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Washington County appoints new Register of Deeds

Washington County has a new Register of Deeds.  Nola Dusin was chosen as the new Washington County Register of Deeds on January 22ndby the Washington County Republican Central Committee.  Dusin has been the Deputy Register of Deeds for the past 29 years.  She official took over the position on Monday. Read More »

Phone scam trys to scare persons into sending money.

Attorney General Steve Six is cautioning Kansans about telephone calls from fake debt collectors who are impersonating law enforcement officers in an effort to extort money.  The caller often states they are collecting a debt related to an internet payday loan.    The scam artists have most recently identified themselves as ACS, National Affidavit Processing Department and United Financial Crime Division, but may ... Read More »

Baileyville man injured in accident.

A single-vehicle accident sent a Baileyville man to the hospital. Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department reported 23-year-old Andrew Schmitz of Baileyville; was traveling north on J Road last Thursday at approximately 1:40 A.M.  His pickup left the road, ran through a fence and rolled over. Schmitz was transported to the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. Read More »

Westar rate increase approved

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas regulators have approved a $17 million rate increase for the state‘s largest electric company. The Kansas Corporation Commission said Thursday that residential customers of Westar Energy Inc. should see an average increase of $1 in their monthly bills, or 1.3 percent. The increase is expected to take effect within a month. The additional revenues will cover ... Read More »

Kansas House hears testimony on naming US 77 bridge near Blue Rapids

A Kansas House committee this week heard testimony in support of a bill naming a bridge in Marshall County in memory of a young Blue Rapids man killed in Vietnam. Representative Sharon Schwartz, a Washington Republican, says she testified before the House Taxation Committee in support of a bill that would name the bridge on U.S. 77 east of Blue ... Read More »

New housing project will start by July 1

By Julie Perry Construction on 12 duplexes and a community building will start by July 1 for low-income housing in Marysville. Tax credits in an annual amount of $441,959 were approved for the Excel Development group’s project on Jan. 4 by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. Development director Bill Caton, Auburn, notified City Administrator Rick Shain that the project had ... Read More »

New economic development effort considered

By Katelynn Hasler The Marshall County commissioners and the Marysville City Council both gave their approval Monday for the establishment of a steering committee that will examine the potential for a joint economic development effort. County economic development director George McCune presented a plan for a new system of economic development to the commissioners in their Monday meeting. The system ... Read More »

Local Fire Departments Receive Grant Money

WASHINGTON , DC– U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today announced over $1.24 million in twenty-one grants were awarded to Kansas firefighters to improve homeland security. Senator Roberts said, “I am pleased to announce these funds, which are vital to improve firefighting efforts and first responder needs in rural Kansas . It’s imperative to support our local fire departments.” St. Mary’s Fire ... Read More »

Summerfield Man Injured in Accident

On Friday, January 22nd, A Summerfield man was injured in an accident near the intersection of Highway 77 and Highway 8 in Nebraska. Shortly after 5:00 A.M,. Roger Gilbertson, age 35, of Summerfield was turning north onto Highway 77 when he reportedly began fishtailing on ice. The rear of Gilbertson’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck a car driven ... Read More »

Washington County Businesses become Victims of Crime.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several reports of damage to property, thefts and burglaries that occurred over a short time period.  On Saturday an officer was dispatched to 119 6th Street in Greenleaf for the report of a theft.  On Sunday a deputy called to the intersection of US 36 & K 15, where the Korner Café reported ... Read More »