New Wamego, Rock Creek superintendents excited for new gigs

Two new superintendents are taking over at Rock Creek and Wamego Public Schools this fall. Both made their debut appearance Wednesday on KMAN’s In Focus. Current Lansing High School Principal Rob McKim was hired Jan. 31 by the Wamego School Board. The Kansas native has spent most of his life involved in education. McKim will [...]

By |2022-06-09T10:50:40-05:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Wamego, Rock Creek superintendents excited for new gigs

Local governments adjusting for inflation, rising fuel costs

Brandon Peoples and Sam Hennigh contributed to this story Gas prices are no doubt causing adjustments in personal budgets, but what about local governments? Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr says they fully expect inflation and record-high fuel costs to create challenges in developing next year’s budget. As for any adjustments in the current operating budget, [...]

By |2022-06-08T11:30:12-05:00June 8th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Local governments adjusting for inflation, rising fuel costs

Pottawatomie County hears public comment regarding proposed quarry near Wheaton

Pottawatomie County Commissioners heard an hour of public comment Monday regarding a proposed rock quarry near Wheaton by Topeka-based Mid-States Materials. The Planning Commission voted earlier this spring 4-3 to recommend denial of a conditional use permit for the quarry. Concerned landowners spoke about why they are opposed to the project. Travis Ross, a fourth [...]

By |2022-06-07T11:43:13-05:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County hears public comment regarding proposed quarry near Wheaton

St. George woman killed in crash near Wamego

A Pottawatomie County woman and an infant child were seriously injured in a crash southwest of Wamego Thursday morning. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 11 a.m. when an eastbound Toyota Avalon carrying three people, left the road and struck a tree, near Bluebird Road. The driver, identified as 28-year-old Tyra [...]

By |2022-06-02T15:45:58-05:00June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on St. George woman killed in crash near Wamego

New details emerge in case of former Wamego teacher charged with sex crime

More details have emerged in the case of a former Wamego Middle School science teacher arrested Sunday on suspicion of a sex crime involving an underage victim. Allen Sylvester, 51, of rural Wabaunsee County, was formally charged Wednesday with one count of unlawful sexual relations. According to Wabaunsee County Attorney Tim Liesmann, the victim was [...]

By |2022-06-01T16:07:46-05:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New details emerge in case of former Wamego teacher charged with sex crime

August primary to put local incumbents McKee, Carlson on hot seats for re-election

The deadline to file for the August primary came and went Wednesday with only a slight change to local races. In Pottawatomie County, Nathan Gotsch filed before the deadline for the 1st District commission seat and will be an independent in the November election. Gotsch also ran in 2018, but lost to Republican Dee McKee, [...]

By |2022-06-01T15:46:58-05:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on August primary to put local incumbents McKee, Carlson on hot seats for re-election

Pottawatomie County tables decision on C-U-P’s to June 20

Pottawatomie County commissioners made very little movement Monday in considering two conditional use permits for rural properties north of Rock Creek High School. After spending over an hour discussing the request by Greg Ferkol for a children’s play area and accompanying event space, commissioners voted to proceed with the play area under a rural tourism [...]

By |2022-05-24T08:59:35-05:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County tables decision on C-U-P’s to June 20

Rock Creek School Board hires new superintendent

Rock Creek School Board members held a special meeting Monday, where a new superintendent was named. The board has hired Joan Simoneau, who is wrapping up her sixth year as superintendent and elementary principal at USD 369 Burrton. The board approved a 2-year contract with her. She succeeds Kevin Logan, who has accepted a position [...]

By |2022-05-24T06:42:35-05:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Rock Creek School Board hires new superintendent

Pottawatomie County tables decision on pair of C-U-P requests amid protests from residents

The Pottawatomie County Commission has tabled a decision on a pair of conditional use permits for wedding and event space in a rural area near Rock Creek High School. Nearby residents are concerned with the high volume of traffic, noise and light pollution the proposals could bring with it to an area that’s in a [...]

By |2022-05-16T17:08:41-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County tables decision on pair of C-U-P requests amid protests from residents

One person killed in crash near St. George

One person was killed Friday morning in a crash near St. George. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a northbound Chevy Malibu failed to yield at the stop sign at the intersection of Flush Road and Highway 24. The car was struck on the drivers side by an eastbound semi truck. The driver of the [...]

By |2022-05-13T16:07:29-05:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on One person killed in crash near St. George
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