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The boil water advisory for Nortonville has rescinded, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Tuesday morning.

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EFFINGHAM — To teach the third grade, you have to feel at home with kids wherever you go, including in an entirely new community.

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Atchison County Community Schools Education Foundation members plan to meet at 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 19 in the USD 377 Administrative Office in Effingham.

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USD 409 school leaders invite the stakeholders to make comments or ask questions concerning the proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year.

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The 59th annual Wohlgemuth reunion was held in July at Atchison County Community High School in Effingham. President Matt Davis welcomed all family members and guests and announced the singing of the doxology. Everyone enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner.

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Trent Lee of Rushville recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Trent is a member of Troop 478 in Atchison which is sponsored by the Atchison Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gary Gile, Scoutmaster, and Vic Lee, Assistant Scoutmaster.

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Members of the public are invited to submit their photos of water or water use in Kansas to be at feature at the upcoming 2019 Governor’s Water Conference scheduled for November.

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HORTON — The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas announced today the opening of a new Kickapoo Tribal Museum on the Kickapoo Reservation in Brown County.

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Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 14, and continuing throughout the Labor Day weekend, more than 150 law enforcement agencies from across Kansas will join forces in a concentrated effort to detect and remove impaired drivers.

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With the theme of “A Century of Making the Best Better,” the 2019 Atchison County Fair held last week in Effingham presented hundreds of artists, craftspeople, farmers, students and hobbyists the opportunity to show their love for life in Northeast Kansas, for tradition, for their animals an…

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After several months of uncertainty following the closure of a regional domestic violence shelter last fall, the local government has found a new partner to provide aid to the victims of perhaps more than 300 domestic disturbance cases in the town each year.

A Kansas and Nebraska family pharmacy chain based in Atchison is marking its 13th year of operations.

Area school-aged youth can win prizes when they enter the KDOT-sponsored “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” poster and video contest in observance of Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, Thursday, Oct. 10.

Although most results of his competitions are pending at the Atchison County Fair, 11-year old Ashton Neill is hopeful he can outdo his personal bests from the fairs in prior years.

An incident in the local electrical grid associated with a power transformer problem led to a spate of electrical service dips and outages in downtown Atchison observed early Monday afternoon.