Pottawatomie County, KS


Funeral services set for Manhattan woman killed on US-24

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Funeral services are set for the 38-year-old woman who died in an accident along US-24 highway in Pottawatomie Co. Friday morning. According to an obituary on the Mercer Funeral Home’s website, Abby L. Stous will be laid to rest Friday, May 20th at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
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No injuries reported after crash on 24 sends car through house

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Miraculously, no injuries have been reported after a crash on Highway 24 near Manhattan sent a car flying into a nearby house. The Pottawatomie Co. Sheriff’s Office says drivers should avoid the area of Highway 24 between Green Valley Rd. and Excel Rd. as emergency crews attempt to clean up a wreck.
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Farm tours in Kansas elicit conversations, trust in American food system

There’s an “aww!” in unison as Garrett Rezac, a pork producer in Pottawatomie County, brings out a baby pig. Everyone is excited to get closer to the pig, born just a few days ago. Questions come up about caring for the baby pig as each person has their turn at holding the warm, full-bellied porcine.
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Deadly crash closes highway in northeast Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Authorities are warning drivers to use caution if they are driving on U.S. Highway 24 near Flush Road in Pottawatomie County. The eastbound lanes are closed, according to sheriff’s deputies. Just after 8:30 a.m. Friday, a passenger vehicle going north on Flush Road failed to stop for a stop sign. It […]

Kansas woman who died in crash failed to yield to semi, patrol says

ST. GEORGE, Kan. (KAKE) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 38-year-old woman was killed when her car was hit by a semi in Pottawatomie County on Friday. The accident happened at around 8:30 a.m. at U.S. 24 and Flush Road, near St. George. The patrol reports Abby Strous was northbound on Flush Road and failed to yield to a semi heading east on the highway.

Manhattan woman dies in crash near St. George

A Manhattan woman died after a fatal car crash Friday morning near St. George, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Abby Stous, 38, died in a crash that happened at 8:38 a.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Flush Road, about 2 miles west of St. George in Pottawatomie County.

Kansas woman dies in 2-vehicle crash

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY—A Manhattan woman died in an accident just after 8:30a.m. Friday in Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2021 Chevy Malibu driven by Abby Stous, 38, Manhattan, was northbound on Flush Road two miles west of St. George. The driver failed to yield at the stop...

Martin Van Buren Jackson and the Pottawatomie Massacre

Martin Van Buren Jackson was an early Kansas pioneer who was a witness to the violence of the Border War. He offered an interesting perspective on the Pottawatomie Massacre in an interview with William E. Connelly in Topeka on March 13, 1908. Jackson stated to Connelly during the interview that...

INSIGHT: Endorsing agriculture

Warning: Today’s column is about politics and the upcoming election. Wait, don’t stop reading because what I have to say is especially important and will affect your farm and ranch for a long time to come. I know we are all tired of the constant fighting and mudslinging and what happens in D.C. and Topeka seems to be millions of miles away. I am here to tell you what happens in both cities hits close to home.