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Prairie Hills USD 113 Hires Superintendent & Grade School Teacher

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Prairie Hills USD 113, at a special meeting Friday, approved a two year contract for Superintendent with Paul Evans, who has served the district as Sabetha High School Principal for fifteen years. He will transition July 1st, replacing Dr. Bill Orth, who resigned as Superintendent May 1st. Evans was reportedly the only candidate interviewed for the position.  Also at the meeting, the board approved ... Read More »

Kansas Pheasants & Quail Forever To Host Workshops

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Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will host a workshop in Marysville Wednesday evening, June 4th. One of fifteen workshops and tours to be held around the state, the session will focus on quality deer management in the 21st century, and benefits of upland bird management. This is the first in a three part series, with follow-up meetings scheduled in Hiawatha June 17, and Seneca June ... Read More »

Lynn Jenkins To Host Coffee Chats In Blue Rapids & Seneca

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United States Representative Lynn Jenkins will host a coffee with constituents in Blue Rapids on Wednesday, June 4th at the Community Center from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., and then in Seneca at the Public Library Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. The public is welcome. She will tour Koch and Company in Seneca following the afternoon stop. Read More »

Cleanup Continues On Union Pacific Coal Train Derailment Near Frankfort

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Eight to as many as ten cars of a Union Pacific coal train derailed at the west edge of Frankfort Monday morning around 9 a.m. The crossing at the west edge of town, Highway K-9 to Blue Rapids, remains closed as cleanup continues. Tumbleweed Road crossing a mile north of Frankfort is also impacted. The south crossing on Highway K-99 was closed temporarily as the train ... Read More »

Temps Disposal Recognized By The Kansas Department Of Commerece

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Temps Disposal of Marysville was among 100 businesses statewide recognized by the Kansas Department of Commerce with a Business Award of Merit. Temps, now in a second generation of local ownership, was nominated by the Marysville Chamber of Commerce. Businesses in four categories were commended for exceptional service as June marks Small Business Month. Read More »

Fire Damages Marysville Residence; No Injuries Reported

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Fire damaged a Marysville residence Sunday morning. Property owners returning home called in the report at the Kleinert residence, 107 Calhoun. Fire destroyed a bedroom, with smoke and water damage throughout. No one was apparently home at the time of the fire, which was deemed accidental in nature. Read More »

Caleb Obermeyer Named Kansas Star Farmer At State Conference

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Caleb Obermeyer of the Marysville FFA chapter was named Star Farmer at the State Conference in Manhattan last week. He was among three recipients of the organizations top awards recognizing Star Famer, Star in Agribusiness, and Star in Ag Placement. The event marked the 86th Annual Convention. Read More »

Injury Accident Reported Near Vermillion

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An injury accident was reported Sunday evening two miles west of Vermillion in Marshall County. Jennifer Ann Taylor, 36, of Vermillion went off the shoulder on Highway K-9, overcorrected and went into the ditch, where her vehicle struck and embankment and overturned. She was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville with possible injuries. Read More »

Tornado Reported Near Courtland Sunday Evening

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A possible tornado near Courtland in Republic County early Sunday evening damaged trees and power lines. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning as a result, and followed with two tornado warnings in Washington County when radar indicated possible rotation within the band of thunderstorms. No tornado sightings were received. Gusty winds were the primary threat, with heavy rainfall reported. Read More »