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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 »

High Speed Police Chase Ends In Crash

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A high speed chase out of Beatrice early Friday morning ended on Highway 8 east of Odell. Nineteen-year-old Jacob Wissler of Pawnee City was arrested on charges including flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, minor in possession and suspicion of driving under the influence among others, and was being held on $10,000 bond. Pursuit began around 3 a.m. after ... Read More »

Extension Agent Mike Vogt Announces Transfer To Holton

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Marshall County Extension Agent Mike Vogt has announced his transfer to Holton, where he has taken a position as an Agricultural Economist with the Northeast Kansas Farm Management Association. Effective November 21, the transition will end a twenty year tenure with Vogt serving as Marshall County Extension Agent. The Extension Board is expected to begin a replacement search, with screening ... Read More »

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 »