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Washington County Commissioners

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

New business coming to Marysville

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A new business with a historical flair will be coming to the West side of Marysville.  Local businessman Dave Lyhane has announced his plans to build a convenience store with historical features and retail space in the location former Dierking Lumber building. Lyhane announced the  8,600-square-foot building will contain a 5,000-square-foot convenience store and 2,600 square feet of retail rental ... Read More »

Cannon Campaign Hits Another Bump in Road

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Well-oiled machine, NOT! The gubernatorial campaign of Salinan Ken Cannon seems more like a bad version of the epic Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, a literary classic the El Saline High School English teacher is probably quite familiar with. The Reform Party Candidate was this week charged in Cloud County District Court for falsely reporting a ... Read More »

Invitation to Join Advisory Council

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North Central Kansas Workforce Solutions was a guest at yesterday’s Solomon Valley Economic Development meeting in Beloit. The organization, which is the parent organization of OCCK in Beloit, is looking for local business owners who can sit on advisory councils in their 9-county service area. NCK Workforce Solutions Employment Consultant Patsy Stockhan says her organization is looking for people who ... Read More »

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 »