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Stephan Metzger, county planner, reported to the Pott. Co. Commission Monday that the number of building permits decreased in 2022 while the prices of houses dramatically increased. The county issued 40 fewer permits for dwellings in 2022 than in the year prior.


Anne Kenworthy, the seventh grade English Language Arts teacher at Rock Creek Middle School, is a recipient of the Kansas Horizon Award.


The Wamego Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday recognized several outstanding members of the community at the Annual Celebration.


Wamego Health Center recently celebrated its fifth year in a row with no major safety events, which is defined as an occurrence at the hospital that causes significant harm to a patient.


On Jan. 2, 1998 Kelvin and Cindy Poe took a leap of faith and established Auto Body Unlimited in Wamego.

Last semester at the request of the elementary school principals, the USD 320 Board of Education approved a new position – the Family Community Resource Liaison.

The USD 323 School Board opened its Jan. 9 regular meeting by organizing the board for the calendar year 2023. The board voted to approve Jodie Wick as board president, and Dan Moser Vice President.

Superintendent Lacock will be speaking to Kansas Central about leasing buses from them and have the school district take over its own transportation system, he told the USD 321 board at Monday night’s meeting.

A St. Marys resident requested at the last meeting for the city to reduce its sales tax on food in conjunction with the state reduction.

Holly Boice, the grant specialist from the Flint Hills Regional Council, on Jan. 2, answered some of the Wamego City Commissioners questions about a Community Development Block Grant program.

Two people were injured last Friday as a result of a traffic accident at the intersection of Highway 24 and Flush Road.

The Pottawatomie County Commissioners started the New Year with a dose of good news. At this week’s meeting, County Administrator Chad Kinsley shared that Senator Jerry Moran acquired $6 million in federal funding for the rehabilitation of the bridge near Belvue. The costly and necessary pro…

A Kansas man was sentenced to 12 months in jail and 12 months of probation on six criminal charges related to providing autopsy services in Wabaunsee County, said Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt in a press release.

Pottawatomie County is one of the hosts for an upcoming four-part extension workshop for women in agriculture will focus on the basics of land management, leasing and conservation for landlords and tenants.


There is something special about shopping at a small-town grocery store. The walk from the car to the door is short, and the aisles are well stocked. There is a friendly face ready to ring up your purchases, and an extra someone to bag them up and take them out to your car. It is a level of …

The USD 321 school district received four Kansans Can Star Awards from the Kansas Department of Education, Superintendent Kerry Lacock announced at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

Despite pleas from several parents, the USD 320 Board of Education Monday night opted not to renew the contract of Cathy Foote, head volleyball coach at Wamego High School.

The USD 323 school board had the opportunity at Monday’s regular meeting to recognize some great accomplishments happening throughout the district.

The Westmoreland City Council spent a portion of its Dec. 8 regular meeting discussing involvement in the Flint Hills Regional Council.

The commissioners elected a new mayor and vice mayor for the next city year. Matthew Childs was nominated for mayor by Commissioner Gerard Kleinsmith. With no other nominees or opposition, Matthew Childs was elected mayor for 2023. Kleinsmith in turn, was elected vice mayor for the year 2023.

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Pottawatomie County Public Works will be closing Cara's Way in Manhattan for one block just west of the intersection of Excel Road and Cara's Way beginning Tuesday, Dec. 13 for a repair project.


The St. Marys City Commission voted Dec. 6 to renew the building lease with the Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library.


Sir Williams Hollow just north of St. Marys came alive last weekend with a new event — a German Style Christkindlmarkt. Organizers hope to make this an annual event.

At last Thursday’s meeting, the Pott. Co. Planning Commission voted to recommend no changes to the comprehensive plan and to enact a permanent moratorium on solar farms. Currently, a temporary moratorium on solar farms is set to expire at the end of this year.

The Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (KEPCo) Board of Trustees unanimously elected Mike Morton as board president during its Nov. 17, 2022, meeting in Wichita.


Yoga should be accessible, affordable, and adaptable for everyone. This is the philosophy Chapter Five Yoga was founded on.

Wamego has decorated for Christmas, and the annual Season of Lights celebration is set for Sunday evening.

Pott. Co. Human Resources Manager Whitney Phebus presented several updates and revisions to the 2023 employee handbook on Monday for the commissioners’ approval.

City electric, water and sewer rates are set to rise due to actions taken at the Nov. 15 Wamego City Commission meeting.

There was a packed house at the Nov. 15 St. Marys City Commission meeting to discuss the Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library lease, with many members in the community expressing strong support of the institution.

The USD 323 Board of Education took a moment at its Monday meeting to recognize the high school girls volleyball team, many of whom were in attendance. RCHS Activities Director Darwyn Thomlinson thanked head coach Alli Snapp for doing a great job. According to Thomlinson, the team finished w…


Stacie Eichem, Wamego city manager, cuts the ribbon to officially open the new pickleball, basketball courts. The courts, located in the park behind the Aquatic Center, were a joint effort between the city, Friends of the Park, pickleball and basketball players. Pictured (front) Jessa Peters…

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