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Prairie Hills Board Meeting Draws Large Crowd

A special meeting at the Bern High School Gym Monday evening drew a large crowd. The meeting was called by the Prairie Hills USD 113 Board of Education to discuss the possibility of closing the Bern School. Prairie Hills Superintendent Dennis Stones explained the district must to prepare a decrease in funding. State funding was guaranteed for five years when ... Read More »

Recall of Wymore City Council Member Moves Forward

Efforts to recall Wymore City Council member Dan Hawkins continue to move forward. Hawkins has presented a written response that will be attached to the recall petition being circulated. In Hawkins’ response, he says, “I’ve left meetings to protest the Mayor’s refusal to acknowledge and present other experienced candidates that have applied for the vacancy. I’m against the Mayor’s bias ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Minutes, FEBRUARY 22, 2011

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, February 22, 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 to order. Next regular meeting ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

On 021011 on US 36 just west of Thunder Road, Stanley Payeur, Clyde driving a 2003 Dodge struck deer. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On 021111 Jay Holle of Hanover reported that a 1993 GMC truck registered to Midwest Products of Hanover was stolen. This truck was recovered on February 14th, 2011 by Fairbury Nebraska ... Read More »

Marysville Man Severly Injured in Pursuit

Riley County Police released more information on a pursuit involving Jason Fisher of Marysville. According to the police report at approximately 7 p.m. a pickup driven by Ben Kautz was stopped for a traffic violation. Kautz was arrested for driving under the influence. Police determined both passengers in the vehicle were under the influence of alcohol. It was also discovered ... Read More »

Escapee Still At-Large

The search continues for a prisoner who escaped from the Richardson County Jail early Sunday morning. Sheriff Randy Houser reported a Holt County, Missouri farmer found 36-year-old Michael Thompson in a barn about 8 a-m Sunday morning. The farmer did not know Thompson was an escaped prisoner and gave him a ride to the Eagles Nest Truck Stop along Interstate ... Read More »

Linn Art Teacher Receives High Honor

Linn Art teacher, Rick Hildebrand in the Barnes-Hanover-Linn school district has been selected as one of seven Kansas Master Teacher Award winners. The award was established by Emporia State University in 1954 and is presented annually for teachers who typify the outstanding qualities of earnest and conscientious teachers. Hildebrand has served the students of Linn since 1987. Seven teachers representing ... Read More »

USD 115 Chooses Name

A name has been chosen for new school district to be formed by the consolidation of the Nemaha Valley and B & B school districts, effective July 1st. The interim USD 115 Board of Education voted Monday evening to name the new district the Nemaha Central School District. The District combines the Nemaha Valley School District and the B&B Baileyville ... Read More »

Full House Set to Act on Tuition Bill

The Kansas House of Representatives will take final action tomorrow on a bill that would repeal a state law allowing some illegal immigrants in Kansas to pay in-state tuition at public universities and colleges. The House passed the controversial bill 69-49 on an unrecorded vote today. Ever since the law was enacted in 2004, critics have argued it encourages illegal ... Read More »

Marysville Man Injured in Police Chase

A Marysville Man was injured in a police chase on Saturday evening. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Riley County Police were chasing a pickup driven by 31-year-old Jason Fisher of Marysville in the 1300 Block of Walnut Creek Road, 1.7 miles from K-77. Fisher lost control of the pickup and the pickup went into the south ditch where it ... Read More »