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Prairie Hills Board Meeting Draws Large Crowd

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A special meeting at the Bern High School Gym Monday evening drew a large crowd. The meeting was called by the Prairie Hills USD 113 Board of Education to discuss the possibility of closing the Bern School. Prairie Hills Superintendent Dennis Stones explained the district must to prepare a decrease in funding. State funding was guaranteed for five years when ... Read More »

RSVP Leaving Brown And Nemaha Counties

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Effective January 1st, RSVP of Northeast Kansas will no longer serve Brown and Nemaha counties.  RSVP Board President Jada Ackerman said the decision is because of the inability to find funding in the counties, as well as the cost of travel.    Ackerman said that the board has been discussing for some time. Nemaha County residents will continue to have access to ... Read More »

Washington County Board Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, AUGUST 30, 2010             The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 30, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Chairman Helms called ... Read More »

Marshall County approved for federal aid

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that federal aid has been made available for Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes June 7th to July 21st.  The President’s actions make federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis.  ... Read More »

KDOT Selects Marysville Trails Project For Funding

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The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected 18 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Enhancement program for Federal Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012. KDOT received 55 applications from local units of government for funding consideration totaling over $42 million. The applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2011 and 2012 projects were accepted during an application period of August 2009 through December, ... Read More »

USDA to Invest $13 Million Rural Entrepreneurship

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Lyons, NE – On Friday, May 28th, the USDA will begin final implementation of a long-awaited, $13 million investment in rural America’s economic recovery. USDA Rural Development is poised to roll out the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program that was established in the 2008 Farm Bill. It’s a new program that will make grants to organizations that provide training, technical assistance ... Read More »

Public Broadcasting Gets Cut

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Proponents of education funding in the state of Kansas are breathing a heavy sigh of relief with the final draft of the 2010 fiscal year budget having been sent to the Governor’s desk minus any other cuts to education. Public television supporters are not quite so thrilled because the new budget cuts $900,000 to the state’s public broadcasters, more than ... Read More »

Recovery Act To Help Bring Fiber Internet to Barnes Exchange

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WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of broadband infrastructure projects to give rural residents in 8 states access to improved economic and educational opportunities. Funding for the projects is being provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “The broadband projects announced today will give rural Americans access to the tools they need ... Read More »

USD 488 Axtell Bern Summerfield Announce Re-Structuring Plan for 2010-2011 School Year

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USD 488 Axtell Bern and Summerfield School District will make significant changes in the 2010-2011 school year to offset reductions in funding and declining enrollment. • Beginning in the 2010-2011 School year, certified staff will be reduced by 4 positions. • Schools will operate on a block schedule to allow teachers to travel between Axtell and Bern • 5th and ... Read More »

Kansas Board of Regents Say Tax

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The higher education system in Kansas has lost $103-million in the current school year which does not end until June 30th. Two members of the Kansas Board of Regents – Dan Lykins and Gary Sherrer, said yesterday that the state needs to consider raising new tax revenues because of its budget problems. The Board of Regents met yesterday with Governor ... Read More »