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Sales Tax Front and Center

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It’s looking more and more like the state’s estimated $400-million revenue deficit in fiscal year 2010, will be taken care of by a 1% sales tax hike. Rival proposals to increase the sales tax from 5.3% to 6.3% emerged in both the Kansas House and Senate yesterday. Both proposals were drafted by coalitions of Democrats and moderate Republicans. The Senate ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners’ minutes

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May 3, 2010 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; 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 upon a motion by Thomas ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, MAY 3, 2010 The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 3, 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, Chairman, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Chairman Helms called the meeting ... Read More »

Beatrice man killed by tractor

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A rural Beatrice man was found under the wheel of a tractor. Chuck Benash, 55, was pinned underneath the left rear wheel of a tractor south of his home Monday morning.  The Gage County Sheriff’s Office reported Benash was last seen operating the tractor at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday.  Investigators believe Benash got off the tractor for an unknown reason.  ... Read More »

Consolidation voting begins May 5th

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Advance voting for the May 25 special election on the consolidation of Sabetha and the Axtell, Bern, Summerfield school districts begins on Wednesday.  For advance voting in Marshall County residents should visit the County Clerk Sonya Stohs, her office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To obtain a ballot by mail, people can call her ... Read More »

Extension News: Babysitting Workshop Scheduled in Washington

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River Valley Extension is sponsoring a “basics about babysitting” workshop on Tuesday, May 25 at the 1st National Bank meeting room in Washington.  The workshop is geared for youth 12 and older who would like to babysit. We will be using the 4-H/Army Child and Youth Services babysitting curriculum which will cover: *The responsibilities of babysitting; *Skills & techniques related ... Read More »

Time to Get Around to Manhattan Ad Campain Launched

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Now is the time to “get around” and discover all the great things to see and do in Manhattan. Mark your calendars for the second annual Get Around 2it on Thursday, May 6 in Manhattan City Park from 4:30-7:30 p.m. This community festival, sponsored by the Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the Manhattan Parks ... Read More »

Moran’s Staff To Hold Open Office Hours in Marshall County

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MARYSVILLE – Congressman Jerry Moran today announced that a member of his staff will be in Marshall County to hold local office hours from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.  Kelsey Holste, District Representative for the First Congressional District, will be in the Commissioners’ Room in the county courthouse to meet with area residents.  Individuals who wish to voice ... Read More »

Personal Information Bill Scrapped

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Kansas is one of just 8 states in the country that grants access to personal information despite warnings against the practice by federal officials. A bill that would have required the Kansas Department of Corrections to stop granting inmates access to personally identifiable information as they perform contracted data entry and document scanning work for city, county and state government ... Read More »

Authorities Find Missing Clyde Man

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The Cloud County Sheriff’s Department released a statement late yesterday afternoon in regard to a Clyde man who had gone missing Sunday. The body of Brett W. Golbeck was found in a creek near where his truck had crashed. Golbeck was located at about 4:00 o’clock Monday afternoon after his pickup truck was found in a ditch near 212 Road ... Read More »