MONDAY, AUG. 2, Wamego -- At a special board meeting held at noon today, the USD 320 Board of Education voted to hold a meeting Thursday to discuss back to school COVID-19 mitigation issues.
Back Country Horsemen of Kansas (BCHKS) will be honoring the history of the Santa Fe Trail bycelebrating its 200th anniversary with a free trail ride from Bushong to Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park near Council Grove, Kansas, on Saturday, Sept. 18.
On Thursday July 22, 2021, at 12:54pm, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a person reporting they had been stabbed and they were driving on Westmoreland Road near Cree Road heading to Westmoreland, Kansas.
He wasn’t wearing a white shirt, well-shaped silver belly hat, low-slung southpaw pistol holster or riding a grey horse.
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2021 – Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Dickinson County, Kansas, the National Archives and Records Administration is closing the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene effective Monday, July 19, 2021.
(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 14, 2021) An unvaccinated 86-year old woman tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8, 2021, and passed away on July 10, 2021. Her passing brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 45.
As the ongoing battle with COVID-19 changes and Ascension Via Christi continues to see the number of patients surge, it remains incredibly important that we adjust our visitation policy.
On May 13, 2021, the Kansas Legislature passed House Bill 2196, which includes an enhanced My Reemployment Plan (MRP) program designed to help unemployed Kansans reenter the workforce.
(POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – July 1, 2021) Pottawatomie County Coronavirus cases are on the rise along with other counties in the Wildcat Region (Geary and Riley). As of today, Pottawatomie County has 13 active cases of Coronavirus which is less than numbers a week ago of 24 active cases (6-23-2021).
Every year about 1/3 of the city's sewer lines are cleaned. The link below is to the city's blog page where detailed information about the sewer line cleaning may be found:
Please have your vehicle(s) removed from Bertrand Avenue by 4:30 a.m. on Friday (July 2nd) so that the Street Department may sweep the streets. They will be sweeping from 4th St to 8th St.
Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends Kansans take preventive measures against mosquito bites over the July 4th holiday. Five of six regions in Kansas are now at the ‘High’ risk level for West Nile virus. Mosquito surveillance in Reno, Sedgwick, and Shawnee coun…
Topeka – Humanities Kansas (HK) announces four new stories now available on the Humanities Hotline. Topics on the toll-free hotline feature unique Kansas stories about road trip music, Black banjo and violin traditions, the East Lawrence community of La Yarda, and a trip to the Grand Canyon.…
LAWRENCE — After extensive study, the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s national board of directors has voted unanimously to retire the Kansas Honor Scholars Program (KHSP), which since 1971 has recognized the top 10% of high school seniors throughout Kansas for their academic achievement.
(Manhattan, Kan., June 25, 2021) — The Manhattan Fire Department would like to encourage everyone to have a safe and happy Independence Day. Many people associate Independence Day celebrations with fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the only safe way to view fi…
(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 23, 2021) Riley County has identified 39 new positive Coronavirus cases and 32 additional recoveries since the last report on June 16, 2021.
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today encouraged Kansas families who normally aren’t required to file an income tax return to use a new online tool to quickly register for the expanded Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan.
MANHATTAN, KS — June 17, 2021 — Junior League of the Flint Hills announced they are hosting a New Member Informational Social on June 28th from 6:30-7:30 on the patio at Public Hall in Aggieville. This event will be an opportunity to learn about the Junior League organization, meet current m…
(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 16, 2021) Riley County has identified 32 new positive Coronavirus cases and 14 additional recoveries since the last report on June 9, 2021.
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, they will make a splash this summer when they perform in Marshall County, Kansas. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world.
Staying close to home during the last year has increased interest in outdoor family activities, including gardening. On Saturday morning, June 26, six local couples will be sharing their beautiful home landscapes during the 32nd annual Manhattan Garden Tour.
(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 9, 2021) Riley County has identified 20 new positive Coronavirus cases and 62 additional recoveries since the last report on June 2, 2021.
Bridge repairs on eastbound I-70 in Wabaunsee County are scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 8, weather permitting. The project will include work on the Mill Creek bridge on I-70 and the Snokoma Road bridge over I-70 near Paxico.
June 1, 2021 — The American Legion Boys State of Kansas has announced that the deadline to register for the 2021 session has been extended until Wednesday, June 30. Individuals can continue to register after that date, but only on a space-available basis.The 2021 ALBSK session will be held S…
(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 26, 2021) Riley County has identified 27 new positive Coronavirus cases and 17 additional recoveries since the last report on May 19, 2021.
WAMEGO, May 25 -- The USD 320 Board of Education chose Greg Mann to serve as interim for the 2021-2022 school year at a special meeting held tonight.
WAMEGO, May 25 -- Kale Katt has resigned as the principal of Wamego High School. The resignation came out as an agenda item for a special USD 320 Board of Education meeting called for tonight.
POTT. CO., May 21 -- The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachariah Bayless, 31, of rural Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, today on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child under the age of 18, according to a press release from Sheriff Shane Jager.
TOPEKA –The Kansas Historical Society announced reopening plans for the Kansas State Capitol and the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka effective in June.
The Museum of the Kansas National Guard will host the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit from June 9-14. The exhibit is a photographic war memorial honoring our country's military fallen from The War on Terror. The traveling display includes both military and personal photos. The display's legac…
Wamego City Mayor Bill Ditto announced his resignation at tonight's meeting. He indicated his desire to share the position with Commissioner Cliff Baughman, having both been up for election at the same time. Ditto will stay on the commission as a commissioner.
MANHATTAN, KAN. – Beginning on May 21st, and continuing through May 31st, travelers can expect increased police presence in Manhattan and Riley County as the Riley County Police Department joins 180 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other …
Topeka: Today, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced changes in its reporting of the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimant backlog.
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…
"Effective immediately, Kansas will adopt the CDC's latest guidance that fully-vaccinated Kansans are no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors or physically distance, except in circumstances such as those required by businesses, public transportation, or health care facilities. S…
(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 12, 2021) Riley County has identified 34 new positive Coronavirus cases and 52 additional recoveries since the last report on May 5, 2021.