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Injury Accidents Keep Washington County EMS Crews Busy

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An injury accident was reported September 21st in Washington County. Justin Musil of Marysville was driving a motorcycle, and struck a coyote. He was taken by ambulance to Hanover Hospital. An accident September 14th was reported at the U.S. Highway 36, and Highway K-148 junction. April Calovich of Chapman was unable to stop in time at a stop sign, and was struck by Cynthia ... Read More »

No Injuries Reported In Vehicle Collision With Apartment Building

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No injuries were reported late Thursday evening in Beatrice as a vehicle struck an apartment at the Prairie Village Apartment Complex on East Scott Street. The vehicle involved was totaled, after the driver attempted to park, realized the vehicle was moving, and got back in, hitting the accelerator instead of the brake. Read More »

Marshall County Extension To Host Webinar On Farm Bill

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Marshall County Extension will host an hour long webinar on the 2014 Farm Bill, Thursday October 2, beginning at 10 a.m. at Marysville City Hall. The decision aid tool, developed by Kansas State and Oklahoma State Universities will assist farmers in calculating their new crop base allocation and program yield. Results presented in both current and updated base acres can help determine if updating with ... Read More »

Representative Huelskamp To Visit Area Wednesday

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United States Representative Tim Huelskamp will stop in Marysville, Washington, and Belleville Wednesday as part of his October town hall meetings. He will greet constituent’s Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at the Lincoln Center, 405 N. 4th Street in Marysville, then meeting at the First National Bank in Washington from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. A stop at the Belleville City Office follows at 1:30 p.m. Read More »

Fatality Accident Claims Blue Springs Mans’ Life

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A fatality accident early Saturday morning in Gage County claimed the life of 36-year-old Ryan Eugene Young of Blue Springs. He was the lone occupant in a vehicle that went into the ditch, began to roll, and ejected the driver, traveling on B Line at South 94th Road. The accident was reported around 5 a.m. Read More »

Senator Moran Visits Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca

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United States Senator Jerry Moran Tuesday visited the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca to see how federal regulations are affecting operations of the facility. He commented on the need for common sense to prevail when issuing regulations, and emphasized that the Medicare reimbursement is critical to sustaining rural hospitals. Access to affordable health care remains a challenge, according to ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Efforts to alleviate a rental housing shortage in Marysville stalled again at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Neighboring residents, including several from the Senior Housing duplexes again expressed concerns with traffic, safety, and water drainage issues, which they had raised at previous council and planning commission meetings. With the Watertower Place duplex and Bulldog Apartment complex preliminary and final plats ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Hartley Ridge subdivision was a topic of discussion at last Monday’s council meeting, as they voted 5-2 to add a pump station along 8th Street to serve the development. The developer will cover all costs to cover fifteen homes, with the City opting to cover additional costs to expand the system for a total of twenty homes to accommodate ... Read More »

Marysville Planning Commission Approves Two Residential Recommendations

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The Marysville Planning Commission, meeting Thursday night, moved three developments forward for City Council consideration. Preliminary and final plats were approved for 22 duplex units proposed near the new water tower. Following revisions from previous presentations, the Bulldog Apartment preliminary and final plats were approved. Changes included two water retention ponds on the site that will reduce drainage runoff, aligning ... Read More »

City of Marysville Purchases Union Pacific Depot; Makes State-Wide News

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A proposal to move forward with purchase of the former Union Pacific Depot and surrounding three block property put Marysville on the statewide map Monday, as Kansas Public Radio aired a piece by Jay Schafer, ahead of Monday night’s City Council meeting. Copies of the purchase agreement with the railroad were eventually made public, were posted on the city website ... Read More »