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Leadership Marshall County Accepting Applications


Leadership Marshall County Accepting Applications until September 1st Second class starts in September Applications are being accepted for Leadership Marshall County’s next class. Due to the success of the program’s inaugural year, the program is expanding and ready to take applications for its second class. Leadership Marshall County is a program divided into seven class sessions; the program identifies leaders ... Read More »



This has been a rough year for crops like soybeans. The Marshall County Soybean Plot is located in the driest part of the county, but we plan on holding the 2012 Marshall County Soybean Plot Tour. The Marshall County Extension Service, in cooperation with Lynn Bargmann of Bremen, will be holding a tour of the Marshall County Soybean Plot on ... Read More »

Pony Express Festival Sunday

Pony Express

The Kansas Historical Society announced the schedule for the Pony Express Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, August 26, at Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, 2889 23rd Road, Hanover. 10 a.m. – period demonstrators begin presentations 11 a.m. – non-denominational church service by circuit rider preacher with music by the community choir Noon – catered lunch (charge ... Read More »

Annual Loss of Child Memory Service


Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) Grief Support Group for Loss of a Child is hosting its Second Annual Memory Service for those families who have experienced the loss of a child of any age. The Memory Service will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM at St. Gregory’s Church Hall, 1310 Carolina, in Marysville. Parents, family members and friends of ... Read More »

Nemaha County Sheriff’s Report


PRESS RELEASE FOR 8-23-2012 NEMAHACOUNTYSHERIFF’S OFFICE 212 N. 6th -Seneca,KS66538   ARRESTS: 1.       Michael Primeaux was released on 8-20-2012 on $500 OR bond with a court date of 9-20-2012 at 4:00 p.m.   2.       Cody W. Gaston, 26, Morrill was arrested on 8-20-2012 by NMSO on a Nemaha County Warrant for Probation Violation.  Gaston remains in custody on $25,000 bond. ... Read More »

Former Marshall County Insurance Agent Indicted


A former Marshall County insurance agent has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $480,000 in customers’ premiums. Monica Smart, age 48, of Frankfort, Kansas, is charged with two counts of mail fraud and seven counts of wire fraud. The indictment alleges Smart defrauded Allied Insurance Company and United Insurance by using her position as an agent and office ... Read More »

A rural Onaga man was killed in an accident on Saturday.


Sheriff Greg Riat reported 51-year-old Timothy Graf was pronounced dead at the scene of the roll-over accident on Duluth Road, east of Neuchatel Road.  Riat says the accident was reported shortly after 8:30 Saturday night. The police report states Graf was traveling east on Duluth Road when his 1998 Dodge pickup left the roadway. The vehicle came to rest on ... Read More »

Two Vehicle Accident Injures Two


On 7-31-2012 at approximately 1600 hours, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Wymore Rescue, Blue Springs Fire and QRT and Beatrice Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle injury accident at US Hwy 77 and S. Walnut St in Blue Springs. Elliot Hawkins, age 49 of Wymore was traveling northbound on Hwy 77 in a white 1997 Dodge Intrepid, at approximately S. ... Read More »

Blue Valley Re-Structuring

Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Inc. (BVTC) hosted a meeting on Thursday, July 19th for concerned patrons and employees. This followed an announcement earlier in the week that the company was looking at reorganizing internal departments and staff.  Patrons and employees were allowed to ask questions of the management team and Board of Directors during this meeting.   A restructuring proposal has ... Read More »

The Entire State of Kansas Declared Drought Emergency

Kansas Seeks to Halt Releases from 3 Reservoirs   Brownback says he has allowed pumping from all of the state’s fishing lakes to water livestock. Kansas has now declared all 105 counties in a drought emergency, with crop losses projected at $1.5 billion.   This status triggers the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to ... Read More »