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

By |June 29th, 2022|

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 [...]

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

By |June 29th, 2022|

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 [...]

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

By |June 29th, 2022|

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 [...]

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

By |June 29th, 2022|

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 [...]

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