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2012 Farm Tractor / Machinery Safety Certification Training

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      All youth, ages 14 or 15-years old, who plan to work with farm machinery for someone other than their parent(s) or guardian(s), are encouraged to complete safety certification training in 2012. Since 1968, the Department of Labor has allowed non-farm youth (who do not have a parent(s), guardian(s), or family corporation owning farmland) to legally operate farm tractors / ... Read More »

Heiman Resigns As Marysville Girls’ Head Coach

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Jim Heiman, Marysville girls’ basketball coach resigned at Wednesday’s Marysville School Board meeting. Heiman joined the coaching staff in 1997 as an assistant coach.  He became head coach in 2005. In seven years as head coach, he helped the Lady Bulldogs to a record of 97 wins, 62 losses.  During that time, the Lady Bulldogs won 2 league titles and ... Read More »

USD 113 Releases 8 Certified Staff Members

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The Prairie Hills USD 113 Board of Education has approved a resolution of intent to non-renew the contracts of 8 certified staff members for the 2012-13 school year.  The board took the action at a special meeting Monday. The non-renewal notices include 2 certified staff members at Sabetha High School English teacher Angelia Steiner and elementary school Title I Building ... Read More »

Farm Equipment Collapses Bridge

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A bridge over Long Branch Creek near Humboldt collapsed Tuesday afternoon about 3:15 p.m. when an oversized load went across the bridge. Noah Dively of Hiawatha was operating a tractor, pulling an anhydrous applicator and two full anhydrous tanks across the bridge on 715 Road between 631 Boulevard and 632 Boulevard.  The equipment was owned by AG partners of Hiawatha, ... Read More »

Sabetha Man Critically Injured In Explosion

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Brockhoff Manufacturing owner, Roger Brockhoff, was working on a grain auger when the explosion occurred last Wednesday morning.  The exact cause of the explosion is unknown. Brockhoff is at the K-U Medical Center in Kansas City in the intensive care unit. He underwent surgery Thursday for facial fractures. An employee, Wil Edelman, received minor injuries from the explosion.  Edelman was treated ... Read More »

Oldsburg Man Killed In Farm Accident

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An Oldsburg man was killed in a skid loader accident on Tuesday.  65 year old Jerry DeFoor was operating a skid loader on Tuesday when he was trapped between the bucket of the skid loader and the cab.  Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat report that DeFoor was deceased when emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Read More »

Nebraska Law Makers Approve Keystone Pipeline Bill

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A bill that would resume a state review of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has won final approval from Nebraska lawmakers.      Lawmakers voted 44-5 Wednesday to forward the measure to Governor Dave Heineman, who has said he supports the project to pipe oil through Nebraska from western Canada and North Dakota.      The measure authorizes the Nebraska Department ... Read More »

Phone Scams Hit Marshall County

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The Marshall County Sheriff, Dan Hargrave said there have been several reports of attempted phone scams in Marshall County.  In two cases the caller said the intended victim had won money and all they needed to do was send a money gram to claim their prize. Hargrave is reminding people to never send money or give information to people you ... Read More »

Olsburg Man Found Dead Trapped Under Skid Loader

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The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to rural Olsburg just after 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday on the report of a man being trapped under a skid loader. When authorities arrived, they found 65-year-old Jerry DeFoor of Olsburg dead. According to Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, DeFoor was found trapped between the bucket and cab of the skid loader. Authorities ... Read More »

Marysville Woman Injured In Crash

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A Marysville woman was life flighted to Bryan LGH West following an accident Monday afternoon on Hwy 77.  Kristina Scheele age 33 from Marysville KS, was driving an SUV south of on Highway 77.  Her vehicle collided with a semi carrying an oversize load travelling north on Highway 77.  Scheele received non-life threatening injuries and was life flighted to Bryan ... Read More »