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NEK-CAP Receives Grant Funding To Expand Services

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Northeast Kansas Community Action (NEK CAP) has received grant funding that will allow expansion of services in several counties, including Washington, Republic, Jewell, Smith, Mitchell and Osborne. A series of local focus groups will meet in July to help determine needs and priorities. A meeting is planned in Washington on July 11th, noon at Mayberry’s.   Read More »

Governor Heineman Among Guests For Steele Flats Wind Energy Center Dedication

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman will be among guests and dignitaries attending a dedication event for the Steele Flats Wind Energy Center near Diller Thursday afternoon. A luncheon for local landowners, local elected and appointed officials, and representatives of Next Era Energy, which owns and operates the site, will be hosted prior to the 1:00 p.m. dedication. Parking will be provided at Lottman Carpenter Construction in ... Read More »

Kansas Water Office Tour Stopping In Washington & Manhattan

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Washington is among twelve locations statewide scheduled to host the Water Vision Team, presenting the first draft vision for the future of water in Kansas, and receive public input. About 9,000 Kansas residents have participated in the governors’ initiative thus far, participating in over 160 meetings to gather information. A full detail of the plan objective and meeting schedule is ... Read More »

Beatrice Authorities Explore Future Options For Solid Waste Disposal Facility

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Officials expect the Beatrice Solid Waste Disposal Facility south of Beatrice on West Locust Road will be filled within a decade. Considering up to a five year time frame for implementing an alternative, a meeting was held recently with engineers to consider options. The first would be expansion of the current site, estimated to cost $3.5 million, with an eight year life. Second ... Read More »

Road Construction Projects To Impact Area Highways

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Traffic is to be detoured on Highway K-99 north of Frankfort beginning this week for a bridge replacement project over the Clear Creek drainage area, five miles north of Frankfort. Crews will begin setting traffic control, which will include a marked detour via Highway K-9 to Highway K-87 to U.S. Highway 36. That will be operational directing traffic for the duration of ... Read More »

Grants Awarded By Washington County Community Foundation

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The Washington County Community Foundation announced five grant awards totaling $3,772, to the Washington County Ministerial Food Bank, Kloppenberg Center in Hanover, RFD 10, Washington Ball Association, and Linn Youth Football program. $450,000 is currently invested in the five year old foundation. Read More »

Kim Tennal Inducted Into Volleyball Hall Of Fame

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The Kansas Volleyball Association recently recognized Centralia coach Kim Tennal with induction into its Hall of Fame. With a 745-127 overall record, her career began in 1976, coming to Centralia in 1988, where she guided the team to the state’s longest streak of state titles 1997-2004, with only a single losing season in her first year with the panthers. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday, and was presented an estimate for roughly $90,000 for curb and gutter work on Tenth Street, from Laramie to Jenkins. That was approved. Council discussed several vacant, or neglected properties in the city. It was consensus that the specific properties noted were current on taxes, and did not present an immediate threat to health or safety. Still, the city ... Read More »

Proposal To Move US Highway 136 Heard By Beatrice City Council

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The Beatrice City Council Monday heard a proposal for rerouting US Highway 136 from Court Street downtown, a block south to Market. The option would divert traffic just past Second, and rejoin Court near the Eighth Street intersection. A Lincoln engineering firm, Olsson and Associates, addressed the issue, which first surfaced in response to a 2011 study by RDG Planning that suggested downtown revitalization ... Read More »