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USD 115 Chooses Name

A name has been chosen for new school district to be formed by the consolidation of the Nemaha Valley and B & B school districts, effective July 1st. The interim USD 115 Board of Education voted Monday evening to name the new district the Nemaha Central School District. The District combines the Nemaha Valley School District and the B&B Baileyville ...

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Full House Set to Act on Tuition Bill

The Kansas House of Representatives will take final action tomorrow on a bill that would repeal a state law allowing some illegal immigrants in Kansas to pay in-state tuition at public universities and colleges. The House passed the controversial bill 69-49 on an unrecorded vote today. Ever since the law was enacted in 2004, critics have argued it encourages illegal ...

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Marysville Man Injured in Police Chase

A Marysville Man was injured in a police chase on Saturday evening. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Riley County Police were chasing a pickup driven by 31-year-old Jason Fisher of Marysville in the 1300 Block of Walnut Creek Road, 1.7 miles from K-77. Fisher lost control of the pickup and the pickup went into the south ditch where it ...

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Prisoner At-Large After Escaping From Richardson County Sheriff’s Department a Second Time

An inmate escaped from the Richardson County Jail in Falls City, NE early Sunday and is still at large. 26-year-old Michael Ray Thompson escaped about 2:30 a.m. Thompson then overpowered the female jailer and handcuffed her to the bars. Thompson took the jailers cell phone, but didn’t take any money or car keys from her purse. It’s the second time ...

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Tiemeyer Wins Washington County Spelling Bee

Washington County eighth grader Andrew Tiemeyer won the Washington county spelling bee. Second was Linn eighth grader Kendra Bargman and in third, Heather Hillert, Washington County eighth grader. Tiemeyer and Bargman qualified for the state spelling bee.

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Washington County Hospital Open to Visitors

The Washington County Hospital is again open to the visiting public. The hospital was closed to visitors temporarily because of a gastric flu outbreak.

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Randolph Resident Wins 5,000 Bucks – Now Trying for Truck

TOPEKA, KAN. – According to Melody Pfaff, she enjoys playing Bonus Crossword instant scratch tickets and scratch tickets that have a second-chance drawing. Last month, when she saw the $5 Truck & Bucks game, she decided to purchase four tickets. On the very last ticket she scratched, the Randolph resident revealed a $5,000 cash prize. “I took my tickets home ...

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Anhydrous Ammonia Leaks Causes Evacuation in Home, Kansas

An anhydrous ammonia leak from a portable 1,000-gallon fertilizer tank caused evacuation of approximately 20 homes in Home City Wednesday afternoon. A Sheriff’s report revealed a valve broke on a portable tank behind Lewis Seed and Fertilizer. Employees from Lewis Seed called 9-1-1. According to William Schwindamann, Marshall County Emergency Management Director, the tank was being worked on when the ...

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Marshall County Fire Trucks Respond to a Call of a Vehicle on Fire

Marshall County Fire Chief Dave Richardson reported that fire units responded to 1010 North Street in Marysville for a report of a car on fire.  Upon arrival they located a small fire in the engine compartment of an SUV.  The fire was caused by leaves next to a heater core.  Chief Richardson reported the damage to the car was minimal.

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Basketball Tournament to Benefit Two Local Families

The annual Baileyville Benefit Basketball Tournament will be held this weekend at the B & B High School gym. Proceeds from this year’s event will be shared by the family of the late Bob Hasenkamp, and Owners of the Total Look Travis and April Kramer which was destroyed by fire last December. Basketball games begin Saturday morning at 9 o’clock ...

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