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Prairie Hills Superintendent Resigns

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Prairie Hills USD 113 at a special board meeting accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Orth effective May 1st. No reason was given, and he was appointed Coordinator of Transition Services. Dr. Velora Hanzlick was appointed Interim Superintendent for USD 113. The board also recently accepted the resignation of Gena Fritz, music teacher at Summerfield and Axtell. Read More »

Local Foundation To Hold Match Day Event in May

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On May 6, 2014, the Washington County Community Foundation is participating in Match Madness+, a national day of giving to celebrate the 100th anniversary of community foundations. For one day only, donors can make contributions to any of 11 local charitable endowed funds held at the Foundation and the donation will be matched by a local match pool of $5,000. ... Read More »

Recreational Credit Courses Offered During KSU’s May Intersession

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MANHATTAN — One-credit-hour recreational classes will be offered for the first time during Kansas State University’s May intersession, the short time between standard university semesters when students can complete a class in an accelerated time frame. UFM Community Learning Center coordinates these recreational credit classes as part of Kansas State University Global Campus. UFM is a campus and community education ... Read More »

EHV-1 Case Confirmed In Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Agriculture Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown today reports that a horse in northeast Kansas has been confirmed positive with a wild type of a non-neurotropic case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). The affected horse was euthanized and samples were sent to Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Friday, April 25. Preliminary tests ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes – April 28

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Jarod Smith was present, requesting a water line extension to serve up to twenty homes proposed for development in a new housing subdivision on the north side of U.S. Highway 36 east of the Marysville City Limits. He asked $50,000 – $75,000 for materials only, anticipating he would cover the balance, which could top $200,000. The home sites ... Read More »

Injury Accidents Reported In Gage & Washington Counties

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An injury accident was reported in Gage County Monday afternoon at around 4:20 p.m. Kaleb Fairbanks, 21, of Odell was westbound on PWF Road, and collided with Cory Jenson, 28, of Manhattan who was southbound on 117th Road about six miles southwest of Odell. Jenson was cited for running the stop sign. Both drivers were taken to Beatrice hospital with ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – April 28

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The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 28, 2014 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 Dennis Henry and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Janet Linden, and ... Read More »

The Salvation Army Opens Social Services Center for Tornado Survivors in Baxter Springs, Kansas

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Kansas City, MO (April 29, 2014) The Salvation Army is opening a social services center in Baxter Springs, Kansas today to provide financial assistance to residents impacted by Sunday’s tornado. Individuals may apply for aid for immediate needs such as food, personal care items, clothing and medicine at Trinity Worship Center, 225 E. 16th Street in Baxter Springs between 9 ... Read More »

KDOT Offers Tips To Drive Through Dust Storms And Blowing Smoke

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With recent road closures because of dust storms in northwest Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation would like to remind drivers of simple tips when driving into or through dust storms. Drivers are urged to stay alert because strong winds can result in sudden periods of limited or zero visibility due to blowing dust and or smoke during burning season. ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Minutes – April 28

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These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. Prepared by Denae Dimler, County Clerk. The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, April 28, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice ... Read More »