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Centralia Man Arrested On Rape Charges

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A 21 year old Centralia man was arrested August 15 on rape charges, and is being held on $250,000 bond. Nicholas D. Russo was reportedly involved with an incident reported about a year ago involving a girl under the age of consent in the Centralia area. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. A public hearing on the 2014 budget was held. A motion by Carla Grund to accept her alternate to the published budget was seconded, and resulted in a 4-4 tie with Grund, Todd Frye, Vicki Gross and Dennis Schroller for the alternate. Mayor Bill Phillipi broke the tie with a no vote. Following public ... Read More »

Gage County Considers Outsourcing Prisoners

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Gage County is considering outsourcing prisoners to jail facilities in neighboring counties. That discussion followed budget request increases on top of $120,000 annually which was previously set aside for improvements to the jail in Beatrice. Gage County voters rejected a new 85 bed, $11.4 million dollar facility in 2009. That proposal was prompted by a report from the Nebraska Fire ... Read More »

Liz & Allison Manley Recognized By The Red Cross

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The Kansas Capitol Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will recognize Liz and Allison Manley of Marysville with a Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action for their part in rescuing four year old Myles Didde earlier this summer in a Kansas City, Missouri swimming pool. Liz and Allison Manley are Red Cross certified lifeguards who work at the Marysville City ... Read More »

Two Injured In Accident South of Beatrice

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Two people were injured Thursday morning in a two vehicle accident just south of Beatrice. Alex D. Morse of Blue Springs collided with Ann Marie Flanagan at about 9:40 am in the 2100 block of South Sixth Street. Flanagan had slowed allowing a truck to turn, Morse struck her from behind. Alex Morse was transported to Beatrice Community Hospital, and ... Read More »

KCC Meeting On Clean Line Energy Monday In Seneca

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Petitions against a proposed power line that would cross Washington, Marshall, and Nemaha counties will be presented, along with public comments, Monday evening in Seneca. The event is the first of four scheduled meetings in the state hosted by the Kansas Corporation Commission, which will decide if an application by Clean Line Energy Partners should be approved. The proposal would ... Read More »

Vandals Strike Valley Heights High School Vocational Building

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Vandals reportedly broke into the Valley Heights vocational building at the high school on July 11th. Some $5,000 worth of equipment was reported stolen, including tablets, trimmer, various battery and electric hand tools, plasma cutter and two Nintendo Wii systems. Two males were seen on surveillance video at around 1 a.m. One wore a welding helmet, the other a backwards ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meets, Discusses Budget & Roads

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The Washington County Commissioners met Monday. The 2014 budget summary was approved for publication, with a public hearing set for Monday, August 19th at 9 a.m. in the courthouse. Detailed budget information is available in the County Clerk’s Office. Wiley Kerr had addressed the group regarding conditions of county roads near Mahaska. After viewing the damage, and looking at options ... Read More »

K-16 Construction Delayed Yet Again Due To Weather

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A rescheduled culvert replacement on Highway K-16 in Pottawatomie County has been rescheduled yet again. Due to the weather, work at milepost 25 between Wheaton and Blaine is slated now for Tuesday. Traffic will be detoured, however no marked detour will be provided. The work Tuesday is scheduled 7:30 am – 3 pm. Read More »

Marshall County A Top Soybean Producer In Kansas

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Recent rains have boosted farmers’ hopes for an improved fall harvest. Marshall County is among the state’s top soybean producing counties. Last year farmers planted 149,000 acres to beans, the most of any county. However, yields after a dry summer last year put Marshall County behind Brown County, tops in the State of Kansas in production totals. Read More »