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Washington County Commissioner Minutes 12-3-2012

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COMMISSION MINUTES, December 3, 2012   The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, December 3, 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.   Denae Dimler, ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioner Minutes 12-3-2012

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December 3, 2012   The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Robert S. Connell member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.   Commissioner Charles R. Loiseau was absent from the meeting.   The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.   The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. ... Read More »

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 »