Stormont Vail to assume control of Geary Community Hospital

The Geary County Commission held a special meeting Friday to approve a contract with Stormont Vail Hospital which will assume control of the struggling Geary Community Hospital on January 1. The hospital will become Stormont Vail – Flint Hills Campus. Under the contract, Stormont will manage the Geary Community Hospital and its rural health clinic [...]

By |2022-07-01T14:41:19-05:00July 1st, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Stormont Vail to assume control of Geary Community Hospital

Onaga woman injured in crash near Pottawatomie-Nemaha County line

An Onaga woman is recovering following a Wednesday car crash near the Pottawatomie and Nemaha County line. Officials with the Kansas Highway Patrol say 58-year-old Delores Sauvage was northbound on Kansas Highway 63 shortly before 12:30 p.m. when her Cadillac Deville left the roadway to the east and struck a field entrance. The car reportedly [...]

By |2022-06-30T06:58:09-05:00June 30th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Onaga woman injured in crash near Pottawatomie-Nemaha County line

Pottawatomie Co. Clerk to begin verifying signatures in petition to expand county commission

A petition to expand the Pottawatomie County Commission is in the hands of elections officials. Election Supervisor Ashley Rice tells KMAN that a 106-page list of signatures were turned in June 23rd by planning commissioner Doug Kern, who is advocating to expand the board from 3 to 5 seats. Rice says they’re hoping to start [...]

By |2022-06-29T16:13:55-05:00June 29th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie Co. Clerk to begin verifying signatures in petition to expand county commission

True Colors House set to open Friday for LGBTQ+ youth in Manhattan area

An open house is planned Friday for a new space aimed at connecting LGBTQ youth in the Manhattan area. True Colors will officially launch its Flint Hills Chapter with a Pride themed 4th of July party at the new space. Manhattan-Ogden school board member Jayme Morris-Hardeman and her husband recently donated a rental property for [...]

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Sen. Moran’s office requesting federal dollars for Belvue Bridge rehab

More federal dollars could soon be available to fund repairs to the Belvue Bridge. Pottawatomie County Administrator Chad Kinsley told commissioners this week that Sen. Jerry Moran’s office has been actively seeking Congressionally Directed Spending dollars. Sen. Moran is requesting $6.4 million on behalf of the Kansas Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of the existing [...]

By |2022-06-29T15:48:48-05:00June 29th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Sen. Moran’s office requesting federal dollars for Belvue Bridge rehab

Riley County remains in high incidence rate category; COVID vaccines now available for young children

Riley County remains in the high incidence rate category for COVID-19 transmissions for a second straight week. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recorded 92 new cases between June 18th and June 24th. The Incidence Rate is 123.9, well above the 100 case threshold per 100,000 people metric the department uses for its data [...]

By |2022-06-29T15:24:20-05:00June 29th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County remains in high incidence rate category; COVID vaccines now available for young children

Pottawatomie County holds work session to discuss annexation of Scorpion property

One week after Manhattan passed its resolution to approve annexation for the Scorpion Biological Systems development, Pottawatomie County held a work session Monday where commissioners hashed out some of their desires with the project going forward. Commissioner Dee McKee questioned Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr about concerns she has that Highway 24 isn’t included within [...]

By |2022-06-28T11:12:13-05:00June 28th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County holds work session to discuss annexation of Scorpion property

Riley County tables proposal for north county ambulance station; approves EMS restructure

Riley County commissioners have tabled approving a construction proposal for the north county ambulance station. Public Works Director John Ellerman requested to officially accept Anderson Knight Architects for the design of the station. The cost for the proposal is around $99,000, with the project cost estimated between $960 and $1.04 million. The proposal does not [...]

By |2022-06-28T08:34:06-05:00June 28th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Riley County tables proposal for north county ambulance station; approves EMS restructure

Manhattan storm debris cleanup likely to continue well into July

After multiple rounds of severe weather throughout June, significant tree damage has slowed City of Manhattan efforts to tidy up area Right-of-Ways. Initially planned to take a week starting June 21st and rotate through the city as divided into 5 zones, crews took multiple days to get through zone 1 – which constituted the Ward [...]

By |2022-06-28T07:16:10-05:00June 28th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan storm debris cleanup likely to continue well into July

Manhattan Regional Airport posts busiest May on record for travel

Travelers continue to book flights out of Manhattan at a strong pace. In May, over 7,000 passengers flew out of Manhattan Regional Airport, accounting for the best May on record for the airport since American began offering airline service. Airport Director Brandon Keazer says it was also the third best month on record for the [...]

By |2022-06-27T16:13:53-05:00June 27th, 2022|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Regional Airport posts busiest May on record for travel
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