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Centralia Lake is open – sort of

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Centralia Lake is open for boating and fishing.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the blue-green-algae continues to be detected at the lake, but the levels are improving.  The KDHE warning has been downgraded to an advisory which allows boating and fishing.  Contact with the water is discouraged for people and pets. Read More »

Who did it? Multi-million dollar tax-exemption

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In a follow-up to last week’s story about the Keystone Pipeline:  a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline under construction in Kansas. Six counties are arguing that they will lose millions of dollars in property taxes because Kansas lawmakers gave the project a 10-year tax exemption.  Six affected counties:  Washington, Cowley, Marion, Dickinson, Butler, and Clay have hired an attorney to see if ... Read More »

Senator Taddiken’s Email

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Jeff,  Thanks for the e-mail. I supported the pipeline exemption when it was before the Senate a few years back.  It did not come to the Senate through the normal committee process but rather on the floor of the Senate as a motion to concur to House changes to a Senate bill. It was part of a comprehensive energy package ... Read More »

The Singing Cowboy Coming To The Kloppenberg Center

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Richard Schmidt, known as the singing cowboy of Southeast Nebraska, frequently entertains residents of nursing homes and care centers, including Hanover Hospital. In September he will be appearing at the Hanover Kloppenberg Senior Center for songs and fun. Richard says he “twangs his guitar and tries his best to recreate the old cowboy singers of yester-year, sometimes succeeding.” The program ... Read More »

Explosion and fire destroy garage

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An explosion was heard in central Marysville at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday.  According to Emergency Management Director Bill Schwindamann a garage at 1002 Calhoun was a total loss after an explosion and fire swept through the structure.  The garage was owned by Chuck Wells.  A vehicle in the garage was also a total loss.  Three fire trucks and 25 ... Read More »

ATV accident sends two to hospital

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Two people were injured in an ATV accident on Sunday afternoon.  The Department also investigated an injury accident Sunday afternoon involving an all-terrain vehicle.  Nemaha County Sheriff’s office reports 20-year-old Prince Shaw of Bern drove an ATV through a waterway on private property when he struck a ditch, causing the ATV to roll over.  Shaw and a passenger were injured.  ... Read More »

Three Wymore men arrested for burglary

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DATE: July 27th 2010 @ 0700       LOCATION: 33094 S. 51st Road OFFENSE: Burglary         CASE: 2010-3426                On Tuesday July 27th 2010, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary and theft that had taken place at the property owned by Elroy Ideus.  Mr. Ideus advised that someone had entered the house and outbuilding and stole numerous items ... Read More »

Police seeking information on missing girl

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GREAT BEND — Local and state law enforcement agencies are looking for a central Kansas teenager missing since late Saturday. Fourteen-year-old Alicia Debolt, of Great Bend, is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 118 pounds. In a news release, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is advising Tuesday afternoon an unidentified body had been discovered on the outskirts of Great ... Read More »

Marysville City Council highlights

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Marysville City Council approved and agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for work at the Marysville Airport.  The total project cost will be 1,591,600 dollars with the city share being 79,580 dollars.  The city is pursuing action that will recover 91,000 dollars of the cost. A pedestrian and bicycle path is in the final stages of planning.  The path will ... Read More »

USDA declares Marshall County primary disaster area

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U.S. Senator Pat Roberts announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture that Marshall County had be designated as a primary natural disaster area.  The designation was the result of damage sustained during severe weather that occurred from May 6-June 20. Nemaha and Pottawatomie counties were among 25 counties designated as contiguous disaster counties. The USDA designation make will make ... Read More »