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Kansas officials to focus third round of CARES Act funding on childcare, housing and testing

The Kansas State Finance Council has approved about $290 million for the third round of CARES Act funding. Kansas officials have determined, based on a SPARK survey, that they would like to emphasize three different areas during the third round of CARES Act funding. Tami Robison, Riley County budget and finance officer, says the three [...]

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By |2020-09-17T19:40:40-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Gibbs: Beware of scammers posing as contact tracers

Contact tracers have been working seemingly around the clock these past few months getting in touch with people who may have come in contact with someone infected with the novel coronavirus. Due to the uptick in cases locally and statewide, scammers may be posing as health department employees trying to take advantage of the situation. [...]

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By |2020-09-17T15:17:05-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

USD 383 to remain in hybrid learning model while school board re-evaluates plan

USD 383 will continue the hybrid method of learning until the end of October, but the school board will continue work to improve upon the model. After being flooded with emails, phone calls, letters, and public comments from concerned parents, the board spent a majority of their meeting Wednesday hearing from teachers and staff about [...]

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By |2020-09-17T14:39:59-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Clay Center man injured after semi overturns in Pott. County

A Clay Center man was injured early Thursday morning after his semi overturned in rural Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 2019 Mack truck driven by 56-year-old Gerald Taylor went off the road north of K16 highway at Wheaton Road, just east of Wheaton. The incident occurred around 6 a.m. Taylor was transported [...]

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By |2020-09-17T13:30:29-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

GMCF launches CARES grant program for nonprofits

Federal dollars are now available to Manhattan area nonprofits through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. GMCF President and CEO Vern Henricks spoke about the application period on Monday’s GMCF Community Hour on News Radio KMAN. Henricks says these dollars come from the CARES Act, approved by Congress earlier this year. “We’re helping administer the $500,000 [...]

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By |2020-09-17T13:01:42-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD Report: 9/17/20

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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By |2020-09-17T10:57:56-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Pollinator Pockets: New mowing regimen at local parks aimed at assisting plant pollinators

A new mowing routine will soon be implemented by the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department at a few local parks to help plant pollinators, such as birds, insects and small mammals. Alfonso Leyva, Manhattan Parks and Rec. park planner, says the program, known as Pollinator Pockets, will consist of identifying areas of parks where workers [...]

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By |2020-09-16T15:19:03-05:00September 16th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Former Wamego Wastewater Treatment operator indicted for violations of Clean Water Act

The former operator of the Wamego Wastewater Treatment Facility was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of violating the Clean Water Act. According to a release from US Attorney Stephen McAllister’s office, 47-year-old David Schleif of Belvue was charged with discharging untreated or inadequately treated sewage from the Wamego facility into the Kansas River. The crime [...]

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By |2020-09-16T14:49:12-05:00September 16th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Riley County reports spike in new cases, largely from delayed results; promises fix on the way

Riley County health experts say a large increase in positive coronavirus cases is largely blamed on delays in getting results, but plans are underway to fix the problem. Wednesday’s report included 111 new positive cases and two additional recoveries since Monday’s report. Ascension Via Christi is monitoring three positive patients. Local health officer Julie Gibbs [...]

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By |2020-09-16T14:11:47-05:00September 16th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Manhattan City Commission approves Kimball Ave. improvement; tax abatement for BEV-HUB expansion

The Manhattan City Commission has approved a roughly $3 million cost-share grant for Kimball Avenue reconstruction, phase 9 of the North Campus Corridor plan. That leaves about $7.1 million that will be covered by city/university, water, stormwater, economic development and bond and interest funds. Mayor Usha Reddi says the city is also in competition to [...]

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By |2020-09-16T12:12:57-05:00September 16th, 2020|Local News|0 Comments
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