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Wamego’s Central Elementary Deals with COVID Outbreak

The latest coronavirus outbreak in schools locally has been confirmed at Wamego’s Central Elementary. Interim USD 320 Superintendent Greg Mann says four students and four staff members tested positive for the virus, prompting a Monday closure to allow for all staff members to be tested. Mann said Wednesday on KMAN’s In Focus that a number [...]

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By |2021-10-13T14:55:31-05:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego’s Central Elementary Deals with COVID Outbreak

Wamego reaches $350K settlement with family of late swimmer who died at indoor pool

The family of a late Manhattan man, who drowned last year at the Wamego Indoor Aquatics Center, has reached a settlement with Wamego city government. A joint statement from the family of Thomas (Wyatt) Balman and the Wamego city government Tuesday, announced that John and Seana Balman received a $350,000 pre-litigation settlement for the wrongful [...]

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By |2021-10-13T14:37:42-05:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego reaches $350K settlement with family of late swimmer who died at indoor pool

Wamego Honor Flight taking veterans to D.C. for first flight in over two years

For the first time in well over two years, Wamego High School is taking local veterans to Washington, D.C. as part of the Kansas Honor Flight program. The 2-day whirlwind trip allows veterans and their student guardians to visit some of the monuments and memorials and in some cases meet with dignitaries. The flight was [...]

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By |2021-10-12T14:21:06-05:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego Honor Flight taking veterans to D.C. for first flight in over two years

Wamego man killed in Sunday crash on Military Trail Road

Authorities say a Wamego man was killed early Sunday in a rollover accident on Military Road near Bluebird Road, west of Wamego. According to Pottawatomie County Sheriff Shane Jager, an investigation into the crash determined 34-year-old Joshua Higdon was traveling eastbound in his truck at a high rate of speed, when he lost control and [...]

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By |2021-10-11T18:21:59-05:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego man killed in Sunday crash on Military Trail Road

Oztoberfest returns to Wamego

The magic of Oztoberfest returned to Downtown Wamego on Saturday. After the cancellation of last year’s Oztoberfest, community members, and Wizard of Oz enthusiasts alike, gathered to enjoy the many Oz themed activities and entertainment that they had been missing. A costume contest, magic shows, car shows, children’s story time, special guests, and a variety [...]

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By |2021-10-03T18:55:17-05:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Oztoberfest returns to Wamego

Wamego High students get rare day off due to power outage

Wamego High School students had a rare day off from school Tuesday due to a power outage. Interim Superintendent Greg Mann in a Facebook post detailed that an electrical transformer failed. No other schools were affected. Power was restored before noon Tuesday, but school officials opted to keep the high school closed for the remainder [...]

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By |2021-09-28T15:04:21-05:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego High students get rare day off due to power outage

Wamego Community Foundation to hold third annual Match Day

A community push to bring everyone together is the key to the third annual Wamego Community Foundation Match Day. Daryn Soldan, Foundation Board Chair, says the inaugural event was in 2019, and each year since, the event has grown. Soldan says even through the pandemic and switching to a virtual setting last year, he says [...]

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By |2021-09-24T20:39:46-05:00September 24th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego Community Foundation to hold third annual Match Day

USD 320 Sets Mask Mandate, Exemptions Allowed

The USD 320 Wamego School Board has put a mask mandate in place for the school year that starts next week. Interim Superintendent Greg Mann tells KMAN the district board voted 4-3 to implement the mandate. The board did agree to allow exemptions to the mandate, similar to how exemptions are handled related to activities [...]

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By |2021-08-11T14:21:11-05:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Wamego|Comments Off on USD 320 Sets Mask Mandate, Exemptions Allowed

Gov. Kelly issues new mask mandate

A mask mandate goes into effect Sunday morning at midnight for all state buildings as the Delta variant of coronavirus continues to drive new cases. Governor Laura Kelly announced the mandate while encouraging residents to get vaccinated Wednesday afternoon. Kelly kept the mandate strictly to state facilities, leaving counties, cities and school districts able to [...]

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By |2021-07-29T11:20:39-05:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, COVID-19, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gov. Kelly issues new mask mandate
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