Wife of accused former Wamego teacher now facing charge in sex crime investigation

A former Wamego High math teacher is facing criminal charges, three weeks after her husband, a former Wamego Middle School science teacher was arrested. Arrest records show 55-year-old Deborah Sylvester was booked Tuesday in Wabaunsee County Jail on a Pottawatomie County warrant charging her with unlawful sexual relations. Her husband, 51-year-old Allen Sylvester is charged [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:13:42-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wife of accused former Wamego teacher now facing charge in sex crime investigation

Wamego Police Chief out of a job following week-long suspension

Long time Wamego Police Chief Mike Baker is out of a job. An emailed statement from City Manager Stacie Eichem Wednesday says Baker’s employment with the city ended Wednesday, more than a week after he was suspended, for reasons that are still unclear. Eichem wrote “The City of Wamego would like to thank Mike Baker [...]

By |2022-06-22T11:13:15-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Wamego Police Chief out of a job following week-long suspension

Wamego Police Chief suspended for reasons currently unknown

Wamego Police Chief Michael Baker has been suspended, for reasons that are currently unclear. KMAN received an anonymous news tip Tuesday stating that Baker had been suspended with no reason given. We reached out via email to CIty Manager Stacie Eichem for comment. She responded saying “It is the policy of the City of Wamego [...]

By |2022-06-14T17:57:22-05:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Wamego Police Chief suspended for reasons currently unknown

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

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

Update: Wamego Middle School teacher resigns following weekend arrest; wife also resigns

Update: 6 a.m. Wednesday Two Wamego School District employees have resigned amid a child sex crime investigation, involving one of them. According to the Wamego Times, Allen Sylvester, who worked as a middle school science teacher, and his wife Deborah Sylvester, a Wamego High math teacher, both submitted their resignations Tuesday at a special meeting [...]

By |2022-06-01T06:20:52-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Update: Wamego Middle School teacher resigns following weekend arrest; wife also resigns

Former Taekwondo instructor sentenced to probation for sexual exploitation

A former Taekwondo instructor from Wamego will spend the next three years on probation after a Pottawatomie County judge sentenced him for convictions on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Scott Hertzig pleaded guilty earlier this year two the charges following his arrest last year. In court Thursday he read a letter, acknowledging [...]

By |2022-04-22T05:43:17-05:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Former Taekwondo instructor sentenced to probation for sexual exploitation

Redistricting map would move Highland into east Manhattan, southern Riley County

Some shakeups to legislative districts in the Manhattan area could be on the horizon if the current map under consideration gets approval. The most notable change is that of 51st District Rep. Ron Highland (R-Wamego) who would absorb a portion of Manhattan, within 66th District Rep. Sydney Carlin’s district, which has grown by 8,000 people, [...]

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By |2022-03-19T22:24:55-05:00March 19th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Redistricting map would move Highland into east Manhattan, southern Riley County

Wamego woman shot by toddler won’t face child endangerment charge

No charges will be filed against a 31-year-old Wamego woman who was accidentally shot by a toddler in early January. In an email to KMAN Friday, Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck said she is declining charges at this time, citing insufficient evidence to pursue charges of aggravated child endangerment. The shooting occurred Jan. 5 when [...]

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By |2022-02-11T11:24:12-06:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wamego woman shot by toddler won’t face child endangerment charge

Lansing High Principal named next Wamego Superintendent

A new superintendent has been named at USD 320 Wamego. At a special meeting Monday, via Zoom, the Wamego School Board announced the hiring of Rob McKim, who currently serves as Principal at Lansing High School. He was selected from a pool of four finalists that interviewed last week with the board. McKim is a [...]

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By |2022-02-01T05:50:02-06:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Lansing High Principal named next Wamego Superintendent
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