KHP: Wamego boy dies from injuries sustained in wreck that killed his father

A 7-year-old Wamego boy has died, days after a fatal crash near Wamego that also claimed his father’s life. The Kansas Highway Patrol has confirmed that Korbin Tinkel died Saturday from injuries sustained in the Aug. 10 crash. Korbin was a passenger in a pickup that his father, 37-year-old Randy Tinkel, was driving before being [...]

By |2022-08-15T19:38:20-05:00August 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on KHP: Wamego boy dies from injuries sustained in wreck that killed his father

Fundraisers established for Wamego family involved in fatal crash

Local fundraisers have been established for a Wamego family of four involved in a fatal crash Wednesday on Highway 24. The Tinkel family were in a pickup that overturned after a semi rear ended their vehicle and an SUV just east of Wamego. The crash killed 37-year-old Randy Tinkel and seriously injured his wife, 36-year-old Jillian [...]

By |2022-08-12T15:08:39-05:00August 12th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Fundraisers established for Wamego family involved in fatal crash

Schliffke named new Wamego Police Chief

The City of Wamego has named a new Chief of the city’s police department. Paul Schliffke, who has served as Deputy Chief of Police for the past nine years, has been promoted to the position permanently. He had served in the role on an interim basis following the termination of former Chief Mike Baker on [...]

By |2022-07-21T06:48:12-05:00July 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Schliffke named new Wamego Police Chief

Bids for new signal on Wamego’s west edge come in 18 percent over engineer’s estimate

Bids turned in last week for a new traffic signal at Highway 24 and Columbian Road, came in 18 percent over the engineer’s estimate. Pottawatomie County Counselor John Watt informed commissioners Monday that bids over 10 percent on road projects can’t be approved, though says an exception could be made in this case, based upon [...]

By |2022-07-19T15:27:56-05:00July 19th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Bids for new signal on Wamego’s west edge come in 18 percent over engineer’s estimate

Former Wamego teachers accused of sexual relations with a student make first court appearance

Two former Wamego teachers appeared in Pottawatomie District Court Tuesday morning. 51-year-old Allen and 55-year-old Deborah Sylvester appeared in front of Judge Erich Campbell. Each are charged with unlawful sexual relations involving a student who was 17, later turned 18, during the 2020-21 school year. On May 31st, the married couple resigned their positions as [...]

By |2022-07-19T11:28:47-05:00July 19th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Former Wamego teachers accused of sexual relations with a student make first court appearance

RCPD responds to storage unit burglary; Wamego seeing uptick in RV burglaries

A Manhattan man’s storage unit was burglarized over the weekend, to the tune of nearly $3,000. The Riley County Police Department says a report for burglary was filed Friday afternoon in the 2700 block of Eureka Terrace. Police say a 35-year-old man reported the theft of two 60 inch televisions, two motorcycle helmets, a Craftsman [...]

By |2022-07-05T11:15:19-05:00July 5th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD responds to storage unit burglary; Wamego seeing uptick in RV burglaries

AAA estimating busy 4th of July weekend despite high gas prices

With the Fourth of July coming up, millions of Americans are traveling for the holiday. AAA estimates that 47.9 million people and over 387 thousand Kansans will travel 50 miles or more July 4th weekend. AAA representative Jana Tidwell says they expected the record high gas prices to push travel numbers down this year. But [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:51:44-05:00June 27th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on AAA estimating busy 4th of July weekend despite high gas prices

Wife of accused former Wamego teacher now facing charge in sex crime investigation

A former Wamego High math teacher is facing criminal charges, three weeks after her husband, a former Wamego Middle School science teacher was arrested. Arrest records show 55-year-old Deborah Sylvester was booked Tuesday in Wabaunsee County Jail on a Pottawatomie County warrant charging her with unlawful sexual relations. Her husband, 51-year-old Allen Sylvester is charged [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:13:42-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Wife of accused former Wamego teacher now facing charge in sex crime investigation

Wamego Police Chief out of a job following week-long suspension

Long time Wamego Police Chief Mike Baker is out of a job. An emailed statement from City Manager Stacie Eichem Wednesday says Baker’s employment with the city ended Wednesday, more than a week after he was suspended, for reasons that are still unclear. Eichem wrote “The City of Wamego would like to thank Mike Baker [...]

By |2022-06-22T11:13:15-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego Police Chief out of a job following week-long suspension
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