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Washington County Commission Minutes, January 18, 2011

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, due to trial matters. Chairman Otott called the meeting ...

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Texting While Driving Warnings Done

The Kansas law banning texting while driving took effect July 1, 2010, but officers could only issue warnings for the first six months. As of Jan. 1, 2011, citations may be written with a minimum fine of $60, plus court costs.

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One Killed, Two Injured in Blue Springs Fire

One person was killed and two injured by a fire in Blue Springs on Monday.  At approximately 8:30 A.M. Gage County Communications dispatched Blue Springs Fire Department to a house fire at 102 West 3rd in Blue Springs.   Upon arrival firefighters found Wes O’Keefe, age 47 of 102 West 3rd, Blue Springs, outside the structure suffering from burns.  O’Keefe told ...

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Washington County Sheriff’s Report

On 010811 officers were dispatched to 38 South Center, Barnes for a report of Domestic Battery.  No arrests were made.   On 011311 in the 400 block of Quivira Road.  John Holle, Linn driving a 2003 Ford Truck was northbound and could not get stopped in time and struck a 1989 Ford Truck driven by Loren Bott, Linn.  No injuries ...

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Complete TVL Tournament Results – Monday Jan. 17

Monday, January 17 – Twin Valley League Tournament Results Girls #1 Washington Co. 76, #8 Wetmore 45 F #3 Baileyville B&B 60, #6 Centralia 42 F #4 Valley Heights 52, #5 Frankfort 42 F #2 Hanover 46, #7 Onaga 37 F Boys #4 Centralia 61, #5 Onaga 51 F #1 Washington Co. 67, #8 Blue Valley 39 F #3 Baileyville ...

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MARYSVILLE USD #364 Regular Board Meeting Highlights January 12, 2011

• Accepted the following donations: o Received $351.04 from Tom Knott for paint for the “M” on the football field. o Received $6,000 from Guise-Weber Foundation, Inc. and $2,000 from R.L. or Elsa Helvering Trust for the WIA program. o Received $500 from the Winifred Johnson Charitable Trust for the WIA program. o Received $125 from John McNish (Bolton & ...

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Woman Injured in Nemaha County Crash

A Morrill woman was injured Monday on Highway 36 east of K63 when she lost control of her vehicle and went into a ditch.  Karri Wendler, age 20, of Morrill was travelling West on Highway 36 when she tried to pull onto the side of the road, lost control and slid into the ditch striking the brush pile.  According to ...

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Nemaha County Board Willing to Help Centralia Re-establish EMS Service

The board phoned and spoke to Brent Teeter with Seneca EMS concerning ambulance services in Nemaha County.  Commissioners let Mr. Teeter know that if the City of Centralia was able to reinstate their ambulance service, the county would subsidize the program in the amount of $1,000.00 per month as they had done in the past.  Commissioners also stated that they ...

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One Injured in K9 Accident

In a follow-up to an accident we reported on Thursday.  Nebraska State Patrol reports that they responded to an injury accident on Tuesday evening at 9:50 on K9 2.6 miles South of Palmer, Kansas.  According to the report Roger K. Mikels of Miltonvale, Kansas was driving Northbound on K9 when the passenger side wheel dropped off the pavement.  Mikels overcorrected ...

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Fire Damages Odell Home

A house fire in Odell caused extensive damage to a home on Thursday evening.  Odell, Diller and Beatrice Firefighters responded to a blaze at a house owned by Jake Rutti just after 5 p.m.  The home is located on Highway 8 and Highway 112 west of Odell. Rutti reported that he was sealing cracks with foam when the foam caught ...

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