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Flooding Possible With Tuttle Creek Outflow Reduction

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MANHATTAN, Kan.– The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reducing releases from Tuttle Creek Lake due to high water levels and flooding conditions on the Missouri River. The reduction in release will be stepped down beginning Tuesday, June 7, and will go to a minimum release of 200 cubic feet per second (cfs) by Friday, June 10, ... Read More »

Washington Woman Charged With Trafficking Contraband In Norton County

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A Washington, Kansas woman will appear at the July motion day in Norton County District Court. Jennifer Layman has been charged with three counts of trafficking contraband into a correctional facility in connection with an alleged April 14th incident.  Those charges are level five and six non-person felonies.  Layman made her first appearance May 5th. During her preliminary hearing, she ... Read More »

Date Changes For Local Events Made

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Several traditional June Events have been postponed until later in the summer. The Frankfort Summerfest will take place on July 2nd, to coincide with the opening of the new Frankfort Swimming Pool. Hanover Fireworks, normally scheduled the last Saturday in June, will be moved to July 23rd to accommodate wheat harvest. Read More »

Wymore Council Finally at Full Strength

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Mayor Dan Guenther appointed Don Sullivan to fill the seat left vacant after Dan Hawkins was recalled on May 10. Sullivan was approved by the rest of the council and sworn in by Wymore City Attorney Andy Carothers. He then took his seat at the end of the council table where Hawkins used to sit. Sullivan, a self employed contractor, ... Read More »

Wymore Rescue Needs More Radios

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Wymore Rescue representative Gary Genrich asked the Wymore city council Wednesday night asking if the Wymore Fire Department could loan some radios to the rescue department. Genrich said the rescue department has applied for different grants and hopes to eventually have radios of its own but are currently in need of more radios. Mark Meints, a member of Wymore Fire ... Read More »

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Mark Wessel and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording ... Read More »

Testimony in the Macomber Trial Began on Tuesday

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The trial of Stephen Macomber started on Tuesday. Seven of nine expected prosecution witnesses testified on Tuesday. Marshall County Deputy Fernando Salcedo showed jurors scars on his wrist and back from gunshot wounds suffered during the shootout. Salcedo also testified that several metal rods were placed in his wrist where bones were fractured. Macomber was also injured during the initial ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes

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May 31, 2011 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned 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 ... Read More »

Washington COMMISSION MINUTES, May 31, 2011

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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, May 31, 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 Kathy Fritz, Deputy County Clerk. Chairman Otott called the meeting to order. The next ... Read More »