Cameron J. Poe Obituary

Judy : August 31, 2015 9:53 pm : Uncategorized

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Wamego- Cameron Jordan Poe, 29, of Wamego, KS, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his home.

Cameron was born April 11, 1986 in Manhattan, KS, the son of Renzie M. Poe, III and Terri L. (Davidson) Poe. He graduated from Wamego High School in 2004, followed by attending Garden City Junior College and then Highland Community College. He had just enrolled and was ready to start school at Manhattan Area Technical College.

He was an outstanding athlete, especially in high school football and was a member of the Garden City Junior College team. He kept things organized and tidy. He loved listening to his music, but also appreciated his quiet time and winding down. He would do anything to help anybody, caring about people and animals having their needs.

Cameron is survived by his parents, Renzie Poe, III and wife Terri, of Wamego; his brother, Renzie Poe, IV, U.S. Air Force, Germany; a grandfather, Renzie Poe, Jr., of Manhattan, KS; his aunts and uncles: Kelvin and Cindy Poe, of Wamego, KS, Mike and Ann Davidson, of Hutchinson, KS, Theresa and Willie Stinson, of California, Janevelyn and Gerald Poe-Davis, of Manhattan, KS; and his cousins: Isaac, Kendall, Jasmine, Willie, Tanecia, Michelle, Amy, and Aaron.. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Lula Poe, and John and Jean Davidson.

Funeral services for Cameron will be held at 10:30a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015 at Trinity Baptist Church of Wamego. Burial will follow in Wamego City Cemetery. He will lie in-state beginning at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, where the family will greet friends during visitation from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Community Health Ministry-Wamego, to go toward helping children with needs, and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, PO Box 48, 66547. Condolences may also be left at

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Judy : August 27, 2015 11:57 am : Uncategorized

With the upcoming open house for the Onaga Hospital, Donahue Aerial provided us with the following images. We would like to thank them for these wonderful images. Click images to enlarge.

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Ways to Contact the Pottawatomie County Recorder

Judy : August 12, 2015 9:24 pm : Alerts

The Pottawatomie County Recorder has no physical office location.
For assistance call 785-457-1023. Email items can be sent to
Mailings may be sent to PO Box 98 Westmoreland, Kansas 66549

Town Hall Meeting Between MKC and Olsburg!

Judy : August 11, 2015 2:36 am : Local News

We attended the town hall meeting between MKC and Olsburg tonight. MKC sent them notice they did not intend to put repairs to make the fuel site in Olsburg, operable and up to government codes. The notice said starting Aug 1st only MKC cards would work and the plan was to close the pumps by August 31st.

The MKC rep was questioned on the life expectancy of the new $30,000 equipment. He stated 10 years. It was then pointed out to him, with the numbers HE had provided, the new equipment would be paid off in two years giving MKC 8 years profit.

It was pointed out by the farm/ranch members of the community that they did not only buy fuel from MKC but also purchased other farm supplies such as feed and spray. They felt this was a slap in their face after the loyalty they had shown to MKC.

After a lengthy question and answer session between the MKC rep and the people of Olsburg, Olsburg announced that the new Olsburg Grab and Go has been in negotiations with another company to provide fuel options at their new store.

By the end of the meeting, negotiations and communications had opened up between MKC and Olsburg.

We will have a more coverage on this developing story in our August edition of the Pottawatomie County Recorder. We will be doing some follow up interviews.

From Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office

Judy : August 5, 2015 9:30 pm : Alerts, Local News

We had received the following information from Sheriff Greg Riat: “On August 4th, 2015 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report of a male suspect impersonating a police officer. The female victim reported that at about 2:45 a.m. on August 4th, she was driving East on Highway 24 when a black 4 door car that looked to have flashing lights on top of the car pulled in behind her. The victim believing it was law enforcement stopped. The driver of the black car (suspect) exited the vehicle and approached the victim. The suspect had the victim step out of her car and then started searching part of her car. The victim was allowed to leave the stop unharmed.
The victim noted that the 4 door black car had no markings, believed the emergency lights were on top of the car, and then described the suspect as being 5’6 to 6 foot tall, 35 to 40 years old, white male, clean shaven and wearing a black baseball cap, dress pants, a blue polo shirt with a clip on name tag and tinted sunglasses.
We spoke to Sheriff Riat a few minutes ago to find out how the public should handle things if they felt they were in this same situation.
Sheriff Riat stated first and foremost the public should not panic. At this point, it is an isolated incident and his department is working with other agencies to solve this crime. Second, if you think you are in this situation you have several options.
If you have made yourself aware of your local department’s uniforms and patrol cars, you should be able to determine if it is your local patrol department.
If you do not feel comfortable in the situation and have “hands free” ability to call 911, do so. They can help determine if it a legitimate officer is attempting to stop you.
If you do not have that option, you can continue to drive at a safe speed (speed limit or under), until one of two things happens. You will either be joined by other flashing lights, or you will arrive at a spot you feel is lighted enough you can stop and feel safe with your decision.
Again, Sheriff Riat wants to make sure the public understands at this point this is a one time incident and he does not want the public to panic. He also understands how such an incident would cause someone to be concerned about being pulled over in the middle of the night on a dark road.

