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Marysville City Council Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Following discussion, an agreement with a consultant for a study on the tennis court project was approved, at a cost of just over $39,000. Scope of the agreement with Olsson and Associates would include meetings with the public, city and school officials regarding potential for developing six or eight courts at the present site, ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Report

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Nemaha County Commissioners met at Mondays meeting with Brad Lippert, and continued discussion regarding the county attorney/county counselor position. Lippert is considering the possibility of serving in that capacity full time, closing his Sabetha practice after Assistant County Attorney Hillary Boyle resigns that position at the end of December. No decision was made. Read More »

Kansas Volleyball Association Announces All-State Awards

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The Kansas Volleyball Association announced their All-State Teams. In Class 1A, Division I Centralia senior Kaitlyn Koch was named First Team, and player of the year. Centralia coach Kimbrook Tennel was named Coach of the Year, Juniors Liz Hasenkamp, Katy Huefler, and Amaris Jones received Second Team honors. Nicole Ohlde of Linn and Jo Roepke of Valley Heights were Honorable ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Requests Information

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Grain Belt Express, Clean Line Energy is moving forward with a request for information from wind generators in Kansas regarding their demand for electric transmission capacity, helping define the cost effectiveness and production potential of wind resources in western Kansas. They are proposing a 750 mile direct current transmission line that would deliver wind energy to markets in Missouri, Illinois, ... Read More »

Medicare Phone Scam Reported By Washington County Sheriff’s Office

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is reporting several incidents of phone scams involving Medicare. The caller is asking residents for verification of bank account and other personal information. Anyone receiving such a call is advised to be aware, and not go forward with such a request if you are uncertain who the caller represents. Read More »

Beatrice City Council Meeting Notes

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An option floated by Beatrice City Councilman Ted Fairbanks that would have consolidated police and sheriff departments into a countywide public safety department in Gage County has reportedly stalled. That, following discussion between council members, and county supervisors. They do plan to continue meeting on a regular basis to discuss ideas for more efficient operations. In a related story, elected ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Notes – Nov. 18

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday. They discussed with department heads a possible change in the vacation policy for county employees. No decisions were made. The board discussed hiring a county counselor, and also heard a request from the Register of Deeds, Appraiser, County Treasurer and Clerk that County Attorney Brad Lippert serve as County Prosecutor. No decision was made. The ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – Nov. 18

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday. The county attorney presented two resolutions for the Rural Opportunity Zone program, one funded by the county, the other allowing employers to fund the program. They were reviewed, and a decision will be taken up at the next meeting. The board is seeking a response from the Kansas Department of Commerce before proceeding. Commissioners discussed ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – Nov. 18

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. They were advised that the Greenleaf meal site is being closed by Senior Services. Becky Pannbacker presented a cost of $12 for each meal prepared at the site, while the suggested donation for those receiving the meal is $3.50. That has contributed in large part to a financial shortfall for the agency. Commissioners approved advancing ... Read More »