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Changes made at Blue Valley Tele-Communications

Recent changes have been made at Blue Valley Telecommunications in a letter sent out to it’s customers late last week.  The BVTC Board of Directors said that at a special board meeting on July 31, they determined that the best interests of the company would be served with a change in administration.  At that time, the board voted to terminate ...

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USD 364 Board of Education Minutes 8-8-12

MARYSVILLE USD #364                                                 Regular Board Meeting Highlights                                                                  August 8, 2012   The budget hearing was held.  No one addressed the board regarding the budget. Adopted the 2012-13 budget as published.  Accepted the following donations: Received donations in the amount of $1,470.00 in June for Homer Hanson Stadium Renovation. Received 2 pallets of bottled water for athletics from Union ...

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July 2012 hottest month on record

July 2012 marked the hottest month on record for the contiguous United States.  Drought expanded to cover nearly 63 percent of the lower 48 while wildfires consumed 2 million acres.   According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature was 77.6 degrees, 3.3 degrees above the 20th Century average.  The previous warmest July for the nation was July 1936 when the average ...

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Washington County couple receive maximum penalties

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced that a Washington County couple has received maximum sentences for child sex crimes.  Troy Jerald Fencil, age 40 of Greenleaf, was sentenced to 218 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections.  He pleaded guilty last month to charges of aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated indecent liberties, and sexual exploitation of a child.  Virgina Fencil, ...

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Knowledge at noon to be held next Tuesday

Food preservation has regained popularity because consumers are planting their own gardens or buying local foods.  But home canning requires proper practices to make the product safely and tasty.  Come learn about the latest in home food preservation. Karen Blakeslee, Extension Associate, will present this program on Tuesday, August 14 at the Marysville City Building. Knowledge @ Noon programs begin ...

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Farmer’s could win $2,500 donation to give to nonprofit organization

For the third straight year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is giving farmers a chance to win a $2,500 donation to give to their favorite local non profit organization.  Now thru November 13th, farmers in Marshall, Washington, Nemaha, Riley, and Pottawatomie Counties can apply online at www.growcommunites.com  or by calling 877-267-3332.  The Monsanto Fund will select ...

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Marshall County Election Results (unofficial)

Sharon Schwartz won Marshall County in the State Representative 106th District with 726 votes to Clay Aurand’s 629.  For State Senate in the 36th District it was Elaine Bowers with 590 votes to Kyle Abbott’s 252 and in the 1st District Dennis Pyle won with 338 votes to Marje Cochren’s 79.  On the Democratic side for US Representative 2nd District, ...

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Washington County Election Results (unofficial)

It looks like there will be a new Sheriff in town for Washington County as Justin Cordry received 1,461 votes to incumbent Bill Dickson’s 424.  Other local races included County Clerk, in which Denae Dimler had 961 votes to incumbent Lou Kern’s 916 and for County Commissioner 3rd District, Gary G. Ouellette received 262 votes to Gene Helms 174.  Dennis ...

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Diller Opera House renovations complete

The Diller Opera House Committee has completed it’s $50,000 renovation of the social hall.  Improvements included removing old plaster on the walls to expose the brick, new lighting, polishing of the concrete floors, an archway was added, and the bathrooms were redone.  An air conditioning unit and central heating unit were added as well.  The opera house is rented out ...

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2012-2013 School year to begin soon.

Enrollment at area schools is happening this week.  Marysville, Washington, Frankfort, Axtell, Diller-Odell, and Wymore Southern schools have been enrolling.  Hanover and  Linn will have enrollment Thursday from Noon to 7 pm and until 3 pm on Friday, while Valley Heights will have enrollment next Monday and Tuesday.  August 15th is the first day of school for Diller-Odell and Wymore ...

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