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GARDEN CITY — Zion Roth farms with his uncle, father and brothers near Garden City. Roth uses tools that monitor weather and the soil moisture on his farm, including one that notifies him when conditions are ideal for irrigation.

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RUSHVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation started resurfacing U.S. Highway 59 between St. Joseph and Rushville, Missouri, today, a project likely to cause delays.

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Ebenezer Baptist Church will hold a special Men’s and Women’s Day Program this weekend featuring a guest speaker.

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Amid the first recurrence of what Kansas leaders declared last year to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month within the Sunflower State, activists based in Topeka and Leavenworth are gearing up for a series of events throughout the region.

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During the candidate forum on Monday, the hopefuls for the next Atchison City Commission appeared to avoid criticisms of one another on a personal level, explicitly mentioning each other’s names solely to reflect agreement on certain issues.

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The federal watchdog for workplace safety is engaged in an investigation of how and why an Indiana man died last week while working at a local grain processing plant.

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CUMMINGS — A man is fighting for his life after an apparent accident at the CargillAg plant in the Cummings area electrocuted one of his co-workers, and caused the surviving man serious injuries, as the two worked inside a grain storage area.

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A St. Joseph, Missouri, man who had been living at a campsite along the Missouri River in that city is now known to be the victim of a drowning which led to the discovery of his body floating on Sunday down the river near Atchison.

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Authorities have arrested a previously convicted violent felon who they say shot a man twice amid an argument in June.

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Authorities say the boy who brought a BB gun to Atchison High School on Monday is in now in juvenile detention for behavior that prompted a brief lockdown before police secured the contraband.

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Officially on the job for a week, Public Works Director James “Jay” Harbour, of the Atchison County Road and Bridge Department, already has a plan in the making.

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The non-essential Atchison County departments will not be open for regular business on Monday, Oct. 14, due to an employee training day.

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James Harbour has accepted the appointment as the Public Works Director of the Road and Bridge Department for Atchison County, Jamie Madison, the county’s human resource director announced Friday.

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The dawning of a new era in Atchison County became closer to its horizon with by way of commissioners’ action Tuesday.

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County leaders are hopeful their creation of a new position and forthcoming hire will be on the road to fruition sometime this fall.

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Following petitions during the public forum period of the City of Atchison governing body meeting on Monday, city leaders verbally concurred to review previous steps meant to prepare a storied Atchison park for private sale.

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Amid the beginning of the week and the impending 23rd Amelia Earhart Festival, the City of Atchison City Commission took steps to finalize its FY 2020 budget.

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An annual balancing act looms in passing a municipal budget that meets the costs of City of Atchison needs while avoiding tax increases.

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Atchison County residents will soon gain the ability to summon emergency help with a text message, in a new arrangement that confers various other benefits.

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The time behind bars ordered for a local man might are likely to lengthen a bit after a new criminal case runs its course following his arrest late last week while out on bond awaiting sentencing.

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Proceedings are on hold until October for a 32-year-old jail inmate facing two groupings of felony counts for allegedly impeding breathing of his significant other is facing a new charge.

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A local woman’s trial involving violence against law enforcement scheduled for Monday is off the court calendar after her pleas were heard Friday in district court.

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A Gardner resident is facing felony charges in connection with allegations arising with recent criminal activities at an Atchison business.