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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 30th

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The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, June 30, 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 ... Read More »

Independence Day Festivities Planned For Area Communities

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Independence Day activities kick off Thursday evening in Waterville, as the community hosts a barbecue and fireworks. Marysville has a full day planned Friday, with an old fashioned fourth. A mile and a half run/walk, 5k run/walk/bike, or 14 mile bike ride begins at 9 a.m. at the Blue River Rail Trail. Cost is $25 per person, $50 per family, advance registration ... Read More »

Highway Patrol Set To Start Texting Enforcement July 1st

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The July 4th holiday is this week, and the Kansas Highway Patrol has some important enforcement initiatives that motorists should be aware of. Beginning July 1, and lasting through July 10, the Patrol will be conducting a texting enforcement initiative. Troopers will be out looking for drivers who are violating Kansas’ texting law, and will be citing those observed in ... Read More »

AAA: Fourth of July Travel Up; Strongest For Auto Travel

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Topeka, KS (June 26) – AAA projects nearly 3.2 million people in the West North Central* region, which includes Kansas, will travel at least 50 miles from home for the Independence Day holiday, a .7 percent increase from 2013 and the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2010. This represents 15.1 percent of the region’s population traveling this holiday ... Read More »

Emergency Loans Available From Farm Service Agency

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Farmers in Marshall and Nemaha Counties who suffered physical losses due to excessive rain, high winds, tornadoes, hail, flash flooding and lightning that occurred on June 1, 2014 through June 4, 2014 became eligible under existing legislation which provides that farmers in counties bordering on those which have been designated for disaster assistance, may also qualify for such assistance. Applications ... Read More »

KDOT Reminder: Political Signs Not Allowed On Highway Right Of Way

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It’s a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it’s not located on highway right of way. By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 23rd

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Robert S. Connell member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner 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. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented ... Read More »

William T. Kemper Foundation gives $1 million boost to Kansas State University’s plans for Seaton Complex

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MANHATTAN — The Kansas City, Missouri-based William T. Kemper Foundation has made a gift of $1 million to the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, known as APDesign, at Kansas State University to support the Seaton Complex revitalization and expansion. With expected groundbreaking in fall 2015, the $75 million project will renovate 80,000 square feet of Seaton Hall and add ... Read More »

Marysville Chamber Of Commerce To Host Celebration.

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In honor of Independence Day, the Marysville Chamber of Commerce is excited about their plans for An Old Fashioned 4th of July in 2013.  “We hope everyone will join us to celebrate and visit,” said Brenda Staggenborg of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce.  “The day will be filled with a family fun run/walk/bike event, a Co-Ed Kickball Tournament for youth ... Read More »

Legal Questions Raised At Marysville City Council Meeting

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. First order of business was the challenge of approving minutes of the previous meeting. Following discussion, an amendment was offered, which resulted in a 3-3 tie, with the mayor voting no. Following further discussion, a motion to approve as presented also resulted in a 3-3 tie, with the mayor voting yes. That accomplished, the meeting continued. The council voted to ... Read More »