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Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.

Special Election to be held in Gage County

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The Gage County Board of Supervisors have approved a resolution for a special election in which voters will decide whether or not a $5.64 million bond is needed to resurface 31 miles of Gage County blacktop roads with a special mail-in election on June 11. If voters approve the bond, a maximum of three cents per $100 of valuation would be ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners Minutes 4-15-2013

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Robert S. Connell, Chairman, Charles R. Loiseau and Thomas K. Holle 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 »

Washington County Commissioners Minutes 4-15-2013

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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:   Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairwoman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner; and Denae Dimler, County Clerk.   Next regular meeting will be Monday, April 22, 2013 at 8:30 ... Read More »

Resurfacing Project Start Date Pushed Back

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The start date for the resurfacing project on Highway 36 from the west city limits of Hiawatha, west to the Nemaha/Brown County line has been pushed back two weeks, to May 2nd. It was originally set to begin this week, however the weather has not cooperated, therefore the project will be moved back. Hall Brothers of Marysville are the primary ... Read More »

USD 364 Board officially accepts Thexton’s resignation

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The USD 364 Board of Education held a special board meeting Wednesday night to officially accept Superintendent Khris Thexton’s resignation. Also accepted was the resignation of 2nd grade teacher Shawnae Rempe. In their regular board meeting held last Wednesday, the board entered into a three year purchase and lease agreement for 230 laptops just over $68,600, and purchased 25 staff desktops/monitors for ... Read More »

Hail causes accident that sends 8 to the hospital

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Hail was the cause of an accident in North Central Kansas that sent 8 people, including 6 students from Clifton-Clyde High School to the hospital Wednesday. The accident happened 5 miles east of Russell on Interstate 70. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports says that Laura Kay Stunkel, age 29 of Palmer, was driving the school SUV when she drove over some ... Read More »

Gap Financing available to anyone wanting to start or expand business

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Marshall County will have the opportunity to be included in a federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) program thanks to the efforts of the Marshall County Partnership for Growth. The program allows any Marshall County bank to access a revolving loan program administered by the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) to provide “gap financing” to businesses wishing to expand, entrepreneurs ... Read More »

Three Marshall Countians run Boston Marathon, escape uninjured by bombs

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Three people with Marshall County roots ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday, but all had finished the race before the bombs went off that killed 3 people, including one child, and injuring over 100 others. Julie Pacha Yager of Longmont, CO is the daughter of Ray and Kathy Pacha of Marysville. She had finished the race about 45 mintues before the ... Read More »

Marysville Main Street working on new Vision Statement

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Marysville Main Street organization gathered on April 3rd in order to seek a new vision statement. About 40 community members attended this meeting in order to come up with goals and ideas for the community. With the discussion came talk of the downtown history upkeep while still expressing modern amenities. Also among their discussion was the need for living space in loft apartments ... Read More »