringing total to 59

UPDATE: Riley County reports one new positive case of the coronavirus, bringing total to 59

Riley County reported one new positive case Wednesday, a 30-year-old woman associated with an outbreak in another county. This patient is currently in home isolation. There are about a dozen active cases, 46 recoveries, 714 negative test results and 59 total cases in Riley County since mid-March. Pottawatomie County remains at 21 total positive cases. [...]

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UPDATE: Riley County reports one new positive case of the coronavirus, bringing total to 59

Riley County reported one new positive case Wednesday, a 30-year-old woman associated with an outbreak in another county. This patient is currently in home isolation. There are about a dozen active cases, 46 recoveries, 714 negative test results and 59 total cases in Riley County since mid-March. Pottawatomie County remains at 21 total positive cases. [...]

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K-State is encouraging landlords to implement flexibility in fall housing-contracts for students

Kansas State University is encouraging local landlords to implement flexibility into housing contracts for student tenants this fall. In a letter from K-State President Richard Myers, landlords are being asked to consider allowing students to end their leases early if the ongoing pandemic causes in-person classes to be canceled for the Fall semester. K-State Off-Campus [...]

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By |2020-05-13T13:28:57-05:00May 13th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on K-State is encouraging landlords to implement flexibility in fall housing-contracts for students

Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives will be done with extra caution

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the American Red Cross is continuing to put on blood drives and is doing so with extra caution. American Red Cross account manager Kristi Ingalls says one step being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is the taking of blood-donor temperatures. She says the Red Cross has also started cleaning equipment between [...]

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By |2020-05-12T18:23:42-05:00May 12th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives will be done with extra caution

Pott. County Commission discusses potential design changes to Fleet Maintenance Facility and sewer system

Potential changes to the Fleet Maintenance Facility design The Pottawatomie County Commission discussed a potential change to the public works Fleet Maintenance Facility design during a meeting Monday. The change would involve lowering the grade and elevation of the facility’s base from what was recommended in the original design to what county public works employees [...]

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By |2020-05-12T15:24:31-05:00May 12th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission discusses potential design changes to Fleet Maintenance Facility and sewer system