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WRAPS Offers Re-Leaf Program

Financial Re-LEAF for Forests & Pasture Many people know the benefit that sustainably managed forests and pastures provide for water quality; however, an upcoming workshop will also highlight the financial benefits that sustainable land management can provide to you, the landowner. Landowners and producers interested in sustainable and profitable forest and pasture management are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Financial ... Read More »

River Valley Extension Agent Resigns

Press Release by David Coltrain. This column is one I did not think would be written for a number of years.  However, I have been wrong about things before and I am certain it will happen again.  I have accepted a position in the North Central Kansas Farm Management Association with official employment beginning on July 29.  I will be ... Read More »

Two Injured in Rollover Accident

Two Kearney, Nebraska men were injured in a rollover accident at approximately 6:30 Tuesday evening.  A vehicle driven by Brandon Shoemaker of Kearney was travelling west on Tumbleweed Road approaching an intersection with 8th Road.  The vehicle left the roadway and rolled one time landing on its wheels.   Shoemaker and one passenger, Michael Baird suffered non-life threatening injuries and ... Read More »

Summerfield School Will Close at the End of School Year

USD 113 Board of Education confirmed that Summerfield Elementary School will close at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.  Students in the Summerfield Elementary School will begin attending Axtell School in the 2013-2014 school year.   Newly hired Superintendent Bill Orth told the Board that he would like to form a committee to assist with the planning of the ... Read More »

Nemaha County Sheriff’s Report

PRESS RELEASE FOR 7-11-2012 NEMAHACOUNTYSHERIFF’S OFFICE 212 N. 6th -Seneca,KS66538   ARRESTS: 1.       Antonio Ramirez was released to the custody ofDoniphanCountyon 7-9-2012.   2.       Timothy J. Wilson, 30, Hiawatha was booked into the Nemaha County Jail on 7-9-2012 on a Nemaha County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Wilsonremains in custody with bond set at $500 cash.   3.       Carmen L. Connor, ... Read More »

Blue River Irrigation Shut Down in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources has temporarily revoked the permits of Nebraska Farmer who use the Big Blue River for irrigation. The notification states that effective July 9 at 8 a.m., nobody with a permit issued after Nov. 1, 1968 may irrigate from the river until water levels increase. Keith Paulsen, field office supervisor with the Department of Natural ... Read More »

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Thursday, July 12, Elizabeth Patton, a District Representative in Jerry Moran’s office, will be available to meet with Marshall  County residents in Waterville. If you are experiencing difficulties with Social Security, Medicare, or veterans benefits, or have other concerns regarding federal issues, you are encouraged to attend. If you have friends or family members who are also facing difficulties with ... Read More »

CMH Clinic Hires New Doctor

Dr. Jacqueline Woodrum Joins CMH Marysville Clinic Beginning July 10th, Jacqueline (Schmelzle) Woodrum, DO, has joined the medical staff of Marysville Clinic. Dr. Woodrum will see patients at Marysville Clinic three days a week. Dr. Woodrum is a board certified Family Medicine physician. She will provide family practice healthcare services. Dr. Woodrum practiced in Denver, CO for 15 years. She ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

On 070312 officers were dispatched to 316 East 4th Street Washington for the report of a Domestic.  No arrests were made.   On 070312 in the 200 block of C Street, Mary White, Hanover driving a 2003 Lincoln backed from parking stall and struck a 1996 Mercury driven by Edna Rice, Washington.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries ... Read More »

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Accident

Two people were injured on Saturday morning in a two vehicle accident.  At approximately 11:30 in the morning Rescue Units responded to a 2 vehicle injury accident at E. Hwy 136 and Main St. in Filley, NE.    Linda Hager age 65 of Crab Orchard, NE was traveling east bound in a small pickup on E. Hwy 136, at approximately ... Read More »