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USDA designates counties as natural disaster areas

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   WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in Nebraska as primary natural disaster areas due to flooding that began May 1, 2011, and continues.      “This action provides help to hundreds of producers who suffered significant losses to corn, soybeans, dry beans, sugar beets, wheat, and forage crops, as well as ... Read More »

USDA offers resources for those affected by extreme weather

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WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 —The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers in states across the country that USDA offers a variety of resources for those affected by recent extreme weather, including floods, drought, fires and tornadoes. USDA also urges producers in need or those with questions to contact their local county or state USDA Service Center or ... Read More »

7-18-11 Marshall County Commissioners Minutes

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July 18, 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 Woman To Be Sentenced In Norton County Court

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A Washington Kansas woman will be sentenced for two trafficking charges in August in Norton County District Court. Jennifer Layman was originally charged with three counts of traffic in contraband into a correctional facility in connection with an alleged April 14th incident. Those charges are level five and six non-person felonies. In a plea agreement, Layman pled guilty to two ... Read More »

Drought Declarations Expanded In Several Kansas Counties

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Increasing drought conditions in south central and southwestern Kansas have led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties he issued earlier this year. The update includes moving three counties from warning status up to emergency status. The updated drought declaration moves five counties from watch status up to warning status. It also adds 14 counties to ... Read More »

Washington County Fair contines.

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The Washington County Fair continues Friday with Livestock Judging at 10 am, Barnyard Olympics at 2 pm, the Parade, which KNDY AM-1570 and FM 94.1 will broadcast live, begins at 6:30 Friday evening.  At 7:30 is the Cowboy Race, Trains West will also perform at 7:30 and at 8:30 is the Round Robin.  KNDY will continue with live reports from ... Read More »

Marshall County Fair gets rolling.

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The Marshall County Fair gets rolling Friday afternoon and evening in Blue Rapids.  Entries will be taken for all 4-H and Open Classes from 4-8 pm.  At 6 pm, the Carnival Rides open along with the Petting Zoo and Pony Rides.  The weigh-in of the beef, sheep, swine, and meat goats take place from 6-8 pm and at 7 pm ... Read More »

Owner of submerged truck identified.

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The Gage County Sheriff’s Dept has identified and located the owner of the pickup that was found in a lake in eastern Gage County last week.  The owner of the pickup, Robert H. Lamb, formerly of Wymore.  Lamb told officials he had been fishing at the lake in 2002 or 2003 when his wife at the time inadvertently failed to ... Read More »

Future of Oketo Post Office up in air.

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The U.S. Postal Service has set up a meeting to discuss the future of the Oketo Post Office. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 21 at the Oketo City Hall.  The Oketo Post Office is on a list of post offices that possibly will be closed. No word has been received concerning the future of the Home City ... Read More »

Semi Accident on Highway 77 sends 1 to hospital.

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The Kansas Highway Patrol worked a semi accident on Hwy 77 about a tenth of a mile north of hwy 36 Wednesday afternoon. According to the report, the semi was northbound on Hwy 77 when the driver lost control of the truck, entered the east ditch and went down the embankment, striking the creek bed at the base of the ... Read More »