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Drought Could Mean More Wheat Planted

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As Kansas farmers begin preparing their fields to plant winter wheat, the question being tossed around by the Ag experts is, how much more wheat will be planted because of the ongoing dry spell? Industry experts are predicting a significant rise in the number of wheat acres because of the dramatic failure of spring-planted crops. The next hurdle for all ... Read More »

Railbed Project Bid Approved

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A bid of $764,426 was accepted for the Marysville railbed project. Goodwin/Thime Construction of Sabetha submitted the lowest of 4 bids. The bid must now be approved by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Marysville will receive $300,000 from KDOT for the project. According to Debbie Price, Marysville City Clerk, the remainder of the cost will most likely come from sales ... Read More »

SRS Topic Discussed at Marysville City Council Meeting

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In related news, during the round table discussion at the Marysville City Council Meeting on Monday a question was asked about the effort to keep the Marysville SRS Service Center open. County commissioner Bob Connell, who was in the audience, spoke in response to a question. According to Connell SRS had not approached the county commissioners. He said Marysville Mayor ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners Refuse to Help Fund SRS

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During their meeting Monday, Marshall County Commissioners decided not to participate in an agreement with the Partnership for growth and the City of Marysville to fund the Marysville SRS Service Center for two years. During that time SRS would make a good-faith effort to secure other funding. The County Commissioners were presented with a plan by Marysville City Mayor Bill ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners Deny SRS Office Funding

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September 12, 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 »

Nemaha County UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

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— These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. September 12, 2011 Unofficial The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, September 12, 2011 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, September 12, 2011 The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, September 12, 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. Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, due to medical appointment. ... Read More »

Beattie Woman Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

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A Beattie woman was injured in an accident on Saturday evening. The Gage County Sheriff’s Office reported the accident took place at the intersection of South 5th Drive and East Elm Road just south of Pickrell. A 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by 20 year old Blaine M. Harms of Beatrice was traveling northbound on South 5th Drive. A 2001 ... Read More »

Grasshoppers May Threaten Winter Wheat Crop

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University of Nebraska Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw says a large grasshopper population could threaten the state’s winter wheat crop. Winter wheat is starting to emerge no. Grasshopper populations typically decline through the late summer and fall; however, large populations can remain after the first hard freeze. He says growers need to monitor grasshopper density in areas surrounding their fields before and ... Read More »