Published in the Iola Register on Nov. 14, 2013.

CHS facility on display at intergovernmental meeting

 The Concordia High School Career and Technical Education Center was on display when Unified School District 333 hosted the intergovernmental meeting Wednesday night.
 Representatives for the governing bodies in Cloud County were able to tour the facility.
 USD 333 superintendent of schools Beverly Mortimer, Concordia High School principal Quentin Breese and junior high  principal Bryce Wachs talked about the career and technical education programs the district is offering to students.
 “We decided to host in this building because this has been our emphasis and focus to make things better,” Mortimer said.
Mortimer said that with the added emphasis on career and technical education since the passage of Senate Bill No.155, which provides state funding to cover tuition costs in certain areas, more students are graduating college and career ready, and that there are opportunities for students to earn industry approved certifications.
Welding, certified nurse assistant (CNA) and culinary arts are among the certification programs offered by the district.
Students in the culinary arts program prepared food for those attending the meeting.
City of Concordia.
Concordia city manager told those in attendance that he had just come from a two-hour study session to discuss changes to the flood control project.
“The project will be finished. The dam will be built,” Uri said.
Uri also reported that the city owned gas line to the North Development is now operational.
Cloud County
Cloud County commissioner Gail Engle reported that there was a meeting on the progress of the new Law Enforcement Center on Tuesday.
“Things are moving forward,” Engle said.
Engle said that any time you have a project as big as the Law Enforcement Center there are going to be snags.
Cloud County Community College
President Danette Toone reported that Cloud County Community College will be celebrating its 50 year anniversary in Feb. 2015.
 Toone said the College has started the planning process to celebrate the milestone. She said they are looking for people to donate memorabilia to the archives.
Jamestown mayor Randy Smith reported that the fueling station set a monthly high for gas sales at the fueling station of 17,644 gallons.
Smith also said that Jamestown will be putting out bids for the water line project in December or January, and that the project should begin in April.
Terry Koch, the mayor of Clyde, said that the restaurant has been sold and it could open in December.
Koch reported that the housing grant project has been completed. There were 16 rebuilds and four demolitions. He also said the city is looking at curb and gutter and sidewalk projects.
Mayor Jon Puckett reported that Miltonvale had to shut down one of its wells.
Puckett said that the city will have to drill a new well. There has been a grant application submitted to help cover the costs.
Unified School District 334
Roger Perkins, superintendent of schools for Unified School District 334 Southern Cloud, said that the district has installed new lights in the buildings.
Perkins said that the district is looking at replacing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit at the elementary school.
USD 334 was awarded a grant of $250,000 to start art programs in Glasco and Miltonvale.