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Marshall County Emergency Director Serving in Reading, Kansas

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Bill Schwindamann, Marshall County Emergency Director is among the many emergency personnel who are working in the city of Reading, Kansas after a tornado destroyed much of the town at 9:15 P.M. Saturday night. Carly Tyler, Assistant to Schwindamann said he was called to respond to Reading early Sunday morning by the State of Kansas Emergency Management. Tyler said the ... Read More »

Area Resident has Direct Connection to Joplin

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David McCune, Grandson of George McCune – Marshall County Economic Development Director, is one of hundreds of people affected by the tornado that destroyed or damaged as much as 50 percent of Joplin, Missouri. George McCune said his grandson is a freshman at a college in Joplin. George said David was home in Topeka when the tornado hit Joplin but ... Read More »

Wymore Rescue Finds Medical Director

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The Wymore Rescue Department will remain open after securing a physician medical director. The Wymore City Council approved the hiring of Dr. Roger Warren of Hanover, Kansas as the new Medical Director for the Wymore Rescue Department. Wymore Mayor Guenther said Warren holds both a Nebraska and Kansas license. Dr. Warren was unanimously approved by the council. Read More »

Recalled Wymore Councilperson Speaks at Meeting

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Former Wymore City Councilperson Dan Hawkins spoke at the Wymore City Council meeting Wednesday. He offered a thank you to the people who supported him during his time as a city councilperson. Mayor Guenther said the search for an appointee to the open seat on the council is currently underway. Read More »

New 911-Emergency System Bill Signed into Law

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed Senate Bill-50 into law Wednesday – it will be a law Brownback says that will make it possible for emergency responders to invest in the technology they need to respond. The new law specifically addresses the state’s emergency 911-system and applies to all modes of service, including telephone, cell phones, voice over Internet Protocol, prepaid wireless ... Read More »

Increase in Tuition Recommended

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The state’s institutions of higher learning are likely to become institutions of higher tuition when students return this fall. Most students at the state universities will probably pay higher tuition next fall – that is based on proposals made public yesterday from the state’s 6-public universities and the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. The universities say the ... Read More »

CMH Accepting Applications for Nursing Scholarship

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Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) announces applications are now available for the Hoppenstedt Nursing Scholarship. Made possible through the Henry W. Hoppenstedt Trust, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted into a registered nursing program at an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be a graduate of a Marshall County High School, have proof of admittance ... Read More »

Nurses Week Celebrated at CMH

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National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2011. To celebrate this event,  Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) Nursing Services is partnering with St. Gregory’s Catholic School for a project whereby students will be asked to draw an image of what a hospital nurse means to them. Ashley Hermesch, Director of Nursing (DON), hopes the art project will help raise awareness for the ... Read More »

Phone Scam Uses “Living Well” to Steal Your Money

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We have been informed by AoA that a phone scam is taking place under the name “Living Well Grant Funds.” One report of this scam was received by Kansas SMP yesterday. Targeted persons receive a phone call asking them to complete a grant application, provide their cell phone number, and then wire money through Western Union. They are told they ... Read More »

MEMORIAL WEEK MARKED BY BLUE RIBBONS & MEMORIAL SERVICES

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Law Enforcement Memorial Week honors those officers who have been lost in the line of duty In honor of National Police Week and National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, the State of Kansas will be having its annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony this week. National Police Week is held May 15-21 this year, and National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day is held ... Read More »