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Hotel occupancy numbers hit low in Manhattan

Manhattan hotels have taken a major hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with one hotel closing its doors temporarily. Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Karen Hibbard says around this time of the year, hotels have had close to 70% occupancy rate.  For the week of March 22-28 of this year, occupancy was 21.3%.  This is [...]

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By |2020-04-03T14:04:32-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Hotel occupancy numbers hit low in Manhattan

Second positive case of COVID-19 reported in Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie County’s second confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported on Tuesday. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) confirmed the second case this morning. The patient is a 71 year old female and a resident of Wamego. Her travel history is being researched at this time.  She is currently at Ascension Via Christi hospital [...]

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By |2020-03-31T11:46:17-05:00March 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Second positive case of COVID-19 reported in Pottawatomie County

Riley County transfer station to close to public on Thursday

Riley County public works will be shutting the transfer station to the public during the stay at home order. The transfer station had reduced its hours and face to face transactions last week to protect its employees.  Public Works Director Leon Hobson says they have seen an increase of traffic at the station. “That kind [...]

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By |2020-03-30T15:35:15-05:00March 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County transfer station to close to public on Thursday

MAPJ once again calls for resignation of Commissioner Marvin Rodriguez

Members of the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice called for the resignation of Riley County Commissioner Marvin Rodriguez during Thursday’s Riley County commission meeting. This is due to the comments Rodriguez made during the special meeting on March 18. These comments are being seen as racist since he says the risk of COVID-19 is [...]

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By |2020-03-26T23:32:47-05:00March 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on MAPJ once again calls for resignation of Commissioner Marvin Rodriguez

USD 383 approves $400,000 purchase for hot spots, iPad insurance

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School Board approved an emergency purchase Wednesday of Internet hot spots and iPad insurance, during a special meeting. Doing so will allow students in the district without Internet be able to complete necessary school work to finish out the year from home. This purchase is part of the continuous learning program. [...]

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By |2020-03-26T14:21:17-05:00March 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 approves $400,000 purchase for hot spots, iPad insurance

Flights canceled as Manhattan Regional Airport begins to feel impacts of COVID-19

Several airlines have been cancelling flights due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, and the impact is reaching Manhattan Regional Airport. Director Jesse Romo says they are learning about the situation with airlines and COVID-19 at the same time as the public.  He and his staff are having to constantly check with the airlines on a [...]

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By |2020-03-24T14:22:41-05:00March 24th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Flights canceled as Manhattan Regional Airport begins to feel impacts of COVID-19

Spirit temporarily suspends Boeing work in some facilities

WICHITA, (AP)- Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems announced Tuesday that it was temporarily halting work for Boeing. This is for operations performed in Wichita and two Oklahoma facilities amid an outbreak of the coronavirus. The move came after Boeing announced Monday that it was suspending operations at its Seattle area facilities. At least 110 people [...]

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By |2020-03-24T11:15:37-05:00March 24th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Spirit temporarily suspends Boeing work in some facilities

Riley County commission extend declaration till end of the year

Riley County commissioners extended the local disaster emergency declaration to the end of the year. The original declaration was issued on March 18 due to Gov. Laura Kelly’s state of emergency declaration.  The declaration was in place for seven days, with the option to extend it. County Counselor Clancy Holeman made the suggestion based on [...]

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By |2020-03-23T15:08:10-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County commission extend declaration till end of the year

State school officials cancel K-12 standardized testing

TOPEKA (AP)- Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson says state standardized tests will be cancelled this year because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Watson told reporters Thursday that tests are off unless something changes “dramatically” in Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order temporarily shuttering school buildings. Her order includes exceptions for groups of 10 [...]

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By |2020-03-19T13:07:24-05:00March 19th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on State school officials cancel K-12 standardized testing

State school officials cancel K-12 standardized testing

TOPEKA (AP)- Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson says state standardized tests will be cancelled this year because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Watson told reporters Thursday that tests are off unless something changes “dramatically” in Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order temporarily shuttering school buildings. Her order includes exceptions for groups of 10 [...]

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