Atchison, KSatchisonglobenow.com

Juneteenth festivities begin in Atchison

Atchison kicked off its Juneteenth celebration with the opening ceremonies Saturday morning that went throughout the evening and included the reading and presentation of the Proclamation by Mayor Abby Bartlett, Juneteenth Royalty Recognitions and Drill Team Performance by The KC Marching Falcons. Some of the other festivities included rides, food,...
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Here’s the cheapest gas in Saint Joseph Saturday

(SAINT JOSEPH, MO) Depending on where you fill up in Saint Joseph, you could be saving up to $0.30 per gallon on gas. According to a survey by GasBuddy, US Oil at 601 S 22Nd St was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $2.59 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Trex Mart at 211 Roseport Rd, where a gallon of regular was selling for $2.89.
Leavenworth County, KSLeavenworth Times

Defendant pleads to rape charge

A Leavenworth man has pleaded no contest to rape for reportedly sexually abusing a child, a prosecution official said. Marshall Weidman, 67, entered the no contest plea to the one count of rape Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court. Charges were filed against Weidman after a girl reported that he...
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Man arrested following high speed chase

A 35-year-old man was arrested following a high speed chase through the county late Thursday afternoon. Derek Scott Frakes was arrested by Iowa Tribal Police following the high speed chase that involved not only Tribal Police, but Brown County Sheriff, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Hiawatha Police Department. Frakes was apprehended in Hiawatha and the chase through town included down Oregon after circling around the Walking Trail, in the high school parking lot and behind the bus barn. He is being held in the Brown County Jail on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude LEO, driving on the wrong side of the road, reckless driving, unsafe stopping or turning and disobeying traffic control devices and failure to give proper signal.
Atchison, KSatchisonglobenow.com

Atchison remembers the tragedy of George Johnson

After 151 years, the Atchison community is finally remembering and acknowledging the horrific murder that was the lynching of George Johnson. Members and leaders of the Atchison community gathered at sixth & Santa Fe on Friday night for a memorial walk ending under the Fifth Street Viaduct, the same path a mob took Johnson in his final hours before he was lynched.
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Saint Joseph, MOnewspressnow.com

Convent’s closing spurred some interesting moves

Did you attend Lafayette High School? How about Benton? If so, you may have cringed when a proposal came along to close those schools in a reorganization effort. That would be only natural. A number of us are around, though, whose high schools — Christian Brothers, the Convent, Bartlett and...
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Oskaloosa loses power to severe storm

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Over 900 people are without power in Oskaloosa. According to Evergy’s outage map, 957 people are without power in Oskaloosa after a severe storm cut its power. The Emergency Operations Center is currently running on a generator, according to the National Weather Service.
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Saint Joseph, MOkq2.com

MWSU, Sister of Solace team up for positive change

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Two area organizations joining forces for positive change. Sisters of Solace and Missouri Western have come together to provide an opportunity for struggling women to find their path to a better life. "I think it was a perfect marriage for what the community needed," Dr. Gary Clapp,...
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YWCA honors role models in St. Joseph community

Every year, the St. Joseph YWCA honors female role models during its Women of Excellence Awards. The event, which is typically a luncheon at the Civic Arena, will be virtual for the second year and aired at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on June 17. During the awards ceremony, outstanding volunteers and leaders are spotlighted, and women in the community share their stories of how the YWCA has touched their lives.
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