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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

Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Riley, Geary, and Pottawatomie Counties have joined forces as The Wildcat Region to apply for a grant. Riley County Health Department Director Julie Gibbs explains to the Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning. The grant is offered by KDHE and is intended to help support efforts to prevent opioid abuse. The counties plan to use the possible grant by [...]

By |2022-09-22T16:57:26-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wildcat Region applies for KDHE opioid prevention grant; RCHD updating sign

Wamego poverty simulation shines light on difficulties families face

The K-State Research and Extension Office recently hosted a poverty simulation at Wamego High School.  Tuesday’s event, Living on the Edge – The Realities of Living Paycheck to Paycheck in Today’s World, was attended by about forty community members. Pottawatomie County Family Consumer Science Agent Erin Tynon explains.  The decisions involved housing and utilities, clothing [...]

By |2022-09-22T16:34:11-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wamego poverty simulation shines light on difficulties families face

Truck driver charged in August fatal crash that killed Wamego man and son

A Douglas County man has been charged in connection to an August motor vehicle crash that killed a Wamego man and his son and injured three others. Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck confirmed to KMAN in an email Monday, that 44-year-old Mark Stanwix, of Lecompton, is charged with six felonies, including two counts of involuntary [...]

By |2022-09-19T18:25:13-05:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Truck driver charged in August fatal crash that killed Wamego man and son

Pottawatomie County Commissioners proposing quarterly meetings with Planning Commission

Pottawatomie County commissioners on Monday discussed a need for more communication between its board and the Planning and Zoning Board moving forward. The two entities have been busy working through conditional use permits for a number of rock quarries, outdoor wedding venues and working through developing possible regulations for solar farms. At Monday’s meeting, Commissioner [...]

By |2022-09-14T07:57:04-05:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Commissioners proposing quarterly meetings with Planning Commission

Hearings continued for former Wamego teachers accused of unlawful sexual relations

A court date for two former Wamego teachers accused of unlawful sexual relations with a former student came and went Tuesday with no new developments. It’s now continued to later this fall. Pottawatomie County Attornery Sherri Schuck tells KMAN it’s nothing unusual, as the state and prosecution await KBI to complete searches on digital and [...]

By |2022-09-14T07:22:15-05:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Hearings continued for former Wamego teachers accused of unlawful sexual relations

Mower sparks quick fire in Pottawatomie County

A fire caused by a mower prompted emergency response by Pottawatomie County fire crews Thursday afternoon. First responders were called to the vicinity of the intersection of Sales and Westmoreland Roads, South of Fostoria. Scanner traffic indicated the mower had caused a grass fire within 20 yards of a structure, though the reporting party was [...]

By |2022-09-08T15:38:47-05:00September 8th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Mower sparks quick fire in Pottawatomie County

Wamego man charged in connection to fatal fentanyl overdose

A Wamego man is charged in connection to a 2021 overdose death involving fentanyl. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Wamego Police Department says 20-year-old McKaine Farr knowingly distributed counterfeit oxycodone tablets laced with fentanyl, which caused an overdose death of 21-year-old Jayson Ebert in September 2021. Farr is charged with alleged distribution of a [...]

By |2022-09-07T05:49:51-05:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wamego man charged in connection to fatal fentanyl overdose

A Celebration of the Flint Hills at Lazy T Ranch to benefit Native Stone Scenic Highway

About 55 miles of historic fences exist along a route in the Flint Hills, identified as the Native Stone Scenic Byway. Mary Mertz belongs to a group dedicated to preserving the structures. She describes a fundraiser at The Lazy T Ranch on September 10th. Mertz says crafters, artists, authors, photographers, and florists are offered free [...]

By |2022-08-30T18:33:58-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Celebration of the Flint Hills at Lazy T Ranch to benefit Native Stone Scenic Highway
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