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Lorraine receives KDHE loan

The Lorraine City Council received good news at its Nov. 20 meeting. The 30-year loan of up to $90,000 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to renovate the city’s sewer lift station was approved.

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Lift station air leaks discovered

 The sewer lift station has quit numerous times this past month, and three air leaks have been found. That was the news members of the Lorraine City Council received during the May 15 meeting.

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Lorraine approves cleanup bill

A $2,092 bill to clean up the property at 233 Mohlman was approved during the March 20 meeting of the Lorraine City Council.

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Lorraine settles on revitalization plan

After discussing neighborhood revitalization, members of the Lorraine City Council selected Plan B of the Ellsworth County Neighborhood Revitalization plan during the Jan. 17 meeting. Plan B is a five-year plan with rebates on the increase in ad valorum taxes as a result of an addition or an expansion of a structure starting at 100 percent in the first year, and stair-stepping down to 50 percent in the fifth year.

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Former district building goes to city

Approval of a resolution transferring ownership of the former USD 112 district office building in Lorraine to the City of Lorraine topped the agenda during the Nov. 15 meeting of the Lorraine City Council.

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Oneok plans Bushton expansion

 The Tulsa, Okla. -based Oneok Partners, L.P.  is in the process of  building a $110 million to $140 million expansion of the partnership’s fractionation capacity to 60,000 barrels per day at the Oneok plant in Bushton.

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Repairs stop hammer sound

 The hammering sound at Lorraine’s new water treatment plant has been silenced. That news topped the agenda during the Oct. 11 meeting of the Lorraine City Council.

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Fire coverage intact

Rumors of Green Garden Township separating from the Lorraine Fire Department coverage area were dispelled by Russell Kootz of the township board at the Sept. 20 meeting of the Lorraine City Council.

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Lorraine mill levy drops

At the Aug. 16 meeting of the Lorraine City Council, the 2012 budget was approved as presented.

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Lorraine Post Office to close

LORRAINE — Postal officials delivered unexpectedly bad news July 27 to a crowd of over 40 residents gathered in the basement of the Lorraine Baptist Church. Because of an emergency discontinuance, the Lorraine Post Office will close its doors today, Thursday, Aug. 4.

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