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KDOT to begin U.S. 24 construction in Pottawatomie County

The Kansas Department of Transportation is slated to begin construction along U.S. 24 this week, along a 4-mile stretch from K-177/Fort Riley Blvd. to just east of Excel Road, in Pottawatomie County. Alternating lane closures will occur while shoulder widening, mill and overlay work and pavement marking is completed on both directions of U.S. 24. [...]

By |2023-06-05T06:43:34-05:00June 5th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on KDOT to begin U.S. 24 construction in Pottawatomie County

Poyntz and Juliette reopens to through traffic

The 600 block of Poyntz Ave. has been reopened to through traffic, including the Juliette Ave intersection, which is temporarily functioning as a 2-way stop. City officials say traffic on Poyntz has the right-of-way, with left turns onto Juliette occurring in a yield condition as gaps in the opposing lanes of traffic allow. All traffic on [...]

By |2023-06-05T06:13:09-05:00June 5th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Poyntz and Juliette reopens to through traffic

Weekend events: Arts in the Park, Community Baby Shower, Symphony at Sunset

FRIDAY Who: Arts in the Park What: Live music: Opening Act – Plastique, Headliner – Augustus When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Larry Norvell Band Shell at City Park (11th and Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS) Why: Live summer music series, free and open to the public. SATURDAY Who: Riley County Health Department What: 2nd Annual Community [...]

By |2023-06-02T14:26:34-05:00June 2nd, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Weekend events: Arts in the Park, Community Baby Shower, Symphony at Sunset

Riley County filings for November general election

The deadline to file for the November 7 general election was at noon Thursday. The following is a list of candidates who have filed for local races in Riley County. Manhattan City Commission Susan Adamchak Darqel Brown Rosemary Crumly-Loucks Mark Hatesohl Connor Knightley John Matta Karen McCulloh Peter Oppelt Rafael Rodriguez, Jr. Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 [...]

By |2023-06-01T13:06:53-05:00June 1st, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County filings for November general election

Pottawatomie County filings for November general election

The deadline to file for the November 7 general election was at noon Thursday. The following is a list of candidates who have filed for local races in Pottawatomie County. Wamego City Commission Position 5 Mike Baker Dwight Faulkner Dorothy Ann McNinch City of St. George Mayor Debby Werth Andrew Donovan City Council Spencer Parsons [...]

By |2023-06-01T12:50:14-05:00June 1st, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County filings for November general election

Area schools offering free meals this summer to anyone 18 and under

Free meals are being provided this summer for anyone 18 and under at several schools in USD 383. Many of the summer meal programs started this week, and continue through Aug. 4. The program is possible due to annual funding from the US Department of Agriculture. Serving sites include: Amanda Arnold, Bluemont, Lee, Marlatt, Ogden [...]

By |2023-05-31T14:09:52-05:00May 31st, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Area schools offering free meals this summer to anyone 18 and under

Susan Adamchak files for Manhattan City Commission

Susan Adamchak entered the race for the Manhattan City Commission last Friday and is among several now vying for one of four vacant seats this November. Adamchak is a long-time resident of Manhattan and a retired sociologist and independent businesswoman. Her experience includes working with several government agencies and international organizations, and says she has [...]

By |2023-05-31T12:22:47-05:00May 31st, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Susan Adamchak files for Manhattan City Commission

Ogden man among two injured in crash on Kansas Turnpike

A Riley County man was among two injured Tuesday following a car crash on the Kansas Turnpike. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 28-year-old Jason Moore, of Ogden, was westbound on Interstate 70 near Bonner Springs at around 7:30 p.m. when he lost control of his Jeep Cherokee and left the roadway to the right. Authorities [...]

By |2023-05-31T07:38:19-05:00May 31st, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Ogden man among two injured in crash on Kansas Turnpike

Congressman Mann says debt limit deal is a mixed bag

Time is ticking for Congress to consider a tentative deal between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to suspend the nation’s debt limit through 2025 to avoid a federal default while limiting government spending. Kansas 1st District Congressman Tracey Mann joined KMAN’s Morning News Tuesday, and says the deal is a mixed bag. [...]

By |2023-05-30T13:20:37-05:00May 30th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Congressman Mann says debt limit deal is a mixed bag

Powell promoted to Wamego Police Deputy Chief

The Wamego Police Department announced last week that Jason Powell has been promoted to Deputy Chief. Powell has been with WPD since 2008 and is currently the department’s taser instructor and a certified field training officer. The St. Joseph, Missouri native has been in law enforcement since 2002 and has received several life saving awards [...]

By |2023-05-30T11:21:26-05:00May 30th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Powell promoted to Wamego Police Deputy Chief
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