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Financial Aid, Veterans’ Workshops Scheduled At SCC

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The Financial Aid Office at Southeast Community College is hosting a number of free workshops to benefit parents and veterans. A Financial Aid Parents Night will take place on the Milford, Beatrice and Lincoln campuses. The free workshop is open to all parents and legal guardians. It takes place from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 4 on the Milford Campus (Dunlap Center ... Read More »

USDA Grant To Fund Repairs To Barneston Water Transmission Line

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The USDA Rural Development Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program will fund $136,000 to repair a Barneston water transmission line that froze over this past winter. A more permanent solution is planned with the aid of the funding that will help avoid such issues in the future. Read More »

Southeast Community College Open House this Sunday

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Southeast Community  College will be holding it’s annual Open House this Sunday, November 4th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at it’s campus locations in Beatrice, Lincoln, and Milford.  Prospective students and their family, current students and their family, Southeast Community College Alumni, and constituents are welcome to come tour the campus, which was ranked as the 8th best community ... Read More »

Norris Public Power District Continues to Battle Winter Storm

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As of 9:30 p.m. Norris Public Power District had approximately 400 customers without power due to the winter storm that rolled through the area late Friday night and early Saturday morning.  Outage numbers continued to decrease this afternoon and evening; however the dark, snowy road conditions in the rural areas continue to hamper restoration efforts. Overnight restoration efforts will be ... Read More »

House Acts on Governor’s Spending Cuts

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The Kansas House of Representatives this week passed an amended series of state spending cuts proposed by Governor Sam Brownback. The plan calls for a 2% reduction in base state aid to schools and 7.5% pay cuts for legislators, some government executives, and some university employees. The budget proposal which now goes to the Senate, provides for cutting taxpayer-provided state ... Read More »

State is Delinquint on School Payments

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A Kansas Department of Education official says the state has delayed a contribution to educators‘ pensions and postponed half of its monthly general state aid payments to school districts. Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis told The Associated Press Friday that the two delayed items together total almost $124 million. He said the delays are being caused by a cash crunch. ... Read More »

Southern Wymore School District loses $665,000

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Southern Wymore School District’s First year Superintendent Less Hall is beginning his tenure at Southern with the task of finding $665,000 to cut from the district’s budget.  The original goal was to find the money without cutting staff positions.  Now, the Southern Board of Education voted 5-1 Monday evening to place the burden of eliminating staff positions on Hall and ... Read More »

State Delays Public School Payments Again

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It sounds very familiar… the State of Kansas has delayed some of its monthly aid payments to public schools. The delinquent March payment makes it the 6th consecutive month all or some of the state payment had been delayed. This time, about half the monthly payments due to the 293 public school districts in Kansas, have been postponed. This morning ... Read More »