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USDA declares Marshall County a primary disaster area

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture that Marshall County had been designated as a primary natural disaster area.  The designation was the result of damage sustained during severe weather that occurred from May 6-June 20. Nemaha and Pottawatomie counties were among 25 counties designated as contiguous disaster counties. The USDA designation make will make many ... Read More »

SCC Enrollment Increases As New Academic Year Gets Underway

A report released last Tuesday to Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors indicates enrollment for the Summer Quarter is up 2.73 percent over the same period last year. SCC’s Summer Quarter, the first of four during the 2010-2011 academic year, began July 14 and ends Sept. 23. Final numbers for the Summer Quarter will be available at the end of ... Read More »

Thefts continue to plaque Washington County

On 081710 Greenleaf Fire was dispatched to a report of hay bales on fire at K9 and Sunflower road. On 081710 an officer was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call at K15 & 28th road.  Vehicle had left the area before officer arrived. On 082010 Ryan Huckett, Washington reported a theft.  On 082410 Mandi Woodyard, Washington was arrested and held ... Read More »

KBI searching for a missing 14 year old

KBI Media Advisory The Great Bend Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14 year old female. Alicia DEBOLT, DOB 05/01/1996, female, 5’04”, 118 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes   Alicia was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, gray hooded sweatshirt with Jayhawk emblem on the front. Her hair was pulled back into a pony ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners

August 23, 2010 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Thomas K. Holle member; 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 ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners

COMMISSION MINUTES, August 23, 2010, 2010          The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 23, 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, and Kathy Fritz, Deputy County Clerk. Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with ... Read More »

Unemployment rates increase across Kansas

Marshall, Nemaha, and Washington County unemployment rates rose during the month of July.  The Kansas Department of Labor released the July unemployment rates Friday.  Marshall County unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, Washington County was 4.4 percent and Nemaha county was 4.1 percent.  The unemployment rates were up from June, but down from July of 2009.  Statewide, the jobless rate increased ... Read More »

B&B and Nemaha County move forward on consolidation

The B & B USD 451 school board adopted a resolution Wednesday evening to consolidate with the Nemaha Valley School District.  The boards agreed to keep the current K-12 configuration at B & B during the next four years.  During this time there will be a frozen budget.  There was an exception to re-evaluate if there were unforeseeable financial obstacles.  ... Read More »

Road work resumes on Highway 77

Work will resume Thursday on Highway 77 north and south of Wymore.  Nebraska Department of Roads says work will consist of concrete patching, widening and asphalt overlay.  Flaggers and Pilot cars will be used during lane closures.  Travelers should expect a 10 to 15 minute delay at flagging stations.  The 4.8 million dollar project is expected to be completed by ... Read More »

Aggressive DUI enforcement on its way

Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Marysville Police Department and 140 other police agencies are currently participating in the Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest program.  The program, which runs through Labor Day provides Law Enforcement funds to increase the enforcement of Kansas drunk driving and traffic laws.  The crackdown is funded by a grant from the Kansas department of Transportation. Read More »