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Pawnee set to kickoff annual ‘Driving the Dream’ fundraiser

By |September 23rd, 2022|

Pawnee Mental HealthPawnee Mental Health and the Midwest Dream Car Collection are kicking off their annual “Driving the Dream” fundraising event next week. The event starts September 28th with an on-line auction and will conclude with an in-person event October 13th. Pawnee’s Director of Marketing and Development Diane Hinrichs spoke with KMAN about a few of the [...]

Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

By |September 22nd, 2022|

Riley, Geary, and Pottawatomie Counties have joined forces as The Wildcat Region to apply for a grant. Riley County Health Department Director Julie Gibbs explains to the Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning. The grant is offered by KDHE and is intended to help support efforts to prevent opioid abuse. The counties plan to use the possible grant by [...]

Wamego poverty simulation shines light on difficulties families face

By |September 22nd, 2022|

The K-State Research and Extension Office recently hosted a poverty simulation at Wamego High School.  Tuesday’s event, Living on the Edge – The Realities of Living Paycheck to Paycheck in Today’s World, was attended by about forty community members. Pottawatomie County Family Consumer Science Agent Erin Tynon explains.  The decisions involved housing and utilities, clothing [...]

Riley County drops into substantial incidence category for COVID-19

By |September 22nd, 2022|

riley countyHealth officials say Riley County has moved into the substantial incidence category for COVID-19 after recording 61 new cases for the week of Sept. 10th through the 16th. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment noted the incidence rate was 82.2, which was enough to lower Riley County from high to substantial, based on cases [...]