Engaging Youth a Valuable Investment: Career Exploration and Leadership Program

After a successful first year of the Career Exploration and Leadership Program for 7-9th grade students in Mitchell County, planning has begun for the summer 2018 program. “We have students who enjoyed the program so much they are already asking

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Weatherization Program Helps Lower Bills

National Weatherization Day 2017 is October 30. In recognition we are featuring how one local Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) client was positively impacted by the program. Improvements to a North Central Kansas home made through the Weatherization Assistance Program have

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NCK Food Council Seeking Representatives; Preparing for Local Food Assessment

The North Central Kansas Food Council (NCKFC) is searching for representation from Washington County and Cloud County to serve on our council. If you work with local foods, have an enthusiastic interest in bettering local foods production/ distribution or want

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Summer Learning Programs an Opportunity to Engage Youth

This column from NCRPC Executive Director Doug McKinney appeared in the July 2017 NCRPC Newsletter. For newsletter archives, click here. I read recently in the Washington County News that school need not be closed for the summer. Kids can learn

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Rural Voices Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Rural Voices winners! First Place Video Entry: Isabella Hartman, St. John’s Catholic High School, Beloit, KS First Place Written Entry: Riley Doebele, Hanover High School, Hanover, KS Watch the winning video and read the winning essay

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Capital Improvement Planning Workshop Offered

The North Central Regional Planning Commission will host an educational workshop about the benefits of and process of Capital Improvement Planning for Local Government. Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) act as long term guides that provide a schedule of construction or

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Certified Asbestos Inspections Available

The NCRPC offers Certified Asbestos Inspections to governmental entities and private property owners. “Cities need to know that by rule they should have commercial buildings inspected prior to demolition,” Carol Torkelson, NCRPC Housing Director, says. “We have an inspector on

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Celebrate the Chisholm Trail

Great festivals and celebrations took place in the north central Kansas region this month. Lincoln, Palmer, Chapman, Clyde and of course Abilene all had grand undertakings. Throughout the next year the Chisholm Trail will be remembered and celebrated from Abilene

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Are You Planning for the Future?

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Is your local government planning for the future? A capital improvement plan (CIP) helps a local government take a critical look at itself, identify what is good, what could be improved and what opportunities for new projects exist. The CIP

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KANSASWORKS Connects Employers, Job Seekers

KANSASWORKS is seeing Kansas relocation and employment interest from many sectors, both from within the state and outside of Kansas. In order to assist in the important connections between Kansas employers and job seekers, employers and community organizations alike are

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