County Government

In observance of Veterans Day, Monday Nov. 11, all non-essential county offices will close for the holiday.

When “Old Man Winter” and “Suzy Snowflake” come to our area in full force, some might say county road crews are expecting to be snow ready for them to bring it on.

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

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.

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

Atchison County commissioners will be back in town before the end of the week for the purpose of interviewing candidates to lead the county’s road and bridge department.

In observance of Labor Day, the Atchison County Courthouse will remain closed Monday, Sept. 2 throughout regular business hours. The courthouse will reopen for regular business hours at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Atchison County commissioners have cleared the way to release the second distributions of appropriated funds budgeted for 2019 to some non-profit groups and agencies.

Although the mill levy county leaders are sending in for publication shows more than a half a mill increase, expectations are there might be a decrease in the proposed mill levy yet to come.

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

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

When the recent tornado northeast of Effingham blew away six-year-old Graycie Sinclair’s trampoline, Steve and Myka Sinclair could not imagine that the ill wind that destroyed Graycie’s trampoline would also bring love, kindness, comfort, and a new trampoline.