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Marshall County Recycling Program Gives $31,710 to Local Non-Profits

The Marshall County Recycling program now has a 24-hour recycling drop-off site for cardboard and paper, including newspapers. The program has placed a recycling trailer at the east end of the Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store in Marysville. According to Steve Cohorst the trailer has been open for two months. The drop off is limited to cardboard and newspaper at ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Awarded $392,000

The city of Blue Rapids will receive nearly $392,000 for the rehabilitation of 13 homes and the demolition of eight unsafe structures. The funds were awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Thirty-three Kansas communities will share nearly $11 million in federal grants through the Community Development Block Grant program. Read More »

Landoll Employee and Family Nearly Escape Fire

A family nearly escaped after their home caught fire early Friday morning.    Harry and Deanna Merrill and their three children were sleeping when the fire started.  According to Debbie Swobada, Washington County Emergency Manager, the Linn, Palmer and Clifton Fire Departments along with Linn EMS were dispatched to 1120 West 5th Road at approximately one in the morning.  Swobada reported that ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Pickup

The Washington Fire Department responded to 19 North B Street Washington for the report of a truck on fire. A mid 1990’s Chevrolet pickup was destroyed by fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical. The Washington County Fire Department has not released the name of the owner. Read More »

Propane Heater Starts Fire

On Saturday the Washington Fire Department was dispatched to 1548 17th Road for the report of a propane fire. A propane heater that was setting on top of a small propane bottle fell over. The only damage was to the propane heater and bottle. Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

On 020111 an officer was dispatched to 111 Elm Street in Hanover. As a result, Jonathan Snyder, Hanover was arrested on pending charges of Domestic Battery. Snyder was held at the Washington County Jail until his release on bond. A report will be forwarded to the county attorney. On 020411 the Linn, Palmer and Clifton Fire Departments along with Linn ... Read More »

Washington County Board Meeting’s Minutes

COMMISSION MINUTES, FEBRUARY 7, 2011 The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, February 7, 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 ... Read More »

Hanover Man Arrested in Large Drug Bust

FAIRBURY – Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, Fairbury Police Department and the Joint Fugitive Task Force served a combined nine drug related warrants since Feb. 2, resulting in seven arrests of Fairbury residents for possession with intent to deliver. Those from Fairbury facing charges are David S. Fentress, 20; Amy L. Barker, 31; Steven D. Boomgaarn Sr. 51; Trampes L. McCardle, ... Read More »

Kansas Land Prices Soar

The price of agricultural land is soaring in Kansas and other Midwestern states. A national brokerage for farm and ranch land called Farmers National Co. released a survey recently. It showed that non-irrigated crop land in central Kansas averaged $3,000 an acre, up 50 percent since June. Irrigated farmland in central Kansas was up 15 to 20 percent since June, ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners’ Minutes

February 7, 2011 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular 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 upon ... Read More »