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Citizens voice concerns over new Scorpion facility

Community members filled the room Wednesday at Crestview Church for a Pottawatomie County meeting about the upcoming construction of the Scorpion biomanufacturing facility. The purpose of the meeting was to allow the public to voice their concerns and ask questions about the project. The new building will be located off...

Sheriff: Suspect wanted in 2 states captured in Kansas

JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. —Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on multiple charges after a traffic stop. Just before 11a.m. August 15, a deputy stopped a southbound Nissan passenger vehicle near 110th and U.S. Highway 75 after the driver of the vehicle was identified as having outstanding warrants, according to Sheriff Tim Morse.
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Immaculata Church to consecrate bells, lay cornerstone in ceremony

ST. MARYS (KSNT) – An open house and outdoor consecration ceremony are set to be held at the site of the Immaculata Church in St. Marys next month. The upcoming ceremony is being held to consecrate five church bells which will be installed in the Immaculata as part of its ongoing construction work. Following the consecration of the bells, attendees will be invited inside the church to get a closer look at the work being done. This is the first time that members of the community and the general public have been allowed inside the church.

Kansas Prep Zone: Rossville

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The back-to-back 2A State champs Rossville Dawgs are heading into the 2022 season with a younger roster looking to carry on the dominance from past teams. Rossville is currently on a 26-game winning streak, riding off two undefeated seasons in 2020 and 2021. While the team...

Officials believe two missing girls may be together

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Officials say they now have reason to believe that two missing girls may be together. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, the Riley Co. Police Department says it is believed that missing 15-year-old Trinity may be with a missing runaway girl from the Manhattan area. RCPD said the...

Two arrested for meth after driver identified as warrant subject

JACKSON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Two people were booked into jail after Jackson Co. officials found meth in their vehicle when they identified the driver as the subject of a warrant. The Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office says around 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, deputies stopped a Nissan that was...

Stallbaumers to celebrate 60th anniversary

John and Susan Stallbaumer of Hoyt, members of St. Francis Xavier Parish of Mayetta, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner this Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Crooked Post Winery. The Stallbaumers were married on Sept. 1, 1962, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corning, with Father...

New mural at the pool

Jackson Heights art teacher Katie Morris took advantage of a relatively cool Monday afternoon to put some finishing touches on a sunflower mural at Holton’s municipal swimming pool, a project that got started during last month’s Jackson County Art Walk when as many as 35 people were on hand at one time to help bring the mural to colorful life. Morris said that with the mural finished, the City of Holton plans to put sealant on it to protect it from the elements.

Pride of Hoyt Days this weekend

What began in 1986 to mark the centennial of Hoyt has continued to grow over the years into a celebration of the southern Jackson County community. This year’s Pride of Hoyt Days, the 35th-annual town festival scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, promises to keep the celebratory spirit going, according to Nancy Bailey, president of the committee that organizes the annual festival, held in Hoyt City Park.

Wamego bakery raising money for car crash victims

WAMEGO (KSNT)– A local business owner in Wamego is helping to raise money for a family that lost two members in a car crash earlier this month. This past weekend, 37-year-old Randy Tinkel and his 7 year-old son, Korbin, were involved in a car crash. Randy died in the initial crash while Korbin passed away […]

Capplemans to celebrate 50th anniversary

Steve and Nancy Cappleman of Holton will celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were married Aug. 18, 1972, in Topeka by Max L. Manning. They have lived south of Holton since 1977. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at...

Jackson Heights pays off bond issue early

In late 2007, voters in the Jackson Heights school district approved a $3 million bond issue for construction of a 10-classroom addition to the middle and high school building, with the bond to be paid down over a 20-year period. But because of “excellent accounting and stewardship of taxpayers’ money,”...

Comment Period for Tax on Sales Increase Open Until 10-16-2022

Draft for Potawatomi Law and Order Code Title 10- Tax on Sales, increase from 5% to 6% effective 1/1/2023 are now open for Public Comment by enrolled members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation through October 16, 2022. The proposed amendments to Title 10 can be viewed by logging in...

Wamego authorities search for runaway teen

WAMEGO, Kan. (WIBW) - The Wamego Police Dept. is asking the public’s help to find a teen who ran away from home. Trinity is 15-years-old. Wamego Police say she left a home in Salina on Aug. 12, 2022. They describe her as a white girl, 5″2″ and last seen...

School is almost back in Wamego

WAMEGO (KSNT) – As summer draws to a close, schools around the area are back in session. Monday, Aug. 15, marks the first day of school in the Wamego school district. After last Friday’s transition day for new 6th and 9th graders, grades 1st through 5th, 7th, 8th, and 10th-12th are ready to work. The […]

RCPD IDs man injured in Friday rollover crash

RILEY COUNTY —Authorities have identified a Kansas man injured in an accident just after 4a.m. Friday in Riley County. A 2003 Saturn Ion driven by Randy Gallegos, 44, Olsburg, was westbound in the 8600 block of Green-Randolph Road, according to the Riley County Police Department activity report. Th driver...