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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Two undergraduates at Northwest Missouri State University bonded over mathematics in the mid-1960s. A few years later, they took part in something that changed mankind.

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TOPEKA — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday dropped a policy that allowed several thousand Kansas adults to keep receiving food assistance after failing to meet a work requirement, reversing course days after the state's Republican attorney general threatened to file a lawsuit.

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Lewis A. Pick and William G. Sloan, namesakes of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, envisioned in the 1940s a system of dams on the Missouri River to provide flood protection, irrigation and power generation.

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Because of incomplete information provided to a reporter, a story published in the Wednesday, July 10, Atchison Globe edition omitted that the Salute to Summer Fun events held on Independence Day featured food prepared by the Burke, Callahan and Oswald families.

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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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A 3-year-old local boy was transported to a regional trauma center after suffering a life-threatening gunshot wound that he is expected to survive.

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Emergency management plans appear to be in good shape with all checks and balances in accordance Kansas orders.

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In observance of Fourth of July holiday, all non-emergent and non-essential Atchison County offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

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A familiar face and longtime employee at the courthouse has been appointed to serve as a department head.

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The latest assessed valuation in Atchison County is calculated for the 2020 budget year, and it appears to be on the rise in comparison to previous years.

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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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After 35 years, Mayor Allen Reavis is beginning a gradual transition of his ownership of Atchison Dental Associates, though he plans to continue working full time for the foreseeable future.

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The head of the municipal staff will present on Monday the recommended 2019 budget during the first full meeting of the City of Atchison governing body.

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An extended investigation, ultimately leading to the arrest last month of a former Atchison resident, uncovered a massive cache of child pornography including violent sexual acts involving children, according to federal authorities.

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A Carthage, Missouri, man is facing a felony charge after police say he was caught in the act early Thursday while burglarizing the Pizza Hut.

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A Cummings man is free on bond after his recent arrest in connection with domestic disturbance at a residence along Meade Road.

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An man arrested in connection with a nighttime bar fight is out of jail after his initial bond was modified to a lesser amount despite the prosecutor’s objection heard Monday in district court.