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Meth Lab Seized in Steel City; Arrest Expected

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Jefferson County authorities Friday evening seized a meth lab in Steele City. An abandoned vehicle and various components used in manufacture of methamphetamine were taken. An arrest in the incident is expected. Read More »

Accidents Reported Across The Area Last Week

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An injury accident was reported on Highway K-9 in Washington County Monday afternoon. Fifty-six-year-old Brian Smith of Frankfort went off the highway, and struck a culvert 7 miles east of Clifton at around 12:30 p.m. He was taken to the Clay Center hospital. Last Thursday, Washington County authorities responded to a report of a vehicle accident at the Highway K-9/K-148 ... Read More »

Winter Weather Awareness Day Wednesday

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The National Weather Service has declared Wednesday, November 20th as Winter Weather Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to remind everyone of the risks associated with winter weather, especially when travelling. Information on Winter Weather Preparedness can be found online at http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Marysville City Council met Tuesday, and discussed the future of the Beattie Depot in the Marysville City Park. Potential expansion of the tennis courts would require that the structure be moved. The Beattie community has expressed some interest, but has yet to determine funding for a move. No action was taken. Approval was given to a volunteer group wishing to ... Read More »

Marysville USD 364 To Hold Public Meeting

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Marysville USD 364 patrons are invited to participate in a public meeting with consultants searching for a new school superintendent. The meeting will be Wednesday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Marysville Jr. High Cafeteria. Read More »

Injury Accident Reported In Nemaha County

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An injury accident was reported in Nemaha County early Sunday morning. Eighteen-year-old Luke Schmelzle of Seneca lost control on 112th Road, just west of P Road. His vehicle went through a fence, and into a creek. Luke Schmelzle was taken by private vehicle to the Sabetha Hospital. Read More »

Highland Community College To Hold Planning Meeting In Seneca

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A meeting is planned with community and business leaders in Seneca Thursday with Highland Community College. They are seeking input regarding programs, services, and grant guidelines for a proposed “western center” regional trade and technical facility to open next fall in Nemaha County. Both high school and post-secondary students would be served. Program offerings are to be defined early in ... Read More »

Washington City Council Discusses Golf Course

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Washington City Council at a recent meeting discussed options for operating the Cedar Hills Golf Course. That followed a recommendation by the City Auditor that the course operate independently of the city, as a nonprofit entity. It was decided that additional information be gathered, with a goal of making a decision by the end of the year. The city currently ... Read More »

NEK-CAP Receives $1.2 Million Subsidy For Low Income Residents

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NEK-CAP of Northeast Kansas was among ten recipients of $1.2 million in rental subsidy and utility assistance for low income residents, in a recent grant announcement from the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation. $75,000 was awarded, and will be available to assist those in a 7 county area, including Marshall and Nemaha counties. Read More »

Senator Moran Recommends FCC Action On Rural Telecommunication Services

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran recently called on the Federal Communications Commission to do more to encourage rural telecommunications companies to upgrade telecommunications services in Kansas, and across the country. A bi-partisan group of 25 senators are calling for changes to the Universal Service Fund to increase accessibility for customers in rural areas. Recent reforms have left the fund unpredictable. Read More »