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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – April 14

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These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. Prepared by Kathy Fritz, Deputy County Clerk. The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, April 14, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, ... Read More »

Czech Festival Coming Up In Blue Rapids

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The 3rd Czech Festival sponsored by the Blue Rapids Historical Society will be held Saturday, April 26 from 9:00-5:00 at the Community Center and the Museum. Museum co-curators, Nancy Nolte and Pat Osborne, have loaded this year’s Festival with educational opportunities. Starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Museum, #36 Public Square, will be a power point presentation by Jan Wilkes ... Read More »

Disabling Injuries Reported In Train Collision

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A train collided with a farm sprayer a mile west of Baileyville Friday morning. Bruce Buessing, 42, of Axtell was crossing the tracks on C Road; just north of U.S. Highway 36 in Nemaha County shortly before 8:30 a.m. Buessing suffered disabling injuries, and was transported to the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. Read More »

Bond Set In Blue Springs Assault Case

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An appearance bond is set at $5,000 for 27-year-old Krystal Rainey, who was arrested Thursday evening near Blue Springs in connection with an assault earlier that evening that led authorities to a Blue Springs residence, where Rainey had fled. She is pending charges of making a terroristic threat, as well as assault and domestic assault is alleged. Read More »

Southeast Nebraska Cooperative Votes To Merge With Farmers Cooperative

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Southeast Nebraska Cooperative Patrons voted to merge with Farmers Cooperative of Dorchester, nearly 85% in favor with results of a mail-in ballot announced at a special stockholders meeting. The merger, effective September 1, 2014 will allow for transition for southeast patrons and employees. Additional specifics are anticipated as actions to dissolve the Southeast Nebraska Cooperative, based in Beatrice, with multiple ... Read More »

Semi Strikes Car Near Hanover; Sends Teen To Hospital

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An injury accident was reported Thursday evening shortly before 6 p.m. at the Hanover junction on U.S. Highway 36. Nineteen-year-old Christopher Mayfield of Marysville was crossing the highway, and was struck by a westbound semi driven by 55-year-old Thomas Richey of Union Star, Missouri. A passenger in the Mayfield vehicle, 13-year-old Hunter Mayfield was transported to the Hanover Hospital with ... Read More »

Pat Roberts Listening Tour Stops Planned For Area

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United States Senator Pat Roberts will make several stops in northeast Kansas Monday, as part of his annual 105 county listening tour. A stop is planned at 8:30 a.m. at Koch and Company in Seneca. Roberts will speak at the Ag Broadband Summit at Blue Valley Telecommunications in Home City at 10 a.m., and then speak to the Washington Rotary ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – April 7th

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell members and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion by ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – April 7

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These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. Prepared by Denae Dimler, County Clerk. The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, April 7, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice ... Read More »

Area Counties Ranked In Health Ratings

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Nemaha County was second only to Johnson County in overall health in the state of Kansas, according to the recently released County Health Rankings, which put Washington County 27th, and Marshall 28th. That is designed to represent the overall health of the residents, and is based on four measures including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment ... Read More »