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Marysville Superintendent Testifies In Favor Of New Funding Bill


Marysville School Superintendent Bill Mullins testified at a Kansas Senate Committee Hearing Tuesday in favor of a bill creating a new approach for financing school districts, that would be introduced in six inaugural districts including Marysville that are currently designated as “innovative districts.” If adopted, the plan would roll out statewide in 2017. It calls for a block grant mechanism ...

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Habitat Specialists Available To Assist Local Landowners


As hunting season approaches, Pheasants Forever, and Quail Forever remind landowners that habitat specialists are available, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.  They may assist with planning, implementing, and developing wildlife habitat management projects.  Planting native grasses, performing prescribed burns, and other practices can aid in maximizing native areas that foster wildlife.  Alex Thornberg is the ...

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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 ...

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Southeast Community College Open House this Sunday

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 ...

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Norris Public Power District Continues to Battle Winter Storm

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 ...

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House Acts on Governor’s Spending Cuts

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 ...

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State is Delinquint on School Payments

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. ...

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Southern Wymore School District loses $665,000

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 ...

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State Delays Public School Payments Again

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 ...

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