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Helpful Holiday Spending Ideas From River Valley Extension

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The holiday season is upon us and, for most of us, means an increase in our spending. It’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of giving and celebrating and end up spending more than we should. With a little advance planning, though, it’s possible to give and enjoy the holidays without taxing the family budget. The first step ... Read More »

RSVP Leaving Brown And Nemaha Counties

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Effective January 1st, RSVP of Northeast Kansas will no longer serve Brown and Nemaha counties.  RSVP Board President Jada Ackerman said the decision is because of the inability to find funding in the counties, as well as the cost of travel.    Ackerman said that the board has been discussing for some time. Nemaha County residents will continue to have access to ... Read More »

Aid To Kansas Schools May Cause Staff Reductions

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Kansas school districts might have to cut their budgets for the current year as state revenues slowly recover. Kansas education officials say more funds are needed to cover increasing numbers of students, and more of those students need assistance because of the economy.  State revenues are improving in part because of a new 1 cent increase in the state sales ... Read More »

KDOT Traveler Information Service Prepares For Winter Travel

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Kansas Secretary of Transportation Deb Miller announced today improvements to KDOT’s traveler information services in advance of the winter/holiday travel season. An enhanced 511 Mobile application is now available at http://511mm.ksdot.org. The free 511 Mobile site now provides map, camera and electronic message sign views, road conditions, work zone and event information and links to weather.  The site is accessible ... Read More »

Kansas Highway Patrol – Winter Driving Tips

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Kansas Road Conditions Hotline:   Dial 511 Or visit www.kanRoad.org If outside of Kansas call:  1-866-511-KDOT Winter driving can be dangerous, especially for rusty drivers at the beginning of the season. After a long spring and summer, it is easy to forget how to drive on winter’s slick roads and in low visibility. Common sense says to monitor the weather, ... Read More »

PATROL PARTICIPATES IN SPECIAL THANKSGIVING TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

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  NEWS RELEASE – November 19, 2010 #2010-85 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT : Technical Trooper Tim McCool (785) 296-6800 The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign from Monday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 28th. This Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is funded by the ... Read More »

USD 115 selects interim superintendent

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The newly formed USD 115 interim board has selected Darrel Kohlman as acting superintendent for the new consolidated school district on Monday evening. Kohlman, is currently superintendent of the Nemaha Valley School District.  Kohlman was selected on a split vote along current district lines.  The four interim board members from the Nemaha Valley School district voted for Kohlman.  The three ... Read More »

Nebraska Infant Dies In Crib

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DATE: 11/16/2010 @ 1042 Hours LOCATION: 302 2nd Street, Virginia OFFENSE: Infant Death CASE: 2010-5496 On November 16, 2010, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and Beatrice Rescue responded to Virginia, Nebraska in reference to an infant not breathing. Four month old Addyson L. Wilson was found unresponsive and not breathing in her crib at the residence by her mother, 19 ... Read More »

Moran to visit Marysville and Frankfort

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Congressman Jerry Moran will visit Marshall County this Friday, November 19, 2010 during his annual Listening Tour. Moran is visiting communities in each of the 69 counties of the First Congressional District and will be in Frankfort on Friday to hear from local residents. Read More »

Complete Washington County Sheriff’s report

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On 110810 on King Road just north of 3rd Road Traci Rothlisberger, Barnes driving a 2007 Ford struck deer.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported.  On 110810 on All American Road just south of 22nd Road James Hadorn, Beatrice Nebraska driving a 1994 Dodge struck deer.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported.  ... Read More »