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Current Pipeline Shuts Down

TransCanada Corp. says its pipeline that transports crude oil from Canada through seven states—including a portion of the local area—was temporarily shut down for “mechanical issues.‘‘ Spokesman Terry Cunha says no oil spilled along the 2,148-mile-long pipeline‘s route. He says the company was working Wednesday to find out the cause of the problem. Crude began flowing through the $5.2 billion ... Read More »

Marshall County Band Searching for 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 »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

On 103111 on Rainbow Road 1/4 mile north of 25th Road Jolynn Hennerberg, Hollenberg driving a 1996 Ford struck deer.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injures were reported.    On 103111 on State Line Road 1/2 mile west of Zenith, John Scheuler, Lanham driving a 2004 Chevrolet struck a cow owned by John Jueneman, Hanover.  Damage estimated at ... Read More »

Greenleaf Man Arrested for Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child

A Washington County Man has been Arrested for Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child.  On November 3 the Washington County Sheriff’s Department arrested Troy Fencil, Greenleaf for 3 counts of Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child, and 4 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child.  Fencil is currently incarcerated on a $500,000 bond.  An investigation was started October 18th, 2011 ... Read More »

Keystone Pipeline Construction Delayed

The Obama administration is expected to delay its decision on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. A statement was released today by the State Department stating that an “in-depth assessment of potential alternative routes” will be required before a national interest determination can be made. A delay in the decision-making process allows the State Department to properly consider alternatives to TransCanada’s ... Read More »

Marysville City Wide Clean-up Begins Monday

Marysville City Wide Fall Clean Up begins Monday and continues through Thursday.  Yard waste left on the curb will only be picked up if it can be lifted or handled by one person.  Dump Hours are now Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  After that beginning November 21st dump hours will ... Read More »

Former Gage County Deputy Revokes His Own Bond

Terry Stiles, age 45, a former Gage County deputy was jailed Monday after asking the court to revoke his bond.  He was earlier convicted by a jury in September for two counts of third degree sexual assault of a child. Stiles is set to be sentenced on Dec. 12 and could face up to 10 years in prison. Judge Paul ... Read More »

Man Killed In Accident Near Summerfield Identified

A man killed in a rollover accident three miles north of Summerfield has been identified as Steven Epps of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office reported Epps was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Highway 8 approaching the south junction with Highway 99.  Evidence suggests Epps attempted to make a turn and rolled his vehicle into ... Read More »

Washington County Board Minutes

 COMMISSION MINUTES, October 31, 2011            The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, October 31, 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.  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner was absent.   ... Read More »