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Map Scam Targets Nemaha County

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Another potential scam, using the name of local government, is making the rounds in the local area.  Nemaha County Sheriff Rich Vernon, involves a phone caller claiming to be selling advertisements for a tri-fold map, which they claim is being sponsored by Nemaha County.  Vernon says he believes the caller is attempting to scam businesses into sending money for maps ... Read More »

Poster contest aims to Put the Brakes on Fatalities

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              Kids ages 5 to 13 in Kansas are encouraged to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day – a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities. Three statewide winners will receive family packages from the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure and the Courtyard by Marriott of Salina, ... Read More »

Washington County Board Meeting Minutes

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           COMMISSION MINUTES, July 2, 2012            The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, July 2, 2012 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, ... Read More »

Nemaha County Sheriff’s Report

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PRESS RELEASE FOR 7-2-2012 NEMAHACOUNTYSHERIFF’S OFFICE 212 N. 6th -Seneca,KS66538   ARRESTS: 1.       Sajauna R. Mahler, 38, Seneca was arrested by NMSO on 6-28-2012 on a Shawnee County Warrant for Probation Violation.  Mahler was released to the custody ofShawneeCountyon 6/29/2012.   2.       Rikkie Ann Chambers, 45, Sabetha was arrested by Sabetha PD on 6-28-2012 for the offenses of Possession of ... Read More »

Beatrice Man Killed in Single Vehicle Accident

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    59 year old Bruce A. Benash of Beatrice, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Saturday morning.   The accident occurred on West Chestnut Road approximately a ½ mile east of Southwest 100th Road.    Benash was driving eastbound on East Chestnut Road when his vehicle left the road and collided with a bridge structure on ... Read More »

13 Year Old Killed in Single Vehicle Accident

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    A 13-year-old Oklahoma boy was killed in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 75 Highway in Nemaha County early Saturday morning.  The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at approximately 6:30 in the morning just south of the Nebraska-Kansas State Line. The initial report states 39-year-old Nicki Isaac of Hydro, Oklahoma was traveling north on U-S 75 when ... Read More »

Diller Teen was Injured in a One Vehicle Accident.

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  Early Sunday morning emergency units were dispatched to a single vehicle accident ½ mile west of SW 61st Road (Odell Black Top) on W PWF Road. The subsequent investigation indicated that a car driven by 17 year old Cody Engelman of Diller, was traveling westbound on W PWF Road, ½ mile west of SW 61st road.  The vehicle left ... Read More »

Three Injured in One Vehicle Accident

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Three Centralia Teens were injured in a one vehicle accident on June 21st at 4:59 p.m. Natalie M. Birdsley, age 16, of Centralia, was traveling southbound on D Road just south of 72nd Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Birdsley and passengers Jonathan Johnson and Chase Boyce were transported to local hospitals. Read More »

Centralia Man Injured in Accident

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A Centralia man escaped serious injury in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on K-62 Highway just north of the Jackson/Nemaha County line.   The Kansas Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Jerald Hermesch was driving a semi truck pulling a Flat bed trailer hauling round hay bales northbound when the semi left the road, went into a ditch, and overturned.   Hermesch ... Read More »

Marshall County Partnership for Growth Focuses on Housing

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The Marshall County Partnership for Growth plans to focus on housing needs.    “Our community has talked about the need for additional market rate housing for years. It’s time to act”, Marysville Mayor Bill Phillipi stated during a recent brain-storming meeting focusing on housing needs for Marshall County. Rob Peschel, Chairman of the Marshall County Partnership for Growth, Inc., agreed ... Read More »