Rep. Mark Samsel and Samantha Poetter have advanced to the Nov. 3 general election in two local state House races, but the Louisburg USD 416 bond election will not move forward. Voters rejected both questions of the two-part proposal.
In a 5-5 split vote, the Kansas State Board of Education did not approve Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to delay the reopening of Kansas schools until after the Labor Day holiday. Six “yes” votes would have been required to approve the executive order.
The wearing of masks in public places will be required inside the city limits of Paola after an ordinance supporting Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide mandate was approved by the Paola City Council on Tuesday, July 14.
Miami County residents and elected officials at the city and county level continue to debate the use of masks and whether they should be required as mandated by Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order.
TOPEKA — All Kansans will be required to wear a mask in public places once a new executive order from Gov. Laura Kelly goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3.
LOUISBURG — The Louisburg Aquatic Center will reopen Wednesday, July 1, after the Miami County Health Department finished its case and contact investigation stemming from a lifeguard testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, June 27.
HILLSDALE LAKE — With the help of specialized underwater equipment, divers about noon Wednesday, June 24, were able to locate the body of a 65-year-old Spring Hill man who drowned in Hillsdale Lake the previous evening.
PAOLA — A Paola High School student is one of six new COVID-19 cases reported by the Miami County Health Department on Thursday, June 11.
A 3-year-old girl died on the morning of Wednesday, May 20, after being hit by a delivery truck that was backing out of a driveway in rural Miami County west of Paola.
An 89-year-old Osawatomie man was killed Tuesday, May 19, when the John Deere mower he was driving was hit by another vehicle on 335th Street north of Osawatomie.
Kansas will implement a modified Phase 2 reopening of the state on Friday, May 22, which includes a new mass gathering limit of 15 individuals.
Mass gatherings will continue to be limited to no more than 10 people during Gov. Laura Kelly’s Phase 1.5 plan to reopen the state, which launched Monday, May 18.