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Wymore rescue town hall meeting is Thursday

A town hall meeting to discuss the future of the Wymore rescue squad will be held at the Blue Springs Fire Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday The department closed its doors approximately 2 weeks ago when it was unable to find a physician medical director.  The physician medical director is required by a new contract with Gage County.  The ... Read More »

KanDrive and 511 provide easy access to travel information

KanDrive and 511 provide easy access to travel information             Fans traveling to football games this fall can help themselves arrive at stadiums safely and on time for kickoff by using KanDrive, KDOT’s new travel information portal, and the Kansas 511 travel information phone system.             Before you head out, by visiting KanDrive, www.kandrive.org, a one-stop gateway for travel information ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners minutes

August 30, 2010 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Thomas K. Holle member; and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented ... Read More »

Washington County Board Minutes

COMMISSION MINUTES, AUGUST 30, 2010             The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 30, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Chairman Helms called ... Read More »

CES becomes second donor to industrial park development

Rob Peschel and Tony Duever CES Group has become the second contributor to the Marshall County Industrial Park Site Analysis that will identify potential sites for a new industrial park somewhere in the county. CES Group joins the Blue Rapids Masonic lodge in support of this first step in the development of a new park. Read More »

SCC Professor’s “Field Guide” published

SCC science instructor writes field guide to state’s amphibians, reptiles Can you name the poisonous snakes in Nebraska? Dan Fogell can. Call it an obsession or a passion, but the Southeast Community College science instructor turned his digging, climbing, poking, researching, and photographing into “A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska.” Published this spring, it is the ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

On August 12th on Hanover Street just south of Washington Street in Hanover, Andrew Jablonski, Lincoln Nebraska driving a 2003 Acura, was backing and struck a 2003 Pontiac owned by Cassie Scheetz, Marysville. Jablonski was issued a citation for Improper Backing. Damage was estimated at under $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On August 25th on US 36 at Yukon Boulevard Samantha Kramer, Washington driving a ... Read More »

Centralia Lake is open – sort of

Centralia Lake is open for boating and fishing.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the blue-green-algae continues to be detected at the lake, but the levels are improving.  The KDHE warning has been downgraded to an advisory which allows boating and fishing.  Contact with the water is discouraged for people and pets. Read More »

Who did it? Multi-million dollar tax-exemption

In a follow-up to last week’s story about the Keystone Pipeline:  a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline under construction in Kansas. Six counties are arguing that they will lose millions of dollars in property taxes because Kansas lawmakers gave the project a 10-year tax exemption.  Six affected counties:  Washington, Cowley, Marion, Dickinson, Butler, and Clay have hired an attorney to see if ... Read More »

Senator Taddiken’s Email

Jeff,  Thanks for the e-mail. I supported the pipeline exemption when it was before the Senate a few years back.  It did not come to the Senate through the normal committee process but rather on the floor of the Senate as a motion to concur to House changes to a Senate bill. It was part of a comprehensive energy package ... Read More »