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Westy Royals Go Undefeated!

Judy : July 30, 2015 9:25 am : Uncategorized


Congratulations to the 13 and under Westy Royals on a perfect baseball season! The Royals went 15-0, earning them the Big 6 regular season championship and 1st place in the league tournament. From left to right on the back row: Coach Russ Geyer, Nick Nelson, Logan Oberg, Dylan Plummer, Christian Davis, Nathan Henning, Evan Allen, and Coach Scott Plummer. Front Row left to right: Brandon Geyer, Drayton Wahl, Drew Burenheide, Tanner Shoup, Brennan Oberg and Coach Brad Burenheide (not pictured). The team would like to thank Farmers State Bank for their support and sponsorship.

Donovan Dale “Don” White, age 86

Judy : July 28, 2015 5:16 pm : Obituaries

Mr. Donovan Dale “Don” White, age 86, of Nixa, Missouri passed away July 13, 2015 in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born August 10, 1928, in Westmoreland, Kansas, the son of Carroll and Faith (Roberts) White. Don served his country in the United States Army for two years. After leaving the Army, he worked for ADT Security Systems as a security alarm installer for 34 years.
On May 15, 1955, Don and Carol were united in marriage; Don enjoyed fishing, playing pool, spending time with his family and his cat “Sophie.” He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his loving wife, Carol White, Nixa, Missouri, three children: Kim White, Nixa, Missouri, Mark and wife Kob White, Ozark, Missouri, Julie McCroskey, Nixa, Missouri. Four grandchildren: Erin and husband Joe Evans, Clever, Missouri, Brooke McCroskey, Nixa, Missouri, Jemmie White, Ozark, Missouri, and Benz White, Ozark, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers David White, and infant brother Marvin White.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 17, 2015 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa burial followed in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until service time Friday in the funeral home.

Remains Found in Wyoming are Those of Missing Kansas Man.

Judy : May 8, 2015 6:34 pm : Uncategorized

After a Wyoming contact called to let me know skeletal remains found in Wyoming, were identified as a missing man from Kansas, we called the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office. After interviewing the officer in charge we can report the following. We will be doing more research in to this story as there are still many questions to be answered.
On May 3rd around 2:40 PM, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department responded to a scene near Wolf Creek area. Hikers had reported finding the skeletal remains of a human. Upon arrival the department confirmed it was human remains and secured the scene for the evening.
May 4th the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department along with the Natrona County Coroner searched the secured scene collecting skeletal remains. Also found at the scene was a back pack and a 9 mm Beretta. They found no identification inside the back pack.
They ran the handgun through NCIC and discovered it was reported missing from Olathe, Kansas and was believed to be in the possession of Michael “Bradyn” Fuksa. They then received dental records and confirmed the identity of the skeletal remains as those of Mr. Fuksa.
Mr. Fuksa was last seen on July 15th 2009 near Wheatland, Wyoming. July 16th 2009 a Wyoming State Patrol Officer discovered his truck near mile marker 122 on I-25.
Research shows at the time of his disappearance he had told his room mate he was going to his parents, but he never arrived. At the time of his disappearance he would have just turned 22 years of age.
This case was featured in the series Disappeared, Lost Highway on Discovery. It is a great mystery how Michael who went by his middle name Bradyn, got from Wheatland, to where his body was found in the Wolf Creek Area.

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Judy : April 4, 2015 3:00 pm : Local Events

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Fire at 510 W Mission, ST Marys

Judy : February 27, 2015 1:10 pm : Local Events

Per Sheriff Riat,

At 515 this morning, the St Marys Fire, St Mary’s Police, Rossville Fire,  Pottawatomie County EMS and the Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Dept responded to a structure fire at 510 W Mission.  The fire is currently in the clean up stage and there are no fatalities.

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