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Wamego Hospital Foundation receives donation from Barker Estate

Wamego Health Center has received another sizable donation to help upgrade equipment or facilities. The hospital’s foundation announced Friday that the Dick and Pinky Barker Estate gave a generous final gift of about $30,000 to help with future endeavors. The Barkers had previously given the foundation an initial $300,000 gift in 2013 to begin the [...]

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By |2021-07-12T14:54:06-05:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego Hospital Foundation receives donation from Barker Estate

Wamego City Manager discusses 911 dispatch transition with Pottawatomie County Commission

Pottawatomie County Commissioners heard Monday from Wamego City Manager Stacie Eichem regarding the process of the Sheriff’s Office transitioning 911 dispatch service from the Wamego Police Department. During the June 28 meeting, county commissioner Greg Riat proposed the city work a cost share agreement with the county to transition those services, with $120,000 to be [...]

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By |2021-07-12T14:12:06-05:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego City Manager discusses 911 dispatch transition with Pottawatomie County Commission

Authorities seek information following weekend shooting near Wamego

Authorities in Pottawatomie County are investigating after shots were fired early Sunday morning, west of Wamego. According to a release from Sheriff Shane Jager, a 911 call came in just after midnight referencing shots being fired into an occupied vehicle on Highway 24 near Bluebird Road. Upon investigation, deputies determined several individuals were in a [...]

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By |2021-07-08T20:11:14-05:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Authorities seek information following weekend shooting near Wamego

Funeral arrangements pending for Wamego resident following two year cancer battle

Arrangements are pending for 22-year-old Jace Ward, of Wamego, who died over the weekend following a two year cancer battle. Family members say visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a funeral at 2 p.m. Friday. Both will take place at Trinity Baptist Church in Wamego. A private graveside burial will [...]

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By |2021-07-06T08:28:07-05:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Funeral arrangements pending for Wamego resident following two year cancer battle

Wamego officials announce parking, shuttle options for Boomtown celebration

Boomtown will be bustling this weekend for the return of the annual 4th of July pyro musical. Wamego officials are expecting larger than normal crowds as a result of the pandemic shutdowns last year. Wamego Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Kara Holle says city officials are hoping visitors will execute patience this holiday weekend. Shuttle [...]

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By |2021-07-02T06:09:02-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego officials announce parking, shuttle options for Boomtown celebration

Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office exploring dispatch takeover for Wamego

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office may soon take over dispatch for the Wamego Police Department. During a Monday budget work session with the county commission, Sheriff Shane Jager said he was approached by Wamego City Manager Stacie Eichem about that possibility. Jager says Wamego has struggled in recent months to staff the dispatch center. “Also, [...]

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By |2021-06-29T14:31:11-05:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office exploring dispatch takeover for Wamego

Wamego man cashes in two lottery tickets totaling $11,000 in winnings

A Wamego man cashed in not one, but two winning Kansas Lottery tickets recently. Christopher Gast cashed in on $11,000 in winnings over the past two weeks. He won big two weeks ago playing the $20 scratch ticket $100,000 Cash Party, hitting the second-tier prize of $10,000. Gast told lottery officials he plays about every [...]

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By |2021-06-21T07:10:50-05:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego man cashes in two lottery tickets totaling $11,000 in winnings

USD 320 board approves hires of Wamego High School, Middle School principals

The Wamego School Board met briefly Friday to approve the hire of new principals at Wamego Middle School and Wamego High School for the upcoming school year. Interim Superintendent Greg Mann spoke about the hiring process at Friday’s meeting. Brad Couture will lead the middle school after serving as an assistant principal and athletic director [...]

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By |2021-06-18T13:50:11-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on USD 320 board approves hires of Wamego High School, Middle School principals

USD 320 Wamego school board hires interim superintendent

The Wamego school board has hired Greg Mann as its interim superintendent for the 2021-22 school year. The board approved the hire Tuesday during a special meeting in a 7-0 vote. Mann’s first day with the district will be June 14 with a salary of $115,000 and the district will pick up the KPERS penalty. [...]

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By |2021-05-27T06:22:10-05:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on USD 320 Wamego school board hires interim superintendent

Wamego High principal announces resignation

Wamego High School is in the market for a new principal. Kale Katt, who was hired by the district nearly two years ago announced his resignation. The board plans to consider his resignation at a special meeting tonight (TUE), two weeks after the board voted 5-2 to extend Katt’s contract by one year. Board members [...]

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By |2021-05-25T13:17:30-05:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego High principal announces resignation
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