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Jefferson County stays with 3 commissioners

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 ...

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Washington Ambulance Service short staffed

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 ...

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

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.

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Voter Turnout Higher Than Expected Tuesday

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%.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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% ...

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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 ...

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