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HIGHLAND — The future of the Highland Scotties women’s basketball team remains uncertain after carefully controlled discussions over the course of four hours on Wednesday produced no official action.

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Eleven days of paid holidays are scheduled and approved for the county employees as part of the organization county leaders determined on

Atchison County Commission members on Tuesday unanimously approved a 3 percent cost of living wage adjustments for all employees in 2020.

County leaders are making plans for the new year and bracing themselves for whatever might come along in the aftermath of the previous year.

A claim involving a dump truck in the county’s fleet wrecked twice amid harsh weather conditions this past winter season of 2019-20 is about to reach settlement.

County leaders are on the hunt for interested stakeholders in the community to serve on an ad-hoc committee in effort to revise and update the sanitary code.

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.