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Propane Heater Starts Fire

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Scammers Strike Again

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Scammers are once again trying to use a fake lottery to gather financial information from residents under the guise of winning a sweepstakes. Letters have been mailed informing residents that they have won a MEGA-LOTTERY and all that is needed is personal information so a check can be deposited in their accounts. Another scam is a realistic looking check mailed ... Read More »

State is Delinquint on School Payments

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A Kansas Department of Education official says the state has delayed a contribution to educators‘ pensions and postponed half of its monthly general state aid payments to school districts. Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis told The Associated Press Friday that the two delayed items together total almost $124 million. He said the delays are being caused by a cash crunch. ... Read More »

Wymore Councilman Walks Again

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Wymore Mayor Dan Guenther attempted to appoint Beth Cordry-Hookstra to the vacant Wymore City Council seat but no motion was made as Dan Hawkins left the council meeting leaving the council without a quorum. Hawkins has now left the weekly council meetings four times, leaving the council unable to do business. The process to recall Hawkins has been started by ... Read More »

Superbowl on the Super Screen

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For the first time ever, the Astro Theatre showed The Super Bowl on the big screen. According to Theatre owner Alex Shultz said about 80 people came in cheer for their favorite team. Admission to the game broadcast was free. Shultz said that the picture was very good and the sound was excellent coming through the surround speakers. Only one ... Read More »