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Washington County Commissioners’ minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, OCTOBER 11, 2010 The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, October 11, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk.    Chairman Helms called the meeting ... Read More »

Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day takes place this week

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Military Retirees of all services may get their flu shots as well as basic health screenings at the annual Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day, Friday, the 15th October.  Fort Riley services some 44,000 military retirees in the four-state area of Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and a large contingent of these retirees look forward to this annual event at ... Read More »

Clean Air Act causes farmers’ concern

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Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA in July would tighten air particle standards from 150 micrograms per cubic meter to ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners minutes

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau 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 a motion ... Read More »

Clean Air Act causes concern amongst farmers

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Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. After all, they say, it‘s hard to avoid dust on the farm or prairie. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA ... Read More »

Military Retirees to Get Flu Shots at Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day

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Military Retirees of all services may get their flu shots as well as basic health screenings at the annual Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day, Friday, 15 October.  Fort Riley services some 44,000 military retirees in the four-state area of Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and a large contingent of these retirees look forward to this annual event at this ... Read More »

Secret shopper program may be a secret fraud

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A fraudulent cashier’s check scheme has been reported in Northeast Kansas. According to law enforcement a citizen received a letter from a company called BESTMARK out of Minnetonka, Minnesota.  The letter advised them that they had been selected to participate in a,“ Secret Shopper” program. A cashier’s check, purportedly from Finance Center Federal Credit Union for $1,490 was enclosed. It ... Read More »

Extension Agents recommends delay of anhydrous application

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Harvest season is moving along and soon will be turning to preplant applications of fertilizer for the 2011 season.  There is good reason to delay applications of anhydrous ammonia until after soil temperatures have fallen below 50 degrees F.  This usually occurs after November 1 each year.  The average of the high and low temperature for the day is a ... Read More »

Apply now for state’s grain commodity commissions

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Grain growers in central Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the  state’s five grain commodity commissions—corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers—should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2010, filing deadline. The 2011 election will cover districts four, five and six, or the central third of Kansas.  District four includes Clay, ... Read More »

Save a car – miss a deer

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Kansans are getting advice on driving safely during deer mating season. Triple A notes that deer cause 1.6 million vehicle crashes annually. The Insurance Information Institute says such accidents average $3,000 in damages. Deer accidents spike from October through December, during mating season. Triple A executive vice president Jim Hanni says it‘s essential for drivers to stay alert and focused. ... Read More »