Pottawatomie County commissioners made very little movement Monday in considering two conditional use permits for rural properties north of Rock Creek High School. After spending over an hour discussing the request by Greg Ferkol for a children’s play area and accompanying event space, commissioners voted to proceed with the play area under a rural tourism [...]
Rock Creek School Board members held a special meeting Monday, where a new superintendent was named. The board has hired Joan Simoneau, who is wrapping up her sixth year as superintendent and elementary principal at USD 369 Burrton. The board approved a 2-year contract with her. She succeeds Kevin Logan, who has accepted a position [...]
The Pottawatomie County Commission has tabled a decision on a pair of conditional use permits for wedding and event space in a rural area near Rock Creek High School. Nearby residents are concerned with the high volume of traffic, noise and light pollution the proposals could bring with it to an area that’s in a [...]
One person was killed Friday morning in a crash near St. George. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a northbound Chevy Malibu failed to yield at the stop sign at the intersection of Flush Road and Highway 24. The car was struck on the drivers side by an eastbound semi truck. The driver of the [...]
The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that a Canadian company will open a new commercial scale manufacturing plant in Manhattan. HydroGraph Clean Power, Inc. will produce graphene, nanomaterial used across many industries, and hydrogen for alternative-energy fuels. The company’s CEO Stuart Jara, cited the company chose to be near its research partners at [...]The post Canadian manufacturer to open plant in Manhattan area appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
Rural Pottawatomie County residents voice concerns over potential rock quarries, wedding venue requests
Conditional use permits for proposed rock quarries in Pottawatomie County are getting some attention, primarily from local residents uninterested in living too close in proximity. One of them, requested by Mid-State Materials, would be located on Reves Road, south of Wheaton. But the planning commission recently recommended denying approval. The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners [...]The post Rural Pottawatomie County residents voice concerns over potential rock quarries, wedding venue requests appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
The superintendent at USD 323 Rock Creek Schools is departing the district at the end of the school year. Kevin Logan was offered a contract last month to become superintendent at Hesston, in south-central Kansas. He’ll begin his duties July 1. “This area, this school district Rock Creek, in particular, is amazing. The community has [...]The post Rock Creek’s Logan to become superintendent at Hesston USD 460 appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
A conservative Manhattan business owner and attorney has filed for the 51st District House seat in the Kansas Legislature. Kenny Titus, co-owner of National Sports Network, a nationally syndicated play-by-play broadcast network and has degrees from both the University of Kansas and Kansas State University, the latter of which includes a B.S. in Journalism and [...]
After a decade in the Kansas Legislature, 51st District State Rep. Ron Highland is retiring. The 75-year-old Republican from Wamego stood on the House floor Monday to formally announce his intent, with his wife Linda of 53 years, by his side. “She’s always been my encouragement and my support throughout our marriage, especially these last nine [...]
A former Taekwondo instructor from Wamego will spend the next three years on probation after a Pottawatomie County judge sentenced him for convictions on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Scott Hertzig pleaded guilty earlier this year two the charges following his arrest last year. In court Thursday he read a letter, acknowledging [...]