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Milford Lake Closed for Labor Day

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There will be no Labor Day activities at Milford Lake. People planning to spend Labor Day at Milford Lake might want to make new arrangements. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Tuesday that it is canceling all activities at the lake that involve direct contact with water, including swimming, fishing and skiing. Boating also is prohibited but the ... Read More »

Kansas Preparing to Halt Transportation Projects

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A Kansas transportation official says if Congress doesn‘t reauthorize a federal gasoline tax for highways, the state could be forced to halt, delay or cancel projects. The 18.3 cent federal gasoline tax is set to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress votes to renew it. The money is the main federal revenue source given to states to help pay for ... Read More »

Two Marysville Citizens Arrested in Beatrice

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The Beatrice Daily Sun reported three individuals were arrested in Beatrice early Saturday morning for various drug offenses. According to court documents, the Beatrice Police Department was dispatched to the 1700 block of Elk Street after two male subjects were seen breaking into a vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer was told by a Gage County deputy that he had observed ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

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On 081511 on North Street just east of East Street in Hanover Marie Bruna, Hanover driving a 2005 Chevrolet backed from parking lot striking a 2003 Buick driven by Carolyn Lickteig, Hanover. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On 082311 on 1st Road 1/2 mile east of National Road Delwin Bott, Palmer driving a 2007 Lincoln ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners’ Approve Budget

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COMMISSION MINUTES, August 29, 2011 The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, August 29, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, was absent due to trial ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners’ Minutes

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August 29, 2011 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman; Thomas K. Holle and Robert S. Connell member; 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 ... Read More »

Vacant Trailer House Fire in Wymore

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Thursday night the Wymore Fire Department responded to a trailer house fire in the 500 block of South 12th Street Thursday. Fire crews were called out at approximately 9:30 p.m. According to witnesses there were flames coming from the roof and heavy smoke. The trailer house was vacant. Wymore Fire mutual aided with Blue Springs Fire to put the flames ... Read More »

Authorities Seek Witness to Trailer Theft

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A flatbed trailer was taken from Quality Monuments’ storage on the corner of Highway 77 and Highway 36 on Friday afternoon between 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The trailer is 18 feet long and has red rails, a black frame, white rims. The trailer is valued at $4500. Authorities are confident the theft was witnessed and the witnesses did not ... Read More »

Club Car Cart Stolen from County Club

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A Green Top 1998 Club Car Beverage Cart was taken from the Marysville Country Club over the weekend. It was reported that the Sheriff’s Department recovered a golf cart on Granite Road Monday morning. Neither the Sheriff’s office nor the Marysville Police could confirm if it was the same golf cart. Read More »

Westar is Seeking Rate Increase

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Westar is seeking to increase its base prices about 5.85 percent. According to a Westar press release: Adjusted for inflation, Westar’s average rates for electricity if the full request is granted would be nearly the same as they were almost 20 years ago. Among the causes for the increase, the company cited increasing costs of: complying with federal regulatory requirements; ... Read More »