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Milford Lake Remains Under Algae Warning

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The entire Milford lake remains under a Blue Green Algae Warning. The warning notifies the public that conditions are unsafe. Water contact should not occur. Some blue-green algae produce toxins that could pose a health risk to people and animals when they are exposed to them in large enough quantities. Health effects could occur when surface scums or water containing ... Read More »

Milford Lake Added To List of Unsafe Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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Topeka—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions. Based upon sampling results and established health ... Read More »

Kansas Traveler Information Map To Be Tested

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It won’t be snowing Friday, but the 511 Traveler Information Map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state. The 511 Map will undergo a live simulation test beginning Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, to test its ability to handle information requests when the entire state highway system has snow and ice conditions. During the test, all the highways ... Read More »

Nemaha County Sheriff Recovers Stolen School Property

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Nemaha County Sheriff Rich Vernon announced that the Department identified 2 suspects in a burglary case that occurred on June 21st at an area school. Sheriff Vernon announced that Dylan Barrett of Oneida, KS has been arrested for the Burglary. A second suspect is currently being sought. Vernon estimated that 75-80% of the items taken have been recovered and returned. ... Read More »

Hearing for Alleged Murderer Postponed

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The hearing for 23-year-old Amanda Marina Baynton, was continued to September 1st due to scheduling issues involving court personnel. Baynton was arrested and charged with murder after police found 24-year-old Derek Baynton suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the couple‘s home in the 600 block of Walnut Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Baynton remains in the Marshall ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes

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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES — These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. August 1, 2011 Unofficial The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 1, 2011 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. ... Read More »

Beatrice Man Injured in One Vehicle Accident

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Early Saturday morning Gage County Deputies received a report of a recent one vehicle injury accident which occurred between South 66th and South 80th on East Linden Road. Deputies were advised the male driver involved in the accident, later identified as 20 year old Ethan D. Jordan of Beatrice, was transported to Beatrice Community Hospital by his friends for non-life ... Read More »

Seneca Police Searching for Hit and Run Suspect

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Reported by KMZA radio. The Seneca Police Department is seeking information on a hit & run accident that occurred at 1st and Main Street early Monday afternoon. Police Chief Brent Schulte says a black, 2002 or newer, GMC or Chevrolet, regular cab pickup, turned the corner at 1st & Main to go east when it struck the front end of ... Read More »

Centralia Teenager Injured in One-Vehicle Accident

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16-year-old Jonathan Durland of Centralia was injured Thursday evening in an accident in Nemaha County. Durland lost control of the vehicle he was driving and the car overturned. The accident occurred on J Road, just south of 112th Road. Jonathan Durland was taken by private vehicle to the Nemaha County Hospital. Read More »

Property Thefts Continue to Plague Northeast Kansas

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department has seen an increasing trend in property thefts over the course of the last year. According to Sheriff Hargrave the thefts over the last year have been spread across the county, touching all four corners. Sheriff Hargrave said that the thefts have included body shop tools and mechanic tools, firearms, and computers. Both homes and ... Read More »