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Marshall County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes

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April 9, 2012   The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell members; and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.   The meeting was called into order at 9:00 a.m.   The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.   The minutes and agenda ... Read More »

Steve Riley and Percussion Students to Give Concert

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Program Filled With Variety Members of the Marshall County Arts Cooperative are hosting another visiting artist this week. Steve Riley, a percussion instructor at Baker University, is spending the week in Marshall County working with students in Axtell, Marysville, and Summerfield. Riley was brought to the area because several music teachers expressed interest in bringing a percussion expert to work ... Read More »

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Highlight Efforts to Landon Lecture at Kansas State University

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UPDATED Media Advisory:   *Note: The previously advised Monday travel to Kansas City has been canceled due to scheduling conflict.   WASHINGTON, April 6, 2012 – On TUESDAY, Secretary Vilsack will present Kansas State University’s Spring 2012 Landon Lecture on Why America Needs Agriculture. The prestigious Landon Lecture Series began in 1996 and is hosted in honor of Governor Alfred M. Landon. ... Read More »

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Open

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops. In 2012, Kansas will receive $258,363 for the grant ... Read More »

KFB Announces New Director

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Kansas Farm Bureau Announces the New Director for the Fifth District. She will represent the northeast/central Farm Bureau District which includes Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Geary, Marshall, Ottawa, Republic, Riley, Saline and Washington Counties. Stacy Forshee has served on the Young Farmers and Ranchers committee as chair.  She also served as a member of the KFB Hay and Forage Advisory Committee.  ... Read More »

Blue Springs Cabin Recieves Renovation FUnding.

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The Blue Springs Cabin will receive funding for improvements.   The log cabin was originally built in 1857.  The Gage County Board of Supervisors approved a visitors improvement fund grant to the City of Blue Springs in the amount of $3,092 and will go towards repairs for the cabin located in the city park. Gage County Tourism Director Jim Spangler said ... Read More »

CMH South Plaza Nears Completion

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 Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) South Plaza is expected to open June 1st. The South Plaza building is located at the south end of the CMH campus. When completed, the main entrance will be on the north side. Services in the South Plaza include physical, occupational, and speech therapies, a dialysis clinic, sleep lab, office space for corporate compliance and foundation, ... Read More »

USING THE INTERNET AS A MARKETING TOOL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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 The Marshall County Economic Development Office is partnering with the Washburn University Small Business Development Center to present: USING SOCIAL MEDIA  AND DIGITAL MARKETING TOOLS TO INCREASE YOUR BUSINESS.  Participants will learn about the functions, practices, costs for using FACEBOOK, TWITTER, GOOGLE TOOLS, LOCATION-BASED MARKETING TOOLS AND OTHERS! When – TUESDAY, MAY 15TH Time – 12:03 until 12:57 pm Where ... Read More »

Walmart Text Scam Reported

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The Better Business Bureau issued a news release Wednesday to draw attention to a a new type of texting scam called “smishing,” which includes a Walmart gift card scam in Kansas. The bureau said consumers throughout the state have been receiving cell phone text messages claiming they won a free Walmart gift card. The texts instruct you to click on ... Read More »

Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities

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MARSHALL COUNTY 4/16/2012, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Valley Heights High School, 2274 6 Road, Blue Rapids. 4/16/2012, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Axtell KS High School, 504 Pine St, Axtell. NEMAHA COUNTY 4/27/2012, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Nemaha Valley HS, 214 N 11th St, Seneca. Read More »