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Miami County has recorded 266 new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 31, Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Whelan told county commissioners at their Wednesday, Jan. 5, meeting. That’s an increase of 54 new cases from the week before.

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The COVID-19 pandemic once again dominated the headlines in 2021, but it certainly wasn’t the only major news story to impact the lives of Miami County residents.

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The county’s motion to dismiss the Golden appeal will be taken up next month in Miami County District Court. A Zoom hearing has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14.

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The county has added 158 new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 15 and currently has more than 180 active cases, Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Whelan reported to county commissioners at their Wednesday, Dec. 22, meeting.

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Miami County’s governing body has voted to sign a resolution that will allow the Kansas Attorney General’s office to work on its behalf regarding Kansas’ share of funds from opioid national settlement agreements. The city of Osawatomie followed suit a day later.

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PAOLA — The county could save more than $1.2 million by refinancing a portion of its outstanding 2014 and 2015 revenue bonds used for the construction of the jail and law enforcement center.