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Washington County COMMISSION MINUTES, May 23, 2011

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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, May 23, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Absent: Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner. Chairman Otott called the meeting to order. The next ... Read More »

Park Permits, Camping, and Reservations Policies Discussed

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The City of Marysville will soon require persons camping in City Park to obtain a permit. The Marysville City Council agreed to appoint a committee to investigate and decide the best way to implement the permit program and look at other camping issues. Groups interested in using shelters in any of the parks in Marysville are asked to contact city ... Read More »

Marysville Man Arrested for Hit and Run Accident in Beatrice

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A Marysville, Kan. man was arrested after hitting a stop sign with his vehicle and fleeing the scene. Saturday Beatrice police responded to the 2100 block of Lincoln Street to investigate an accident. A car has struck a stop sign near 21st and Lincoln Streets, jumped the curb and came to a stop in the grass field at Lincoln Elementary ... Read More »

The Salvation Army Assists Tornado Survivors in Reading, Kansas

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KANSAS CITY, MO – The Salvation Army continues to provide support today to the town of Reading, Kansas, after a tornado damaged much of the community last night. A team of Salvation Army emergency disaster service workers based out of Emporia arrived in Reading at 1 am this morning to assist survivors and first responders. The team will continue to ... Read More »

Marshall County Emergency Director Serving in Reading, Kansas

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Bill Schwindamann, Marshall County Emergency Director is among the many emergency personnel who are working in the city of Reading, Kansas after a tornado destroyed much of the town at 9:15 P.M. Saturday night. Carly Tyler, Assistant to Schwindamann said he was called to respond to Reading early Sunday morning by the State of Kansas Emergency Management. Tyler said the ... Read More »

Area Resident has Direct Connection to Joplin

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David McCune, Grandson of George McCune – Marshall County Economic Development Director, is one of hundreds of people affected by the tornado that destroyed or damaged as much as 50 percent of Joplin, Missouri. George McCune said his grandson is a freshman at a college in Joplin. George said David was home in Topeka when the tornado hit Joplin but ... Read More »

Wymore Rescue Finds Medical Director

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The Wymore Rescue Department will remain open after securing a physician medical director. The Wymore City Council approved the hiring of Dr. Roger Warren of Hanover, Kansas as the new Medical Director for the Wymore Rescue Department. Wymore Mayor Guenther said Warren holds both a Nebraska and Kansas license. Dr. Warren was unanimously approved by the council. Read More »

Recalled Wymore Councilperson Speaks at Meeting

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Former Wymore City Councilperson Dan Hawkins spoke at the Wymore City Council meeting Wednesday. He offered a thank you to the people who supported him during his time as a city councilperson. Mayor Guenther said the search for an appointee to the open seat on the council is currently underway. Read More »

New 911-Emergency System Bill Signed into Law

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed Senate Bill-50 into law Wednesday – it will be a law Brownback says that will make it possible for emergency responders to invest in the technology they need to respond. The new law specifically addresses the state’s emergency 911-system and applies to all modes of service, including telephone, cell phones, voice over Internet Protocol, prepaid wireless ... Read More »