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Washington County Minutes

 COMMISSION MINUTES, December 5, 2011            The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, December 5, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Absent:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner.   Chairman ... Read More »

Marshall County Board Meeting Minutes

December 5, 2011   The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Thomas K. Holle acting Chairman and Robert S. Connell member; and Sonya L. Stohs,CountyClerkpresent.   Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting.    The meeting was called to order at9:00 a.m.   The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.   The minutes and ... Read More »

Gage County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Rape Case

The Gage County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the process of investigating a Sexual Assault of a female that occurred in rural Gage County.  One suspect has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault, Terroristic Threats, and Tampering with a Witness.  Names are being withheld to protect the victim of the crime.  More information will be provided as the ... Read More »

State of Kansas Protests Proposed Child Labor Law Changes

Gov. Sam Brownback and other Kansas officials say proposed rules from the federal government would limit youth farm work too much. Brownback and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor, protesting proposed changes in regulations for young farm laborers. The state‘s secretaries of agriculture, labor and commerce sent their own statement, asking ... Read More »

State of Kansas Awards Road Construction Bids

The State of Kansas has approved several bids on roadwork in the listening area.  Shilling Construction received the contract to recycle and overlay a nearly 15-mile stretch of U.S. 36 Highway in Marshall and Nemaha Counties from the K-87 junction to the west junction of K-63 at a cost of about $3 million. Dustrol Inc. of Towanda was awarded the ... Read More »

Community Choir Earns Standing Ovation

Area residents were treated to two concerts over the weekend by the Marshall County Community Choir.  Performances were held at the Waterville Opera House on Saturday and the Presbyterian Church in Marysville on Sunday.  Both performances were well attended by the community.  The choir led by Maybelle Circle, performed arrangements of traditional and modern Christmas songs.  Over 40 area residents ... Read More »

Marysville Police Participate in Special Enforcement

  Marysville Police Department will be one of dozens of law enforcement agencies participating in a special traffic enforcement program this holiday weekend.  The S.T.E.P. awards grants to participating Kansas law enforcement agencies to increase education and enforcement efforts directed at compliance with Kansas safety belt, child passenger safety, and impaired driving laws. Enforcement is accomplished through funding of four ... Read More »

4th Annual Shop with a Cop Program

It is the 4th annual Gage County Sheriff’s Office “Shop with a Cop” program.  The dates set for this year’s event will be on December 14th and 15th.  Members from the sheriff’s office will once again be taking children from various schools in and around the Gage County area Christmas shopping.  Donations received each year from citizens and businesses go ... Read More »

Nemaha County Board Minutes

    UNOFFICIAL MINUTES — These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting.   November 21, 2011 Unofficial   The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, November 21, 2011 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek ... Read More »

Carroll Sentenced to 30 Days In Jail

Former Marshall County Attorney Brian Carroll has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail prior to be placed on probation on a felony theft conviction. Carroll was sentenced today Tuesday in Marshall County District Court. The case was prosecuted by the Kansas Attorney General’s office. Jeff Wagaman, deputy chief of staff for the Kansas Attorney General’s office, said Carroll ... Read More »