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Local Residents Affected by the Heat

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While area hospitals report an increase in heat related patients the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says heat has contributed to the deaths of at least three people this summer in the state. The KDHE is reporting that more than 400 people have gone to Kansas hospitals with heat related illnesses, such a heat exhaustion. KDHE spokesman Jonathan Larance ... Read More »

USD 113 Ratifies Agreement with Teachers

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The Prairie Hills USD 113 Board of Education has ratified a negotiated agreement with teachers for the 2011-2012 school year. Superintendent Dennis Stones says the contract approved by the board Monday evening includes a supplemental salary increase to help offset the cost of insurance— Following a public hearing, the board approved the 2011-2012 budget as published. In other business, Stones ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

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On 071011 on 8th Road 1/2 mile east of K 15 Terry Ohlde, Linn driving a 1987 Deer was turning left into a field. Barbara Ohlde, Linn driving a 2007 Ford, thought Terry was pulling over for her to pass, Barbara began to pass and struck Terry’s tractor. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On 071111 ... Read More »

Poster contest aims to Put the Brakes on Fatalities

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Kids ages 5 to 13 in Kansas are encouraged to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day – a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities. Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge and also $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corporation. A total ... Read More »

Pursuit Begins in Beatrice – Ends in Gage County

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At approximately 3 am on Saturday the Beatrice Police Department attempted to stop on a vehicle within the Beatrice city limits. A pursuit ensued, exited the city limits, and entered the county. The pursuit ended when the vehicle was crashed north of Belvedere on Southwest 32nd Road. Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene and began working the accident investigation. It ... Read More »

Three Arrested for Refusing to Leave Jail

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On Sunday, Gage County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the front door of the Sheriff’s Office in reference to loud yelling and pounding on the front door. Upon their arrival, they made contact with three individuals: 31 year old Aaron Burr, 23 year old Catie Tellinghuisen, and 61 year old Thomas Sailors all of Beatrice. After deputies answered the individuals’ question ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioner’s Minutes

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August 1, 2011 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman; Robert S. Connell and Thomas K. Holle members; and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. 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 upon ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners’ Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, August 1, 2011 The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, August 1, 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; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Chairman Otott called the meeting ... Read More »

Marysville City Pool Issues?

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Concerns about the Marysville City Pool were addressed by City Administrator Rick Shain. Shain reported that there have not been any problems with algae. He said the pool did close early one day after the PH balance was found to be outside acceptable levels. Shain reported that the pumps and chemicals normally added corrected the balance overnight. The cause of ... Read More »

Two Juveniles Arrested for Attempting to Sell Drugs at the Gage County Fair.

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Two juveniles were also cited for attempting to sell a controlled substance at the Gage County Fair. The South East Drug Enforcement Task Force reported that two undercover officers purchased a controlled substance from two juveniles at the fair. One juvenile was cited for felony delivery of a controlled substance, felony tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, false reporting and other ... Read More »