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Pat Roberts Listening Tour Stops Planned For Area

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United States Senator Pat Roberts will make several stops in northeast Kansas Monday, as part of his annual 105 county listening tour. A stop is planned at 8:30 a.m. at Koch and Company in Seneca. Roberts will speak at the Ag Broadband Summit at Blue Valley Telecommunications in Home City at 10 a.m., and then speak to the Washington Rotary ... Read More »

Area Counties Ranked In Health Ratings

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Nemaha County was second only to Johnson County in overall health in the state of Kansas, according to the recently released County Health Rankings, which put Washington County 27th, and Marshall 28th. That is designed to represent the overall health of the residents, and is based on four measures including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment ... Read More »

Beatrice Residence Destroyed By Fire Sunday

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A fire Sunday morning destroyed a Beatrice residence at 1714 East Court Street. Firemen responded to a call around 11 am, a female occupant of the home escaped without injury. Authorities believe that a faulty electrical fixture may have caused the blaze. Read More »

Summit On Agriculture & Broadband Planned For April 14th

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Wednesday is the registration deadline for an upcoming summit on Agriculture and Broadband, hosted by Blue Valley Telecommunications. The event is planned Monday, April 14, 10-2 at the Blue Valley office in Home City. United States Senator Pat Roberts is to address the importance of agriculture and broadband collaboration. Guest speaker topics will include K-State Beef Cattle and Extension Specialists, ... Read More »

USD 113 To Close Summerfield School; Sell Properties

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USD 113 Prairie Hills School District continues to explore options for budget reductions. At the March 10 meeting, a unanimous vote to close the Summerfield School, with students to attend Axtell was approved. This year Summerfield hosts Pre-K through 4th grade, with Axtell hosting 5th – 12th grades. Relocation of the Summerfield students has been discussed for a number of ... Read More »

Post Office Hours Adjusted In Beattie & Washington County

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Postal officials last week hosted a public meeting in Beattie proposing a reduction of 12.5 hours each week in office hours. New hours proposed will be Monday – Friday 8:30 – 12:30, and Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30. The meeting followed surveys mailed to patrons. Only 82 of 207 surveys were returned, with a majority preferring adjusted hours, versus options of ... Read More »

Union Pacific Depot Brainstorming Session Held

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Some 25 area residents attended a brainstorming session to share ideas for use of, renovation of, and funding of improvements to the former Union Pacific Depot in Marysville. The city is in the process of closing on purchase of the three block area north of Carolina to Calhoun on Hedrix Avenue, and will then in turn sell the depot and ... Read More »

Detour Alternatives Discussed Regarding US 77 Bridge Replacement

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Alternatives to a proposed 30 mile detour for up to six months on US Highway 77 a mile north of the Marshall County line are being considered. County Commissioners Monday viewed the site, meeting with some 20 residents. A petition requesting a shoofly is posted at area convenience stores, public works, and the County Courthouse. Work is set to begin ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Marysville City Council met Monday. A motion to reduce the time City Attorney John McNish would attend council meetings proposed by Vicky Gross was defeated with the mayor breaking a 3-3 tie vote. A subsequent motion to require McNish attend all meetings then passed on a 4-2 vote, with Gross and Carla Grund voting no, citing unnecessary expense. Council took ... Read More »

Ricky Hu Runner Up In Kansas State Spelling Bee

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A Marysville boy, Ricky Hu, was runner up in the Kansas State Spelling Bee, held Saturday in Topeka. The field was narrowed to two spellers in round 20, when Hu misspelled passel. Defined as a large number or group, passel is P-A-S-S-E-L. He had spelled pastle. Ricky Hu is a 6th grade student at Marysville Elementary. Ethan Perrins, an 8th ... Read More »