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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

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

GoFundMe set up for Wamego mail carrier injured in Sunday wreck

A GoFundMe has been established for a Wamego mail truck driver involved in an automobile crash Sunday near Silver Lake. Family member Sarah Filinger says the fundraiser was set up to pay for travel and medical expenses after 38-year-old Shawn Adams was involved in a three-vehicle crash while delivering Amazon packages for the US Postal [...]

By |2022-08-24T06:18:24-05:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on GoFundMe set up for Wamego mail carrier injured in Sunday wreck

Wamego man injured in three-vehicle crash near Silver Lake

A Wamego man was seriously injured Sunday in a three vehicle crash near Silver Lake. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Shawn Adams was westbound on Highway 24 near Hodges Road, just east of Silver Lake, when his mail truck was struck head on by an eastbound SUV. Authorities say the SUV, driven by 36-year-old [...]

By |2022-08-22T06:56:07-05:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Wamego man injured in three-vehicle crash near Silver Lake

Wamego, RCPD now searching for two runaway teens

Days after a runaway teenager from Salina was reported, Wamego and Riley County Police Department officials say they believe a runaway teenager from Manhattan may be with her. In a joint news release Tuesday, the two agencies shared photos of 15-year-old Trinity and 16-year-old Alejandra. Trinity, whose last name was not provided by police, reportedly [...]

By |2022-08-17T15:14:50-05:00August 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wamego, RCPD now searching for two runaway teens

KHP: Wamego boy dies from injuries sustained in wreck that killed his father

A 7-year-old Wamego boy has died, days after a fatal crash near Wamego that also claimed his father’s life. The Kansas Highway Patrol has confirmed that Korbin Tinkel died Saturday from injuries sustained in the Aug. 10 crash. Korbin was a passenger in a pickup that his father, 37-year-old Randy Tinkel, was driving before being [...]

By |2022-08-15T19:38:20-05:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on KHP: Wamego boy dies from injuries sustained in wreck that killed his father

Fundraisers established for Wamego family involved in fatal crash

Local fundraisers have been established for a Wamego family of four involved in a fatal crash Wednesday on Highway 24. The Tinkel family were in a pickup that overturned after a semi rear ended their vehicle and an SUV just east of Wamego. The crash killed 37-year-old Randy Tinkel and seriously injured his wife, 36-year-old Jillian [...]

By |2022-08-12T15:08:39-05:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Fundraisers established for Wamego family involved in fatal crash
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