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November Jury Trial Set For Blue Springs Man

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A jury trial is set for November 13th in Gage County for Patrick J. Wahlstrom of Blue Springs, who is accused of stealing a car in June, then crashing and setting it on fire at the Blue Springs Ballfield. A request to lower the $100,000 bond set for Wahlstrom was denied, as the judge noted he was on probation at ... Read More »

Gage County Approves 3.5 Percent Increase In 2013-2014 Budget

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Gage County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a 3.5% increase in the counties 2013-14 budget, asking just over $8.5 million. Included was a 7% increase in the Road and Bridge Fund. Gage County marked an 11% increase in total property valuations this upcoming year. Read More »

USD 364 Marysville School Board Meeting Minutes

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Marysville USD 364 School Board met Wednesday. First day enrollment was down two students from last year, with full time equivalent down 9.4 students. Official count will be conducted September 20. The board approved a motion to move forward toward a parking lot, starting with a conceptual drawing. The board asked a letter be addressed the city asking they contact ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Residence In Wymore

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A Wymore residence was destroyed by fire early last Wednesday morning. Paul Pratt, who owns the two story property at 605 N. 12th Street, was sleeping at a neighbor’s house when firefighters arrived shortly before 6 am. It is suspected that the house may have been burning internally for some time before smoke was visible. The structure is a total ... Read More »

Football Royalty Crowned In Axtell

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Football Queen and King were announced at Axtell High School Friday. Megan Koch, and Christian Buessing were crowned at halftime of the Eagles win over Clifton-Clyde. Read More »

Healthcare News In Nemaha County; Hospital Gets Level 4 Trauma Center Designation

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Nemaha Valley Community Hospital was recently designated a Level Four Trauma Center, one of 17 in Kansas. The designation recognizes the hospitals ability to provide emergency care, with a primary role to stabilize seriously injured patients, and if necessary, transfer them to a higher level trauma center. There are four separate categories of designation by the Kansas Trauma Program, based ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Marysville City Council met Monday. Rob Peschel with the Partnership For Growth presented a proposal the group is pursuing to develop a business park. They are currently negotiating for eleven acres located north of the property from Kan Equip, the Pizza Hut, and Walmart. Council heard, and addressed the city insurance carrier regarding city employee concerns with claims and reimbursements. ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – Sept. 9

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. Kansas Department of Ag, and FEMA officials presented information on the National Flood Insurance program. Maps have been available for public viewing, and a 90 day comment period opens in October. New and final maps will be adopted summer of 2014. Public notice regarding an existing cattle facility at 2048 All American Road, Hanover will ... Read More »

Beattie Milo Festival Highlighted By The Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal, September 5th, dateline Beattie, Kansas! An article by Dionne Searcey titled “Against the Grain; “Milo Festival Has Few Fans of the Guest of Honor,” highlights the fact that the milo capitol of the world today raises well, mostly corn and soybeans. Searcey interviewed local farmers, residents, and festival organizers, quoting several in her article which was written ... Read More »