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Mac Stevenson Kansas State’s head-coaching debate concerning the football program has been as placid as a cloudless, calm summer day with a robin-egg blue sky; that changed suddenly, like a Kansas thunderstorm accompanied with a...

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Teachers receive raise

Teachers returning to USD 231 will receive about a 3.71 percent increase, according to a contract recently approved by the board of education. Last year, teachers received about 4 percent. Number of workdays for veteran teachers...

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Hampton Inn

Staff photo by Brandon Humble Work continues on the Hampton Inn Hotel and Conference Center near...

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USD 231 decreases mill levy, again

Homeowners may see a decrease in property taxes, based on the USD 231 proposed budget. This decrease would apply to the school portion of the property tax bill. Although the budget is expected to increase from $76 million to $81...

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The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen is subject of next museum Retro Storytime program on Sept. 5 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a...

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Paratransit access provided countywide

Johnson County Government has removed service area restrictions on county-provided paratransit transportation, making transportation for the elderly and those with disabilities available to all Johnson County residents. The...

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OUR VIEW: USD 231 increases transparency

Congrats and accolades to USD 231’s Board of Education for their continued progress towards transparency. It hasn’t been that many years ago the district’s policies and procedures were kept in a loose leaf notebook full of typed...

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County report indicates newspapers still viable

Apparently newspapers aren’t dead. At least according to a survey commissioned by the Johnson County government. Johnson County residents were surveyed on ways to improve the quality of county communication with the public. The...

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USD 231 surveys boundary changes

Last February, USD 231 formed a committee to discuss school boundary alignments. Adjustments to boundary areas are necessary due to an average increase of about 150 students each year. It’s important to maintain enrollment...

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Child accidentally discharges gun at camp

Around 11 a.m. on July 31, a 10 year old boy attending the Johnson County Park & Recreation District Mad Science day camp at New Century Fieldhouse accidentally discharged a firearm he had brought in his backpack. . There...

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