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Leadership Marshall County Announces 3rd Class

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The third year “pacesetter class” of Leadership Marshall County was introduced Friday preceding the classes first session at Blue Valley Telecommunications in Home City. The twelve members this year include Amy Adams, Becky Claycamp, Nick Gordon, Tim Hilton, Ann Mann, Joy Padgett, Dani Pishney, Lacy Richey, Anthony Ring, Katherine Smith, Kim Stewart, and Rhonda Sunnenberg. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Marysville City Council met Monday. Tony Duever presented preliminary ideas for improving drainage along Eleventh Road east of Marysville, including adding tubes, and improving the ditch. No cost estimate and no final decision were made. Condemnation proceedings on a property at 207 N. 3rd Street were withdrawn as work on removing the structures is underway. A property at 1301 Elm ... Read More »

Frankfort Community Discussing Future Of Former Elementary School

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The Frankfort community is in the discussion phase of considering prospects for the former Frankfort Elementary School. The possibility of renovation if the community took ownership is being considered after the owner of the building recently listed the property for sale on ebay.com. Local leaders hope to schedule a public meeting to gather input on the future of the local ... Read More »

November Jury Trial Set For Blue Springs Man

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A jury trial is set for November 13th in Gage County for Patrick J. Wahlstrom of Blue Springs, who is accused of stealing a car in June, then crashing and setting it on fire at the Blue Springs Ballfield. A request to lower the $100,000 bond set for Wahlstrom was denied, as the judge noted he was on probation at ... Read More »

Gage County Approves 3.5 Percent Increase In 2013-2014 Budget

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Gage County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a 3.5% increase in the counties 2013-14 budget, asking just over $8.5 million. Included was a 7% increase in the Road and Bridge Fund. Gage County marked an 11% increase in total property valuations this upcoming year. Read More »

USD 364 Marysville School Board Meeting Minutes

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Marysville USD 364 School Board met Wednesday. First day enrollment was down two students from last year, with full time equivalent down 9.4 students. Official count will be conducted September 20. The board approved a motion to move forward toward a parking lot, starting with a conceptual drawing. The board asked a letter be addressed the city asking they contact ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Residence In Wymore

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A Wymore residence was destroyed by fire early last Wednesday morning. Paul Pratt, who owns the two story property at 605 N. 12th Street, was sleeping at a neighbor’s house when firefighters arrived shortly before 6 am. It is suspected that the house may have been burning internally for some time before smoke was visible. The structure is a total ... Read More »

Football Royalty Crowned In Axtell

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Football Queen and King were announced at Axtell High School Friday. Megan Koch, and Christian Buessing were crowned at halftime of the Eagles win over Clifton-Clyde. Read More »

Healthcare News In Nemaha County; Hospital Gets Level 4 Trauma Center Designation

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Nemaha Valley Community Hospital was recently designated a Level Four Trauma Center, one of 17 in Kansas. The designation recognizes the hospitals ability to provide emergency care, with a primary role to stabilize seriously injured patients, and if necessary, transfer them to a higher level trauma center. There are four separate categories of designation by the Kansas Trauma Program, based ... Read More »