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Nebraska Flags Ordered to Fly at Half Staff

United States flags are expected to be flown at half-staff to honor a Nebraska soldier killed in Afghanistan. The office of Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler (BYTE’-lur) says the governor granted the mayor’s request for U.S. and Nebraska flags to be lowered on Saturday for Sgt. Patrick Hamburger. The 30-year-old National Guardsman was among 30 Americans and eight Afghans who died ... Read More »

Poster contest aims to Put the Brakes on Fatalities

The deadline is just two weeks away for kids ages 5 to 13 in Kansas to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 2 Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge and also $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corporation. ... Read More »

Former Wymore Man Captured and Charged with First Degree Murder

A former Wymore man wanted for the murder of his wife has been arrested in Buena Vista, Colorado. 54 year old Daniel Chapman was arrested Wednesday evening at a home in Buena Vista, Colorado. Chapman in charged with first-degree murder in the death of 55 year old Sandra Chapman on August 11 at a convenience store the couple owned in ... Read More »

Man Injured in Early Morning Accident

Marshall County Sheriff reported one man was injured Thursday morning when he fell asleep while driving. 19 year-old Garrett Dell of DeWitt was driving south on U.S. Highway 77 near Bison Road, approximately one mile south of the Nebraska-Kansas border when his vehicle left the roadway, entered a ditch, and hit a tree. The accident occurred at approximately 4:48 a.m. ... Read More »

Hanover Citizens’ Frustrated with Property Valuations

Approximately 75 Hanover citizens’ questioned Washington County Commissioner Allison Mueller, County Appraiser Francine Regan, and County Clerk Lou Kern during a special meeting at Kloppenberg Center. Hanover citizens questioned the amount of county and other taxes being paid by Hanover citizens. County Appraiser Francine Regan explained that home values in Hanover were rising and with the rise in valuation came ... Read More »

Governor Brownback Orders Flags to be Flown at Half Staff Friday

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff Friday in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Nichols. Nichols was among 30 Americans killed on August 6th when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Funeral services will be held for the Army Helicopter Pilot in Hays, where he grew up and graduated high school. ... Read More »

Preliminary Hearing for Carroll Postponed

The preliminary hearing for the felony theft case filed against former Marshall County Attorney Brian Carroll has been postponed until September 13th. Carroll is accused of misappropriating more than 70,000 dollars from the Marysville Berean Church. The misappropriation of funds took place between August 2006 and November 2010. Carroll was serving as the church treasurer during that time. The case ... Read More »

United Bank and Trust Receives 16.5 Million in Small Business Lending Funds

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that United Bank and Trust of Marysville received a total of $16.5 million as part of the next wave of funding provided through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). The SBLF, which was established as part of the Small Business Jobs Act that President Obama signed into law, encourages community banks to ... Read More »

KHP Stresses Back to School Safety

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY STRESSED AS SCHOOL RESUMES With students getting back to school, there are some important safety reminders the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to point out to students, parents, and motorists in Kansas. Tips for Children • Do not hurry to get on or off the bus. Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before ... Read More »

Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half Staff Thursday

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff on Thursday. The directive is in honor of Specialist Spencer Duncan, of Olathe, who died while serving the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. 21-year-old Duncan was one of 30 Americans killed in action when their helicopter was shot down. Read More »