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AAA: Fourth of July Travel Up; Strongest For Auto Travel

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Topeka, KS (June 26) – AAA projects nearly 3.2 million people in the West North Central* region, which includes Kansas, will travel at least 50 miles from home for the Independence Day holiday, a .7 percent increase from 2013 and the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2010. This represents 15.1 percent of the region’s population traveling this holiday ... Read More »

Emergency Loans Available From Farm Service Agency

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Farmers in Marshall and Nemaha Counties who suffered physical losses due to excessive rain, high winds, tornadoes, hail, flash flooding and lightning that occurred on June 1, 2014 through June 4, 2014 became eligible under existing legislation which provides that farmers in counties bordering on those which have been designated for disaster assistance, may also qualify for such assistance. Applications ... Read More »

KDOT Reminder: Political Signs Not Allowed On Highway Right Of Way

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It’s a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it’s not located on highway right of way. By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 23rd

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Robert S. Connell member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting. 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 »

William T. Kemper Foundation gives $1 million boost to Kansas State University’s plans for Seaton Complex

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MANHATTAN — The Kansas City, Missouri-based William T. Kemper Foundation has made a gift of $1 million to the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, known as APDesign, at Kansas State University to support the Seaton Complex revitalization and expansion. With expected groundbreaking in fall 2015, the $75 million project will renovate 80,000 square feet of Seaton Hall and add ... Read More »

Marysville Chamber Of Commerce To Host Celebration.

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In honor of Independence Day, the Marysville Chamber of Commerce is excited about their plans for An Old Fashioned 4th of July in 2013.  “We hope everyone will join us to celebrate and visit,” said Brenda Staggenborg of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce.  “The day will be filled with a family fun run/walk/bike event, a Co-Ed Kickball Tournament for youth ... Read More »

Legal Questions Raised At Marysville City Council Meeting

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. First order of business was the challenge of approving minutes of the previous meeting. Following discussion, an amendment was offered, which resulted in a 3-3 tie, with the mayor voting no. Following further discussion, a motion to approve as presented also resulted in a 3-3 tie, with the mayor voting yes. That accomplished, the meeting continued. The council voted to ... Read More »

KDOT Program Will Reduce Number Of Deficient Bridges On Local Road Systems

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A Kansas Department of Transportation program designed to reduce the number of deficient bridges on local road systems will also benefit the state’s agriculture industry. The new $10 million program, announced today in Hutchinson by Transportation Secretary Mike King, will provide up to $120,000 to local jurisdictions – primarily counties – to replace small bridges that are rated deficient. Bridges ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 23rd

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The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, June 23, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner. Denae Dimler, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. Next regular meeting ... Read More »

Harmer Named Sabetha High Principal At Special USD 113 Board Meeting

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Sheri Harmer of Marysville was hired Friday as Sabetha High School Principal, effective July 1st. A special USD 113 board meeting was held to consider candidates for the position, which was created as Todd Evans, who had served as Principal the past fifteen years at Sabetha was recently tabbed Superintendent for the district. Harmer had served the past five years as High School Principal ... Read More »