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Marysville USD 364 School Board Meeting Notes

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The Marysville USD 364 School Board met May 14th, and accepted resignation of high school volleyball coach Jason Tynon. Pending review of legal information from the Kansas Association of School Boards, a response to the City of Marysville’s offer of $50,000 per year for a ten year period for use of city recreation facilities was tabled. Also pending research into options for ... Read More »

A $6.2 Million Housing Project Slated For Marysville

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A forty unit housing complex is proposed for construction just east of the senior housing duplex units along 11th road, south of U.S. Highway 36 in Marysville. Sixteen apartment units would be split between one and two bedroom, with 24 three bedroom town homes. Recent approval of tax credit funding will move the $6.2 million project forward, with a Topeka development company, ... Read More »

Area High School Graduations Scheduled For This Weekend

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The graduating class of 2014 will mark commencement exercises this weekend across the area. A total of 295 graduates are expected to earn their high school diplomas. Baileyville B&B and Nemaha Valley High Schools will mark their final graduating classes before merging into Nemaha Central next school year. Below are the schedules, and graduation numbers, for all of our area ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday, and laid to rest the issue of raising chickens within city limits. An issue that has been considered, reconsidered, and discussed at length for some time came down to a vote on a proposed ordinance drafted by the City Attorney, who had explored options with a committee. They had suggested a one year trial program with ten ... Read More »

Gage County & Nebraska Statewide Election Results

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Beatrice voters Tuesday soundly rejected a proposed half cent hike in the city sales tax. Of all ballots cast, 62 percent were against the effort earmarked for the street department. In a race for Gage County Supervisor, District 3, incumbent Kathy Setzer was unseated by challenger Erich Tiemann by a slim margin, 266 to 247. That represented a mere 19 votes, with over 500 cast. Bob ... Read More »

Gage County Voters Head To The Polls On Tuesday

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Gage County voters go to the polls Tuesday for primary elections. Republicans Bob Tiemann and Roy Baker are vying for District 30 State Senator, that position currently held by Norm Wallman. One race for Board of Supervisors has Erich Tiemann challenging incumbent Kathy Setzer, and Beatrice voters will vote on a proposed sales tax increase to help fund the street department. Read More »

Marysville USD 364 Board Meeting Notes

Marysville High School Bulldogs

The Marysville USD 364 School Board held a special meeting Tuesday, May 6th, and approved an administrative contract with Darren Schroeder as secondary Principal/Activities Director. Schroeder is from Peabody, graduated from Emporia State in 1995, and taught social studies and physical education previously at Jewell, Mission Valley, and Peabody/Burns. The board also approved a certified contract for Scott Brown as junior ... Read More »

Record Crowds Attend Sampler Festival; Howard Recognized With ‘We Kan’ Award

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Record crowds attended the 25th annual Sampler Festival in Wamego last weekend. More than 11,700 people attended the two day event. Volunteers represented Marshall and Washington Counties at the event, which showcased Kansas travel and products. John Howard of Marysville was recognized with one of ten “We Kan” awards presented. He has worked many years with Marshall County Tourism, and ... Read More »

FSA Filing Deadline Extended To June 23rd

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The filing deadline expiration is June 23rd for farmer and ranchers in Marshall, Washington, and Riley Counties needing credit as a result of storms last summer, July 22nd – August 16th. For information, contact the FSA office in Seneca at (785) 336-2164. Read More »

Kansas White Way Centennial Car Run Saturday

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A celebration commemorating the Centennial Kansas White Way car run is planned Saturday. The auto tour begins simultaneously at 8 a.m. in Concordia from the Brown Grand Opera House, and in Atchison from the county historical society museum, meeting in Frankfort at 2 p.m. for a commemoration ceremony. The event marks a grass root effort in 1914 that covered the same route, then designated as the Kansas ... Read More »