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Highland Community College Interested In B&B School Building

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The for sale sign is out, and the price tag listed at one half million dollars, for the B&B school at Baileyville. The facility, slated to close after the 2013-14 school year, following the merger with Nemaha Valley, has drawn the interest of Highland Community College, for a regional career and technology center. The USD 115 school board recently opted ... Read More »

Axtell Dairy Company Distinguished Dairy Award

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The Buessing Dairy of Axtell was named winner of the Kansas Distinguished Dairy Award sponsored by Kansas State Research and Extension, and Kansas Farmer. The farm is operated by three generations, founders Richard and Kathy Buessing, along with their children Roger and Pam, Roy and Patricia, along with their children. The operation started with forty cows in 1971, and today ... Read More »

KDOT Approves K-15 Bridge Construction Project

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Bids were announced in June by the Kansas Department of Transportation for state highway construction and maintenance projects, including a bridge on K-15 in Washington County, six and a half miles north of K-9. Reece construction of Scandia had the successful bid, just over $130,000. Read More »

Two Arrested In Connection To Beatrice Burglary

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Eighteen year old Jonathon Klein and 21 year old Jesse Saudarg were arrested last weekend in connection with a burglary in Beatrice of electronics and games. The goods were taken to a Blue Springs property. Klien’s bond was set at $7,500 and Saudarg at $3,000 in connection with the incident. Read More »

Suspects Arrested In Stolen Car & Fire in Blue Springs

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A car stolen in Wymore late Saturday night was found torched at the Blue Springs Ballfield early Sunday. Twenty year old Patrick J Wahlstrom, and 20 year old Christopher Okeefe were arrested, and taken into custody in Blue Springs Sunday evening. Wahlstrom apparently drove the vehicle through Blue Springs at a high rate of speed with four passengers, including Okeefe. ... Read More »

Blue River Tail Named To Rails To Trails Conservancy Top 10 List

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The Rails to Trails Conservancy, a nationwide nonprofit organization, with over 100,000 members has listed the Blue River Rail Train at Marysville among its top ten rail trails for American History. Citing the communities unique role in migration and westward exploration, the listing highlights the July 4 run/walk/ride planned. The organization is dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating ... Read More »

Gage County Supervisors Plan Fall Road Work Projects

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Gage County Board of Supervisors continued steps toward issuance of $5.6 million for road improvements, after adoption by voters with 62% approval in June. Financial and construction timelines were discussed last week, with adoption of a bond resolution anticipated July 24, and funds coming available late in August. Some of the work could begin this year, and is to include ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners Meeting Wrap-Up

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. Teryl Goeckel of Washington asked commissioners to consider adopting the Rural Enterprise Zone Program which is administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce, and offers incentives on income tax and student loan repayments for individuals willing to move to one of the counties designated by the program. Washington County is one of fifty counties in ... Read More »

K-87 Highway To Close Tuesday For Culvert Replacement Project

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EXPECT DELAYS! DAY-LONG ROADWAY CLOSURE: Northbound and southbound K-87 from approximately 2.5 miles south of the U.S.36 junction (in Marshall County) will be CLOSED both directions to all traffic for a culvert replacement project under the highway pavement on Tuesday, July 2 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. K-87 will be closed from just north of the Salem ... Read More »

Independence Day Activities Are Planned In Area Communities

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Waterville gets a jump start on Wednesday evening with entertainment and concessions. Fireworks are scheduled for dusk at Lipton ball field. Marysville starts the fourth with a family fun run/walk/ride on the Blue River Rail Trail beginning at 9.  Pre-register at Marysville Health and Fitness, with on-site registration also available. The city will offer free swimming at the pool. Historic ... Read More »