County Government

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The following is a question-and-answer session with 3rd District County Commission Candidate Casey Quinn, a Republican, challenging Incumbent Commissioner Henry W. Pohl, a Republican, seeking his third term to the office. The two are vying in the Aug. 4, Primary Election for their party’s no…

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The following is a question-and-answer session with Incumbent 3rd District County Commission Candidate Henry W. Pohl, a Republican, seeking his third term to the office. Pohl and challenger Candidate Casey Quinn, a Republican, the two candidates are vying in the Primary Election for their pa…

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The following is a question-and-answer session with incumbent Sheriff Jack Laurie, Republican who is seeking a third term as Atchison County Sheriff running against Candidate Adam Potts, a Republican. Winner of the upcoming primary receives the Republican nod to face off against former Sheri…

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The following is a question-and-answer session with Atchison County Sheriff Candidate Adam Potts, a Republican challenger running against incumbent Sheriff Jack Laurie, a Republican. Winner of the upcoming primary receives the Republican nod to face off against former Sheriff John Calhoon, a…

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Atchison County had reached its 61st COVID-19 case after five more cases were confirmed positive this week and county health officials have issued a public health release concerning a local bar.

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Less than a drop of Polychlorinated Biphneyls might not sound like a lot, but is enough to cost the county coffer thousands of dollars to rectify some contamination in used oil barrel at the transfer station at Effingham.

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Local leaders are putting their heads together to make a decision within the next few weeks to determine how to utilize about $3.2 million in government funding in the wake of impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Atchison County Commission Vice-chairman Eric Noll’s second attempt to strike down Gov. Laura Kelley’s recent mandated executive order regarding face masks in public to lower the pandemic spread died again within a week.

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Atchison County is engaging Phase 3.5 of its opening plan, effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 24 until one minute before midnight Tuesday, July 7.

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Since mid-March in effort to lessen the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Atchison County offices and departments have mostly reopened their doors the public to conduct business.

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Earlier this week, Atchison County initiated a 2.5 phase of the re-opening plan to ease out of some restrictions put into place in effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the community as a whole.

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The state of Kansas will now collectively enter Phase 2 Friday after Governor Laura Kelly made the decision to end 1.5 early with each county having their own specific plan.

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Editor’s Note: These plans were announced at a meeting last Friday, prior to Tuesday’s announcement by Governor Laura Kelly that she was allowing Kansans to move into a modified Phase 2 on Friday, May 22.

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Whenever it is allowable for the public to re-enter the Atchison County Courthouse again they are likely to realize the implementation of a few things that some might say are the new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.