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Memorial Day Remembered

Area Residents will show their appreciation to Veterans at local Memorial Day Services.  Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May after Congress passed the National Holiday Act of ... Read More »

US 77 Closed on Friday

On Friday, May 25 at approximately 7:00 a.m., northbound and southbound US-77 in Marysville will be CLOSED to all traffic for approximately 16 hours that same day for repair work on the rails at the railroad crossing.   Advance message boards will alert drivers to the roadway closure. A marked detour will be provided. Northbound US-77 traffic will detour via ... Read More »

Rhythm and Blues Added to Weekend’s Festivities

 Mainstreet to Perform for Street Dance   Plans are underway for Blues, Brews, and BBQ – an outdoor concert and street dance held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s Poker Run and Friday Night Cruisin’ and Marysville Main Street’s Big Blue BBQ Championship.  The event begins at 8:00 p.m. and will be held in the parking lot at the ... Read More »

Seneca Man Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Accident.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Patrick James Wahl was injured in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 24 Highway in Pottawatomie County Tuesday morning.   Wahl was traveling east when his Chevy Impala struck the barrier wall in a construction zone about 1 ½ miles east of St. Marys.  Wahl was transported to Stormont Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka ... Read More »

Washington Man Injured In Accident/Car Fire

A Washington man was injured in a one vehicle accident on Tuesday, May 8th. Gary Heit, Washington driving a 1991 Ford drove through corn field just north of the old airport when his vehicle struck a tree.  Heit continued to drive the vehicle until vehicle caught fire.  Heit was taken by personal vehicle to Washington County Hospital.  The corn field ... Read More »

Washington County Wheat Plot Tour June 1st

Ohlde Seed Farm wheat plot tour will take place on Friday June 1st.  The plot is located 4 miles South of Linn on Osage Road at Ohlde Seed Farm.  The tour will include Replicated-Private & Public Wheat Varieties.  Meal following – sponsored by Ohlde Seed Farm   There will also be 2 self tour plots. Ashley & Ryan Stewart 4-H ... Read More »

Bern Patron Request Property Transfer to Nemaha School District

A group of 159 Bern area patrons have met with the USD 115 school board to request transfer of their land into Nemaha Central USD 115.  112 of the patrons have children of school age.  Many Bern students will attend Nemaha Central when Bern school closes next year. The board was presented information and maps showing 159 property owners have ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

On 050712 on K 9 1/4 mile east of K 148 Kim Yun Junction City, KS driving a 2002 Chevrolet backed into a1985 Mack truck driven by Frank Housley II, Salina.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported.    On 050812 on 2nd Street just north of the Old Airport, Gary Heit, Washington driving a 1991 Ford ... Read More »

Graduation Valedictorians and Salutatorians

 Axtell: Valedictorian:  Austin Schmitz Salutatorian: Jordan Heinan   B&B Baileyville: Top 10% Medalists:  Caitlyn Deters, Ethan Koch, and Lucas Sedbeck   Centralia: Valedictorian:  Alexander Steinlage Salutatorian:  Erika Kramer, Josh Steinlage   Frankfort: Valedictorian:  Jenna Maas Salutatorian:  Thomas Feldhausen   Hanover: Valedictorians:  Austin Jueneman, Jennifer Kruse, Lydia Hynek Salutatorian:  Megan Finley   Linn: Valedictorian:  Abigail, Oelschlager Salutatorian:  Alison Wohler   Marysville: ... Read More »