Cloud County board approves two agreements
Cloud County board of commissioners approved two agreements presented by Andy Asch, highway administrator.
One was a utility agreement with AT&T for buried cable from Key Road and U.S. Highway 81 east to 145th Road, south two miles to Iron Road, east to 150th Road then south to the intersection of Highway 24 and 150th Road.
The other agreement was with Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for a buried 18" pumping line across 30th Road approximately 1/4 mile north of Vale Road.
Asch reported the sealing projects proposed for this year are: 40th Road from Highway 9 to west of Glasco (Jamestown-Glasco Road); 90th Road from Highway 24 to the county line (Delphos blacktop) and 120th Road from Highway 24 to the county line.
In other highway department business, commissioners viewed the Courthouse south parking lot with Asch and Troy Shepard, maintenance manager. They asked Asch to estimate the cost of proposed repairs and report back next week.
The Board approved payment of the following invoices on behalf of the Public Building Commission: City of Concordia, $125,000; City of Concordia, $6,509.05; Zahner Hansen Construction Group, $295,226; and Goldberg Group Architects, $6,476.07.
Diana Gering, health administrator, discussed the need for another part-time Home Health Aide/Homemaker.
In other matters, the Board
•approved increasing the mileage reimbursement rate to 56 cents per mile, effective July 1, to match the amount allowed by the Kansas Department of Administration.
•approved allowing the chairman to sign the Emergency Management Performance Grant application with the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
•received the 2014 budget request for dispatch services in the amount of $120,000, an increase of $20,000 from Concordia City Manager Larry Uri.
In the afternoon, the Board attended a meeting with District Judge Kim Cudney and elected officials from Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington counties to discuss the concealed carry legislation and how it affects county facilities, courtrooms and offices related to court operations.
Adjournment was at 2:30 p.m.
At the quarterly intergovernmental meeting in Clyde Wednesday night, Cloud County Commissioner Bill Czapanskiy told those in attendance that problems continue to plague the new law enforcement center and jail. Since the jail’s completion in March 2014, there have... [More]
District Court CIVIL Filed: Kansas Department for Children and Families received a judgment of $3,746 plus interest and costs from Laura A. Hittle, Concordia. LIMITED CIVIL Settled: Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $3,196.47 plus interest and costs from... [More]
The Cloud County Community College board of trustees accepted a feasibility study Tuesday night, paving the way to move forward with fundraising for a new multipurpose facility on the Concordia campus. Since September 2014, Carlton & Company has been conducting... [More]
Tristen Leiszler, who ranked fourth all-time in scoring in Concordia High School girls' basketball history, has signed to play at Tabor College. A 5-6 guard, Leiszler has scored 1,004 career points. Leiszler is averaging 17.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and... [More]
GREAT BEND — With her team struggling to shake the Cloud County Thunderbirds, Phikala Anthony took control. Anthony outscored Cloud County 13-5 to extend a two-point lead to an 85-75 cushion, and the Barton Community College Cougars pulled out an 86-75 Jayhawk Conference... [More]
- Rematch looms after Cougars down T-Birds, 78-69
- CCCC pulls out 6-5 win over Grizzlies
- T-Birds pound out 15-2 win over Hesston
- Tigers top CHS JV
- CCCC men, women place third
- Panthers tumble in league tournament
- Holmes breaks scoring record, but Panthers fall, 76-64
- Panthers slip past Red Raiders, 54-52
Nothing more to say . . . Sometimes an obituary can become almost poetic, perhaps and especially if the paper is back home country - “Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a hard worker, a green thumb genius... [More]
Dear Editor, The letter written by David Norlin that appeared in the February 24th edition of the Blade-Empire is yet another example of anti-gun rhetoric espoused by individuals who have a far left political viewpoint. I think Professor Norlin should have followed his... [More]