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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – July 20, 2015

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The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, July 20th, 2015 in the Commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Tim Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, Vice-Chairman, 3rd District Commissioner. Denae Jueneman, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. The next regular ...

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June Kansas Unemployment Report Released

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By Chad Hallack – KD Country 94 News The State unemployment numbers for June can be interpreted different ways depending on your perspective. The Kansas Department of Labor released a report on the June figures that is presented in a positive light in how the unemployment rate in the state increased by just one tenth of a percent from 4.4 to ...

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President Grants Federal Disaster Declaration For Spring Storms

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President Barack Obama signed a federal disaster declaration July 20 ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas of Kansas affected by a series of storms between May 4 and June 21, 2015. “These federal funds will go a long way toward helping these communities with their response and recovery efforts,” said Gov. Sam Brownback, ...

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New Navy Combat Ship To Be Named USS Kansas City

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next Independence variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Kansas City (LCS 22). LCS 22 will be the second commissioned naval ship to bear the name Kansas City. The first was a replenishment oiler (AOE 3) which served a 25-year career and included service during the Vietnam War and ...

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Marshall County Launches New Emergency Alert System; Sign Up Today

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Marysville, Kansas July 16, 2015— Marshall County is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. The Marshall County Emergency Management will begin using Everbridge Resident Alerts to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other ...

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Early Sunday Morning Shooting Leads To Arrest In Westmoreland Incident

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An overnight incident Sunday in Westmoreland resulted in two people being shot. According to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a reported shooting at 110 S. 4th Street at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Travis Conder, 28, who lived at the residence, was arrested without incident. He faces second-degree murder and aggravated battery charges in connection with the ...

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Marysville Eliminated From Transload Shipping Facility Consideration

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Marysville was eliminated for consideration as a site for a Transload Shipping facility proposed by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Economic development leaders had hoped that the communities’ location on the Union Pacific mainline, and the intersection of two U.S. Highways would be a contributing factor. Seven finalist communities were announced, including Abilene, Concordia, El Dorado, Garden City, Great Bend, ...

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Nebraska Man Arrested On Pending Charges Of Felony Theft

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Christopher Day of Endicott, Nebraska was arrested on July 17th in the 2200 block of National Road in Washington County. Day was arrested on pending charges of Felony Theft. He is currently being held at the Washington County Jail.

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Presentation Explores Legacy of African American Baseball Team

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Blue Rapids, Kan. – The Blue Rapids Historical Society will host “The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown,” a presentation and discussion by Phil S. Dixon on July 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Blue Rapids Museum, #36, Public Square. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact Lori Parker at 785-363-7228 for more information. The ...

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Injury Accident Reported Thursday Near Marysville

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An injury accident was reported a mile and half east of Marysville Thursday afternoon, around 3:40 p.m. Kenneth Hilton, 19, of Marysville, apparently failed to stop at U.S. Highway 36 while northbound on 13th Road and collided with a high wheel sprayer driven by Robert Holle, 31, of Marysville. Hilton was transported to Community Memorial Hospital for injuries, Holle was ...

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