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Carla Swartz: Candidate, Wabaunsee County Sheriff

#1 My name is Carla Swartz. I worked for 30 years at the Riley County Police Department as an officer and detective, retiring July 2015. I had the opportunity to receive a great deal of specialized training, leadership, and experience during that time which I will bring to the Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office to provide better law enforcement service to the citizens of the county....more»

Rob Hoskins: Candidate, Wabaunsee County Sheriff

1 I am Rob Hoskins and I live in Alma, Kansas. My wife and I have raised four sons and we were blessed with two beautiful granddaughters born in March and June of this year....more»

Sam Hamilton: Candidate, Wabaunsee County Sheriff

1. I have been in Emergency Services for over 35 years. I have served at the Manhattan Fire Dept., U.S. Navy, Riley County Police Dept., and Wabaunsee Co....more»

KDOT Puts K-99 Improvements on Hold

After extensive studies and much input from City of Wamego, Wabaunsee County and Caterpillar Inc., the Executive KDOT staff, decided to shelve the K-99 Corridor Improvement Project according to Mark Karolevitz, KDOT Area Engineer and Aaron Frits, KDOT Road Design Leader....more»


This past Friday, July 22, the 26 troopers the Kansas Highway Patrol sent to Cleveland to assist with the Republican National Convention returned to the state safely....more»

SBA Introduces Online Tutorials for Small Businesses Seeking Federal R&D Funding

10 Courses offer 52 Modules of Information to help users navigate the process of applying for - and winning - federal awards WASHINGTON –The U.S. Small Business Administration released its highly anticipated Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) online tutorials to help small businesses navigate the SBIR program....more»

Topeka responds to Mother Nature's curve ball with a triple

TOPEKA – Organizers of the planned Downtown Celebration originally scheduled for July 2 have rallied to create another opportunity to celebrate the new Downtown Topeka....more»


Annually, the KHP is charged with ensuring school buses are in proper working order before being put on the road This month and next, as parents are purchasing their kids' school supplies, teachers are prepping their classrooms, and students are looking forward to seeing their friends again, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be working to ensure these students are kept safe on their travels to and from school....more»

Kansas State Capitol Complex Interactive Map Available Online

TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that an interactive map of the Kansas State Capitol complex is now available online. The map is optimized for mobile devices and allows visitors to plan a tour of the Capitol complex, including the state office buildings around Capitol Square....more»

Pott. Co. shorts Jan. 13, 2014

Several things happened during the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 regular meeting. - Betty Abitz, register of deeds, came in with more information about the proposed elimination of the mortgage registration tax which she had briefly talked about at the January 6 meeting....more»

MacMillan wins photo contest

Colin MacMillan of Wamego was the overall winner of the 2013 KansasGreenTeams.org Photo Contest winners. The Green Team program is part of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment....more»

Haefner completed Marine Boot Camp

PFC Alex Haefner, son of Ron and Jane Haefner of Columbus, Neb., completed Marine Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego on Nov. 22, 2013. After schooling, Haefner will go in to helicopter repair....more»

Wamego native returns internal medicine practice to his hometown

Patients in need of quality care will soon have another resource at the Wamego Health Center and Family Clinic — a provider who has long been an important thread in the fabric of Wamego....more»
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