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KDOT Program Will Reduce Number Of Deficient Bridges On Local Road Systems

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A Kansas Department of Transportation program designed to reduce the number of deficient bridges on local road systems will also benefit the state’s agriculture industry. The new $10 million program, announced today in Hutchinson by Transportation Secretary Mike King, will provide up to $120,000 to local jurisdictions – primarily counties – to replace small bridges that are rated deficient. Bridges ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 23rd

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The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, June 23, 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 »

Harmer Named Sabetha High Principal At Special USD 113 Board Meeting

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Sheri Harmer of Marysville was hired Friday as Sabetha High School Principal, effective July 1st. A special USD 113 board meeting was held to consider candidates for the position, which was created as Todd Evans, who had served as Principal the past fifteen years at Sabetha was recently tabbed Superintendent for the district. Harmer had served the past five years as High School Principal ... Read More »

Injuries Reported In Washington County Auto Accident

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An injury accident was reported June 15th in Washington County. Makala Busch of Marysville lost control of her vehicle on Highway K-9 just east of Rainbow Road. Striking a field entrance, the vehicle became airborne, and came to rest in a field. A passenger was transported to the Washington County Hospital by Linn ambulance. Read More »

Kennedy Center Renovation Scheduled For SCC Beatrice Campus

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A $460,000 renovation at the Kennedy Center on the Southeast Community College campus in Beatrice is to begin this summer. Designed as a one-stop welcome center, plans call for moving the library and offices in the building. Support services such as the Registrar, Admissions, and Testing will be incorporated into the remodeled facility, with the library downsized due to the increasing use of ... Read More »

Blue-Green Algae Advisories Extended To More Lakes In Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. – (June 20, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other ... Read More »

Highway 36 Association Annual Meeting Held

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The annual meeting of the U.S. 36 Highway Association was held last Friday in Seneca. Along with updates on current and future projects, members heard concerns with funding challenges. Among those are declining fuel tax revenues, due to increased efficiency standards, income tax revenues falling below expectations in recent months, and increased expenses related to snow removal this past winter. Despite increasing truck ... Read More »

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 »