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GARDEN CITY — Zion Roth farms with his uncle, father and brothers near Garden City. Roth uses tools that monitor weather and the soil moisture on his farm, including one that notifies him when conditions are ideal for irrigation.

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RUSHVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation started resurfacing U.S. Highway 59 between St. Joseph and Rushville, Missouri, today, a project likely to cause delays.

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Amid the first recurrence of what Kansas leaders declared last year to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month within the Sunflower State, activists based in Topeka and Leavenworth are gearing up for a series of events throughout the region.

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During the candidate forum on Monday, the hopefuls for the next Atchison City Commission appeared to avoid criticisms of one another on a personal level, explicitly mentioning each other’s names solely to reflect agreement on certain issues.

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Because of an editor’s error, the OnTap Calendar of Events published on Saturday, Oct. 12, incorrectly referenced the Joel Wilburn Memorial Scholarship Fair, which is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 19384 239th Rd. in rural Atchison County. Atc…

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The highlight event of the 2019 local government campaign took place on Monday night, with each of the seven candidates hopeful that they have established in the minds of voters why they should be a city commissioner.

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Isabel Cobb could never have imagined she’d end up here, in Atchison, Kansas, teaching practical science to budding young minds on the campus of Benedictine College.

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Mike McCrory and his wife, Nora, are still in their first year as Atchison residents, and it may not be especially predictable for a newcomer, recent retiree like Mike to be deeply engaged in local school governance.

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The semi-annual Andy & Dicy Moore reunion was held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sugar Creek Hall. It was hosted by the Reba Sutlief family. There were 55 family members present, representing four generations of the original eight children.

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Due to Fall Break and other scheduling conflicts, Benedictine College’s “Spooky Science Fun Bash” for children returns to Atchison a little earlier than usual, now set for Friday, October 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. on all floors of Westerman Hall, the freshly renovated science and engineering building.

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Twenty-three high school seniors currently enrolled in schools within the boundaries of Atchison County have earned the distinction of being named Kansas Honor Scholar Program honorees.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court began a potentially contentious election-year term Monday in seeming general agreement that juries in state criminal trials must be unanimous to convict a defendant.

WYANDOTTE COUNTY — One of two suspects in the fatal shooting of four people in a Wyandotte County bar caused a disturbance two hours earlier that brought officers to the scene, but they couldn’t find him in the area, the interim police chief said Monday.

The local government and school board elections time clock is ticking away and the last day to register to vote is fast approaching the deadline of Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The award-winning, historic local community newspaper of Atchison and Atchison County is continuing to evolve as a domain of advanced multimedia journalism, with the launch of a new mobile application.

The City of Atchison governing body saw a rare divided vote on Monday afternoon on the matter of bringing in an outside consultant to assist with the government’s long term plan for city infrastructure and improvements.