Tag: Allen County commission

New energy infrastructure may be coming to Allen County. During this week’s commission meeting, Carl Husling of Ameren Transmission was on-hand to discuss developing systems for more efficiently and cheaply delivering renewable wind energy to…

On Monday, Judge Daniel Creitz administered the oath of office for multiple county officials, most of whom were renewing their positions. Included were: Cara Barkdoll, register of deeds; David Lee, county commissioner; Bryan Murphy, sheriff;…

The Allen County Treasurer’s Office remains closed to the public at this time due to COVID-19. According to treasurer Darolyn “Crickett” Maley, the staff continues to process online tax payments and vehicle registration renewals, along…

On Nov. 24, Coffey County commissioners voted against requesting citizens wear face masks to guard against the spread of COVID-19, per Gov. Laura Kelly’s most recent request.  The commissioners’ decision went against the advice of…

Allen County offices at the courthouse are restricting visitors because of a small number of COVID-19 cases among employees. Commissioner Bill King said he advised department leaders to take whatever precautions they feel are appropriate…

Tuesday’s meeting of Allen County commissioners was fairly short and sweet, but did provide an opportunity to try out new audio and internet streaming equipment purchased by the county via SPARK funds. The new equipment…

Allen County commissioners are working with locals to ensure Christmas cheer still comes to the Iola square this year. Dance studio director Chelsea Lea volunteered her services with regard to helping make sure lights would…

A popular meme reads “A Zoom Thanksgiving is better than an ICU Christmas.” The reference is to the COVID-19 pandemic  that continues to hold much of the world in its grip and how it’s critical…

For the second week in a row, county commissioners debated how best to spend unallocated SPARK funds awarded to Allen County. Earlier this summer, the county received $2.4 million from Kansas’s SPARK task force, which…

Allen County commissioners voted 2-1 to help Our Market move one step closer to opening a grocery store in Humboldt, putting an end to several months of debate and following a precedent established by aiding…