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Some Good News at Lovewell

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The folks at Lovewell Lake finally got some good news today from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. It comes 5-weeks after the lake was first shut-down July 16th. The Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has given park officials the green light to open the reservoir to pleasure boating and fishing activities. The latest KDHE water ... Read More »

Finally, mountain lion confirmed in Kansas

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Most citizens of rural kansas knew they were here.  Several people in Marshall County claimed to have seen them, but failed to get a photograph.  This time a hunter was ready with the camera. WAKEENEY, Kan. (AP) Kansas wildlife officials confirm a deer hunter’s close encounter with a mountain lion in the northwestern part of the state. The Department of ... Read More »

Wymore Rescue conflicts continue

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The struggle to keep a rescue department in Wymore continues to wear on the emotions of local residents.  Dr. Don Rice, Gage County medical director, notified members of the Wymore rescue department that they would become inactive after a decision by the Wymore City Council to close the department for a minimum of 45 days. The department’s closure was required ... Read More »

CRP Deadline approaching

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Farmers and ranchers have until close of business Aug. 27 to offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up. Applications may be completed by land owners at their local FSA county office.  CRP participants with existing contracts scheduled to expire on Sept. 30 may re-enroll under a new 10- to 15-year contract. Cropland that is highly erodible, within a Conservation ... Read More »

4 Marysville businesses suffer damage

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August 16, 2010 Several businesses along Highway 36 suffered damage overnight Tuesday.  According to police sources Hardees was broken into.  According to Todd Ackerman, Marysville Police Chief, money and other items were taken from the restaurant.  A drive by the building revealed the side door to the drive through was covered with board.  Signs were on the doors and drive ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s report

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On 080410 on US 36 just east of Upland Road Lee Rieth, Washington driving a 2001 Chevrolet failed to signal a left turn and a 2006 Chrysler driven by Adam Yungeberg, Barnes who was attempting to pass struck Rieth’s vehicle.  Rieth was issued a citation for Failure to Signal.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners minutes

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August 16, 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 Commissioner minutes

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The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 16, 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, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer. The next regular meeting will ... Read More »

Nebraska crops show improvement over last year

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says last week’s high heat and humidity helped crops mature in Nebraska.  About 83 percent of the corn crop rated in good or excellent condition at the end of last week higher ratings than last year at this time.  The soybean crop also looks good: 79 percent of the crop rating good or excellent, nearly ... Read More »

Beatrice Rescue will help Wymore

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Beatrice Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Daake says Beatrice will not station a Rescue unit in Wymore for the next 90 Days.  The Beatrice City Council discussed the arrangement with Wymore at its Monday.  Beatrice mayor Dennis Schuster informed the council that Beatrice proposed an agreement to provide Wymore with emergency coverage for 90 days.  If the proposal is accepted ... Read More »