Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Login |  Register 
MSC News National Headlines Sports Top Headlines CBS US News CBS Technology
Benedictine Sports Complex Rezone Passes

(KAIR) -- The project to move the baseball and softball fields at Benedictine College north of Larry Wilcox Stadium is official.

This comes following the unanimous passage by Atchison City Commissioners Monday night to re-zone select property surrounding the college as a planned district.

This is the final hurdle the college had to clear following several meetings where debate against the project took place by a citizens group largely consisting of neighbors living near the new complex location.

Final debate occurred for around 25 minutes.

Five people spoke publicly in opposition to the project citing variables such as lower property values, concerns of noise and concern of the press box of the stadium being too close to the properties.
One of those five was Rick Coronado, who believes the passage of the project was done in haste.

(Play Audio)

Some of those people also requested the college to look into putting the fields in another location or to utilize and expand the Atchison Sports Complex.

President Steve Minnis says not moving the fields would hinder the future growth of the college.

(Audio Continues)

The college will now move forward with further design plans and fund raising.

College officials estimate that it could be at least a year before any of these complexes could be finished.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Atchison Co Commission Focuses On Speed Limits
Warnock Lake in Atchison Under Public Health Warning
Auburn School Board Approves Bids
Amelia Earhart Bridge Open to Final Traffic Configuration
One Person Injured in Atchison Wreck
MMA Meet and Greet Hopes to Provide Spark to Atchison Economy
Atchison Co Commission to Talk Transfer Station Privatization
Atchison Co to Take Over Township Road Maintenance
Atchison Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault
St. Joseph Man in Custody for Atchison Car Burglaries and Chase
Click Here For All Stories

One killed, two injured in Marshall Co wreck
Award winning educator dies at 69
One hurt in Monday wreck
Jury finds former deputy guilty on child sex charges
Jury trial underway for former Doniphan Co deputy
Sunday crash claims St. Joseph man's life
Nemaha Co hires county administrator
Atchison apartment fire battled; no injuries incurred
Longtime Seneca City Council member resigns
County agrees to reinstate economic development funding
Auburn man arrested following Jackson Co pursuit
Public health advisory issued for local lake
ACLU says no to ICE in LV
County approves road agreement with Invenergy
Evergy's expanded Atchison facility opens
Five Rivers RC&D being investigated
Three day match event planned in Valley Falls
North Dakota woman arrested in Jackson Co on meth charge
Community Benefit Supper in Falls City
KDOT approves bids for local highway projects

Click Here For All Stories

2024 Nemaha Co budget adopted  
Nemaha NRD fills directors seat
Tarkio woman injured in Sunday morning wreck
Motor grader purchase approved by Pawnee County Board
North Dakota woman arrested in Jackson Co on meth charge
Hiawatha to hold citywide cleanup day Saturday
Auburn man arrested following Jackson Co pursuit
Sunday crash claims St. Joseph man's life
Atchison Co budget finalized
Public health advisory issued for local lake
Click Here For All Stories

©2023 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
Powered by Radio Media Group