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Terry Knopke has completed what anyone would fairly consider the honor of a lifetime and the foundation for charitable giving for the entire community.

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Atchison County emergency and health officials confirmed on Sunday that a middle-aged woman is the first person testing COVID-19 positive in Atchison County.

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A stay-at-home order for the entire state of Kansas will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 30, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Saturday, making it one of at least 20 states to ask its residents to conduct only essential business.

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Like almost all of the athletes he coached through the end of January at Highland Community College, Jered Ross was an African-American on a campus where more than eight in 10 students are white, but it rarely concerned him.

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A worker at the local Bradken complex suffered serious harm after an incident on Thursday afternoon, and their condition isn’t known.

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A teen from the Atchison County area died on Sunday morning in a collision with a semi-trailer truck as a result of a directional crossover of unknown cause on Kansas Highway 4 in Jefferson County. 

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Since Horton lost its local medical center in March, the fate of its building and related properties has been uncertain, but it is now apparent that these assets will remain in local hands.

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A boil advisory has been lifted for the City of Atchison distribution system, including some water customers outside city limits.

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Atchison County will be subject to a stay-at-home order starting 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and will remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, unless sooner amended, superseded, or rescinded.

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Effective this week, Atchison County will be limiting public access to various government departments and offices to help contain pandemic COVID-19.

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The budget season is about to widen as another round of discussions between commissioners and department heads focus on the wish lists and needs of county government.

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County officials are expecting the delivery sooner than later that goes hand in hand with the new ambulance, and rounds out a list of equipment purchases for Atchison County EMS.

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About $949,787 worth of unpaid taxes, special assessments, penalties and interests are represented in the most recent tax sale proceeding involving 113 properties filed last week in district court.

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At the time of its installation, a gravestone might mainly be meant for the appreciation of the loved ones of the deceased, but over the limitless stretch of history, the gravestone’s educational purpose rises to the surface.

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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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TOPEKA – A former Atchison resident, John F. Carpinelli, of Topeka, has thrown his hat into the ring as an applicant to fulfill an upcoming vacancy to serve on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

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A local man was handed some time in prison on Friday in district court despite his claim he was distraught over loved ones going through withdrawal from meth at the time of his conviction.

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Court proceedings will move on without a hearing of evidence for a 21-year-old man facing charges in connection with two violent occurrences hat occurred in the late summer months of 2018 in the Atchison area.

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Atchison County Sheriff’s Office authorities are tracking clues to find the culprits responsible for items valued at several thousands of dollars recently stolen from a storage area in Huron.