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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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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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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