Community members filled the room Wednesday at Crestview Church for a Pottawatomie County meeting about the upcoming construction of the Scorpion biomanufacturing facility. The purpose of the meeting was to allow the public to voice their concerns and ask questions about the project. The new building will be located off of Highway 24 and Excel [...]
With the Fourth of July coming up, millions of Americans are traveling for the holiday. AAA estimates that 47.9 million people and over 387 thousand Kansans will travel 50 miles or more July 4th weekend. AAA representative Jana Tidwell says they expected the record high gas prices to push travel numbers down this year. But [...]
Ongoing construction surrounding Green Valley Road is expected to shift phases soon. Pottawatomie County Public Works Project Coordinator Steve Roggenkamp says it’s a sign the construction in that area is nearing completion. “It will soon be shifting to re-construction of the left turn lane on 24 and the addition of a second left turn lane. [...]
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Manhattan has no plans to further explore annexing the Green Valley area for the time being. A majority of city commissioners Tuesday voiced opposition to pursuing a contract for an extension of services study that would be required of Manhattan as a next step before considering a unilateral annexation of the community. That study would [...]
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Pottawatomie County commissioners have moved the needle ever so slightly toward a future bridge to connect Junietta Road to Marlatt Ave. in Riley County. In a 2-1 vote Monday, commissioners approved applying for a grant through the governor’s recently launched Building a Stronger Economy (BASE) program. The program offers new opportunities to help support infrastructure [...]
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School district officials are looking into what caused a pipe to break Monday at Oliver Brown Elementary School. During his update to the school board Wednesday, Assistant USD 383 Superintendent Eric Reid noted the incident happened during in-service. Fortunately people were in the building at the time to respond. USD 383 Maintenance Director Matt Davis [...]
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