Meth lab busts on rise in Kansas

The number of methamphetamine labs busted by law enforcement officers in Kansas rose last year.

Drug Enforcement Administration numbers obtained this week by The Associated Press show the state had 172 meth lab busts in 2011, compared to 149 the previous year.

The numbers are dwarfed by statistics in neighboring Missouri, which reported nearly 2,100 busts last year. For instance, the statewide total for Kansas is far below the total for Missouri’s Jefferson County, south of St. Louis.

Nationally, meth lab seizures were up 8.3 percent in 2011 from 2010.

from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-02-22/meth-lab-busts-rise-kansas

McLouth, water well owner at impasse over lease

by Dennis Sharkey The city of McLouth is still at a stalemate with a landowner and a new lease for a city water well. Barbara Peterson approached the city last fall seeking a new lease for a water well that is located on her land just north of the city. Peterson approached the city with […]

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Delaware Valley League to be disbanded after 31 years

by Clarke Davis The Delaware Valley League, which consists of 14 schools that compete in athletics, is about to be broken up. The push is coming from the Oskaloosa district. Douglas Beisel, the high school principal, gave league schools notice recently that USD 341 would discontinue its membership from the 31-year-old DVL effective at the […]

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Black History Month | Lesson on stereotypes

by Carolyn Kaberline When people don’t interact with others of different races and cultures, it’s easy for them to hang on to stereotypes, said Joseph Johnson, Shawnee County District court judge, as he spoke to an all-school assembly at Perry-Lecompton High School in honor of Black History month. He also stressed the importance of education, […]

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County looks to refinance bonds

Shawnee County is looking to refinance more than $4 million in general obligation bonds from 2006 — a move that is expected to save more than $325,000 in interest costs.

County Commissioners Ted Ensley, Mary Thomas and Shelly Buhler will consider the refinancing resolution during their 9 a.m. meeting Thursday in the commission chambers, Room B-11 of the county courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th.

Bob Perry, the county’s bond counsel, will present the resolution.

Commissioners on Thursday also will consider:

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-02-21/county-looks-refinance-bonds