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Washington County Sheriff’s report

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On 082910 Kim Kimbrough, Clay Center reported that his son had shoplifted from Schoen’s Market in Washington.  Investigation is pending.  On 083010 in the 2400 block of National Road Miriam (Kathy) Simons, Washington driving a 1995 Pontiac struck deer.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported.  On 083110 the Hanover Fire Department was dispatched to 412 North ... Read More »

KDHE lessens the Centralia Lake warning to an advisory

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KDHE has released an update on Centralia City Lake, in Nemaha County.  The KDHE states that levels are improving and the warning has been downgraded to an advisory to allow for boating and fishing at the lake. The advisory continues to discourage all contact with the water for people and pets. KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken: Do not ... Read More »

Plant Spring Bulbs now

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Believe it or not, now is the time to prepare for the welcome sight of spring flowering bulbs.  Everyone with an interest in growing bulbs is invited to attend “Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs.”  Meetings will be held in each county across the River Valley Extension District: Belleville: Thursday, September 16, 7:00 p.m., Belleville Library Washington: Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m., ... Read More »

SCC Automotive Tech Program To Train Students On Hybrid Vehicle

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When Ken Jefferson pops the hood on the 2009 Toyota Prius that recently was delivered, he sees an engine that looks a lot different from cars and trucks of yesteryear. Jefferson, chair of Southeast Community College’s Automotive Technology program on the Lincoln Campus, is now able to introduce students to hybrid technology, thanks to the purchase of the Prius. “Hybrid ... Read More »

Kling sentenced to probation

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Douglas Kling, Marysville, was convicted in a July jury trial of aggravated escape, burglary and two counts of theft of a vehicle. He appeared Tuesday before District Judge John Weingart for sentencing Despite then county attorney Brian Carroll’s request that Kling be sentenced to 3 years in prison, Weingart sentenced Kling to 24 months of supervised probation with an underlying ... Read More »

Wymore rescue town hall meeting is Thursday

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A town hall meeting to discuss the future of the Wymore rescue squad will be held at the Blue Springs Fire Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday The department closed its doors approximately 2 weeks ago when it was unable to find a physician medical director.  The physician medical director is required by a new contract with Gage County.  The ... Read More »

SCC Welcomes Global UGRAD Fellows

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Three new international students are on the Beatrice Campus of Southeast Community College, thanks to the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia. Enrolled for SCC’s Fall Quarter through Global UGRAD are Tamar Chubabria from Georgia, Parviz Jamalov from Tajikistan and Farid Tuayev from Azerbaijan. Dr. Tom Cardwell, dean of student services at SCC, ... Read More »

KanDrive and 511 provide easy access to travel information

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KanDrive and 511 provide easy access to travel information             Fans traveling to football games this fall can help themselves arrive at stadiums safely and on time for kickoff by using KanDrive, KDOT’s new travel information portal, and the Kansas 511 travel information phone system.             Before you head out, by visiting KanDrive, www.kandrive.org, a one-stop gateway for travel information ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners minutes

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August 30, 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 Board Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, AUGUST 30, 2010             The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 30, 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 ... Read More »