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Negotiations Continue On Baileyville School Buildings Sale

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Negotiations continue with Highland Community College and USD 115 for sale of the school buildings in Baileyville. An original price tag of $500,000 is now being reduced to $350,000, after counter offers by each party. Highland plans to use the facility for a learning center. The school board had recently met in special session to approve the price reduction. Read More »

High Speed Chase Leads To Wreck, Two Arrests

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A Marysville man was taken into custody Friday evening after his vehicle crashed, following a high speed chase. Authorities pursued Jonathon Largen of Marysville after an incident outside a bar in Blue Rapids was reported. The chase, which involved the Marshall County Sheriff’s office ended on the East River Road near Alcove Spring around 8 p.m. Largen lost control and ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident Near Waterville

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A Blue Rapids man was killed in a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning. Forty-year-old Kenneth Lee Bishop went off U.S. Highway 77 south of Waterville, and struck a culvert throwing Bishop off into the ditch. The accident occurred sometime before 6 am. Read More »

More Details Released In Death Of Former Marysville Resident David Welch

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A Manhattan man, 54 year old David Welch, formerly of Marysville, died as a result of injuries sustained when his vehicle left a Utah roadway and crashed in early September. He had been reported missing by family at the time. The accident was discovered some six weeks later. The Associated Press this week released details of handwritten goodbye notes that ... Read More »

Two Local Town Hall Meetings Set For Rep. Huelskamp

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Kansas Representative Tim Huelskamp has announced his fall town hall meeting schedule. He will be in Marysville and Washington on Friday, November 8th. The public is welcome to attend at Landoll Lanes in Marysville 11 a.m. until noon, and the First National Bank Community Room in Washington from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, November 8th. Read More »

Counter Offer Authorized In Sale Of B&B School Facilities in Baileyville

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A counter offer of $400,000 was authorized for sale of the B&B school facilities in Baileyville, after Highland Community College presented a counter of $300,000 to the initial half million dollar asking price established by the school board. Highland is considering opening a regional education center in the property, which would include both gyms, the shop building, and parking lot. ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes – Oct. 28

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Marysville City Council met Monday. The grant process for the KDOT Alternative Transportation Program was discussed, with the possibility of applying for a trail connection from Center Street north to Carolina Street. Consensus was to wait until a final decision on efforts by a local group to acquire and renovate the former Union Pacific Depot is determined. Negotiations with the ... Read More »

Work Begins On Wind Farm In Marshall County

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Preliminary work has begun on a wind farm in northeast Marshall County. The $4.5 million project will include 30 turbines, generating 75 megawatts of power. Thirty-two landowners of some 7,300 acres have leased land to the Iowa developer of the Marshall Wind Energy Farm. In lieu of property taxes, which are exempt for ten years by state statute, the developer ... Read More »

Home Destroyed By Fire In Wymore

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A fire early Friday morning around 2 a.m. destroyed a Wymore residence in the 400 block of 5th Street. Brian Pearson, and his 12 year old daughter, who woke to flames in her bedroom, escaped without injury. A Wymore firefighter was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital with a minor hand injury. The fire may have been electrical in nature. Two ... Read More »