A stabbing in Pottawatomie County Thursday afternoon landed one person in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and a second in jail. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 24-year old Nigel Breaux was arrested after deputies arrived on scene to find him walking near where the stabbing occurred. He is in jail awaiting bond on aggravated [...]
After new information from the Centers for Disease Control labeled Riley County an emerging hotspot for COVID-19 cases, officials with the Health Department addressed their concerns while making the pitch for those unvaccinated to change that. In the past week, more than 60 new cases have been identified, bringing the total number of active cases [...]
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Construction delays mean scheduled tours for the new Junction City High School are on hold. Geary County Schools USD 475 officials say the cancelation of the tours doesn’t affect the scheduled first day of classes in the new facility, slated for August 25th. The school district was hoping to show off the new school August [...]
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The rehabilitation project for the stilling basin below Tuttle Creek Dam is nearing completion, with it being given back to control of the Army Corps of Engineers Operations team at the lake. Operations Project Manager Brian McNulty tells KMAN the project included closure of an old drain that helped cause a sinkhole. Public access remains [...]
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With a September 7th public hearing on a nearly 55 mill levy increase and the city budget now set, the Manhattan City Commission has a lot of work to do in trying to determine what the final numbers will be. Tuesday night, commissioners gave indications that they don’t want to see the mill levy increase [...]
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The Riley County Health Department has confirmed an unvaccinated 86-year old woman has become the latest victim of COVID-19 in the county. Her death is the 45th in Riley County since the start of the pandemic last year. She passed away July 10, just over a month after first testing positive for the virus. Ascension [...]
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The Manhattan City Commission passed a resolution that would set a potential mill levy increase of 54.914 for the 2022 budget, a move made in preparation for a September 7th public hearing on the budget and potential increase. The resolution passed on a 4-1 vote, with Mayor Wynn Butler casting the “no” vote. Commissioner Mark [...]
Pottawatomie County law enforcement is looking into the theft of electronic equipment from a rural church outside Wamego. Sheriff Shane Jager said in a press release that the Laclede Baptist Church at 11920 Onaga Road had been broken into sometime between four Saturday afternoon and ten Sunday morning. Total loss was estimated at over one [...]
July is National Parks and Recreation Month and the Manhattan City Commission recognized the city’s department at Tuesday night’s meeting. After the proclamation honoring the city’s Parks and Rec department, Director Eddie Eastes noted how the importance of activities in communities nationwide are perceived. The third of the city’s recreation centers to be built with [...]
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The Manhattan City Commission Tuesday approved the issuance of industrial revenue bonds for the construction of a “home plus” facility planned for property near Colbert Hills. Foundation Park Homeplus, LLC, had requested up to eight million dollars in their IRB application for construction of what is expected to be a campus of three buildings at [...]
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