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USD 115 to Hold Primary for Postions 2 and 5

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A primary election will also be held March 1st for persons included in the newly formed USD 115 school district. The primary will include Position 2, which represents the city of Seneca, and Position 5 which represents Nemaha and Richmond townships. Registration to vote may be completed at the Nemaha County Clerk’s office and the Seneca City Clerk’s office during ... Read More »

House Acts on Governor’s Spending Cuts

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The Kansas House of Representatives this week passed an amended series of state spending cuts proposed by Governor Sam Brownback. The plan calls for a 2% reduction in base state aid to schools and 7.5% pay cuts for legislators, some government executives, and some university employees. The budget proposal which now goes to the Senate, provides for cutting taxpayer-provided state ... Read More »

Governor Reorganizes State Ag Department

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed an executive order this week that consolidates the functions of the State Agriculture Agencies. Brownback’s move creates within the Ag Department the Animal Health Division which will now include the Animal Health Department and the Livestock Commissioner. The new division will be headed by the Animal Health Commissioner. Brownback – a former State Ag Secretary ... Read More »

Marysville Native Mike Hammett Wins Oscar Stauffer Sportscaster Award

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Presented annually by the Kansas State High School Activities Association, the Oscar Stauffer Awards recognize excellence in the fields of sports broadcasting and sports writing, and acknowledge meritorious service through coverage of interscholastic sports programs in Kansas. Sportscaster award applicants submit play-by-play tapes for evaluation. The Kansas Association of Broadcasters selects the honoree. Sportswriter nominations are submitted by the high schools of Kansas and ... Read More »

Meeting Scheduled to Discuss the Closure of Bern School

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The first possible school closure in the newly formed Prairie Hills USD 113 will be the topic of discussion on February 21st at the Bern High School. The special meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will include discussion and a question and answers time. The Board of Education members will be present. The district will post an ... Read More »

Prairie Hills USD 113 to Make Up Snow Days

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Prairie Hills USD 113 has announced changes to the school year schedule due to the seven snow days they have used. The first 3 days snow days used, January 10, 11, & 12 will not be made up. The following 4 snow days will be made up. USD #113 will now have classes on April 22 and 25 for the ... Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »