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With the highly infectious agent known as the coronavirus now established within Europe and present in every other continent save Antarctica, Benedictine College is taking steps to protect its students. 

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Emily Fuhrman, a Trinity Lutheran eighth-grader, is the champion speller as the result of the Atchison County Spelling Bee, on Feb. 4 at Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School. Layne Tate, an Atchison Elementary School fifth-grader garnered the second-place finish.

A clerical group sourcing input from across Kansas is urging the state Legislature to pass an expansion of Medicaid to provide publicly funded health services to the poor. 

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Trinity Lutheran School seventh-grade team members, Max Lopez, left, Gavin Moore and Daniel Wagner recently won second-place medals at the Spring Mathletics Competition at St. Paul Lutheran School in St. Joseph, Missouri. Mathletics offer youngsters a fun-filled math challenge in competition…

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Trinity Lutheran School students, Preston Blakley, left, Emily Fuhrman, Gavin Moore and Daniel Wagner bring home the second place trophy Feb. 25 from the Bethany Lutheran Academic Meet. The local students from Trinity competed with 11 other Lutheran schools from the Kansas City area. 

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TOPEKA —The Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Anthropological Association invite the public to get a hands-on learning experience about archeology at an upcoming field school.

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A local teen is in custody after an investigation over the course of the month led local authorities to conclude he is responsible for sexual offenses against another local young person.

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TOPEKA — Police on Tuesday morning released the name of the state capitol’s first homicide victim of 2020, a man who originally hails from Atchison.

Rebekah Larson from Everest, Kansas, left, and Kassandra Larson from Solomon, Kansas, far right, spent the day on Feb. 11, at the Kansas Capitol as a page for Senator Dennis Pyle. They received a historical tour of the Capitol building and had the opportunity to participate in a tour to the …

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Several 4-H members from Atchison and Doniphan County visited 1st District Sen. Dennis Pyle, a Hiawatha Republican, as part of a visit to the State Capitol in Topeka on Monday, February 17 for Kansas 4-H Citizenship In Action. 

The Atchison Driver's License office has recently relocated to the Atchison Event Center in the lower level, 710 South Ninth Street in Atchison.

USD 409 Board of Education members plan to convene in a special workshop session at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 in the community room at the board office.

 USD 377 Board of Education plan to convene in a special session at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in the boardroom at the central office.