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  1. Legislators pause school district billRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | ParsonsSun.com

    ... on a bill that would force the consolidation of more than half of the state's school districts. Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, who chairs the committee, says that after a heated hearing on the bill Wednesday, it's unlikely to go anywhere soon. "There ...

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  2. Highland says school district bill won't proceedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, told The Topeka Capital-Journal Saturday he doesn't intend to move forward this year with a House measure introduced by Rep. John Bradford, a Lansing Republican. The measure would pare down the number of school districts to one per county in most counties.

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  3. Kansas school district consolidation bill won't proceedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | The Capital-Journal

    The chairman of the House education committee said Saturday his decision not to move forward with a controversial school consolidation bill hinges on a number of unknown factors related to it, along with the potential this session to pursue other opportunities for spending efficiencies. Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, also rejected use of the word "consolidation" to describe the bill and accused the media and education interest groups of misleading the public about it.

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  4. Silver Lake superintendent believes now-dead consolidation bill could re-emerge in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | The Capital-Journal

    While he may not have a crystal ball, Tim Hallacy, superintendent of Silver Lake Unified School District 372, correctly predicted the legislative proposal to reduce the number of Kansas school districts from 286 to 132 has been abandoned. Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, chairman of the Kansas House Education Committee, announced Saturday that he won't hold a committee vote on the controversial House Bill 2504, essentially killing the proposal for the 2016 legislative session.

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  5. Committee chair says school district bill won't proceedRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    The chairman of the Kansas House education committee says his panel won't vote on a school consolidation measure. Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, told The Topeka Capital-Journal Saturday he doesn't intend to move forward this year with a House measure introduced by Rep. John Bradford, a Lansing Republican.

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  6. Kansas Sampler Festival will end in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... The festival has been held in Pratt, Ottawa, Independence, Newton, Garden City, Concordia, Leavenworth, Liberal and Wamego. It is scheduled next to be hosted in Winfield in 2016 and 2017. Penner said the decision to end the festival after what will ...

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  7. School district consolidation bill won't proceedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | The Capital-Journal

    The chairman of the House education committee said Saturday his decision not to move forward with a controversial school consolidation bill hinges on a number of unknown factors related to it, along with the potential this session to pursue other opportunities for spending efficiencies. Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, also rejected use of the word "consolidation" to describe the bill and accused the media and education interest groups of misleading the public about it.

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  8. Bill to consolidate small school districts faces strong oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... of those districts and not based on a hasty and ill-conceived plan from Topeka," he said. Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, the House Education chairman, said he did not plan to move forward with the legislation any time soon. "Because of the volume of ...

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  9. RCPD Report 2/1/16Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    ... information was released. No arrests had been made at the time of this report. Police in Riley County arrested a Wamego man the end of last week for probation violation. Monday's RCPD activity report indicates Mark Whitt, 42, was taken into custody ...

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  10. Via Christi senior admin set to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    ... the next phase of their lives." Broberg began his Via Christi career in July 2007 when he became the administrator at Wamego Health Center, which is managed and owned 50 percent by Via Christi and 50 percent by the city of Wamego. In June 2009, he ...

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  11. I-70 between K-99 & K-177 reopens after suspicious package forces shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    ... eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 were closed around 3:50 p.m. from the K-99 to K-177 interchanges, which are the Wamego and Manhattan exits respectively. #NEKSTRAFFIC ALERT > EB & WB I-70 from K-99 to K-177 CLOSED IMMEDIATELY due to suspicious ...

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  12. Kansas Day, First Folio, drag show and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | Manhattan Mercury

    ... Public Library. Columbian Theatre Auditions: "Oliver!" 6-7:30 p.m. or 7:30-9 p.m. Also Tuesday. Columbian Theatre, Wamego. Science on Tap at the Tap House, 7-8:30 p.m. A new monthly gathering at Manhattan's Tallgrass Tap House, featuring public ...

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  13. Amended report on new school funding formula overflowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas

    ... deciding to file a dissenting report. "The final report has some good recommendations," said Rep. Ron Highland, a Wamego Republican and chairman of Special Committee on K-12 Student Success. The revisions, he said, "helped clarify some points." Rep. ...

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  14. Kansas lawmakers adopt report on reforming K-12 educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | The Capital-Journal

    ... deciding to file a minority report. "The final report has some good recommendations," said Rep. Ron Highland, a Wamego Republican and chairman of Special Committee on K-12 Student Success. Rep. Ed Trimmer, a Winfield Democrat and former school ... 1 comment

  15. For the record 1-12-16Read the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | Blade-Empire

    ... of his Probation. He was sanctioned to serve an additional 14 days in the custody of the Cloud County Jail.... [More] WAMEGO - The Wamego Red Raiders set the tone early, and Concordia Panthers were never able to get dialed in. Wamego's first two ...

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  16. Recreation Calendar for Jan. 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | The Capital-Journal

    ... for the indoor baseball/softball facility. Call 887-9904 or 887-6700 or go to www.bigspringssports.com . JAN. 16-17 - Wamego Basketball Association tournament for girls and boys grades 3-8. Three-game guarantee. Registration fee of $150 or $275 for ...

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  17. For the record 1-11-16Read the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | Blade-Empire

    ... to lift and train patients for supported gait training. It provides postural support for patients in a... [More] WAMEGO - The Wamego Red Raiders set the tone early, and Concordia Panthers were never able to get dialed in. Wamego's first two made ...

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  18. Panthers fall, 54-45Read the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | Blade-Empire

    The Wamego Red Raiders got out to a 29-17 halftime lead, and went on to defeat the Concordia Panthers 54-45 in junior varsity boys' basketball play Friday night. Wamego led 15-11 after one quarter of play.

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  19. Courthouse 1-11-16Read the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | Blade-Empire

    ... to lift and train patients for supported gait training. It provides postural support for patients in a... [More] WAMEGO - The Wamego Red Raiders set the tone early, and Concordia Panthers were never able to get dialed in. Wamego's first two made ...

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  20. "Hot Jobs" returns on the red couch show, with current job postingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    ... required. i.e. painter; carpenter, electrician, air conditioning, etc. Hot Job #4: Company/ Location: Ferrell Gas - Wamego Position: Field Technician/Driver Responsible for setting, installing & repairs of underground propane tanks and gas lines. ...

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