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Marshall County Commissioners Minutes 11-5-12

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November 5, 2012   The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell 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 ... Read More »

Marysville Chamber having 1st ever Gingerbread House Contest

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The Marysville Chamber of Commerce is having it’s first ever Gingerbread House Contest at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art.  Entries need to be turned in on Friday November 23rd from 5-7 p.m. at the Center.  Entries will be on display for the public to vote on People’s Choice Award on Saturday, November 24th and then will remain on ... Read More »

Jefferson County stays with 3 commissioners

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Jefferson County will stay with 3 commissioners on their board after the question was defeated by 200 votes as to whether they should stay with 3 commissioners or bump it up to 5 commissioners on the board.  If voters had approved the question to have 5 commissioners, it would have cost the county at least $60,000 more to cover their ... Read More »

Washington Ambulance Service short staffed

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Washington Ambulance Service is looking at it’s options as they have been short staffed for quite some time now.  Options include contracting out to fill the open hours in the schedule, finding an EMT who would be cross trained as a city employee or contacting the Washington County Hospital to see if hospital nurses could help fill in.  There are ... Read More »

Big Blue River Bridge at Blue Rapids Imploded Wednesday (Video)

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Highway 77 over the Big Blue River near Blue Rapids was closed for a short time Wednesday afternoon while the old bridge structure was imploded.  The new bridge over the Big Blue opened about 3 weeks ago just south of the old bridge.  The entire project should be finished by late December. Read More »

Voter Turnout Higher Than Expected Tuesday

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Voter turnout in Tuesday’s General Election was a little higher than normal around the area.  Marshall and Nemaha County both reported that voter turnout was 67-68%, about average, while Washington and Gage County both reported a little higher than normal, with Washington County reporting 71% voter turnout and Gage County with 68%. Read More »

3 Rivers To Close Area Offices By December 31st

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3 Rivers Inc, a non-profit organization headquartered in Wamego will close it’s offices in Seneca, Clay Center, Manhattan, and Topeka by December 31st. Some of the services they provide will be provided by managed care organizations, as the State of Kansas transitions into the KanCare Program, beginning in January. The KanCare health plans are Amerigroup of Kansas, Inc; Sunflower State ... Read More »

Blue Springs Brawl Sends 2 To Beatrice Hospital

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Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Wymore and Beatrice Rescue workers were called to a 5 person brawl in Blue Springs early Sunday morning. Ambulances transported 23 year old Holly Mick of Wymore and 23 year old Adrian Hourigan of Axtell to Beatrice Community Hospital for injuries sustained from the fight. The investigation continues, and no arrests have been made. Read More »

KDOT To Close US Highway 77 Today For Old Bridge Implosion

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The Kansas Department of Transportation will close the new US-77 Big Blue River Bridge at Blue Rapids for approximately 20 minutes at 2:00 p.m. today as crews implode the old US-77 Big Blue River Bridge structure. When imploded  only the structural steel on the bridge will fall as the bridge piers will remain in place and will be removed after the ... Read More »

Olsburg Resident Killed In Car/Pedestrian Accident On K-16

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Wesley Esping, 62, of Olsburg was struck by a car and killed in an accident Tuesday evening on Highway K-16 a half mile east of Olsburg in Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Esping was checking on a deer that was hit by another vehicle, when Rabern Vawter, 88, of Randolph stuck Esping with a 1998 Ford F-150 ... Read More »