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Book Author To Speak At Blue Rapids Library About 1913 Baseball World Tour

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The Blue Rapids Museum, #36 Public Square, will present Jim Elfers, author of The Tour to End All Tours at 2:00 pm Saturday July 11th. When Elfers thought about writing this book about the 1913 World Tour of the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox, he called the B.R. Library first! Why? He thought that if the smallest town ...

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Community Possibilities Sets Next 3rd Thursday Event In Beatrice

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Community Possibilities will be hosting the next 3rd Thursday, taking place on Thursday, July 16th on 5th Street, between Court and Ella. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will last until 8:00 p.m. 3rd Thursdays is geared towards adults (but open to all ages), providing live music and activities at each event. This month’s theme is “Let Freedom ...

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Woodworking At The Lee Dam Center For Fine Art

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The July exhibit at Marysville’s Lee Dam Center for Fine Art offers visitors the opportunity to see how local and guest wood workers have used this familiar organic product to create objects both utilitarian and beautiful. Many pieces are for sale, with a 10% commission dedicated to furthering MCAC and the Center. Turned bowls are exhibited by both Victor Schwarz ...

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Opening Of Abandoned Gypsum Mine Near Blue Rapids Unsuccessful

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Efforts to open a gypsum mine shaft south of Blue Rapids Sunday went unsuccessful. After an hour of digging, dirt began caving in. It was hoped that the mine shaft, opened in 1912, closed some 80 years ago might contain equipment left behind. Foundation outlines of the plant, and track to the mine remain. Over 100 people showed up in ...

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Missing Washington Woman Found Dead After Single Vehicle Accident

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A Washington woman, reported as missing since early Thursday morning by family members, was found dead Saturday afternoon as a result of a fatality vehicle accident south of Linn. Sheila Moore Krzykowski, age 50, of Washington was the lone occupant in a vehicle southbound on Kansas Highway 9, just south of National Road. She went into the ditch, down and ...

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Public Health Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

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TOPEKA, Kan. – (July 2, 2015) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other lake managers where appropriate, responds by ...

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Reports Indicate That Marysville City Attorney Submits Resignation

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It is reported that Marysville City Attorney Jennifer Fisher submitted her resignation effective immediately last week. Her nomination was approved in April. City Council at their last meeting discussed pay options for Fisher, and she reportedly took issue with comments that she termed personal in nature. On a 5-3 vote, an agreement on terms was reached, with some council members concerned with her ...

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Early Gypsum Mine To Be Opened Today In Blue Rapids

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An early Blue Rapids gypsum mine will be opened just south of the community Sunday afternoon, July 5th at 2 p.m. The site on property owned by Dr. Ken and Zita Duensing was closed to operations in the 1930’s. The buildings were moved, but original foundations remain visible. A display with information on gypsum mining will be presented by the Blue Rapids Historical Society.

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Area Firefighters Kept Busy With Fire Reports

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Overnight last Sunday, just after midnight, Marysville firefighters responded to a trailer house at 501 South Sixth Street in Marysville belonging to Brian Breeding, which was destroyed. No injuries were reported. A follow-up to the earlier report of a house fire early last Saturday morning north of Frankfort, indicates that the home of Arlan and Kay Spoo was a total loss. The cause ...

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Barneston Awarded USDA Grant For Water Line Repair

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Barneston was awarded a grant of $80,500 from USDA Rural Development to repair a water line under Wolf Wildcat Creek, which currently supplies the community with water from the City of Wymore.

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