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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.

Marshall County Community Choir to perform this weekend

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The Marshall County Community Choir will perform “The Promise of a King”, A Christmas Proclamation of Hope this Saturday, December 8th at the Waterville Opera House beginning at 6:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 9th at 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Marysville.  The choir is under the direction of Maybelle Circle. Read More »

Semi tips over in Gage County

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Gage County Authorities and rescue workers responded to a report of a semi tipped over along U.S. highway 77 late Friday morning.  According to reports, road markings showed that the truck was southbound on Highway 77 when he crossed the northbound lanes and slid into a cornfield.  The driver of the truck, who was not identified, was walking around the ... Read More »

BVTC Giving Tree Program underway

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BVTC Giving Tree Program        Blue Valley Tele-Communications (BVTC) of Home, Kans. is sponsoring its annual Giving Tree program again this year. The program, in its 17th year, is designed to provide Christmas assistance to local families who are less fortunate. Trees with the wishes and needs of children and their families have been placed throughout the BVTC service area. Cards ... Read More »

Area Schools receive Physical Education Grant

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Schools in Washington, Marshall, and Nemaha Counties have teamed up to secure a grant from the Carol M. White Physical Education Program.  The grant is worth $830,000!  It will involve the schools of Valley Heights, Washington County, Nemaha Valley, Axtell/Summerfield, and Wetmore schools.  This was the only grant funded for this year in the State of Kansas.  The money will ... Read More »

Tuttle Creek Violation Reminders

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Tuttle Creek is now more than 11 feet below its normal pool elevation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to remind the public of activities that are prohibited on the newly exposed lake bed. Common violations include driving along the shoreline, disturbing historic or cultural resource sites, and using metal detectors outside of the lake’s park areas. Persons ... Read More »

Engel New Gage County Highway Superintendent

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The Gage County Board of Supervisor’s have named Galen Engel as highway superintendent.  He had been the interim highway superintendent for over a year now, replacing Marlin Kliewer, who resigned in August 2011.  Engel will make $59,000 a year plus benefits.  He was making over $53,000 as assistant highway superintendent with interim head superintendent duties in 2011-2012. Read More »

Overlay Projects Planned in Marshall County

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A recycle and overlay project will take place on U.S. Highway 77 north of Marysville, a more than 11 mile stretch, up to the Nebraska State Line.  Bettis Asphalt and Construction, Inc of Topeka won the bid, which will cost more than $988,000.  Hall Brothers, Inc of Marysville will overlay 3 1/2 miles of K-233 from the junction with U.S. ... Read More »

Water Plant improvement underway in Marysville

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The first phase of the water plant improvement plan is underway in Marysville.  This week they started putting down new 10 inch waterline across from the Marysville water tower on Highway 36 and it will extend from 17th Street westward to 14th Street.  There is a water line currently running under Highway 36 and this project will eliminate that.  There ... Read More »

Wildlife checkpoints in NE Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism along with local law enforcement officials will be conducting joint checkpoints in Northeast Kansas in early December.  These checkpoints are intended to enforce state and federal wildlife laws and state’s driver’s licensing laws.  There will be two stages of checkpoints.  The first stage will be local officials checking that drivers are properly ... Read More »

Turtle Island Quartet in Marysville Tuesday

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Turtle Island Quartet to Arrive Next Week Holiday Concert Scheduled for Tuesday Evening After months of intricate planning and preparation, members of the Marshall County Arts Cooperative are ready for the arrival of their next visiting artist, Turtle Island Quartet.  The string chamber ensemble will be in the area Tuesday, December 4; they will perform a concert, “A Solstice Celebration,” ... Read More »