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Fire weather conditions not expected to improve this weekend

Kansas Mesonet meteorologist Chip Redmond gave an update on how recent weather conditions contributed to the Burklund / Axelton fire, which burned over 8,000 acres in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. Redmond encourages citizens to constantly check the weather and local burn recommendations because high temperatures and wind make burning dangerous and difficult to contain. He [...]

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Wamego prepares for return of annual Tulip Festival

By Beth Day, The Times of Pottawatomie County One of Wamego’s favorite events — the annual Tulip Festival — is coming this weekend. Centered around the city park and extending into the downtown area, the Tulip Festival offers hand made crafts, foods and fun for thousands of visitors. City of Wamego Communications Specialist Gabby Jensen [...]

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Rock Creek USD 323 won’t accept out-of-district students due to capacity challenges

A new Kansas law takes effect this year requiring K-12 schools to declare how many students it can accept from outside its boundaries. In the case of Rock Creek USD 323 Schools, which have doubled in size over the past decade, Superintendent Joan Simoneau says no out-of-district students will be accepted in the 2024-25 school [...]

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Chiropractor convicted of sexual battery

By Megan Moser, The Mercury A Manhattan chiropractor has been convicted of committing sexual battery against a patient. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the conviction came during a one-day bench trial Tuesday  for Kenyon Erickson, owner of Erickson Chiropractic. Erickson was charged in connection to an April 2022 incident against a then 46-year-old victim, according [...]

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