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Fire causes $30K in damage to Riley home

No injuries were reported after a house fire Wednesday afternoon in Riley. Firefighters responded shortly before 1 p.m. to 604 Walnut Street after residents in the home reported issues with their electricity. A fire was located in the attic of the home and quickly brought under control. The home’s occupants got out safely, but the [...]

By |2022-11-17T07:23:02-06:00November 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Fire causes $30K in damage to Riley home

Pottawatomie County Sheriff investigating damage to county shop building

Authorities in Pottawatomie County are investigating after a county maintenance shop was damaged recently. In a Wednesday news release, Sheriff Shane Jager stated the property, located in the 300 block of North 5th Street in Westmoreland had several windows damaged twice between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7. It’s believed to have been caused by a [...]

By |2022-11-16T13:20:30-06:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Sheriff investigating damage to county shop building

Manhattan-Ogden Superintendent Marvin Wade to retire in June

Manhattan-Ogden Superintendent Marvin Wade will step down at the end of the school year. Dr. Wade notified members of the school board and the district’s human resources department Tuesday, announcing his retirement, effective June 30, 2023, which coincides with when his contract is set to expire. In an emailed statement to KMAN, Dr. Wade noted [...]

By |2022-11-16T12:52:29-06:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Manhattan-Ogden Superintendent Marvin Wade to retire in June

RCPD investigating burglary of Manhattan American Legion Post home

Police are investigating a Sunday night break-in to the Pearce Keller Post No. 17 American Legion building in Manhattan. According to RCPD, the burglary was reported Monday morning. An unknown thief or thieves got away with cash stolen from an ATM and safe inside the building. The total amount of case stolen was around $4,800. [...]

By |2022-11-15T11:17:00-06:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on RCPD investigating burglary of Manhattan American Legion Post home

Pottawatomie County Commissioners approve permit request for bed and breakfast

Pottawatomie County Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a conditional use permit request for a bed and breakfast to be located in the Green Valley area. The permit spells out seven conditions for the property, including having a limit of no more than eight rooms to be rented to guests, smoke detection devices to be installed [...]

By |2022-11-14T14:28:16-06:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commissioners approve permit request for bed and breakfast

Saturday crash north of Manhattan leads to DUI arrest

A two-vehicle crash Saturday evening, north of Manhattan, injured two people and resulted in an arrest for DUI. Riley County Police responded near the area of North Seth Child Road and Top of the World around 6:15 p.m. Saturday and located a pickup driven by 64-year-old Robert Jandera, of Houston, Texas and a passenger car [...]

By |2022-11-14T14:09:45-06:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Saturday crash north of Manhattan leads to DUI arrest

Manhattan man dies in wrong way crash on I-70

A Manhattan man was among two killed early Saturday morning in a head-on crash on Interstate 70 in Geary County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Ford F-150 driven by 34-year-old John Wagnaar III was traveling west in the eastbound passing lane of I-70 at around 3 a.m. and collided with a Honda Civic [...]

By |2022-11-13T08:44:18-06:00November 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Manhattan man dies in wrong way crash on I-70

Manhattan mobile home destroyed by fire

Firefighters responded Saturday night to a fire at a mobile home in Manhattan’s Redbud Estates neighborhood, shortly before 9:30 p.m. According to Deputy Manhattan Fire Chief Ryan Almes, two occupants and one dog were able to escape prior to crews arrival. Initial reports stated people were possibly in the home at the time of the [...]

By |2022-11-13T08:24:21-06:00November 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Manhattan mobile home destroyed by fire

Riley County health officials urging vaccinations as peak flu season nears

Local health officials are encouraging vaccinations as flu season begins, reminding folks also to consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as cases begin to tick up once again. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4. It was enough to move Riley [...]

By |2022-11-10T08:33:25-06:00November 10th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County health officials urging vaccinations as peak flu season nears

Pott County’s McKee says sales tax question failed due to lack of publicity; weighs in on expansion of commission

Voters in Pottawatomie County have rejected a quarter-percent sales tax to fund road and bridge improvements in the county by a 53 to 47 percent margin. County officials had projected that the tax, which was proposed in addition to the existing 1 percent retail sales tax, could have generated roughly $1.6 million annually for about [...]

By |2022-11-10T08:26:48-06:00November 10th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pott County’s McKee says sales tax question failed due to lack of publicity; weighs in on expansion of commission
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