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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – May 5

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman, Robert S. Connell member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner Loiseau was not present for the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented ... Read More »

Earthquake ‘Warning’ Issued For Oklahoma

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The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50 percent since October 2013, significantly increasing the chance for a damaging quake in central Oklahoma. In a new joint statement by the U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey, the agencies reported that 183 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in Oklahoma from October 2013 through April 14, ... Read More »

Dozen Juveniles Charged With Vandalism In Beatrice

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As many as a dozen juveniles ages 14-16 are being charged with vandalism amounting to over $6,000 at the former Beatrice Community Hospital building two weeks ago. The facility, which is slated for demolition in 2017, is used for storage. Read More »

Injury Accident Reported Near Waterville

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An injury accident April 19 in Marshall County was reported on Kansas Highway 9 near Utah Road near Waterville. Karey Cain of Emporia lost control, and her vehicle rolled three times. She was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Read More »

Tractor Theft Reported Near Blue Rapids; Cars Stolen Near Home City

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James E. Campbell of Marysville reported a farm tractor valued at $3,000 was stolen from the 1100 block of Kansas Highway 9 in Blue Rapids sometime in early April. Authorities also received a report that miscellaneous vehicles valued at $5,000 belonging to Darrel D. Roever were stolen April 22 or 23 near Home City at 1817 Limestone Road. Read More »

Arrest Made In Onaga Burglary; Additional Arrests Possible

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An arrest Tuesday in Pottawatomie County was made in connection with an April 24th burglary in Onaga where several firearms were reported stolen. Eighteen-year-old Nathan Bell is in custody on $20,000 bond, as the investigation continues. Additional arrests may be made. Read More »

Pawnee County Commission Looking To Close Road Near Summerfield

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A road on the state line two miles east of Summerfield slated for closure by Pawnee County Commissioners was the topic of discussion during a recent public hearing. Although the road is minimum maintenance, and a quarter mile section of the road is already closed, several area landowners and farmers are in favor of keeping the road open. After an hour long ... Read More »

Prairie Hills Superintendent Resigns

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Prairie Hills USD 113 at a special board meeting accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Orth effective May 1st. No reason was given, and he was appointed Coordinator of Transition Services. Dr. Velora Hanzlick was appointed Interim Superintendent for USD 113. The board also recently accepted the resignation of Gena Fritz, music teacher at Summerfield and Axtell. Read More »

Local Foundation To Hold Match Day Event in May

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On May 6, 2014, the Washington County Community Foundation is participating in Match Madness+, a national day of giving to celebrate the 100th anniversary of community foundations. For one day only, donors can make contributions to any of 11 local charitable endowed funds held at the Foundation and the donation will be matched by a local match pool of $5,000. ... Read More »

Recreational Credit Courses Offered During KSU’s May Intersession

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MANHATTAN — One-credit-hour recreational classes will be offered for the first time during Kansas State University’s May intersession, the short time between standard university semesters when students can complete a class in an accelerated time frame. UFM Community Learning Center coordinates these recreational credit classes as part of Kansas State University Global Campus. UFM is a campus and community education ... Read More »