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$800 worth of tools stolen in Corning, Kansas

$800 worth of tools were taken from a garage at 868 96th Road in Corning, Kansas.  Sometime Between March 16th and April 16th an unknown person took sockets, wrenches and a motorcycle battery from the garage.   The investigation is ongoing. Read More »

Vehicle stolen in Hanover

Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to 109 East Elm Street in Hanover to take a report regarding the theft of a vehicle.  According to a Washington County Press Release a 2001 GMC truck registered to Midwest Product Hanover was taken from the residence.  The vehicle was recovered later in the evening and the investigation is still pending. Read More »

Washington County Sheriff Department executes search warrant

A Washington man was arrested and charges of theft, forgery and giving a worthless check are pending against Shaw Sandrin of 2349 Bismark Road in Washington.  On Friday a Washington County Deputy was sent to 310 C Street for a report of theft and forgery.  On Saturday Deputies served a search warrant on 2349 Bismark Road.  Sandrin is currently being ... Read More »

Hanover Fire Department responds to three fires in four days.

The Hanover Fire Department remains busy with grass fires.  On Wednesday, April 13th, the Hanover Fire Department responded to Yankee and Spencer Avenue for a fire in the ditch.  Also on the 13th the Hanover Fire Department responded to the railroad tracks near the Washington/Marshall County Lines for a fire in the railroad right of way.  Finally on Saturday the ... Read More »

KDOT reminds drivers of work zone safety

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

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

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)

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

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

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 »