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A federal bankruptcy court says Atchison Hospital’s purchase of the health care facilities and assets in Horton that supported the defunct Horton Community Hospital can go forward, paving a path to the restoration of local medical services.

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Amid uncertain winter weather conditions set for Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18, various institutional closures have been announced.

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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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Next Monday, amid the national observance of the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., the Atchison Ministerial Alliance will come together once more for an annual commemoration.

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A local boy diagnosed in December with an aggressive form of cancer that forms in the nervous tissue of young patients has received support from far and wide, and Atchison area supporters gathered this week to help out.

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Since Horton lost its local medical center in March, the fate of its building and related properties has been uncertain, but it is now apparent that these assets will remain in local hands.

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A boil advisory has been lifted for the City of Atchison distribution system, including some water customers outside city limits.

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HORTON — A fire engulfed a small house on Tuesday afternoon in Horton, causing its to collapse, before spreading and bringing complete ruin to two neighboring homes on either side, authorities say, although no one suffered any injuries aside from minor smoke exposure.

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Two local teen boys are in custody, and a third suspect remained on the loose as of Friday, in connection with a recent armed robbery that occurred at an apartment complex within Atchison City limits.

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WINTHROP, Mo. — One lane of U.S. Highway 59 in southern Buchanan County has reopened, restoring a more direct route to St. Joseph, Missouri, after a month of closure.

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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

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The cost of housing Atchison Municipal Court inmates is on the rise for third time in about 25 years.

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

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

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Following petitions during the public forum period of the City of Atchison governing body meeting on Monday, city leaders verbally concurred to review previous steps meant to prepare a storied Atchison park for private sale.

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Amid the beginning of the week and the impending 23rd Amelia Earhart Festival, the City of Atchison City Commission took steps to finalize its FY 2020 budget.

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An annual balancing act looms in passing a municipal budget that meets the costs of City of Atchison needs while avoiding tax increases.

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Atchison County residents will soon gain the ability to summon emergency help with a text message, in a new arrangement that confers various other benefits.

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An Atchison man initially facing multiple felony aggravated domestic battery charges admitted Friday in district court his guilt to lesser crimes.

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A hunt for clues is ongoing to find the culprits responsible for a trailer stolen from a John Street residence in Effingham, and then found later at a rural location.

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A parolee, a probationer and a convicted drug offender all are in jail after their arrests in connection with unrelated matters involving dangerous drugs within recent days.

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Atchison Police Department authorities are investigating the theft of some heavy duty equipment that occurred within recent days.