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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 »

Marysville Farmer Wins and Donates $2500 to Oketo Fire Department

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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  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

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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 »

Deputies Capture Car Thief this Morning

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Two vehicles were stolen near Wymore and Barneston.  On Thursday morning at approximately 12:30, Gage county deputies responded to a report of a truck driving through a field near the address of 3435 E Sycamore Road in rural Wymore. Upon arrival, deputies located a truck stuck in the field.   While checking the truck and also a nearby residence for the ... Read More »

Wymore Man Pleads Guilty to Arson

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  A Wymore man has pleaded no contest to intentionally setting grass fires in rural southern Gage County.  Bryan Campbell was convicted of starting three fires on the evening of April 3rd.   The three charges did include third degree arson with damages amounting to more than $100.  In a plea agreement two of the charges were changed to damages ... Read More »