Families enjoyed a picturesque summer evening during the 72nd annual Miami County Fair Parade sponsored by the Paola Rotary Club.
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.
Patrons of Louisburg USD 416 and Prairie View USD 362 will have an opportunity to cast their votes in school bond elections set for the Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary that are proposing upgrades and repairs to existing district buildings.
The percent of positive COVID-19 test results in Miami County declined in late July, according to the most recent Miami County Health Department report.
Two contested races for state House seats and one county office await voters in the Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election.
The Miami County Clerk’s office plans to test vote tabulation and optical scanning equipment to be used in the Aug. 4 primary election at 3 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the upstairs conference room at the Miami County Extension Office, 104 S. Brayman St., Paola.
PAOLA — Clifford Blackmore, the chairman of the Miami County Republican Central Committee, was selected to fill the remainder of Rep. Jene Vickrey’s House District 6 term during a special convention held Tuesday, July 21, at the Paola Chamber of Commerce.
The County Commission has formed a task force made up of five teams to help determine how Miami County should allocate the nearly $7 million in COVID-19 Relief Funds (CRF) provided by the state.
Miami County, Osawatomie and La Cygne are among the recipients of block grants being distributed to Kansas cities and counties to help communities recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Vergil Thomas first built Thomas Trailer Town in the 1960s, he envisioned an affordable housing option for construction workers flocking to the area to help build the La Cygne power plant.
Paola residents Clifford Blackmore and Samantha Poetter will face each other in the Aug. 4 Republican primary for the state House District 6 seat.
Rep. Mark Samsel, a Wellsville Republican, will face challenger Mark Powls, a Garnett Republican, in the Aug. 4 primary for the House District 5 seat.
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.
PAOLA — The Miami County Fair has a bit of a different look this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but activities are still scheduled to take place throughout the week.
LOUISBURG – The Louisburg High School commencement is set to take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Wildcat Stadium complex, located just east of Broadmoor Elementary School (BES) at 105 S. Fifth Street East in Louisburg.