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Kansas Agriculture & Rural Leadership’s 12th Class Announced

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Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership recently announced their 12th class, which will begin a two year leadership program this fall. Travis Mason of Herkimer, Kansas Division Manager for Southeast Nebraska CO-OP, and Rebecca Frerking of Washington, coordinator of the Washington and Clay County Farm Bureau Quarter Horse, and Lamb Production programs are among thirty class members from across Kansas. Waterville ... Read More »

Police Blotter: Washington Theft & Unclaimed Property

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Washington County authorities responded to a theft reported Thursday at 112 East 4th Street in Washington. The Nemaha County Sheriff advises that they had an iPod Touch turned in about a month ago that has gone unclaimed. If it may be yours, please identify with the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office. Read More »

Several Calls Keep Area Fire Fighters Busy

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The Palmer Fire Department answered calls last Wednesday. A wheat field was on fire two miles west of Linn on K-148, and a truck caught fire in the 900 block of Fifth Road. The Barnes Fire Department responded to a smell of smoke at the Barnes CO-OP Thursday. The Morrowville and Haddam Fire Departments Friday answered a call to a ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Museum Adds New Exhibits

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Antique toys, Georgia Pacific photographs, old model trains, refurbished antique clocks, antique tools, and a unique working phonograph are among a new exhibit opening this week at the Blue Rapids Historical Museum. A collection over 90 years in the making from the Floyd Sutton family, in tribute to “Fib” Sutton, the exhibit will be on display in the former Stanley’s ... Read More »

CMH Opens Dialysis Clinic In Renovated South Plaza

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Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville this week opened the dialysis clinic in the recently renovated south plaza. Dr Fadri Bedros of Manhattan will operate the facility, with six stations providing local access for patients needing dialysis services. Hospital Administrator Curtis Hawkinson expressed that he is enthusiastic that the addition will make the process a bit easier on patients and their ... Read More »

Marshall County Qualifies As A Kansas Rural Enterprize Zone

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Marshall County now qualifies as a Kansas Rural Enterprise Zone. If adopted by commissioners, the program allows a Kansas income tax waiver and student loan repayment assistance for individuals moving to the county. Fifty counties initially qualified for the program, with Marshall County among 23 additional that were added during the recent legislative session. Commissioners Monday heard a presentation from ... Read More »

Washington County Community Foundation Announces Grants

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The Washington County Community Foundation recently announced grants totaling some $3,000, including gear for Washington County rural firefighters, a project at Hanover Hospital, Clifton ballfield improvements, Clifton Library, Barnes park improvements, and assisting the Washington RFD Auxiliary with filing tax exempt status. Additional information is online at washingtoncountycf.org. Read More »

Local Resident Finds Armadillo Near Centralia

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A rural Centralia resident recently found an Armadillo, which was apparently killed by the family dogs. Tom Holthaus reported the 18” critter to the game warden. Armadillos in recent years have continued a slow migration north. Read More »

Beatrice Council Approves Tax Levy For Airport Renovation

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The Beatrice City Council passed a resolution authorizing an additional tax levy for airport authority bonds. A $5.5 million dollar renovation of the Beatrice Airport is proposed, with 90% funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. Reconstruction is planned for the deteriorating primary runway. The additional levy would amount to up to two cents per $100 of valuation. During discussion before ... Read More »

Kansas FSA Accepting County Committee Nominations

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Kansas Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for local FSA county committees, now through August first. County committees remain a vital link between the farm community and USDA, and provide an opportunity for farmers and ranchers opinions and ideas to be heard. To be eligible, candidates must participate, or cooperate in, a program administered by FSA be eligible to vote ... Read More »