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City Clerk: Former Belvue treasurer/clerk who stole thousands was elevated to position by her father

Days after sentencing in the case of a former Belvue city employee charged with stealing thousands in city funds, the current city manager has come forward with some additional details about the woman who committed the crime. In an email to KMAN Monday, City Clerk Joe Peterson said former treasurer Kim Fitzgerald entered a plea [...]

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By |2022-01-17T13:36:28-06:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on City Clerk: Former Belvue treasurer/clerk who stole thousands was elevated to position by her father

Former Belvue City employee sentenced for embezzling thousands in public funds

A former City of Belvue treasurer arrested in June 2021 has been sent to jail for taking thousands of dollars in public funds over several years. Former city clerk and treasurer Kim Fitzgerald, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and given seven months of probation Thursday by Pottawatomie County Judge Jeff Elder. Fitzgerald was [...]

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By |2022-01-13T17:02:38-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Former Belvue City employee sentenced for embezzling thousands in public funds

Arraignment continued for Wamego man charged with possessing child pornography

A Wamego man charged with possessing child pornography will have to wait another month before his arraignment. Judge Jeff Elder granted a continuance Thursday in the case of 37-year-old Scott Hertzig, a former taekwondo instructor, who faces 13 felony counts of sexual exploitation. The reason given in court was that the defense was working toward [...]

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By |2022-01-13T16:26:45-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Arraignment continued for Wamego man charged with possessing child pornography

Pottawatomie County authorities searching for stolen utility trailer

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the past theft of a utility trailer. Sheriff Shane Jager noted the theft was reported Wednesday in the 8000 block of East Hwy 24 in Manhattan. The trailer is described as a silver 14′ single axle Aluma Utility Trailer with a standup ramp on the back. The estimated [...]

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By |2022-01-13T06:23:51-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County authorities searching for stolen utility trailer

Rock Creek Schools to implement mask mandate

School districts in the area continue to struggle with COVID related absences. It’s prompted Rock Creek Schools to implement thresholds for mandatory masking, which three of the district’s four school buildings currently meet. Superintendent Kevin Logan tells KMAN about how the school board came to its decision this week. Day-to-day operations have been a challenge, [...]

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By |2022-01-12T15:36:11-06:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Rock Creek Schools to implement mask mandate

Minimal damage reported following water leak at St. George Elementary

Damage from a water leak at St. George Elementary this week was minimal according to Rock Creek Superintendent Kevin Logan. The incident early Tuesday morning involved a urinal in the building that would not shut off and continued to leak. Classes were canceled Tuesday as a result but resumed on Wednesday. Logan credited maintenance staff [...]

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By |2022-01-12T15:27:26-06:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Minimal damage reported following water leak at St. George Elementary

Arraignment scheduled Thursday for former taekwondo instuctor accused of sex crimes

A 1:30 p.m. arraignment hearing is planned Thursday for a Wamego man facing multiple felony counts of sexual exploitation involving children. Scott Hertzig will be in front of Pottawatomie County Judge Jeff Elder, who will advise him of the charges against him and the penalties he could face. The matter will likely get set for [...]

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By |2022-01-12T13:41:28-06:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Arraignment scheduled Thursday for former taekwondo instuctor accused of sex crimes

Pott County counselor recommending language change for how conditional use permits are approved

Pottawatomie County officials held a lengthy conversation Monday over conditional use permits and the process for how those permits are carried out. Currently the planning commission has the final say over how and when those types of permits are approved, with little oversight from the county commission. County Counselor John Watt says he fears it’s [...]

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By |2022-01-11T10:55:39-06:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott County counselor recommending language change for how conditional use permits are approved

Pott County commissioner upset with Public Works over inefficiencies; requests better data

Pottawatomie County commissioners are hoping to correct some issues within its Public Works Department in 2022. During Monday’s departmental update, Commission Chair Greg Riat took issue with the fact that some residents are catching structural deficiencies on bridge maintenance on some structures before public works crews are even aware. Assistant Public Works Administrator Lance Forgy [...]

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By |2022-01-04T12:57:01-06:00January 4th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott County commissioner upset with Public Works over inefficiencies; requests better data

Pottawatomie County agrees to increased dues to retain Flint Hills Regional Council membership

Pottawatomie County will pay more than double its annual allotment to the Flint Hills Regional Council, following a 2 to 1 vote by the county commission Monday. The council, in an effort to retain its designation as the Flint Hills Economic Development District, approved a rate hike for its 24 member municipalities in November, from [...]

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By |2022-01-04T06:22:30-06:00January 4th, 2022|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County agrees to increased dues to retain Flint Hills Regional Council membership
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