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State Board Seeks Cut in Westar Rates

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A state board that represents residential customers and small businesses in Kansas is recommending an $11.6 million cut in the electric rates charged by Westar Energy. The Citizens‘ Utility Ratepayers Board filed its proposal Thursday with the Kansas Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities. Topeka-based Westar is the largest electric utility in Kansas, and it‘s seeking a rate increase of nearly ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Woman Testifies at Murder Trial

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Hedy Saville of Blue Rapids testified Tuesday at the trial of Stephen Alan Macomber.  Macomber is on trial in Topeka for the shooting death of Ryan Lofton.  He is charged with premeditated first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm.  The incident occurred on June 7, 2011.   Saville was kidnapped June 7th by Macomber after he shot a Marshall ... Read More »

SRS Office Fills 12 Positions

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The Marysville SRS office currently has 12 people on staff.  George McCune, Marshall County Economic Director reports that the office is employing 12 people and may be adding an additional position in the future.    SRS had planned to close the Marysville Office in 2011.  The City of Marysville and the Marshall County Partnership for Growth were able to make ... Read More »

Burchard Woman Has Multi-Million Dollar Door Stop

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A rural Burchard woman has been using a rare fossil worth tens of millions of dollars as a door stop.  Pepper Oshaughnessy found the fossil nine years ago on her family’s ranch in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. She displayed the fossil on her mantle and used it as a door stop until fall of 2011. She decided to take ... Read More »

Shed Filled With Tires Burns Near Blue Springs

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Blue Springs Fire Department responded to a fire Wednesday afternoon.  The fire destroyed a tin shed filled with tires and several cedar trees near the shed. The fire was located near the junction of U.S. Highway 77 and Highway 112.  According to the Blue Springs Fire Chief Brad Robinson the fire may have started near an electric fence The fire ... Read More »

Grass Fire Burns Approximately 200 Acres

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A rural grass fire was reported on the east side of Nebraska Highway 4 outside of Lewiston.  Fire departments from Burchard, Pawnee City and Filley were called to the grass fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire started on the east side of Nebraska Highway 4 outside of Lewiston and moved south.  The fire crossed the dirt road 610 Avenue. An estimated ... Read More »

Congressman Huelskamp Visits Marshall and Washington Counties

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Congressman Tim Huelskamp will visit Marshall County on Monday, January 9th.  In a press release The Kansas First District Congressman said he is continuing a tradition by visiting each of the District’s 69 counties every year. The Congressman will hold a town hall meeting in Marshall County from 2 to 3 P.M. at the Wagon Wheel Café at 703 Broadway.  ... Read More »

Friedens Lutheran Church Closes After 125 Years

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The Marshall County Historical Society holds its next meeting Monday, January 9 in Marysville. The program by Pastor Charlene Barnes will be on Friedens Lutheran Church, which closed in December 2010 after serving the Home City community for 125 years. The public is invited — potluck dinner at noon, program at 1:00, Marysville City Building. Read More »

Nemaha County Board Minutes

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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES — These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. January 3, 2012 Unofficial The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. ... Read More »

Upcoming Cattle Disease Identification and Management Program

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             The River Valley District of K-State Research and Extension will be sponsoring a program on January 19th, 2012, focusing on cattle diseases.  This will be at the American Legion inLinn,KS with registration starting at 4:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 5:00 p.m.  A free dinner will be included sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.              Cattle diseases cost the ... Read More »