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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

Wamego school board begins search for interim superintendent

The search for an interim superintendent at USD 320 Wamego Public Schools is underway. School board members met Monday to review potential interview questions, as suggested by the Kansas Association of School Boards. Two candidates have submitted interest in the position, which is being vacated by current Superintendent Tim Winter at the end of July. [...]

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By |2021-05-18T13:45:38-05:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego school board begins search for interim superintendent

Rep. Highland to be inducted into Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame

A state lawmaker from Wamego is being recognized Monday as a new inductee into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame. A ceremony for 51st District Rep. Ron Highland will take place at 9 a.m. in the old Supreme Court Room at the Statehouse. He’ll also be recognized at 10 a.m. on the [...]

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By |2021-04-30T11:42:22-05:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Rep. Highland to be inducted into Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame

Local state legislators meet in Wamego to speak to the public

Local state legislators met in Wamego to speak with the public on current bills and issues in the legislature. 17th District State Senator Jeff Longbine, 51st District Representative Ron Highland, 61st District Representative Francis Awerkamp, and 18th District Senator Kristen O’Shea were all in attendance at the Iron Clad Coworking on Wednesday. One of the [...]

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By |2021-04-28T18:51:03-05:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Local state legislators meet in Wamego to speak to the public

Wamego officials planning for return of annual 4th of July fireworks show

Boomtown is back. The annual Wamego Fireworks Show will return this summer and event planners say it will be bigger and better than ever, after the popular 4th of July celebration was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. A 45 second hype video was posted to the Wamego Fireworks Show Facebook page and the [...]

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By |2021-04-28T12:53:36-05:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego officials planning for return of annual 4th of July fireworks show

Wamego School Board takes no action following hour long executive session

The USD 320 Wamego Board of Education met early Thursday during a special meeting, which included four executive sessions, lasting up to an hour. No action was taken afterward. The executive sessions were regarding non-elected personnel matters and were the first time the board has met since Wamego High students staged a walkout last Friday [...]

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By |2021-04-22T11:29:18-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego School Board takes no action following hour long executive session

Wamego celebrates successful return of Tulip Festival

Residents flocked to Wamego this weekend for the return of Tulip Festival. The annual festival draws in thousands to the city for two days filled with 120 vendors, live entertainment in the park and a beer, wine and cider tasting event. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jason Toll says they’re hoping this weekend prepares them [...]

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By |2021-04-18T09:03:54-05:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego celebrates successful return of Tulip Festival

Wamego High students organize walkout in support of coach

Students at Wamego High School organized a walkout Friday in support of girls basketball coach Brian McIntosh. The district wouldn’t comment on the matter other than to say 148 students participated in the student-led event around 11:30 a.m., according to an email sent to parents Friday. The Wamego Times reports the coach was suspended recently [...]

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By |2021-04-16T21:14:09-05:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego High students organize walkout in support of coach

Diamonds and Denim event raises over $74K for Wamego Health Center 3D mammography upgrade

The Wamego Health Foundation is celebrating after a successful Diamonds and Denim virtual fundraiser that saw over $74,000 raised to support the health center’s 3D mammography upgrade. In a news release Wednesday, Wamego Hospital Foundation Development Director Tina Rockhold noted that event participants and the community “demonstrated phenomenal support” for the life-saving technology. Many call [...]

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By |2021-04-14T15:32:37-05:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Diamonds and Denim event raises over $74K for Wamego Health Center 3D mammography upgrade
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