Ames/Miltonvale road striping must wait until next year

 Because of weather and time restraints, the center-line striping of the Ames/Miltonvale road will not be done until later next year.
Andy Asch, highway administrator, presented this information to the Cloud County board of commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday. He also presented a cost estimate for the project in the amount of $2,759.48.
 In other highway department business, Asch reported the bridge located 1 mile west and 1 1/2 miles north of Hollis, on the Cloud/Republic County line, has been accepted for cost share funds in 2015.
Sheriff Brian Marks presented a hiring authorization for Austin Howard as part-time corrections officer, effective Oct. 7, at a rate of $10 per hour, which the board approved.
Solid Waste director Justin Murdock reported the Recycling Center had shipped a load of shredded paper last week and will be shipping a load of hardback books this week. So far this year, 316 tons of recyclables have been shipped.
Health administrator Diana Gering discussed the drive-thru flu shot clinic that was held Oct. 5 and various other items with the board.
Adjournment was at 11:25 a.m.
Commissioners attended the owners' meeting Oct. 1 at the jail site and are attending the owners' meeting at the jail site today, Oct. 8.

NEWS

Concordia man arrested for attempted murder

 Officers arrested a 27-year-old Concordia man Thursday evening, charging him with attempted second degree murder.  According to Cloud County Attorney Rob Walsh, Jesus Reyes was arrested after an investigation into life-threatening injuries sustained by a 16-month-old... [More]

Courthouse 8-29-14

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For the record 8-29-14

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SPORTS

Former CCCC coach remembered

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Garden City hands CCCC 3-1 defeat

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

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Letter to the Editor 8-26-14

Dear Editor,   Another Relay for Life has come and gone.  It was in hopes that the time change this year was going to be a good thing, but with the weather conditions turning from lightning and then rain it was an evening that was cut short.  The Relay Committee... [More]

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