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Marshall County Included in FSA Emergency Loan Program

EMERGENCY LOANS AVAILABLE FROM FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) “Farmers in Riley County, who suffered crop or livestock losses due to excessive heat and high winds occurring April 1, 2011 and continuing, may now apply for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans,” FSA Farm Loan Manager Kay A. McCoy, said today. Marshall and Pottawatomie Counties also became eligible under existing legislation ... Read More »

Update on Spring Creek Bridge Construction

Due to the diligent work of the contractor, Beachner Construction Company, and the Kansas Department of Transportation construction staff, along with good weather, the new US-36 Bridge spanning Spring Creek will be completed tomorrow, ahead of schedule, on Tuesday, November 22. The new US-36 Bridge over Spring Creek is scheduled to open to all traffic by mid-evening tomorrow, Tuesday, November ... Read More »

Marshall County Board Minutes

November 21, 2011   The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman; Thomas K. Holle and Robert S. Connell member; and Sonya L. Stohs,CountyClerkpresent.   The meeting was called to order at9:00 a.m.   The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.   The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon ... Read More »

Washington County Minutes

          COMMISSION MINUTES, November 21, 2011            The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, November 21, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Vice-Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Absent:  Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman and Elizabeth Hiltgen, County ... Read More »

Shilling Retires

The Marysville School Board accepted the resignation and retirement of Mary Schilling, Special Education Director.  Shilling worked for the schools for 14 years.  Her Retirement will become official at the end of the school year.   In other business the board congratulated Matt Oliver for his winning video he submitted to United Bank & Trust.  His video will be sent ... Read More »

Anhydrous Tanker Overturns

A semi hauling anhydrous overturned on Saturday.  The Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident at the junction of SW 100th Rd. and W Cedar Rd south of Clatonia, NE. Kevin W. Hulse (46 years old) of Friend, NE was in the northbound lane of SW 100th Rd. turning east on W Cedar Rd. in a semi that ... Read More »

Semi Driven by Odell Man Overturns

A semi driven by an Odell man overturned on Wednesday November 9th.  The Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident at the junction of Hwy 41 and Hwy 34c spur near Adams.  Jamie J. Snyder (27 years old) was traveling east on Hwy 41 in a semi owned by Duis Commodities LLC of Odell.  The semi’s engine ... Read More »

Pork Quality Assurance Program Scheduled

University of Nebraska Extension in Gage County has scheduled a Pork Quality Assurance Plus session for Friday December 2, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Extension Office meeting Room in Beatrice.  All pork producers needing PQA+ certification or recertification are welcome.  The session is being conducted by Larry Germer, University of Nebraska Extension Educator Emeriti.     ... Read More »

Community Band Searching for New Members

The Marshall County Community Band will have small ensembles providing holiday music at numerous events during November and December. Anyone interested in joining can attend a short rehearsal from 7:00-8:00 pm on Monday, November 21 in the MHS Band Room or you may contact Tobias Wood at 785-302-0584 or [email protected] to get a book and/or instrument to use. Performances are ... Read More »

Marysville Council Approves New Police Auxilary Program

The Marysville City Council approved a new police auxiliary program at their Monday night meeting.  Police Chief Todd Ackerman requested the program to help with personnel issues in specific situations.  The new auxiliary personnel would not be armed.   According to Ackerman the auxiliary personnel would only use force as a last resort.  Their primary function would be to observe and ... Read More »