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TOPEKA—The 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission convened by telephone conference at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, to set the schedule to fill a district judge vacancy created by Judge Steven Montgomery’s July 3 retirement. The 6th Judicial District is composed of Miami, Linn, and Bourbon counties. Public access The meeting is open to the public. To listen: call 1-845-361-8917; and enter guest passcode 3872788#.  Accommodation Any person with a disability who requires accommodation to access the nominating commission meeting should notify the judicial branch ADA coordinator as early as possible: ADA Coordinator ADA@kscourts.org 785-296-2256 TTY at 711 District judge appointment process To be considered for a district judge, a nominee must be: at least 30 years old; a lawyer admitted to practice in Kansas and engaged in the practice of law for at least five years, whether as a lawyer, judge, or full-time teacher at an accredited law school; and a resident of the judicial district at the time of taking office and while holding office. The nominating commission selects three to five people whose names are submitted to the governor to fill the position according to statutory qualification and residency requirements. The governor has 60 days after receiving the names to decide whom to appoint. Term of office After serving one year in office, a new judge must stand for a retention vote in the next general election to remain in the position. If retained, the incumbent will serve a four-year term. Nominating commission The 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission consists of Justice Evelyn Wilson as the nonvoting chair; Mark McCoy and Zackery Reynolds, Fort Scott; Patton Apple and Ronald Wood, Louisburg; Todd Schneider, Mound City; and Mary Stephenson, Paola.

NEWS

Commissioners approve motion to change chairperson

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Early on in the meeting of the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, June 10, Commissioner Jim Johnson made a motion to replace Commissioner Jason Hightower as chairperson with Commissioner Danny McCullough. McCullough seconded the motion and it carried on a 2-1 vote with Hightower... [More]

Pay scale creates Pleasanton council disagreement

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A discussion on pay scales took several discussions throughout the Pleasanton Council meeting Tuesday, May 28 when a new pay scale chart was introduced by Mayor Mathew Young. The chart was an effort to make pay more fair across the board for employees and allow the city to budget... [More]

Linn Valley Council discusses location of proposed new city hall

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The Linn Valley City Council met Monday, June 10 for their first meeting of the month and among many other items discussed the idea of building a new city hall. Mayor Lew Donelson brought up the idea looking for a proposed location and the feasibility of a new city hall. He... [More]

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SPORTS

Mound City hosts youth fishing derby

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The City of Mound City hosted the Youth Fishing Derby on June 8 as part of the Jayhawk Blast celebration. The derby started with registration at 9 a.m. and the derby itself running from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. There were four age groups in the derby, up to 5 years old, 6-10... [More]

Prairie View baseball and softball receive All League honors

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The 2024 Pioneer League All League baseball and softball teams were announced recently and the Buffalos were represented in both sports. In baseball senior Gabe Murillo earned second team All League honors. Murillo was the senior leader on the team and was one of the team’s... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Ten-year-old La Cygne student holds NICU benefit

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Most ten-year-olds aren’t worried about building care packages for NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) patients; they’re playing with toys or friends. But ten-year-old Kylee Tynes, a fourth grader at La Cygne Elementary, thinks differently as she spent her Saturday... [More]

Random Acts of Kindness in Mound City

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To celebrate the 10th year of the My Power of One brand, a new, custom-made friendship bench was installed in front of Stonetree Coffee & Pottery on Mound City’s Main Street. Sue Vicory, creator of the My Power Of One, has completed 10 years of random acts of kindness... [More]

Prescott UMC celebrates sesquicentennial

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  The Prescott United Methodist Church celebrated their sesquicentennial anniversary on Sunday, Apr. 21. According to church member Mary Beth Fornelli, the property for the church was purchased in 1873 and was part of the Mound Circuit with 12 members. The pastor at... [More]

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