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Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of trailer

Authorities in Pottawatomie County are investigating a past theft of a trailer. According to Sheriff Shane Jager, a report came in Monday to the 200 block of Noble Street in Belvue. The trailer was reportedly stolen around 4:45 a.m. Sunday and was towed away with what is believed to be a white 2011 to 2014 [...]

By |2022-12-02T12:42:01-06:00December 2nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of trailer

Pott. County recommends planning commissioner resign or be removed amid absences

The Pottawatomie County Commission has recommended a member of the Planning Commission resign or be forcibly removed from the board due to attendance issues. “It’s time for him to either retire or leave or be removed and it’s not a negotiation,” said Commissioner Greg Riat at Monday’s meeting. The commission didn’t specify by name which [...]

By |2022-12-01T14:38:34-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pott. County recommends planning commissioner resign or be removed amid absences

St. Thomas More Ladies to host 32nd annual Cookie Carousel

Cookies will be on full display Saturday out at St. Thomas More Church’s Parish Center for the 32nd annual Cookie Carousel. The annual event is a fundraiser put on by the Thomas More Ladies, with this year’s beneficiaries being Sunflower Children’s Collective, Catholic Charities and Life Choice Ministries. Several tables will be filled with holiday [...]

By |2022-12-01T07:16:07-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on St. Thomas More Ladies to host 32nd annual Cookie Carousel

February preliminary hearing scheduled for truck driver accused in August fatal crash near Wamego

A status conference was held this week for a Lecompton man accused of involuntary manslaughter for his role in an August crash that killed a father and son near Wamego and injured three others. Mark Stanwix appeared in Pottawatomie County District Court Tuesday. Judge Erich Campbell scheduled a 9 a.m. preliminary hearing on Friday, Feb. [...]

By |2022-12-01T07:13:29-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on February preliminary hearing scheduled for truck driver accused in August fatal crash near Wamego

One injured after car overturns in yard on Kimball Ave.

One person was taken to the hospital Tuesday night following a crash in the 2600 block of Kimball Ave. According to RCPD, officers were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. for a westbound vehicle that had left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned in the front yard of a house. Police say 19-year-old Alexander Arwine, of [...]

By |2022-12-01T06:17:34-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on One injured after car overturns in yard on Kimball Ave.

RCPD: No serious injuries reported after morning crash sends one vehicle onto its side

No serious injuries were reported following a two vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Tuttle Creek Blvd and Walters Drive. According to RCPD, officers were called out to the scene just after 7:30 a.m. and found a Dodge Journey SUV had flipped onto its side and had at least one person entrapped. The vehicle had been [...]

By |2022-11-29T14:47:45-06:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on RCPD: No serious injuries reported after morning crash sends one vehicle onto its side

Authorities investigating after small fire reported in MHS bathroom Monday

An investigation is underway after a small fire was reported Monday inside a bathroom at Manhattan High School’s west campus. In a letter sent to parents Monday evening, Principal Michael Dorst noted that students reported to a teacher around 10:30 a.m. that the soap dispenser in a boys’ bathroom in the F hall had been [...]

By |2022-11-29T06:45:04-06:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Authorities investigating after small fire reported in MHS bathroom Monday

Nominating Commission to meet by teleconference Friday

The search for a new district magistrate judge in the 21st Judicial District will officially begin Friday as a nominating commission plans to convene by telephone conference, to set the schedule for filling a vacancy on the court. Last week it was announced that Judge James Kepple was leaving the court to become the next [...]

By |2022-11-29T06:33:07-06:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Nominating Commission to meet by teleconference Friday

Coin toss determines Grant Township clerk race in Riley County

A coin flip was held at Monday’s Riley County Commission meeting to break a tie in the election of the Grant Township Clerk. Travis Shanahan, the current clerk finished with 19 votes in the Nov. 8 election. So did Riley County resident Larry Noble. Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo explains that a coin toss, while [...]

By |2022-11-28T19:12:08-06:00November 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Coin toss determines Grant Township clerk race in Riley County

Riley County Health Department says flu season has potential to be severe

Riley County health officials say cases of the flu are presenting earlier this year than any of the past 13 years. The health department noted in a Facebook post Monday that data so far indicates the 2022 flu season will be severe, based on indicators from across the globe, including Australia, where a lot of [...]

By |2022-11-28T14:39:36-06:00November 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County Health Department says flu season has potential to be severe
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