PAOLA — The Paola Rotary Club was “All Shook Up” for its weekly meeting at Town Square Event Design, listening to George Karnaze talk about his collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia.
The Miami County Health Department will host a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Miami County Fairgrounds in Paola.
Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a State of Disaster Emergency to alleviate health care staffing shortages and facilities’ constraints caused by a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
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.
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.
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.
PAOLA — The Miami County Cancer Foundation recently received some much-needed supplies to help community members in their fight against cancer.
OSAWATOMIE — Voluntary admissions will soon be accepted at Osawatomie State Hospital for the first time in more than six years.
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.
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.