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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 »

CMH to be Clinical Site for Cloud County Community College

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Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) recently signed an agreement toserve as a clinical training site for nursing students at Cloud County Community College, Concordia, KS. Clinical experiences prepare students for nursing practice in diverse settings. As a clinical site for registered nurses, CMH will provide six weeks of training for each session—one day per week—utilizing nine nurse trainees ... Read More »

Kansans Need to Remain Vigilant

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Anyone who was around the morning of September 11th, 2001 remembers the horror this country experienced that day – the day Al Qaeda terrorists high jacked 4-airliners that eventually were used to destroy the Twin Towers in New York City and a portion of the Pentagon in the nation’s capital. Mitchell County Emergency Preparedness Director Scott Davies says we should commemorate ... Read More »

Accident Injures Two People

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Two people were injured in a two vehicle injury accident that had occurred on Highway 77 near the Blue Springs Spur. Gage County Sheriff reports that Penelope Byorth of Wymore was stopped at the stop sign at Highway 77 Blue Springs Spur in her station wagon when she attempted to turn southbound onto Highway 77. She failed to yield the ... Read More »

Program to Address Poverty Crisis

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Smart Start Marshall County, the Lincoln Center, and USD 364 are hosting a program titled, “An Action Approach to Working with Families Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty.” The program will feature speaker Dr. Donna Beegle, an expert on poverty and its impact on families. Dr. Beegle is currently president of Communications Across Barriers, a consulting firm devoted to ... Read More »

Divorced Parents May See Child Support Rise

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Divorced parents in Kansas would see child support payments rise under proposed changes being reviewed within the state court system. An advisory committee appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court has proposed changes designed to reflect higher costs associated with caring for children since the last adjustments in 2008. The committee is taking public comments on its proposals until Oct. 24. ... Read More »

Local Surgeon Appointed to Health Care Quality and Outcomes Committee

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Community Memorial Healthcare general surgeon Fernando Ugarte, MD, has been appointed to the Health Care Quality and Outcomes Committee of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). Dr. Ugarte is serving a one year term. The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract was incorporated on March 30, 1960, and was initially named the Association for Colon Surgery. ... Read More »

Axtell Homecoming Friday Night

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Axtell High School will celebrate their homecoming on Friday. The parade will begin at approximately 2 p.m. followed by a pep rally. Axtell will face Clifton Clyde at 7 p.m. Queen Candidates: Ana Arroyo, Morgan Bernasek, and Molly Burger. King Candidates: Jared Heiman, Jordan Heinen, Austin Schmitz. The crowning of the king and queen will take place at 6:30. Read More »