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Unemployment figures released

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Unemployment rates in September were down in most area northeast Kansas counties compared to August. The Kansas Department of Labor released the latest jobless rates Friday Nemaha, 3.7 percent; Washington, 4.3 percent and Marshall, 4.7 percent.  Beatrice reported an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent Leavenworth and Jefferson counties were the only two area counties to see an increase in their ... Read More »

Football Scores for 10-21/22

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NCKL Abilene 26 – Hesston 7 Clay Center 13 – Colby 12 Riley County 41 – Marysville 20 Rock Creek 52 – Nemaha Valley 14 Royal Valley 38 – Wamego 0 TWIN VALLEY LEAGUE 8-MAN Axtell 61 – Bern 14 Clifton Clyde 94 – Southern Cloud 48 Baileyville B&B 2 – Flint Hills 0 (Forfeit) Hanover 52 – Frankfort 6 ... Read More »

Hunters’ safety course registration this weekend

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REGISTRATION IS SUNDAY IN MARYSVILLE FOR A HUNTERS EDUCATION COURSE TO BE OFFERED IN MARSHALL COUNTY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 AND 31.  THOSE INTERESTED ARE ASKED TO ATTEND REGISTRATION THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 5 PM AT VETS CLUB 36 IN MARYSVILLE.  FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT MIKE LYHANE AT 562-5604. Read More »

Kansas Historical Society offers Pawnee Indian program

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by Bruce Dierking THE KANSAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL COORDINATE A PROGRAM SUNDAY EVENING AT THE PAWNEE INDIAN STATE HISTORIC SITE IN REPUBLIC COUNTY.  AMERICAN TRAILS THROUGH PAWNEE COUNTRY WILL EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF THE SANTE FE AND OREGON TRAILS ON THE CENTRAL PLAINS.  THE TRAILS RAN THROUGH PAWNEE INDIAN TERRITORY.  THE PROGRAM IS SUNDAY EVENING, 7 PM AT THE PAWNEE ... Read More »

Elevated Island becomes a speed bump

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by Bruce Dierking KDOT OFFICIALS, WASHINGTON CITY AND COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE SHARON SCHWARZ MET LAST WEEK ALONG WITH PATRONS OF THE SHORT STOP CONVENIENCE STORE IN WASHINGTON, KANSAS.  ACCESS AT THAT LOCATION AT THE HIGHWAY INTERSECTION IN WAS CHANGED DURING RECENT CONSTRUCTION WORK.  AN ELEVATED ISLAND NOW MAKES TURNS DIFFICULT FOR TRUCKS NEEDING DIESEL FUEL, AND HAS REDUCED ... Read More »

Keystone Pipeline Delayed

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by Bruce Dierking FINAL U S GOVERNMENT APPROVAL FOR THE PROPOSED KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE PROJECT HAS BEEN DELAYED, AMID CONCERNS REGARDING THE ROUTE THE LINE WOULD TAKE THROUGH THE STATE OF NEBRASKA.  TRACKING THROUGH THE SAND HILLS, CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER KEYSTONE PIPELINE HEAR STEELE CITY, OPPONENTS HAVE CITED POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL CONCERNS, MANY ON THE HEELS OF THE B P OIL ... Read More »

Advance voting is advancing quickly

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Advanced voting for the November 2nd elections is proving to be a popular way to vote.  According to the Marshall County Clerk’s Office 334 ballots were mailed out on request and another 175 voters have voted at the Clerk’s Office.  Washington County has also had more than 220 voters cast their ballot early as of Wednesday.  Advance voting at the ... Read More »

Kansas State Extension offers tax preparers’ class

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Individuals who prepare their own tax returns as well as professionals have an opportunity to get up-to-date information on how the tax laws apply by attending the 62ndAnnual Kansas Income Tax Institute.  The Institute is held in eight locations across Kansas from late October to mid December.  The closest location for our listeners is Salina on December 7-8.  The Institute ... Read More »

Gage County discusses Rescue Squads status

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The Gage County Board of Supervisors were updated Wednesday on rescue services taking place in the county. Beatrice Rescue has responded to 1,789 runs so far in 2010. Beatrice is currently covering transports for Beatrice, Wymore and Odell. Approximately 1,500 calls were in the Beatrice area with an additional 80 in the Wymore, Blue Springs and Barneston area. Beatrice Rural ... Read More »

Union Pacific earnings report expected Thursday.

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Union Pacific will release its third-quarter earnings report on Thursday, and investors will be looking for signs the economy is improving. The Omaha-based railroad’s results are watched closely because the volume of cars, chemicals, crops, lumber and containers of imported goods it carries hints at the health of those industries. The railroad has been gradually hiring back furloughed workers as ... Read More »