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Aug. 3-7

No Hunger Summer “grab and go” meals served 11:30-1 p.m. at Atchison Salvation Army, 926 Commercial and at Effingham Park, 302 Main St. No pre-registration necessary. Sponsored by Second Harvest and served through Aug. 21.


Aug. 4, Primary

Election Day

Polls open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 6 p.m. The precinct voting places and locations are: Only First and Only Fourth — New Life Assembly of God, 1004 S. Fifth St.; East Second and West Second — United Methodist Church, 501 Kansas Ave.; East Third and West Third — Second Christian Church, Seventh and M streets; North Fifth and South Fifth — First Baptist Church, 1640 Riley Street; all in Atchison. County precinct locations are: Benton — Effingham Municipal Building — 414 Main St. in Effingham; Center — Cummings Christian Church, 2583 McPherson Road, Cummings; Grasshopper and Kapioma — Muscotah City Hall, 111 First St. in Muscotah; Huron and Lancaster — Lancaster City Hall, 302 Kansas St. in Lancaster; Mt. Pleasant and Walnut — Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 18688 262nd Road, Atchison; and Shannon — Fire District No. 1 Fire Department, 2509, Atchison. Call the Atchison County Clerk’s Office at 913-804-6030 for more information.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Atchison Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 31 in the 400-500 blocks of Main Street.

Saturday, Aug. 8

Atchison Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturday, Oct. 31, between the 500 and 600 blocks of Main Street.

Aug. 8-9

Weekends at Santa Fe Depot in Atchison Come ride the Little Train, normal hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information email or on Facebook search AtchisonTrain Club-North East Kansas Railroaders.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Fourth annual Dusty Face Charity Ride to benefit Building Better Bones from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at New Life Church at Wathena. BBB is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for rare bone disorders. Fore more information go to:

Friday, Aug. 21

Atchison Hospital Auxiliary Community Blood Drive, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.  at Memorial Hall, 819 Commercial St. Book appointment today at, enter Group Code: ZJ. Community Blood Center will collect blood donations. For additional details contact Virgina Voelker at 913-426-6281 or

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