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KDOT reminds drivers of work zone safety

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The Kansas Department of Transportation brought attention to the hazards at road work zones Tuesday. The event was part of the National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, a program aimed at making drivers more cautious when driving near construction sites. Last year, five people were killed and 490 were injured in work zone crashes here in Kansas. KDOT has also ... Read More »

KDOT: Too Many Close Calls In Highway Work Zones

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Close calls happen all too often in highway work zones. “A lady was coming through our work zone on I-70 and she was wiping out all our traffic cones,” said Tony Trower, Highway Maintenance Supervisor in Topeka. “When I got her stopped, she was just 10 feet away from going around the equipment where our employees were working.” Trower has ... Read More »

SCC Enrollment Continues To Climb

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Members of Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors received another positive enrollment report during Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting on the Lincoln Campus. Dr. Jack Huck, SCC president, presented the Board with a clear picture of SCC’s enrollment for each of the first three quarters, as well as a snapshot of preliminary numbers for the current Spring Quarter, the last in ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Minutes (4/19)

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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 »

Blue Rapids Resident Wins $20,000 Lotto Prize

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TOPEKA, KAN. – A Blue Rapids resident, Melvin Merrill, has “dug up” a $20,000 top prize, playing a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket. Merrill, who works inside a gypsum mine in Blue Rapids, won the top prize by revealing all ten words on his ticket. “I take care of my mom, who is elderly, and she enjoys playing Bonus ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Museum Chosen For Learning Project

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Mid-America Arts Alliance, a regional arts organization serving cultural organizations in its member states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas has selected the Blue Rapids Museum of Blue Rapids, Kansas as one of 17 Kansas museums to participate in the Hands-on Experiential Learning Project (HELP). HELP provides museums with on-site affordable learning opportunities that further skills in areas ... Read More »

Budget Cuts dominate school board discussions

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The Pony Express Learning Center at Marysville High School will close on May 14th unless support is found on the local level. David Walters, Director of Alternative Education informed the Marysville School Board on Monday that the Center will close unless it is kept open on a local level. Linda Prior, Pony Express Learning Center instructor also requested the school ... Read More »

Marysville School Board Meeting Minutes (4/12)

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The Marysville USD #364 Board of Education met in regular session on April 12th. The following is a highlight of actions taken by the Board of Education. • FBLA students Stephanie Martin and Gabby Mathy (team member David Glowacki was unable to attend) gave a digital video production presentation on Store Security. FBLA students Kelsey Koerperich, Morgan Reinhart, and Taylor ... Read More »

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

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If you didn’t know, this week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, a week designated to honor those who perform dispatching duties for law enforcement. The Kansas Highway Patrol reminds us, when a member of the public or an officer needs help during an emergency, dispatchers become their lifeline, ensuring that the appropriate assistance is contacted and en route to ... Read More »

Washington County Board Minutes (4/12)

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The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 12, 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 to order with prayer. The ... Read More »