Jamestown to remain on aging commission

Cloud County board of commissioners Monday agreed not to cut funding for the Jamestown Senior Center.
At the Feb. 19 commission meeting representatives from the Cloud County Commission on Aging had asked about the procedure for removing the Jamestown Senior Center from the commission because of its inactivity and inability to have representatives attend board meetings.
Th board took the matter into consideration and after receiving a letter from the residents of Jamestown concerning their Center determined that 
their town should remain on the commission.
In other business, highway administrator Andy Asch and the board opened four tire bids received from Kansasland, Concordia; Becker Tire, Salina; Commercial Tire, Salina; and Thompson's OK Tire, Beloit.
Commissioners asked Asch to review the bids and determine the lowest bid for each type of tire and report back to them next week.
Commissioner Johnita Crawford reported she had received complaints concerning two county roads. The first was concerning a tree problem at 110th Road and Hawk Road and the second concerned the culvert 1 1/2 miles north of Union Road on 170th Road. The board asked Asch to check into these problems and report back next week.
Diana Gering, Health administrator, presented the 2014 grant applications for board approval. Commissioners approved allowing chairman Gail Engle to sign the 2014 applications totaling $86,648.75 for Family Planning, Maternal Child Health, Immunization Action Plan and Child Care Licensing.
Gering also presented the 2013 Employment Agreement with Christine Rogers for Home Health Dietary Services. Commissioners approved signing the contract at a rate of $45 per hour for dietary consultations.
In other business the board
—approved department payrolls totaling $127,929.26.
—approved signing the recycling trailer agreement with the City of Clyde.
—heard a report from Emergency Preparedness Director Larry Eubanks on the Storm Spotters Class that was held March 11 at Cloud County Community College
and attended by 75 people
Commissioner Crawford attended the Tourism meeting March 12.
Adjournment was at 11:15 a.m.

NEWS

Courthouse 5-22-15

Criminal Annmarie Davis appeared May 19 for sentencing for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of  Intoxicant and was sentenced to 11 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $1,000, the costs of the action, $158, a $250 Community Corrections... [More]

City receives favorable audit report

 During a routine meeting Wednesday evening, the Concordia City Commission heard a favorable report on the 2014 audit. Neil Phillips of Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips, PA, presented the audit and said the city is in compliance with all Kansas cash basis laws. There were... [More]

County: Jail general contractor in breach of contract

 Cloud County board of commissioners Monday voted unanimously to declare Zahner-Hansen guilty of substantial breach of the contract for construction of the new Cloud County Jail Facility.  Reasons stated for the action were: failing to provide a water-tight building,... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Panthers earn fourth straight trip to state

NICKERSON — The Concordia Panthers made a statement on their way to qualifying for the state baseball tournament for the fourth consecutive season. Top-seeded Concordia blasted second-seeded Nickerson 15-0 in four innings in the regional championship game on Thursday to... [More]

Tigers top Panthers in 4A regional

CHAPMAN — Top-seeded Clay Center knocked off Concordia 11-1 in the opening round of the Class 4A-Division II regional softball tournament on Tuesday.  Clay Center advances to the championship game, and will play the winner of the game between Chapman and Smoky Valley.... [More]

More Sports

OPINIONS

In the Mean Time

  I read this cute story about a Mother Mouse. She was about to cross a path in the woods with her three babies. Just then, she noticed a cat crouched behind a bush just waiting to pounce. The cat stared without blinking straight at Mother Mouse and Mother Mouse stared right... [More]

Letter to the Editor 5-15-15

Dear Editor,  I have five sons who attended USD 333 and currently have 10 grandchildren in this system. So, if you ask me if I care about this school system I will tell you, “ABSOLUTELY.”  If you ask if I am concerned about the district, I will answer, “DEFINITELY.” ... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos