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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Marysville City Council met Monday. Robert Woodard requested, and received approval for a sewer line extension to a second 6,000 square foot building that he is proposing just west of his current building in the city industrial park. Council agreed to the waiver from standard practice of requiring another line, noting that due to the location it would be very ... Read More »

USD 364 Board Meets; Lord Announces Resignation After 41 Years

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Marysville USD 364 School Board adopted the 2014-15 school calendar at the February board meeting. Classes begin August 13, and dismiss May 22. Rachel Massoth was introduced. She began in January as Jr./Sr. High Vocal Music Teacher. A motion was passed opposing proposed changes by the Kansas Legislature regarding election dates for city and school board members. A number of ... Read More »

R.P.M. Access Reports Theft & Burglary Incidents Near Beattie

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An incident of theft and another of burglary have been reported in recent weeks by R.P.M. Access, which is involved with construction of the wind farm near Beattie. Over a weekend earlier this month, a welder and power tools were taken from a work trailer after chains on the door were cut. More recently, a tractor on site was used ... Read More »

Gage County Board of Supervisors To Meet In Committee Before Board Meetings

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Gage County Board of Supervisors will begin meeting as a committee of the whole before regular board meetings. The adjusted schedule will be in effect March and April, then reevaluated. Currently three member committees meet; the change allows all seven board members to keep current on all issues, although no decisions will be finalized while in committee. The meetings will ... Read More »

Landoll Corporation Wins Prestigious Ad Astra Award

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Landoll Corporation of Marysville was presented the prestigious Ad Astra Award by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce annual banquet in Topeka Tuesday evening. Founder Don Landoll was on hand with family and employees noting the firms’ growth over the past fifty years from a small welding shop to a manufacturer with nearly 1,000 employees today. ... Read More »

USD 108 Principal Ron Scott Announces Resignation

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Long time Washington County USD 108 Elementary Principal Ron Scott recently announced his resignation effective at the end of this school year. Serving the past thirty years, Scott came from Nebraska in 1984. He also has served as junior high and high school coach, including boys’ basketball in 1988 when Washington placed third in their first ever state tournament appearance. ... Read More »

Summerfield Fire Department To Receive $2,500 Donation

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The Summerfield Fire Department will be presented with a check for $2,500 from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, on behalf of local farmer Don Mathewson, who was selected by the Monsanto Foundation. The advocacy program supports rural communities through contributions to local non-profit organizations. A ceremony is planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Read More »

Blue Valley Telecommunications Holding Career Fair

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Blue Valley Telecommunications is coordinating a career fair Wednesday at Marysville Junior High School. Local business and professional leaders will expose students to a variety of occupations. The event will highlight opportunities in various career fields, and further serves to showcase local jobs that area businesses provide, encouraging students to consider careers which may allow them to remain, or return ... Read More »

Travelodge Motel Standoff Suspect Found Dead In Gage County Detention Center

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A man who surrendered after a several hour standoff with authorities in Beatrice last week, and was taken into custody, was found dead in his cell at the Gage County Detention Center early Saturday morning. Adam Wolken had reportedly threatened suicide while confronting a woman with whom he had a previous relationship. That later escalated into a forced entry into ... Read More »

Southeast Nebraska Cooperative In Discussions With Farmers Cooperative

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A letter sent to patrons of Southeast Nebraska Cooperative of Beatrice recently indicates that the board has entered into formal discussions with the Farmers Cooperative Dorchester, to consider potential acquisition of Southeast by Farmers Cooperative. Discussions are in the preliminary stages, with no decisions yet rendered. Based in Beatrice, Southeast locations in Kansas include Herkimer, Bremen, and Marysville. Nebraska locations ... Read More »