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Phase two of the bridge replacement project on eastbound U.S. 24 over Blackjack Creek will begin April 22, weather permitting, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. The location is approximately six miles west of Wamego in Pottawatomie County.

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The Pottawatomie County Health Department, in conjunction with the Wamego Health Center, will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations during the Tulip Festival, according to Steve Land, WHC administrator.

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 7, 2021) Riley County has identified 27 new positive coronavirus cases and 22 additional recoveries since the last report on March 31, 2021. The percent of positive cases for the week of March 28 was 1.1%. That translates to 20 of the 1,787 tests performed coming ba…

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Many of Governor Laura Kelly’s executive orders related to COVID-19 were set to expire yesterday, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Earlier today she extended many of those orders, and they will remain in effect until rescinded, or until the statewide state of disaster emergency expires, whichever …

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MANHATTAN, KAN. – On March 31, 2021, at approximately 5:18 p.m., the Riley County Communications Center received a report of shots fired outside of Dillard’s in the 100 block of Manhattan Town Center in Manhattan.

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Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan continues to aggressively respond to the evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Hospital leadership has updated the hospital’s visitation measures. Hospital leaders continue to be committed to protecting patients, visitors, caregivers and associates at hos…

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TOPEKA, Kan. The Kansas Bar Association will be hosting its "Call-a-Lawyer” night on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Anyone in need of legal advice is encouraged to call (800) 928-3111 between 6 and 7:45 p.m. Callers may speak to volunteer lawyers who are donating their time to answer questions and…

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) has announced the spring state tournaments and festivals for athletic and non-athletic events.

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 24, 2021) Riley County has identified 6 new positive coronavirus cases and 10 additional recoveries since the last report on March 22, 2021.  The percent of positive cases for the week of March 14th was 1.8%. That translates to 32 of the 1,767 tests performed coming…

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WESTMORELAND, March 23 – Two Manhattan men have been arrested in conjunction with a Monday morning armed robbery in Westmoreland, according to a press release from Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Doug Adams.

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WESTMORELAND, March 22 - An armed robbery in Westmoreland this morning has the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Department looking for the suspect.

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MANHATTAN, KAN. – Effective Friday, March 19, 2021, Meadowlark will officially re-open its Kimball Avenue entrance and suspend usage of the check-point station located on Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Visitors without symptoms of illness, a current or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis, or contact with …

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On Monday March 15, 2021, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4600 block of K-99 Highway rural Wamego, for a reported theft of a white 2001 GMC G2500 van with an attached silver in color 2008 Titan 18’ flatbed dove tailed trailer containing a 2008 Polaris Ranger XP 900 …

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 15, 2021)Two additional COVID-positive patients have died in Riley County. The patients were two females, aged 69 years old and 80 years old. The 69-year-old woman tested positive on January 7th and passed away on March 10th. The other woman tested positive on Janua…