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A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court.  CASAs are individuals who express a genuine concern for the welfare and love of children.  

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Monday evening the Atchison Commissioner’s meeting had multiple items on the agenda and listened to myriad of people who sought approval for special projects.

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Thursday evening approximately 20 people had an opportunity to ask questions about the 1 Cent Sales Tax that will be on the ballot on July 14 special election. While the crowd was not large, there were interesting questions from the audience.

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In last week’s Globe there was an error in the article regarding the clarification for voting on the 1 cent sales tax. The date for the vote is July 14 not July 12. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our readers. Watch for follow up articles on the 1 cent sales tax.

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Humans have always been fascinated with the stars. They have built temples, written songs and looked to those who interpret their meaning for signs of the future.

Drummers getting ready in the shade for the parade.

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There has been misinformation about the upcoming sales tax election that needs clarification. The special election to be held on July 14, in the city of Atchison only, is asking the public to vote for a 1 cent sales tax for every retail dollar spent in the city.

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In 2021 the Atchison City Commission authorized the selection of H.W. Lochner as the planning and engineering consultant for the next five years of federally funded projects for The Amelia Earhart Airport. Land and easement acquisitions have been completed so the next step is the runway desi…

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The Atchison Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval to the City Commission to adopt Ordinance No. 6682 which would formally adopt the proposed changes to the zoning regulations for a micro-brewery. The ordinance was adopted with one stipulation, that a tasting or tap room shall…

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Mayor Bartlett started the city commission meeting with a special proclamation for Juneteenth National Freedom Day.

Juneteenth commemorates the day freedom was proclaimed to all slaves in the south by Union General Granger, on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. That was more than two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln.

For the first time in over 130 years of the annual celebration, Juneteenth has finally been “officially recognized” as Juneteenth Independence Day in America by the President and Congress.

The 19th of June or Juneteenth Independence Day, along with the 4th of July, completes the “cycle of freedom” for America’s Independence Day observances. “Until All are Free, None are Free” is an oft repeated maxim that can be used to highlight the significance of the end of the era of slavery in the United States.

The Juneteenth flag was designed and created by activist Ben Harth, the founder of the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (NJCF), which created the flag in 1997 in collaboration with Verlene Hines, Azim and Eliot Des.

Their work cemented the holiday in the minds of all Americans and solidified the flag as an undying symbol of liberty and freedom for African Americans.

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There are few rentals and even fewer single homes for sale recently in the Atchison area. Move-in ready housing is at premium pricing and the fixer upper housing costs for construction materials have skyrocketed, thus creating a vulnerable housing market.

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Justin Pregont of Pomeroy Development gave a report on Façade Grant Program which was created to assist property owners with improving the facades of Commercial Street which had been obscured by concrete canopies for 60 years. He pointed to the three rounds of façade grants which were awarde…

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The City is looking to partner with residents to address housing issues in response to recent feedback from the 2021 Community Survey. The survey showed only 23% of residents were satisfied with City enforcement of home/property maintenance issues, and 63% think the City should increase effo…

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Evergy broke ground this morning on its new Atchison Service Center. The center, which will occupy 12 acres at 2103 Main Street, will allow employees to operate out of one site and efficiently store and secure their materials. Having all materials, vehicles and employees at one site will imp…