Savannah man suffers minor injuries in collision with train
(Oregon) -- One person was injured in a semi versus train collision in Holt County Friday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on Unity Road shortly after 4:10 p.m. roughly three miles south of Oregon. Authorities say a 2000 Kenworth T800, driven by 47-year-old Jason Smith of Savannah, was northbound on Unity Road when it began reversing to turn onto Holt 340 and traveled onto the tracks. The patrol says the vehicle was then struck on the passenger side by a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.
County Commission returns to ARPA discussion on ballfield projects
The members of the Brown County Commission convened last Monday morning, and welcomed Troy Kolb of the Hiawatha Baseball and Softball Club. Kolb reiterated the club’s interest in using ARPA funds to help complete the indoor practice facility that was constructed at Noble Park. Commissioners have been back and...
Faculty Spotlight: Kristin Woodruff
Kristin Woodruff, HCC sociology instructor, started taking college courses through Highland Community College when she was still in high school. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in legal studies and juvenile delinquency from Missouri Western State College (now MWSU). She earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Kansas. After securing an LMSW license in the State of Kansas, Kristin began her career as a school social worker in Liberty, Missouri.
Police locate teen who fled from alleged disturbance
ATCHISON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas teen on multiple alleged crimes. Shortly before 2a.m. on March 11, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 4th and L Street in Atchison after the officer had been called to the area for a disturbance involving the vehicle, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson.
Kan. man caught with fentanyl during arrest is back in jail
ATCHISON COUNTY—A Kansas man jailed for drug possession in January is back in jail on new charges. On Monday, police arrested 24-year-old Justin L. Lurquin of Atchison on a Community Corrections detain order, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson. In January, police arrested him on District and Municipal Court...
School Board discusses fuel issues, hires new staff
The Hiawatha School Board met in regular session Monday evening and discussed fuel and bus issues, accepted several resignations and hired new staff. The board — minus Amy Koppe and Jacquie Spihlmann — voted to approve the Agenda, but first discussed moving an item concerning candidate positions within the district off. Board President Ian Schuetz said with two missing board members he wanted to move this discussion to April. Board member Jim Robidoux said he wanted to move forward on the discussion in order for candidates to know sooner rather than later. It was approved to hold off, 4-1 with Robidoux voting no.
Brown Co. couple arrested after K-9 alerts to presence of drugs
BROWN CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Two residents in Brown County were arrested after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted officials to the presence of drugs. The Brown Co. Sheriff’s Office says that just after 10:20 p.m. on Friday, March 17, officials stopped a vehicle in the area of mile marker 356 on Highway 36.
South Holt baseball plenty talented, touts deep pitching staff
(Oregon) -- South Holt baseball is off to a winning start to the season, claiming an 8-6 victory in their opener against Rock Port earlier this week. “It was nice to get a game under our belt,” first-year head coach Brett Scheib told KMA Sports. “We kind of approached it with a preseason mentality as far as our pitching went. We had four guys throw, and we all got our 40 to 45 pitches in. They got their legs underneath them and everyone did well.”
Juveniles returned to parents after officials break up Brown Co. party
BROWN CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Five juveniles were returned to their parents after officials in Brown Co. broke up an underage party with alcohol present. The Brown Co. Sheriff’s Office says that around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, officials were called to the Brown Co. State Lake with reports of a party.
Kansas man accused of selling meth
BROWN COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man on drug allegations. Just after 10:30a.m. March 17, the Brown County Sheriffs Office. Drug Task Force initiated search warrants at 605 Virginia Street and 610. Roxanna Street in Morrill, Kansas, according to Sheriff John Merchant. Deputies Arrested 39-year-old Forrest Gaston...
Spelling error helps capture fugitive in Richardson County
FALLS CITY - A fugitive’s spelling error led to the Richardson County Sheriff’s Office returning him to Madison County where he was sentenced last week to six months in prison for failure to appear in court while out on bail. A sheriff’s deputy pulled over a car near...
Brown County Sheriff
* On March 19, at approximately 10 p.m., a Brown County deputy initiated a traffic stop in the vicinity of US 75 and 100, upon interdiction the driver Aaron Tauber, 24, Auburn, Kan., was arrested on a charge of DUI. * On March 17, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Brown...
National organization donates new bulletproof vests to Brown Co. officials
BROWN CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Officials with the Brown Co. Sheriff’s Office have donned new bulletproof vests thanks to a national organization’s donation. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says that on Tuesday, March 21, it received bulletproof vests that were donated by the U.S. Deputy Sheriff’s Association - USDSA.
RCSO suspects illegal drugs at sentencing hearing
FALLS CITY - Emmanuel Love, 23, of Warr Acres, Okla., is suspected of possession and tampering with evidence after remnants of pills were found in a Richardson County courtroom and prisoner transport vehicle on March 14. Court records say Love was sentenced to 45 days in jail for attempted possession...
Kansas woman jailed for alleged car theft, robbery
ATCHISON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a woman for alleged crimes in Atchison. On March 2, Police investigated a disturbance that had occurred in the 100 block South 2nd Street in Atchison. During the disturbance between two family members a 55-year-old victim was grabbed and her purse was taken, according to Wilson. There were no injuries.
Police jail wanted Kansas man after chase
ATCHISON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating. Just after 11p.m. on Saturday an officer on patrol observed 38-year-old Christopher L. Crane of Bendena driving a vehicle near 6th and Park Street in Atchison, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson. The officer was aware that there were outstanding warrants for...
Local Artists' Exhibit in Yost Gallery Through April 10
Yost Gallery, located on the campus of Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas will exhibit selected works by local artists Connie Herbster and Mark Ralston. The exhibition will open March 20 and end April 10. Herbster and Ralston are both local artists and local art teachers, and both will be...
KMAland Track & Field (3/23): Mound City boys win, East Atchison girls second at Worth County
(KMAland) -- The Woodbine and Abraham Lincoln track teams were in Doane while Elmwood-Murdock was at Douglas County West on Thursday in KMAland action. The East Atchison girls claimed second-place with 99 points, finishing behind South Harrison’s 105. Worth County and Mound City tied for fourth with 52 while Platte Valley was sixth with 51, King City had 24 in eighth and North Andrew rounded out the top 10 with 20. Stanberry, Albany, Nodaway Valley (MO), Bedford and Northeast Nodaway were also at the event.
HCC Hosts Major Mayhem
The Student Success Center (SSC) at Highland Community College (HCC) sponsored a career exploration event at the Walters Wellness Center Wednesday, Feb. 22. Individuals were invited from the surrounding area who represented an assortment of professional careers. Students interacted with 35 different professionals and had the opportunity to ask questions...
Symposium Will Address the Eucharistic Crisis
It’s time to address the crisis in the Church — the crisis of faith in the Eucharist. The 2023 Symposium on Transforming Culture in America is set to begin at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, March 24-25. The program will feature Elizabeth Lev author and professor at the...
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