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NEK-CAP Receives Grant Funding To Expand Services

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Northeast Kansas Community Action (NEK CAP) has received grant funding that will allow expansion of services in several counties, including Washington, Republic, Jewell, Smith, Mitchell and Osborne. A series of local focus groups will meet in July to help determine needs and priorities. A meeting is planned in Washington on July 11th, noon at Mayberry’s.   Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 16th

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned 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 approved as presented upon a motion ... Read More »

Governor Heineman Among Guests For Steele Flats Wind Energy Center Dedication

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman will be among guests and dignitaries attending a dedication event for the Steele Flats Wind Energy Center near Diller Thursday afternoon. A luncheon for local landowners, local elected and appointed officials, and representatives of Next Era Energy, which owns and operates the site, will be hosted prior to the 1:00 p.m. dedication. Parking will be provided at Lottman Carpenter Construction in ... Read More »

Kansas Water Office Tour Stopping In Washington & Manhattan

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Washington is among twelve locations statewide scheduled to host the Water Vision Team, presenting the first draft vision for the future of water in Kansas, and receive public input. About 9,000 Kansas residents have participated in the governors’ initiative thus far, participating in over 160 meetings to gather information. A full detail of the plan objective and meeting schedule is ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 16

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The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, June 16, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner. Denae Dimler, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. Next regular meeting ... Read More »

Beatrice Authorities Explore Future Options For Solid Waste Disposal Facility

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Officials expect the Beatrice Solid Waste Disposal Facility south of Beatrice on West Locust Road will be filled within a decade. Considering up to a five year time frame for implementing an alternative, a meeting was held recently with engineers to consider options. The first would be expansion of the current site, estimated to cost $3.5 million, with an eight year life. Second ... Read More »

Road Construction Projects To Impact Area Highways

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Traffic is to be detoured on Highway K-99 north of Frankfort beginning this week for a bridge replacement project over the Clear Creek drainage area, five miles north of Frankfort. Crews will begin setting traffic control, which will include a marked detour via Highway K-9 to Highway K-87 to U.S. Highway 36. That will be operational directing traffic for the duration of ... Read More »

Grants Awarded By Washington County Community Foundation

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The Washington County Community Foundation announced five grant awards totaling $3,772, to the Washington County Ministerial Food Bank, Kloppenberg Center in Hanover, RFD 10, Washington Ball Association, and Linn Youth Football program. $450,000 is currently invested in the five year old foundation. Read More »

Red Cross Blood Donors Give Patients More Time To Create Summer Memories

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OMAHA, Neb. — Summer is a time for the days that never end — time to watch fireworks, have a picnic and root for the home team. While many people are having fun making summer memories, hospital patients are counting on volunteer donors to make time to give blood so they can continue making their own memories. Historically, during the ... Read More »