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Marshall County Board Meeting Minutes

Marshall County Kansas

September 24, 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 to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented ... Read More »

Two Washington Residents were Injured in a Two Vehicle Accident on Friday.


Troie Lohse, age 28, and Madisyn Lohse, age 3, were injured when the vehicle they were driving ran into a vehicle that was stopped to make a turn. Robert Partridge, age 39, of Mankato, Kansas was driving a pickup westbound on US 36 and stopped to make a left turn.  The vehicle driven by Lohse was traveling westbound and failed ... Read More »

Nemaha County Sheriff’s Report


PRESS RELEASE FOR 9-25-2012 NEMAHACOUNTYSHERIFF’S OFFICE 212 N. 6th -Seneca,KS66538 ARRESTS: 1.       Scotty Hayes was released on 9-21-2012 on $1,250 OR bond with a court date of 10-18-2012 at 4 p.m. 2.       Timothy J. Wilson, 31, Hiawatha was booked into the Nemaha County Jail on 9-24-2012 on a Nemaha County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear. Wilsonremains in custody with bond ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report


On 080612 on 2nd Street just west of C Street Washington Irene Stamm, Washington driving a 1999 Buick backed from driveway and struck a 2005 GMC owned by Kent Wassenberg, Home.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On 091212 an officer was dispatched to Bradford Built, Washington for the report of a disturbance.  As a result, ... Read More »

Two ATVs Stolen From Storage


Sometime between Friday September 7 and Saturday September 8 unknown person or person(s) gained entrance to a storage building located on the south side of East Maple Road between South 51st and South 58th Road in Gage County. The following items were stolen: Red 2009 Honda Rancher ATV, VIN#1HFTE370194003409 valued at $4,000.00 and one white Honda Rancher ATV, VIN#1HFTE372194000513 valued ... Read More »

Moran Visits Washington County


Jerry Moran visited Main Street of Barnes this morning. Moran posted a statement saying, “This is a community that is working hard to have a strong future with many specialty and antique shops, two cafes and USD 223 offices”. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will speak at the Rotary Club of Washington on Monday, September 24, 2012. Following his remarks, ... Read More »

Homecoming Royalty Announced


Several area schools crowned homecoming royalty over the weekend. In Washington Brian Otott and Kylie Penning were crowned King and Queen. Axtell crowned Aaron Schmelzle King and Kendra Holthaus Queen. Marysville Homecoming King was Martin Howard and Liz Manley was crowned Queen. Read More »

Area High School Football Scores – Sept. 21


North Central Kansas League Clay Center 28, Marysville 0 Concordia 44, Abilene 41 Wamego 31, Chapman 28 Twin Valley League 8-Man Axtell 52, St. John’s Military 6 Baileyville B&B 51, Independence Home School (Lawrence) 0 Blue Valley 28, Veritas Christian (Lawrence) 12 Clifton-Clyde 42, Rock Hills 22 Hanover 46, Cair Paravel (Topeka) 12 Lakeside 32, Linn 22 Twin Valley League ... Read More »

An Unusually High Number of Dead Deer Are Being Found In The Listening Area


Kansas and Nebraska Games and Parks said the cause is two similar diseases, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease and Blue Tongue Disease.  The diseases are spread through bites by a certain gnat or midge.  The diseases cause the deer to suffer a loss of appetite.  As the deer grow progressively weaker they tend to salivate excessively.  Deer with EHD develop a high ... Read More »

The Marshall County Fairgrounds Will Replace Two Barns


Marshall County Fair Association Bob Lindquist attended the Blue Rapids City Council Monday night to inform the City that the Fair Association will be replacing two old barns this year. According to Lindquist The Hog and Sheep Barns are in bad repair and will be replaced with metal buildings. The new building will be a little shorter than the Show ... Read More »