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Blue Rapids Museum Plans Upgrades; Announces Upcoming Displays

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Efforts are underway at the Blue Rapids Museum to permanently replace the floor in the south portion of the building, which was acquired several years ago. Repairs to the roof and reinforcing the floor have been completed, and funds are being solicited to complete the work, estimated to cost $13-14,000. The work would allow for permanent exhibits, as well as ... Read More »

Injury Accident Reported In Nemaha County Sunday

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An injury accident was reported in Nemaha County Sunday morning, shortly before 3 a.m. Justin R. Mars, 20, of Vermillion lost control on 24th Road just west of B Road; his vehicle left the roadway and struck a concrete barrier. He and a passenger, Devin Rempe, 18, of Centralia were taken by private vehicle to the hospital as result of ... Read More »

USD 364 Board of Education Meeting Notes

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The Marysville USD 364 School Board met Wednesday. Enrollment projections for 2015-16 appear to be stable. The district is implementing a school based mentoring program, in cooperation with Families First of Marshall County. An outline of the agreement was reviewed. Board members were reminded that the deadline to file for school board elections is noon, January 27. Regular Board Meeting ... Read More »

K-DOT Announces Swede Creek Bridge Replacement; Highway Sealing Projects

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The Kansas Department of Transportation recently announced approved bids for construction and maintenance projects, including a two million dollar replacement of the Swede Creek Bridge a mile north of the Riley County line on U.S. Highway 77, and 17 miles sealing Highway K-148 from the Republic County line east to the Highway K-148/K-9 intersection. Read More »

Gage County Committee To Look Into Jail Improvements

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Gage County Board of Supervisors recently discussed establishing a three member committee charged with considering jail improvements. It was suggested that the chairs of three existing committees, Finance, Law Enforcement, and Building and Grounds be included. No timeline was established, but it was noted that capacity in the 40 year old jail is inadequate, with as many as a dozen ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commissioners Hear About Neighborhood Revitalization

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday, and heard representatives from Sabetha who commented on the county wide neighborhood revitalization program that the county is considering, and the impact on Sabetha Ambulance subsidy, following a recent decision to move forward funding full time county wide ambulance services. Read More »

Car Trailer Reported Stolen In Centralia

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An 18’ car trailer was reported stolen sometime between December 8th, and early December 10th. It was taken from the 400 block of Railroad in Centralia. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. A good deal of the meeting centered on clarification of the billing cycle for the intangibles tax, which was repealed by voters in November of 2012, and is set to expire. That led some to believe that recent tax statements billing an intangibles tax was in error. Terry Hughes brought the matter up during ... Read More »

Snipe Creek Bridge Project Completed; Highway K-99 Reopens

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The Snipe Creek Bridge on Highway K-99 north of Frankfort has been reopened for traffic. Final pavement markings, and guard rail installation were completed Wednesday, with traffic controls removed Thursday morning. Remaining finish work, which includes seeding, will be completed in the spring. Read More »

Manley To Fill Vacant USD 108 School Board Position

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Rhonda Manley of Washington will fill an unexpired term for District Two on the Washington County USD 108 School Board. Randy Hubbard resigned from the position in November, the term runs through June of 2015. Manley was the only person who had expressed interest in the position, which will be up for election next year. Read More »