County Government

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.

World Blood Donor Day is Friday, June 14, and it is also the day the Atchison County Wellness Committee invites eligible donors to join the effort to offset the ongoing emergency blood shortage.

Atchison County Appraiser Melissa Crane is on her way out the door, and meanwhile commissioners are seeking a suitable replacement to fill her shoes.

The Atchison Hospital Auxiliary Board met recently, opening with the Auxiliary prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Sixteen members were present. Our sincere sympathy was extended to Marilyn Albright in the death of her husband, Jack.

A prospective Eagle Scout is making his way along the path this Memorial Day weekend following completion earlier this month of the project that may propel him to an honor enjoyed by less than 2 percent of all Scouts nationwide.

A longtime county road worker has been named to lead the county’s road and bridge department to fulfill the position recently left vacant following the recent termination of the road superintendent.

For those with a green thumb (and those with not so green thumb), here are the shared ideas from the Atchison County Research and Extension Office of what you could be doing in your landscape areas during the month.

Easy-going, agreeable and friendly are the traits of leadership that colleagues and employees say they remember the most about former Atchison County Commissioner Thomas “Tom” Wagner.

Potential bidders might realize a few deals of the day as they gather around the auction block Wednesday morning in the main hallway at the courthouse.

This year, county leaders have a planned schedule for the 2020 budget calendar, and thus far they are well within their target range.