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Possible Budget Cuts To Area Schools Outlined


The Kansas Association of School Boards and a Kansas Department of Education official warn that spending cuts outlined by Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director would cut thousands of dollars from school districts all across the state. Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis also reports that schools will lose funds for utilities and transportation as part of the spending cuts. The cuts, …

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As State Furloughs Announced, Kansas Courts To Remain Open


Chief Justice Lawton Nuss wants to get the message to all Kansans that even if state offices close or operate with reduced staff beginning Monday, all state courts will nevertheless be open — staffed and conducting business as usual. “With all the news stories about the state government budget and the possibility of thousands of state employees being furloughed, I …

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New College Transfer Website To Assist Nebraska College Students


  New Transfer Nebraska website provides one-stop shop for college transfer searches A new website developed by the University of Nebraska, in collaboration with the Nebraska State College System and Nebraska Community College Association, provides students in the state with a convenient one-stop shop for researching course transferability between Nebraska’s public higher education institutions. Transfer Nebraska, which can be accessed …

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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes – May 26, 2015


The Marysville City Council met Tuesday. Rob Peschel gave a presentation on the Partnership For Growth plans to fund county economic development efforts, and encouraged city investment. He also stated a proposal was submitted to the Kansas Department of Transportation, which is considering development of a Transload Rail Facility, which Marysville is interested in pursuing. No action was taken. Joe Cohorst was present, and spoke for nearly …

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Kansas County Health Rankings Released


The Kansas Health Institute recently released county rankings, considering a variety of health and wellness factors. Washington County ranked an impressive number seven in the state in health outcomes, with high marks for length of life, social and economic factors including education, unemployment, crime, and children’s poverty. Concern was noted with health behaviors, and clinical care, which includes limited access …

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An Open Letter From USD 364 Superintendent Bill Mullins

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The following letter was written by USD 364 Superintendent Bill Mullins and originally posted on the Marysville High School Bulldogs Facebook page. The letter is reprinted here as a service to all community members of USD 364 Public Schools. Dear Bulldog Family, As you may have heard Governor Brownback announced “allotments” yesterday afternoon that directly affects K-12 education and higher …

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Hazardous Materials Study Approved In Plans To Extend Rail Trail


Approval of funding up to $3,500 to move forward with a hazardous materials study for an area south of Beatrice is a next step in plans to extend a trail south to the state line, where it would connect with the Blue River Rail Trail extending to Marysville. An environmental study is required for any potential grant funding that may …

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KDOT Prepared For Winter; Advises Motorists To Follow Safety Tips


With snow in the forecast later this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation is ready. This year KDOT has implemented new snow fighter training courses to better educate new equipment operators on all aspects of roadway snow and ice control as well as how to maintain their equipment. KDOT has a staff of 1,200 ready for winter weather, 24 hours …

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Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled For September 27th

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TOPEKA – (September 22, 2014) – Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. Since the program began in 2010, the …

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Nine Schools Awarded $38,000 For Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificates

Manhattan, Kan. – The Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificate, awarded by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), was earned by 38 Kansas agriculture education students from nine local schools. Each certificate awarded earns the school $1,000, distributed by the Kansas Department of Education. Schools receiving funds included Centre, Girard, Holton, Hugoton, Labette County, Marion-Florence, Riverton, Washington County and Winfield. …

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