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Macomber Sentenced for Topeka Murder

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Stephen A Macomber, age 44 of Topeka was sentenced Tuesday to more than 55 years after being convicted of fatally shooting another man on June 7th.  Shawnee County Judge Debenham sentenced Macomber to 54 years and five months for the murder conviction. During the sentencing hearing district attorney Jacqie Spradling noted that Macomber had 19 prior convictions, 13 of them ... Read More »

Department Of Labor Attempting to Regulate Child Labor on Farms

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Senator Jerry Moran announced the Department of Labor (DOL) would withdraw and “re-propose” the parental exemption portion of its proposed rule to regulate the activities of youth in agriculture. If the rule had been implemented as it was written, parents would no longer have discretion over the responsibilities they gave their children on farms or ranches jointly owned and operated ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Partners Will Address MCPG Meeting

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Clean Line Energy Partners will attend the Marshall County Partnership for Growth annual meeting on Thursday.  The partners will give a presentation on a project they are calling the Grain Belt Express.  The project would construct a 700 mile high voltage transmission line across northern Kansas including Marshall County. According to a press release from George McCune, Marshall County Economic ... Read More »

Meeting to Discuss Bern School’s Future

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Concerned citizens filled the Bern Attendance Center Monday evening to listen and discuss a proposal to close the Bern school.  The crowd included students, parents, business owners, community leaders and residents of the Bern area. The Prairie Hills USD 113 Board of Education has proposed closing both the Bern and Summerfield Schools to improve the financial situation of the district.  ... Read More »

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to Visit K-State

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Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will present a speech as part of Kansas State University’s Landon Lecture series. The talk is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 10 in McCain Auditorium. Jackie Hartman, university chief of staff and chairwoman of the lecture series, said she was excited to bring Vilsack to K-State. Read More »

Stadium Repair Fund Reaches $97,400

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The committee also talked with Christy Davis of Davis Preservation, Topeka, about applying for tax credits and a grant through the Kansas State Historical Society.  Davis said the stadium and school are eligible to be listed on the national and state registers of historic places. If the stadium and school are added to the registers, the stadium restoration group can ... Read More »

Strangulation Suspect Arrested On Way to Marysville

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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

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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

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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

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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 »