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Manhattan Trench Collapse Claims The Life Of A Water Division Employee


On February 6, 2015 at approximately 6:52 PM the Riley County Police Department received an emergency call for service requesting a rescue. One 30-year-old male victim was entrapped in dirt and mud near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fossilridge in Manhattan following a trench collapse. The victim was a City of Manhattan employee who had been repairing a water ...

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An Open Letter From USD 364 Superintendent Bill Mullins

Marysville High School Bulldogs

The following letter was written by USD 364 Superintendent Bill Mullins and originally posted on the Marysville High School Bulldogs Facebook page. The letter is reprinted here as a service to all community members of USD 364 Public Schools. Dear Bulldog Family, As you may have heard Governor Brownback announced “allotments” yesterday afternoon that directly affects K-12 education and higher ...

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Governor Brownback Proposes Education Cuts; Impacts Projected For Local Districts


The State of Kansas is facing a $600 million budget shortfall for next fiscal year, and to help plug a $344 million deficit projected for June 30th, Governor Sam Brownback announced a plan to cut $54 million in Local Option Budget State Aid and Capital Outlay State Aid spending to public schools and universities in Kansas. With numbers released by ...

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Summerfield Business Reports Second Break-In


Another break in at the Community General Store in Summerfield was reported early Tuesday morning. Sometime between 3:45 and 7:00 a.m., someone broke through the front door glass, and stole 15 cartons of Marlboro Reds, 2 cartons of miscellaneous, and 3 boxes of candy. The burglary appeared similar to a break in at the store on December 17th. Anyone with ...

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Washington Man Arrested For Assault On A Law Enforcement Officer


An arrest last Monday in Washington resulted in charges of interference with, as well as battery and assault on a law enforcement officer. Charles Coleman of Washington was booked into the county jail on $2,500 bond.

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Washington County Fire Crews Kept Busy With Pasture, Barn Fires


Recent fire calls in Washington County had the Haddam and Morrowville fire departments respond to pasture fires January 22nd and 23rd. Hanover firemen were called out on the 24th for a controlled burn out of control, and Morrowville had a similar call January 26th. Barnes and Greenleaf departments responded to a barn fire last Monday at 2404 6th Road.

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Authorities Remind Public Of Scam Artists Who Target Elderly


Scams targeting the elderly have been reported recently, with an instance of a phone call requesting bail money for a family member, and another where an elderly couple was attempting to wire money from the local Walmart store, which alerted authorities. It is a reminder to remain vigilant when receiving calls or solicitations for money, or for financial or other ...

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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – Feb. 2nd


The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 in the Commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Tim Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, Vice-Chairman, 3rd District Commissioner. Kathy Fritz, Deputy County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. The next ...

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Injury Accident Sends Nebraska Man To Hospital


An injury accident was reported Monday afternoon, shortly before 1 p.m., ten miles north of Marysville on U.S. Highway 77. Justin James, 28, of Sangar, Nebraska lost control, crossing the center line, then hit a guardrail and went into the ditch. He was transported to Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville.

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USD 364 Education Roundtable Wednesday; Public Invited

Marysville High School Bulldogs

Marysville USD 364 patrons are reminded of, and invited to, an education roundtable this Wednesday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Marysville Jr./Sr. High cafeteria. Superintendent Bill Mullins will present the State of the District, highlighting financial information, and student achievements. He will also discuss the District of Innovation application, which is designed to develop internship and mentoring programs ...

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