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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Marysville City Council met Monday. Rob Peschel with the Partnership For Growth presented a proposal the group is pursuing to develop a business park. They are currently negotiating for eleven acres located north of the property from Kan Equip, the Pizza Hut, and Walmart. Council heard, and addressed the city insurance carrier regarding city employee concerns with claims and reimbursements. ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – Sept. 9

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. Kansas Department of Ag, and FEMA officials presented information on the National Flood Insurance program. Maps have been available for public viewing, and a 90 day comment period opens in October. New and final maps will be adopted summer of 2014. Public notice regarding an existing cattle facility at 2048 All American Road, Hanover will ... Read More »

Beattie Milo Festival Highlighted By The Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal, September 5th, dateline Beattie, Kansas! An article by Dionne Searcey titled “Against the Grain; “Milo Festival Has Few Fans of the Guest of Honor,” highlights the fact that the milo capitol of the world today raises well, mostly corn and soybeans. Searcey interviewed local farmers, residents, and festival organizers, quoting several in her article which was written ... Read More »

RSVP Of Northeast Kansas To Thank Area First Responders

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RSVP of Northeast Kansas is honoring First Responders, including law enforcement, firemen, E.M.T. and ambulance personnel among others in September. Volunteers will deliver goodies throughout Marshall and Washington Counties thanking our local hero’s. In honor of the anniversary of 9/11, RSVP of Northeast Kansas’ volunteers are thanking our local First Responders by delivering treats to their monthly meetings and their ... Read More »

Pawnee Recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day

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Pawnee Mental Health Services is recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day Tuesday, September 10 with presentations in Manhattan, Junction City, and Concordia. Robin Cole of Pawnee Mental Health was a guest on our public affairs program this past weekend. World Suicide Prevention Day is Tuesday, September 10th. Across the nation educational events will be held to raise awareness about suicide. Pawnee ... Read More »

Fatality Accident Reported In Washington County

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A fatality accident was reported Saturday afternoon in Washington County. Nineteen-year-old Ashley Coghill of Dodge City lost control of her vehicle on Parallel Road 2.3 miles west of Vining Saturday at around 1 pm. The vehicle overturned in a pasture, killing Coghill. Read More »

Beatrice Man Air Lifted To Lincoln Hospital

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A Beatrice man was injured Tuesday evening when his motorcycle collided with a pickup. Sixty-eight-year-old Richard Dreese was flow by Lifestar to a Lincoln hospital following the accident at 6th and Commerce Streets Tuesday evening around 8 pm. Read More »

USD 115 To Select A School Mascot

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USD 115, Nemaha Central School Board is in the process of selecting a new mascot for the school, which will consolidate Nemaha Balley and Baileyville B&B schools next year. School colors will be combined purple and blue. Over fifty mascot suggestions were submitted by the August first deadline. A committee will narrow the finalists, and the board will decide among ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting – September 3rd

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The Washington County Commissioners met Monday. A proclamation declaring September as recovery month was adopted, calling upon citizens to raise awareness and understanding of recovery from substance use and mental disorders. A meeting was confirmed September 9th at 2 pm with the Kansas Department of Agriculture to discuss the results of the preliminary flood insurance rate map and flood insurance ... Read More »