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Marysville City Council Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Considerable time was spent discussing appropriate amendments to previous council minutes. The discussion was prompted when Carla Grund submitted a list of some twenty changes to the previous meeting minutes, and a motion to approve as amended failed with the Mayor voting no, to break a 4-4 tie vote. Following discussion, a motion to approve the minutes as ... Read More »

Injury Accident Reported Near Hanover On K-148

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A Texas man was injured Thursday morning north of Hanover on Highway K- 148, when he lost control of his truck, went into the ditch and overturned. The driver, Richard Garza of Edinburgh, Texas was taken to Hanover Hospital by E.M.S. Read More »

New Highway K-63 Bridge Open In Nemaha County

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The new Highway K-63 Bridge over Wildcat Creek in Nemaha County opened to traffic last week. The stop signs on Highway K-178 at the County Road 176 intersection will be taken down Friday, which means Highway K-178 traffic will no longer stop at the intersection. However, the county road traffic will continue to stop, as previous to construction. Remaining pavement ... Read More »

Public Meeting Held Regarding New Health Department Facility In Washington County

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Washington County recently held a public information meeting (October 13, 2014) regarding plans to renovate a building for the county Health Department. Some thirty people were in attendance. In opening remarks, county Health Administrator Janice Kearn expressed her frustration with a decision to purchase and renovate a building on the north side of the square in Washington, rather than constructing ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Following discussion, they approved easements as dedicated for the Bulldog Apartment Complex, proposed just east of the Senior Housing Duplexes. The matter had been referred back to the planning commission for consideration of the east easement access. They took no action, and approval Monday resulted in a tie vote, 3-3 with Frye, Gross, and ... Read More »

Juvenile Missing From Topeka Detention Center Apprehended In Nemaha County

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A juvenile who remained at large in Nemaha County over the weekend has been apprehended. He was taken into custody in connection with an incident Saturday morning. Authorities were investigating a suspicious vehicle abandoned at 80th and T Road, which turned out to have been stolen from a Topeka residence. Three male juveniles who had absconded from the Topeka Detention ... Read More »

Aqueduct Proposal Rejected By Brown & Doniphan Counties

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Brown and Doniphan counties have rejected a proposal to establish an aqueduct that would pass through northeast Kansas from the Missouri River to western farms near Utica. A $4.4 billion dollar system of reservoirs and channels spanning some 360 miles was first conceived in 1982, and a study is underway that would update that concept. It is not known what ... Read More »

Habitat Specialists Available To Assist Local Landowners

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As hunting season approaches, Pheasants Forever, and Quail Forever remind landowners that habitat specialists are available, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.  They may assist with planning, implementing, and developing wildlife habitat management projects.  Planting native grasses, performing prescribed burns, and other practices can aid in maximizing native areas that foster wildlife.  Alex Thornberg is the ... Read More »

Teen With Marshall County Ties Fatally Shot In Davenport, Iowa

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An eighteen year old, with Marshall County ties, was fatally shot in Davenport, Iowa Friday morning. Thomas Nye Taylor, son of Todd Taylor, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Authorities termed it an isolated incident, and the person responsible for firing the weapon was interviewed. The investigation into the accident, which was reported around 4:30 a.m. Friday in Davenport remains under investigation. Graveside services were ... Read More »