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Erratic driving report, drugs found land Texas man behind Jackson Co. bars

HOLTON, Kan. (WIBW) - A Texas man was arrested in Jackson Co. after an erratic driving report led deputies to find drugs and weapons in his car. Just after 1 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office says deputies stopped a white Ford F-150 pickup truck in the 200 block of Arizona Ave. in Holton for a traffic violation.
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Fork in the Road: Smell what’s cookin’ at Smokin’ Wille’s in Wamego

WAMEGO, Kan. (WIBW) - As you walk the Yellow Brick Road of Wamego, do not be surprised if you stop dead in your tracks to the smell of barbecue. “You will probably smell our barbeque cooking; we get a lot of people say that they can smell something a couple of blocks away and they were like ‘what is that smell?’ And then morning people, when they are at the gas station they are like ‘you make me so hungry in the morning,’” said Karen Wille, owner of Smokin’ Wille’s Barbeque.
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U.S. 36 railroad crossing to close this weekend for repairs

Union Pacific Railroad will close and replace its crossing on U.S. 36 near Baileyville in Nemaha County this weekend. Work will begin at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, and is expected to be complete by 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. The roadway will be closed to all traffic...

Railroad crossing closure to create detour for drivers around Seneca

SENECA, Kan. (WIBW) - A railroad crossing closure could create a lengthy detour for drivers around Seneca over the weekend. The Kansas Department of Transportation warns that the U.S. 36 railroad crossing will close for repairs starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 12. KDOT said Union Pacific Railroad will close...

In Focus 8/10/22: USD 320, USD 323, MATC

On Wednesday’s edition of In Focus we spoke with USD 320 Wamego Superintendent Rob McKim. USD 323 Rock Creek Superintendent Joan Simoneau also joined the program. In our final segments we spoke with Manhattan Area Technical College President Jim Genandt.

Ronald Alan Cox

Ronald Alan Cox, 71, of Wamego, Kansas, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, at the Wamego Health Center. Ronald was born on December 29, 1950, in Oberlin, KS, the son of Ralph Eugene Cox and Georgia Ann (Teeny) Dooly. He attended Lincoln Highschool then joined the U.S. Navy. After serving in...

Jana Otwell

Jana Otwell, of Onaga, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Aug. 2, 2022. Jana Sue (Miller) Otwell was born in Sikeston, Mo., on Jan. 4, 1951, the second child of Johnnie E Miller (2009) and June Miller of Pilot Knob, Mo. While waitressing on college break, she met James A. Otwell, in Arnold, Mo. They were married on April 17, 1971, at First Baptist Church of Des Arc, Mo., less than a year after meeting.

Sheriff: Kan. man tried to hide stolen skid-steer loader

JACKSON COUNTY– Law enforcement authorities investigating the theft of a Volvo skid-steer loader in early morning hours of July 21 have a suspect in custody. Just before 6a.m. Thursday, deputies and detectives started their investigation into the reported theft of the loader taken from a business in Holton, according to Sheriff Tim Morse.

‘That split is decisive’: Abortion amendment fails — with unexpected help from rural Kansas voters

HOLTON — On paper, it should have been clear which way Pamela Martinson would vote Tuesday on the proposed Value Them Both amendment to the Kansas Constitution. A Catholic farm wife in a deeply conservative area, observers expected voters like her to spearhead support for the proposed amendment, which would have done away with state-level abortion rights protections.

Topekans can 'step back in time' at Rossville's annual Tall Corn Festival next Friday through Sunday

Music and magic, beer and bouncy houses, watermelon and worship, pancakes and a parade are just a few finds Friday through Sunday in Rossville. But the center of attention is on corn — and lots of it. Rossville's Tall Corn Festival will feature corn-eating contests, a "tallest corn stalk" contest and, fittingly, a cornhole tournament. Lots of corn will also be available for those looking to get their fix.