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More than 8,600 vote early in Riley, Pottawatomie County

Advance voting ended Monday, with more than 8,600 voters in Riley and Pottawatomie counties casting the ballots ahead of Election Day. Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo reported 6,354 Riley County residents voted in-person and by mail. That number was down from the last mid-term election, in 2018. Vargo noted Monday there were still 800 paper [...]

By |2022-11-08T07:37:17-06:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on More than 8,600 vote early in Riley, Pottawatomie County

Semiconductor manufacturer announces $4 million investment in Manhattan area

A Manhattan manufacturer has announced a $4 million investment as it looks to expand its operation in the area. Radiation Detection Technologies (RDT) plans to create 30 new jobs over the next five years and will spend $4 million to construct a new facility and purchase new semiconductor processing equipment. RDT’s announcement came in a [...]

By |2022-10-27T15:42:30-05:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Semiconductor manufacturer announces $4 million investment in Manhattan area

Kansas Honor Flight returns to packed house at Wamego High School

Wamego High School was full of excitement late Thursday evening. The community packed the gymnasium awaiting the return of 25 veterans and their student guardians after a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital. At 9 p.m. flashing lights of police vehicles approached the high school, followed by a line of Veteran Bikers, and finally the tour [...]

By |2022-10-25T11:53:56-05:00October 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Kansas Honor Flight returns to packed house at Wamego High School

Survivors of August fatal crash file suit against Manhattan concrete company, truck driver

Two women who survived a fatal August crash in Pottawatomie County are suing a Manhattan concrete company and a truck driver, alleging negligence in a crash that killed a 37-year-old Wamego man and his 7-year-old son. 36-year-old Julia Tinkel, of Wamego, lost her husband Randy and son Korbin in the Aug. 11 crash. She and [...]

By |2022-10-25T06:57:55-05:00October 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Survivors of August fatal crash file suit against Manhattan concrete company, truck driver

Pottawatomie County indigent attorney panel seeking raises

The cost for providing court-appointed attorneys in Pottawatomie County may soon go up. At Monday’s meeting it was noted that the three attorneys making up the county’s indigent dependent panel are seeking a new contract for services. They’re seeking compensation of $7,000 per month each, up from the $5,000 per month they’ve been under contract [...]

By |2022-10-18T08:59:37-05:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County indigent attorney panel seeking raises

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday; advance voting begins this week

Tuesday is the last day to register or update voter registration ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. Registration books close at 5 p.m. Advance voting by mail and in person then begins Wednesday, with the final day to apply for an advance mail ballot on Nov. 1. At the local level, Riley County commissioner [...]

By |2022-10-17T06:50:57-05:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Voter registration deadline is Tuesday; advance voting begins this week

Pottawatomie County selected as venue for Dana Chandler retrial for double murder

Pottawatomie County will be the venue for Dana Chandler’s third trial for a 2002 double murder. Chandler was convicted in 2012 of the murders of her ex-husband Mike Sisco and his fiance Karen Harkness at a Topeka residence. However the conviction was overturned by the Kansas Supreme Court in 2018, citing prosecutorial misconduct after the [...]

By |2022-10-13T07:52:01-05:00October 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County selected as venue for Dana Chandler retrial for double murder

Friends of the KAW lead volunteers in successful river cleanup

It was all hands on deck Saturday for the semi-annual Friends of the KAW clean up in the Manhattan-Saint George area. The weather was perfect for hard work on Saturday, and the Kansas River was the recipient of that from about sixty volunteers. More than five years ago, Friends of the KAW made a goal [...]

By |2022-10-10T11:35:55-05:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Friends of the KAW lead volunteers in successful river cleanup

East extension of Junietta Road denied, though Pott. County will maintain right-of-way

As developers continue to work on planning for residential areas around Oliver Brown Elementary School, some guidance was given to the Pottawatomie County Planning and Zoning staff about how some of that should continue. County Planner Stephan Metzger indicated that a developer is trying to plan for how to design a subdivision east of where [...]

By |2022-09-28T07:55:11-05:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on East extension of Junietta Road denied, though Pott. County will maintain right-of-way

Wamego woman loses consciousness, dies in crash

One person is dead following a crash in rural Pottawatomie County Tuesday night. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Stefanie Turner, of Wamego was westbound on Elm Slough Road just after 8 p.m. when she lost consciousness and went off the road to the left. Turner was pronounced dead on scene. According to the crash [...]

By |2022-09-28T06:55:45-05:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Wamego woman loses consciousness, dies in crash
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