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Dee McKee, Manhattan, has won her Republican primary bid for re-election tonight as the Pottawatomie County Commissioner District 1. No Democrat has filed to challenge her in November's general election.

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Paul Schliffke has been named the new Wamego Police Chief, according to a press release from City Manager Stacie Eichem.

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WESTMORELAND. July 19  — Allen Sylvester and Deborah Sylvester, the former USD 320 teachers charged with unlawful sexual acts, appeared this morning in Pottawatomie County District Court in front of Magistrate Judge Erich Campbell.

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St. Marys police officer Mark Lamberson passed away while on duty Saturday, July 2, according to a press release from Chief Derek Cid.

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WAMEGO – Former Wamego Police Chief Mike Baker said he was not allowed to ask questions or give any defense of allegations against him at a closed-door termination appeals hearing this morning.

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Deborah Sylvester, a  former teacher in USD 320, was charged Thursday by Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck with one count of unlawful sexual relations.

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WAMEGO, June 22 -- Mike Baker is no longer employed by the City of Wamego, according to a press release sent this morning by City Manager Stacie Eichem.

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Editor's Note: Updated to include statement by Greg Mann, interim superintendent, which was released Wednesday afternoon.

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Allen Dale Sylvester, 51, rural Wabaunsee County was arrested Sunday, May 29, 2022, for unlawful sexual relations by the Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office, according to the jail roster listing on its web page.

MANHATTAN — Many would agree that there is nothing like the taste and nutrient density of produce that comes straight from a home garden. In much the same way, beef cattle enjoy grazing lush early summer pastures, said the experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute on a rec…

MANHATTAN – Somewhere in the midst of children laughing and small toys constructed of interlocking plastic bricks gobbling up one another, Macy Hynek is smiling.

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WAMEGO, JAN. 31 -- The USD 320 Board of Education tonight announced Rob McKim as the new superintendent of schools beginning July 1, 2022 with a salary of $135,000.

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WAMEGO, Jan. 5 -- Wamego police officers and Pottawatomie County deputies responded to a reported shooting this morning, according to a press release from Police Chief Mike Baker.

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Editor's note: We goofed in the Oct. 28 edition of The Times. We listed it as Tuesday, Nov. 4. We apologize for the error, and this is the correction.

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Joshua Higdon, 34, Wamego, died as a result of a car accident at 12:23 Sunday morning, according to a press release from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office.

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As a result of being awarded a KDHE testing grant, USD 320 is able to offer Covid testing to our students and staff beginning Thursday, Sept. 2. Staffing the center and doing the testing will be Mrs. Lorriel Dover and Mrs. Nichole Lattimer; both of whom are Registered Nurses.

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansans needing basic legal answers, advice and information are encouraged to call the Kansas Bar Association’s (KBA) monthly “Call-A-Lawyer” free public service program on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., at 1-800-928-3111.

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The …

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces that its Vital Statistics Office lobby will close to walk-in services due to COVID-19 effective Monday, Aug. 16. Those needing vital records can visit the KDHE website at www.kdheks.gov/vital to order via online, phone…

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MANHATTAN, KAN. – The 13th annual Speedy Pd Race for Parkinson’s Disease will be offered as an in-person event at Tuttle Creek State Park on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. A virtual race option is also being offered. Register for the Half-Mile Memorial Run/Walk, 5K, or 10K by visiting www.meadowla…

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Editor's note: Full coverage of the meeting will be in the Aug. 12 print edition of The Times.

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The Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug., 5, in the West Elementary Gym to discuss masking in response to the recent upsurge in Covid-19 cases, according to Superintendent Greg Mann.

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MONDAY, AUG. 2, Wamego -- At a special board meeting held at noon today, the USD 320 Board of Education voted to hold a meeting Thursday to discuss back to school COVID-19 mitigation issues.

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On Thursday July 22, 2021, at 12:54pm, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a person reporting they had been stabbed and they were driving on Westmoreland Road near Cree Road heading to Westmoreland, Kansas.

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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2021 – Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Dickinson County, Kansas, the National Archives and Records Administration is closing the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene effective Monday, July 19, 2021.

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(POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – July 1, 2021) Pottawatomie County Coronavirus cases are on the rise along with other counties in the Wildcat Region (Geary and Riley). As of today, Pottawatomie County has 13 active cases of Coronavirus which is less than numbers a week ago of 24 active cases (6-23-2021).

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Every year about 1/3 of the city's sewer lines are cleaned. The link below is to the city's blog page where detailed information about the sewer line cleaning may be found:

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