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Plane Traveling From Washington Crashes In Oklahoma

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A small plane crash in Oklahoma Sunday afternoon had local connections. Radar indicated the plane had flown from Washington County Kansas Memorial Airport, and was en-route to Claremore, Oklahoma when it crashed just south of the Kansas state line, about 20 miles north of Bartlesville. Two men from Montgomery, Alabama, Paul Woolard and Randy Watson, as well as Ryan Bozeman ... Read More »

First 150 Year Farm Recognized In Marshall County

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The Marshall County Historical Society, at their quarterly meeting Sunday was to recognize the counties first 150 year farm. Gwynn Hazen of rural Frankfort submitted the application, noting 150 years continuous family ownership of the farm located two miles south, and about two miles east of Frankfort. Over 180 century farms have been recognized over the years in the county, ... Read More »

Funeral Service Planned For Marysville Teen Killed In Highway Accident

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Hunter Mayfield, 13, of Marysville passed away on April 17th following injuries sustained in an accident on U.S. Highway 36 on April 10th. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the Hanover High School Gymnasium. Burial will be in the Marysville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at Hanover Mortuary. ORIGINAL STORY – FRIDAY, APRIL ... Read More »

Lawrence Man Arrested In Trailer Theft In Seneca

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Nemaha County authorities arrested a Lawrence man, 55-year-old James W. Boyd in connection with the theft of a trailer parked at a Seneca business. A citizen had taken the vehicle tag April 8, noticing the suspicious vehicle. A cut padlock was found at the scene. Follow up investigation led to a rural Marshall County residence, and Boyd was subsequently located and stopped north ... Read More »

Kirkpatrick Sworn In As New Wymore Chief Of Police

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The City of Wymore swore in Russell Kirkpatrick as new Chief of Police, after his appointment April 8. The 57-year-old most recently served as Police Chief in Eastvale, Texas, and had worked in law enforcement in the Omaha area as Cass County Deputy, along with ties to North Platte. He succeeds Bryan Davidson, who left after 17 years to serve as security ... Read More »

Landoll Corporation Named Business Of The Year; Marysville Chamber Site Of The Year

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Landoll Corporation was named business of the year, and the Marysville Chamber of Commerce/Marshall County Visitors Center named Site of the Year by RSVP of Northeast Kansas at their annual recognition banquet in Marysville April 8. RSVP volunteers assist the chamber and visitors center, with volunteers filling in for Secretary Brenda Staggenborg. RSVP also assists Marshall County tourism annually with tourism brochure ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Votes To Purchase Waterville Lumberyard

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday, and voted to purchase the former Waterville Lumberyard, including most of four lots south of the Post Office, for $25,000. Commissioners later in the meeting met with the Public Works Director to discuss possible plans for demolition and reconstruction at the site. The Sheriff advised that he is advertising for a corrections officer, and when ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Chickens and tennis again dominated much of the discussion. Residents for and against an ordinance proposed which would allow keeping and raising chickens within the city limits spoke. An idea floated to allow a one year trial was brought forward. At the end, the ordinance failed on a 3-4 vote. Council expressed disappointment with ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Residence In Blue Springs

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A fire in Blue Springs early Monday afternoon destroyed a residence at 121 West Irving. The house had been damaged by fire twice in December, initially with what was believed to be an electrical fire December 15 that rekindled overnight. Origin of this week’s fire at the unoccupied residence was not determined. Read More »