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3 Rivers To Close Area Offices By December 31st


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


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


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


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 »

Nemaha County Election Results


COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 3RD DISTRICT Dennis R. Henry 897 Mark Wessel 531 Write-In 4 1,798 NEMAHA COUNTY SHERIFF Tom Schleif 789 Richard D. Vernon 4,039 Write-In 21 4,849 President / Vice President County Precincts Reporting: 31 of 31 State Precincts Reporting:3513 of 3565 Candidate County Votes County % State Votes State % View Map D-Barack Obama 988 20% 425,383 38% ... Read More »

Washington County Election Results


Washington County Clerk Denae Dimler Winner (R) 1,445 52% Marlaine Champagne (I) 232 8% Write-ins 1,098 40% Total Votes: 2775 – 100% President / Vice President County Precincts Reporting: 26 of 26 State Precincts Reporting:3513 of 3565 Candidate County Votes County % State Votes State % View Map D-Barack Obama 515 18% 425,383 38% L-Gary Johnson 37 1% 19,706 2% F-Chuck Baldwin ... Read More »

Marshall County Election Results – Marysville will have a new pool!


All precincts have reported in to Marshall County and the City of Marysville will have a new pool after it was voted in with 56% of the voters in support of a 6/10 of a percent sales tax to help fund the project.  In other contested races, the county intangible tax was passed with 55% of the votes and the ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners Minutes 11-5-12


COMMISSION MINUTES, November 5, 2012   The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, November 5, 2012 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.   Chairman ... Read More »

Correction on Landfill Hours


In a news story yesterday, I stated that the Marshall County Landfill would be open from 3:30-5:30 Monday thru Friday.  It should have been the Marysville brush landfill will be open from 3:30-5:30 Tuesday thru Friday and curbside pickup of trees and brush will be next week during City Wide Clean up. Read More »

Careful Of The Deer!!


It’s deer mating season as October to December sees a spike in the number of deer accidents.  Some tips to follow to try and avoid a deer accident include scanning the roadway and shoulders ahead of you.  Use high-beams if there’s no oncoming traffic, and if a collision is unavoidable, apply the breaks firmly and stay in your lane.  Swerving to avoid ... Read More »