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Gage County Committee To Look Into Jail Improvements

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Gage County Board of Supervisors recently discussed establishing a three member committee charged with considering jail improvements. It was suggested that the chairs of three existing committees, Finance, Law Enforcement, and Building and Grounds be included. No timeline was established, but it was noted that capacity in the 40 year old jail is inadequate, with as many as a dozen ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commissioners Hear About Neighborhood Revitalization

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday, and heard representatives from Sabetha who commented on the county wide neighborhood revitalization program that the county is considering, and the impact on Sabetha Ambulance subsidy, following a recent decision to move forward funding full time county wide ambulance services. Read More »

Car Trailer Reported Stolen In Centralia

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An 18’ car trailer was reported stolen sometime between December 8th, and early December 10th. It was taken from the 400 block of Railroad in Centralia. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. A good deal of the meeting centered on clarification of the billing cycle for the intangibles tax, which was repealed by voters in November of 2012, and is set to expire. That led some to believe that recent tax statements billing an intangibles tax was in error. Terry Hughes brought the matter up during ... Read More »

Snipe Creek Bridge Project Completed; Highway K-99 Reopens

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The Snipe Creek Bridge on Highway K-99 north of Frankfort has been reopened for traffic. Final pavement markings, and guard rail installation were completed Wednesday, with traffic controls removed Thursday morning. Remaining finish work, which includes seeding, will be completed in the spring. Read More »

Manley To Fill Vacant USD 108 School Board Position

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Rhonda Manley of Washington will fill an unexpired term for District Two on the Washington County USD 108 School Board. Randy Hubbard resigned from the position in November, the term runs through June of 2015. Manley was the only person who had expressed interest in the position, which will be up for election next year. Read More »

Half-Million Dollar Tort Claim Filed Against Gage County & City Of Wymore

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A half million dollar tort claim was filed against Gage County and the City of Wymore alleging neglect, unlawful arrest, and use of force by authorities in arresting Melanie Kelsey. She reportedly suffered a broken collar bone when she was arrested May 29th at the Wymore City Pool. Citing medical bills over $31,000, and accumulating, the incident stemmed from a ... Read More »

Casin Dalinghaus Named Regional Winner In K-DOT Safety Poster Contest

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Casin Dalinghaus was to be recognized Thursday afternoon at the Axtell Schools as a regional winner in the Kansas Department of Transportation poster contest. “Put The Brakes On” is a continuing effort to increase roadway safety, and reduce traffic fatalities. His was among 1,344 entries, and was among 18 regional, and 3 statewide winners in the competition open to students ... Read More »

Holiday Farmers Market Saturday In Marysville

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Marysville Farmers Market is to host a special holiday farmers market Saturday, December 6th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Marysville. Featuring farm fresh products, baked goods, and hand made products, the event is being coordinated by Marysville Sport and Recreation. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. At the end of the meeting, Tim Ackerman submitted his resignation as councilman, as he is moving from Ward Three. That was accepted, and Charlie Schwindamann was appointed to fill the remaining term of just over four months. Schwindamann had previously served on the council, but did not run for reelection. Brad Ekiss with ... Read More »