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Newtown-Harris Board of Education announces filing dates for April election

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education voted this week to discontinue paying for the preschool program audit. The vote is not to have any impact on the preschool program. Filing dates for the April election were announced as December 17th through January 21st. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports if the Newtown-Harris office is closed, candidates should […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts bid to replace school boiler

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has accepted a bid to replace the existing elementary school boiler with a new one. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports the accepted bid was from Weston Heating and Cooling, Incorporated for $14,075. Principal Amy Carlson reported that at a professional development day on October 11th, teachers shared ideas on how […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home Board of Directors discusses energy conservation projects

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors discussed at a meeting on Tuesday the continued work on energy conservation projects. The projects involve upgrading the boiler to a new HVAC system and window replacement. The board will hold a special meeting Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the conference room of the Administrator’s […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education to hold community meeting on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved after-school program contracts, the Local Program Compliance Statement, and the substitute list Monday. Policy updates were also passed. There was a discussion on how to move forward with the elementary school boiler. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis thanked the staff for its “excellent” handling of a lockdown last week. He […]

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Additional charges filed in Mercer County against Drake Kately, charges also filed against Princeton man

Additional felony charges have been filed in Mercer County against the Kansas City man the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office reports has escaped from jail twice. The sheriff’s office notes 27-year-old Drake Kately has not yet been found by law enforcement following his latest escape the night of August 28th. Additional charges for Kately are escape […]

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Sheriff Stephen Stockman: Lack of tax revenue to staff office, build new facility or house inmates

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman has released more information on the inmate from Kansas City who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Wednesday.  It was the second time in August 27-year-old Drake Kately has been reported as escaping and he has yet to be found by law enforcement. Stockman says dispatch notified the […]

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Sunnyview Nursing Home working on energy improvement projects to lower facility energy costs

Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments of Trenton has been working with Energy Solutions Professionals of Overland Park, Kansas on energy improvement projects. Sunnyview Administrator Donita Youtsey says the projects started with an energy survey for the nursing home facility. Three of the projects are complete, and one is ongoing. One of the completed projects involved […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home District Board members sworn in, officers elected

Two members were sworn in and officers elected during meetings this week of the Grundy County Nursing Home District board and the board of Senior City Incorporated. Board members Jim Cox and Jim Bush were sworn in for three-year terms with Cox elected chairman. Other officers are Vice Chairman Brigette Bunnell, Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Cox, and […]

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Energy projects topic of Grundy County Nursing Home District Board meeting

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors discussed work on energy projects at its meeting this week. The projects involve upgrading the boiler to a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and window replacement. Sunnyview Nursing Home Administrator Donita Youtsey reported a new lift van will be purchased through a United States Department […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home District Board hears presentation on new lift van

Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments Administrator Donita Youtsey provided information to the Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors this week regarding a new lift van. The van is being purchased through a United States Department of Agriculture loan/grant program. The board discussed the continued work on energy projects involving upgrading the boiler to […]