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EFFINGHAM - Some might say it’s been more circumstances than pomp that delayed the 129th annual commencement tradition for the 2020 graduated class of Atchison County Community High School.

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s executive order signed on Monday to delay the start of schools in the state until Sept. 9 was officially not affirmed by the Kansas Board of Education Wednesday morning in a 5-5 vote.

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Nicholas “Nick” Funk, a recent Atchison High School graduate, is the winner of the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City 2019-2020 Gallon Grad Laptop Drawing.

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The Atchison Child Care Association has proudly serve children and families and since Oct. 1, 1968. The group is a non-profit, year-round child care / preschool program closing for legal holidays. Open Monday through Friday 5:30 am — 6:00 pm.

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These enrollment information and dates could be subject to change from the governors executive order as well as each districts plans.

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Most families with K-12 students had the opportunity to experience homeschooling for the first time near the end of the last school year. A national poll this spring indicated that 40 percent of families were considering this option for the 2020-21 school year. One obstacle that these famili…

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Please keep in mind some of these items will need to be replenished throughout the school year.

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The USD 409 Board of Education members heard a report about the Ad Hoc Safety Committee presented by Director of Technology Donna Noll and Superintendent Renee Scott Monday night.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (July 1, 2020) — Atchison Middle School KAY club announces it has received $600 from the Be the Spark grant, through a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Association for Youth Alumni Network (KAYAN). Atchison Middle School KAY club was …

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TOPEKA, Kan. — In order to better align the Kansas Teacher of the Year program with the national program, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) recently announced some changes to the program’s timeline.

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Fresh fruits and vegetables have been made available youngsters and their families for the time being courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Tricia Clark and Payden Brunton both have plans to attend the University of Kansas in the fall of 2020, but that’s not the only thing they have in common. The Atchison Area Community Foundation is proud to announce both Tricia and Payden as the first two recipients of the 2020 Kasten-Regan M…

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MANHATTAN — A total of 23 students from the Northeast District FFA were awarded their State FFA Degree during the virtual 92nd Kansas FFA Convention, May 27–29.

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The Atchison High School Booster Club has hung banners featuring the portrait photographs of the AHS seniors.

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LAMONI, IOWA — Bryan Lentz, Atchison, graduated this spring with a Master of Science in Nursing, as a family nurse practioner, from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

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Stetson Montana Diveley of Doniphan West High School at Highland was recently recognized by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly as a 2020 Kansas Governor’s Scholar. Typically, students receiving this recognition are invited to an awards program held in Topeka at the invitation of the governor. Unfor…

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Maur Hill-Mount Academy President Phil Baniewicz has announced the retirement of math teacher Stan Purdy after 46 years in education. (14 of those at MH-MA.)

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The Atchison Elementary School second graders and teachers took part in a parade to celebrate the class graduation Tuesday evening.

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High schools and colleges across the nation have had to make adjustments due the COVID-19 pandemic and those in Northeast Kansas and Atchison are no different.

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The Atchison Rotary Club recognizes yearly outstanding seniors from Atchison High School, Atchison Community High School, and Maur Hill-Mount Academy. This year’s Rotary Students of the Year were selected by their high school administrators and teachers for outstanding leadership, scholarshi…

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Left to right, Sydney Johnson, SBCS Principal Helen Schwinn, Principal Lisa Brookover, Max Lopez, of Trinity Lutheran School, Principal Chad Bilderback and Jackson Cobbs of Atchison Middle School.

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The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force announced Wednesday the Atchison Middle School is one of 92 schools in the state of Kansas to be named a recipient of a 2019 Challenge Award.

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TOPEKA — Kansas’ students will receive supplemental education content via television thanks to an alliance between the Kansas State Department of Education, the Continuous Learning Task Force and the Kansas Public Broadcasting Service.

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TOPEKA — Members of the Continuous Learning Task Force recently announced school buildings may be closed across the state, but learning can happen anytime and anywhere. The task force members delivered their message on Thursday, March 19.

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Public schools countywide have joined forces to ensure every child will have lunch and breakfast and throughout the week Mondays to Fridays.

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High school seniors pursuing careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship. The Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Herb Clutter's influential role in organizing leadership groups on behalf of Kansas wheat produce…

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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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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.

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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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Kayla Vanderpool and Evan Caudle were crowned the 2020 Queen and King of Courts for the Tigers on Friday, Feb. 14, during the basketball game against Jefferson County North. Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School congratulates the reigning King Evan Caudle, Queen Kayla Vanderpoo…

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Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School congratulates the 2020 King and Queen of Mats and their court, who were crowned at the home wrestling matches with Sabetha & Maur Hill-Mount Academy on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Colton Scholz was crowned King of Mats and Graci Postma …

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February’s UMB Count on More students of the month are Catherine Peitsch of St. Benedict Catholic School, Kyle Mercer of Atchison Middle School and Joshua Pierce of Trinity Lutheran School.

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EFFINGHAM — Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School is pleased to announce the candidates for 2020 King and Queen of Courts. Queen candidates are Dekoda Clem, Shelby Scholz, and Kayla Vanderpool. King candidates are Evan Caudle, Marcus Hetherington, and Levi Navinskey.

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Trinity Lutheran School in Atchison has wrapped another annual celebration of National Luther Schools Week late last week.

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TOPEKA — The Summer Food Service Program is looking for sponsors willing to provide nutritious meals to Kansas children during the summer months. 

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Iconic Kansans of history journeyed from the past on Kansas Day, or so it might have seemed, to greet Atchison Mayor Shawn Rizza when he came to visit at Trinity Lutheran School.

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Atchison High School leaders announced the 2020 Royal Courts candidates on Thursday. The Royal Courts Dance is scheduled for 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

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Sarah Kimmi, a graduating senior at Atchison County Community High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020.

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Students leaving the public school systems within the boundaries of Atchison County are better prepared to face their real world experiences than they have been in previous years, data shows.

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Colorful blessings abound as Trinity Lutheran School prepares to celebrate the National Lutheran Schools Week Activities 2020 during the last week of January in Atchison.