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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.

BVTC to award scholarships to area graduating seniors

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Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Home, KS, will award scholarships in the amount of $500 and $250 to graduating seniors in each of Blue Valley’s twelve telephone exchanges – Axtell, Beattie, Centralia, Home, Linn, Oketo, Onaga, Palmer, Summerfield, Vermillion, Westmoreland, and Wheaton. In addition, $250 scholarships are available for students in Marysville, Bremen, Frankfort, Blue Rapids, Waterville, Washington and Hanover. Applicants will ... Read More »

Flint Hills Frontiers to host a Community Conversation

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Flint Hills Frontiers will have a Community Conversation on Thursday Feb. 7 at the Waterville Community Center in Waterville beginning at 6:30 pm.  You’ll be able to share your thoughts on improving our region, offer ideas on economic activities and jobs, talk about how to improve our quality of life, and discuss how to enhance and protect our natural resources.  ... Read More »

Marshall County Relay for Life to be June 21-22

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Marshall County Relay for Life will be held June 21 and 22 this year.  Teams are forming for the all night event that raises money and awareness of the American Cancer Society.  If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction or $10 to honor and remember a loved one at the event, you can contact Katrina ... Read More »

USD 364 considering next years calendar

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The USD 364 Board of Education is pondering two proposed calendars for next school year, one of them includes plans for early dismissal every Wednesday for all students.  This would allow teachers to work together on curriculum and any other matters that may pop up. This year, the junior and senior high students are being dismissed on the first Wednesday of each ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins to be in Blue Rapids Wednesday

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Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will be holding a town hall meeting on Wednesday morning at the Blue Rapids Community Center from 9:30 to 10:30 am as part of her Congress to Kansas tour.  Jenkins represents the Second Congressional District, which includes part of Marshall County, after re-apportionment last year.  The event is open to the public. Read More »

LIEAP taking applications through March 29

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The Kansas Department for Children and Families is taking applications thru March 29th for the LIEAP Program, the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.  It helps pay winter heating bills for those with disabilities, the elderly, or families with children.  The amount of benefits depends on income, the type of dwelling, and the type of heating fuel.  Applicants must show that ... Read More »

Marysville Fifth Grader wins Marshall County Spelling Bee

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Ricky Hu, a Marysville fifth grader, won the Marshall County Spelling Bee, held Saturday at the Marysville Elementary School.  He misspelled 5 of the 40 words on the written exam.  Second Place went to Patrick Linck, a Marysville seventh grader, third place went to Maddy Kuckelmann, an Axtell eighth grader, and fourth place went to Jarrett Gros, a Frankfort sixth ... Read More »

Marshall County Conservation Award Winners announced

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The Marshall County Conservation District recently held their annual meeting announcing their annual conservation award winners.  This year’s winners included Cory, Karen, and David Brown of Axtell, who won the first ever Wildlife Award, Keith and Patty Holle with H&H Livestock of rural Marysville and Craig and Linda Polson of Vermillion won the Soil Conservation Award, and the Rex and Loleta Morton Trust of Frankfort ... Read More »

Beatrice Chamber to hold job fair for Veterans and Military Spouses

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BEATRICE, NE—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation and The American Legion will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Beatrice,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 25 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. Companies range from America’s biggest employers to small companies ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy to hold Open Houses in area

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Clean Line Energy Partners has scheduled several area open house meetings so that community members and landowners can learn more about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line energy transmission project.  In our area meetings are planned in Marysville on Tuesday February 12 from 5 to 7 pm at the American Legion. In Washington, the meeting will be on Monday February 11 ... Read More »