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USD 333 board approves filling new positions

The hiring of staff members to fill two newly created positions was approved by the Unified School District 333 board of education during its regular meeting on Monday night. Kevin Muff, a former Cloud County Community College head men’s basketball coach, was hired as the school district’s dean of student improvement and will also teach criminal justice at Concordia High School.
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Settlement offer rejected by county commission

Based on the recommendation of attorney David Green with Foulston Siefkin LLP, the Cloud County board of commissioners voted unanimously to reject a settlement offer from Coughlin Company during their regular meeting on Monday. KNCK news director Toby Nosker reported that the amount of the settlement offer extended to Cloud...
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House candidate faces animal cruelty charges

(Updated to include comment from Johnson posted on Facebook. It now includes a comment from Johnson’ s wife.)A Republican candidate for the Kansas House in Cloud County is facing potential felony charges for cruelty to animals, accused of shooting a couple’ s dogs to death last year.Gerald W. Johnson, who ...
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Matthew leads in county commission race

Mark Matthew will take a 42 vote lead over incumbent Bill Czapanskiy in the race for the Republican nomination for the First District position on the Cloud County board of commissioners into the canvassing of ballots. Unofficially, Matthew has received 354 votes in the August 2 primary election to 312...
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CCCC selects McCown Gordon as CMAR

A professional services agreement in the amount of $764,500 with McCown Gordon Construction to serve as the construction manager at-risk (CMAR) for the construction of the new Technical Education and Innovation Center was approved by the Cloud County Community College board of trustees during its regular meeting on Tuesday night.
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County board approves budget for publication

A proposed 2023 budget that lowers the tax rate by 3.576 mills was approved for publication by the Cloud County board of commissioners during its regular meeting on Monday. If approved, the budget calls for a tax rate of 63.899 mills. That is down from the actual rate for 2022 of 67.475 mills. The tax rate for the 2021 budget was 67.832 mills.
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CCCC receives $250,000 grant for tech ed building

The Salina Regional Health Foundation's Community Health Investment Program (CHIP) awarded a $250,000 grant to Cloud County Community College for construction of the Technical Education and Innovation Center. The new technical education facility will provide modern access to quality education in critical need, high-demand careers in Kansas. The approximately 35,000-square-foot...
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Marco appointed appraiser for Cloud, Republic counties

The appointment of Toby Marco as the appraiser for Cloud County and Republic County was approved by the Cloud County and Republic County board of commissioners on Monday. The appointment of Marco as appraiser is pending approval of a pre-employment screening. Marco will replace Barry Porter, who is retiring on...
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CCCC receives $1 million grant for tech ed building

Cloud County Community College has received a $1 million grant from the Sunderland Foundation. These funds represent an award received by CCCC's Foundation, and will be used for construction of the college's Technical Education and Innovation Center. The new technical education facility will provide modern access to quality education in...
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CCCC Foundation receives grants for learning center, turf

CONCORDIA - The Cloud County Community College Foundation has received two grants from the Community Foundation for Cloud County for the expansion of the college’s Children’s Learning Center and for turf at Doyen Field. The $20,000 grant from the community foundation is helping fund this summer’s expansion of...
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CCHD saw dramatic rise of COVID-19 cases in June

After recording only two reported cases of COVID-19 in Cloud County for the month of May, the Cloud County Health Department (CCHD) saw a dramatic jump in positive tests for the month of June. “We have 40-plus cases reported for June,” said Interim County Health Administrator Tonya Sulanka. “We saw...
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Projects awarded Get in the Cloud funds

The CloudCorp Get in the Cloud grant program awarded $150,000 to four Cloud County businesses. The Get In The Cloud Grant Program is an aggressive approach to recruiting small business in Cloud County. The program awards 50% of startup costs up to $50,000 on a competitive basis to business owners looking to open their doors in Cloud County.
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Woman hauling grain killed when vehicle flips

CLOUD COUNTY (KSNT) – A 66-year-old woman hauling grain was killed in Cloud County Thursday when her vehicle flipped. Vickie L. Fenner, of Conway, Arkansas, was pulling a 2023 Neville grain trailer on Highway 28, 4.6 miles west of Jamestown, when her vehicle flipped on a 90-degree southbound curve. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, […]
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Woman dies in Cloud Co. semi accident

CLOUD CO., Kan. (WIBW) - An Arkansas woman has died following an accident involving a semi tractor trailer Thursday afternoon. The accident happened around 3:50 p.m. about five miles west of Jamestown on K-28. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Vickie L. Fenner, 66, of Conway, Arkansas, was pulling a...
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Woman hauling grain dies after semi overturns on Kansas highway

JAMESTOWN, Kan. (KAKE) - A 66-year-old woman was killed when the tractor-trailer she was driving overturned on a highway in north-central Kansas on Thursday, the highway patrol says. The accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. on K-28 northwest of Jamestown in Cloud County. The patrol says Vickie Fenner was heading...
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Cloud County Fair schedule packed full of activities

For the second time in three years the Cloud County Fair Board has had to adapt to unfortunate and uncontrollable circumstances when putting on the annual fair. Two years ago, the fair board made the decision to host a fair that just included the 4-H and FFA judging because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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