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Washington County Commission Minutes, March 7, 2011

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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, March 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; and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney. Chairman Otott called the meeting to order. Next regular ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

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On 022811 the Washington Fire Department was dispatched to 304 West 1st Street Washington for smoke coming from house. On 030111 the Linn and Greenleaf Fire Departments were dispatched to 1907 10th Road for a grass fire. On 030111 on US 36 at Sunflower Road Kelly Otott, Washington driving a 1995 Oldsmobile struck deer. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, ... Read More »

Local Scouts Participate In Search Drill At Alcove Spring Park

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Local Boy Scouts assisted in the rescue of a small girl who wandered off at the Alcove Spring park. The scouts were part of an emergency management drill coordinated between the Marshall County Fire Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County Emergency Management and the leaders of Boy Scout Troop 180. The scouts were unaware the rescue was a drill ... Read More »

Nemaha County Board Minutes – February 28th

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The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 28, 2011 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Mark Wessel and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Assistant Carolyn Huerter, and County ... Read More »

Kansas Seniors Should Prepare For Severe Weather

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Severe weather season is right around the corner in Kansas, so be sure to prepare in advance for whatever this season may bring. Being prepared does not need to be complicated; there are three basic steps to help you be prepared in case of an emergency. Know the basics, like what kinds of risks does your community face? Your community’s ... Read More »

Warehouse Fire Destroys Historic Building in Beatrice

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Shortly after 4:30 a.m. Friday morning the old Husqvarna also known as the former Keeys building located at the intersection of Seventh and Carlyle streets was reported to be on fire. According to the Beatrice Daily Sun Website, Scanner reports later noted that there had been an explosion and the building was engulfed in flames. As of 6:15 a.m., large ... Read More »

Special Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Railbed Project

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The City of Marysville has announced a meeting at the city hall to discuss the downtown railbed rehabilitation project on Monday at 6:00 p.m. Debbie Price, Marysville City Clerk, said a quorum of council persons will be in attendance and a decision may be made on whether or not the project will move forward. The current plan would place a ... Read More »

Marshall County Population Falls Significantly

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Marshall County had the second largest population decline in the Northeast Kansas over the last 10 years at 7.7 percent. The new federal census figures show that 77 of Kansas’ 105 counties lost residents over the past decade.  Marshall County has decreased from approximately 16,000 residents in the 1960’s to 10,117 residents in 2010. Nemaha County population fell by 5 ... Read More »

Recall of Wymore Councilman Moves Forward

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The effort to recall Wymore City Council person Dan Hawkins is continuing despite the Wymore City Council filling its vacant seat Wednesday night. Wymore citizen Lee Carr said many citizens still support the recall process. Hawkins left five consecutive meetings in January and February blocking the appointment of Beth Cordry-Hookstra to the council. His departure effectively ended the meeting since ... Read More »