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Monday, March 30, marked a first day of school of sorts for students throughout Miami County and across the state of Kansas as educators and families embark on a home-based learning endeavor due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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PAOLA — Paola City Council members have approved a resolution declaring a local state of emergency that grants new City Manager Sid Fleming the authority to take necessary actions to keep city residents and employees safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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When Paola USD 368 Superintendent Matt Meek learned on the morning of Tuesday, March 17, that he was going to receive an update from Topeka, he was prepared to hear that his district’s spring break was going to be extended by a week or two due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Restricting large gatherings has had a big impact on a number of businesses, but it’s been an absolute punch in the gut to event venues.

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The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment on Tuesday, March 17, announced the identification of two more coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, raising the total to 10 presumptive positive cases in Johnson County. Cases also were recorded Tuesday in Wyandotte and Douglas counties, bring…

K-State Research & Extension, Marais des Cygnes District is hosting a “New to Medicare” program Tuesday, March 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

PAOLA — Thanks to the power of technology, fifth-graders at Sunflower Elementary recently learned about Thomas Jefferson, not from a textbook, but by touring his Monticello home in Virginia, all from the comfort of their Paola classroom.

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PAOLA — Sound disappeared and time stood still as Dave French laid in the back of an ambulance, realizing he could very well be dying.

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PAOLA — Ali Shappell and Carl Olson were both in high school when they realized that a kidney operation was likely in their near future.

PAOLA — There’s still time for community members to stop by the Reflections Art Gallery at Miami County Medical Center and see pieces created by some of the area’s brightest young artists.

PAOLA - Paola’s annual State of the City Breakfast is scheduled to take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Town Square event center.

PAOLA - Loss of rehearsal time due to snow days and illness has prompted the Paola High School Theatre Department to push back two upcoming plays.