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Strangulation Suspect Arrested On Way to Marysville

A man suspected of strangling a woman was stopped as he fled toward Marysville.  Steven Hilderbrand, age 56, of Fairbury was arrested Thursday after he allegedly attempted to strangle a female. The Fairbury Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 1900 block of G Street in Fairbury.  The officers on the scene were told by witnesses that Hilderbrand had ... Read More »

Washington County Spelling Bee Results

Clifton Clyde Students took the top three positions Saturday at the Washington County Spelling Bee in Linn. Lori Leiszler won the event with Victoria Kidd in second. They qualified to go to Topeka for the all-regional bee. The winner in Topeka represents Kansas in the national spelling bee. The spelling bee included first through eighth graders. Read More »

4-H Club Day Results

The Marshall County 4-H Club Day was held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Marysville Junior-Senior High School.  About 175 4-H’ers participated in the 2012 Marshall County 4-H Club Day. During Marshall County 4-H Club Day, 4-H’ers make public presentations to share things they’ve learned in 4-H.  Presentations include speaking project talks, public speaking, demonstrations and illustrated talks, talent ... Read More »

Agenda Released for School Closing Meetings

USD 113 School Closings

The agenda has been released for the Bern and Summerfield meetings to discuss school closures. The meetings will open with a review of what has been done to get patron input.  That will be followed by a presentation on the board’s proposal for closing the two schools. The board will provide paper for written comments from patrons.  Following the written ... Read More »

Marysville Farmer Wins and Donates $2500 to Oketo Fire Department

A Marysville Farmer wins $2,500 for the Oketo Volunteer Fire Department.  Kurt Obermeyer of Marysville, Kan. has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. Obermeyer has designated Oketo Volunteer Fire Department to receive the award in Marshall County.     Members of Oketo Volunteer ... Read More »

Washington County Relay for Life Kickoff

Washington County Relay for Life will kick-off their 2012 campaign on February 20th in Hanover.  The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Parish Hall.  The event will serve as a team kick-off meeting.  Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, and plan entertainment.  For more ... Read More »

Process For Conducting Hearings To Close Bern & Summerfield Schools

The following are the procedures for conducting the public hearings about closing the Bern & Summerfield schools in USD 113 Prairie Hills Public Schools. For details about the meetings please check these stories: Agenda Released for School Closing Meetings The Board of Education shall: Review what has been done to get patron input into process. There will be a presentation by ... Read More »

Summerfield School Meeting Agenda

  PRAIRIE HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 113 1619 S. OLD HWY 75   SABETHA, KS 66534   AGENDA   SUMMERFIELD ATTENDANCE CENTER   Special Meeting, Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:00 PM   NOTICE OF HEARING ON RESOLUTION OF THE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #113 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL BUILDING OF GRADES PREK-5 AT ... Read More »

Prairie Hills Bern Meeting Agenda

  PRAIRIE HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 113 1619 S. OLD HWY 75   SABETHA, KS 66534   AGENDA   BERN ATTENDANCE CENTER   Special Meeting, Monday, February 20, 2012 7:00 PM   NOTICE OF HEARING ON RESOLUTION OF THE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #113 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL BUILDING OF GRADES PREK-12 AT ... Read More »

USD 113 Hires New Superintendent

The Prairie Hills USD 113 Board of Education announced they have offered Dr. William Orth the position of Superintendent.  The board met in a special session on Wednesday afternoon and voted unanimously to approve a contract with Dr. William Orth.  Orth was offered a two year contract with an annual salary of $100,000 plus benefits.  Orth will begin work July ... Read More »