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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular 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 by ... Read More »

State Delays Public School Payments Again

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It sounds very familiar… the State of Kansas has delayed some of its monthly aid payments to public schools. The delinquent March payment makes it the 6th consecutive month all or some of the state payment had been delayed. This time, about half the monthly payments due to the 293 public school districts in Kansas, have been postponed. This morning ... Read More »

Heights Student Hits First Hole-in-One At Waterville Course

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By Megan Wanamaker – Valley Heights High School Cell phones aren’t usually allowed during golf practice but on March 30th Tim Laughlin called Tanner Whiting with some amazing news. Golfing on hole 8 with a par 4, Whiting started and ended with a wonderful drive. Laughlin, Donovan Bradley, and Nathan Ramsay, who had been finishing up the hole 8, were ... Read More »

Six SCC Students Among 29 Honored During PTK Event

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Six students from Southeast Community College were among 29 honored Wednesday during the annual Phi Theta Kappa All-Nebraska Academic Team ceremony and luncheon held in Lincoln. Coca-Cola is a new sponsor of the team, in conjunction with PTK. Students selected are members of the 2010 Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team. Andy Connell of Marysville, Kan. (Land Surveying/Civil Engineering); Angela ... Read More »

Bird watchers flock to Kansas for unique opportunity

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  Manhattan , The Little AppleÒ                                                        Convention and Visitors Bureau Bird watchers flock to Kansas for unique opportunity WAKEFIELD , Kan. – When Spring arrives in Kansas , hundreds of migrating bird species will return to Kansas . The arrival of large numbers of birds on the Kansas landscape will also attract bird watchers from across the country. Many of ... Read More »

KDOT celebrates 20 yrs of volunteer road clean-up

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Kansas benefits from 20 years of AAH program More than 31,000 bags of trash – that’s just an average of what Adopt-A-Highway groups in Kansas remove from along roadways each year. This number is a rough estimate by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), that sponsors the program, taking the number of groups and multiplying them by an average of ... Read More »

Hanover Linn Barnes Schools discuss cost saving ideas

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USD 223 Community Budget Meetings   Approximately One hundred sixty people attended the USD 223 community meetings held on March 29th & 30th in Linn and Hanover.  After hearing the possible reductions in state funding for the 2010-2011 school year, community members worked in small groups to brainstorm cost saving ideas for the district. As Superintendent of Schools, I was ... Read More »

Bird watchers flock to Kansas for unique opportunity

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WAKEFIELD , Kan. – When Spring arrives in Kansas , hundreds of migrating bird species will return to Kansas . The arrival of large numbers of birds on the Kansas landscape will also attract bird watchers from across the country. Many of those outdoors enthusiasts will come for the Kansas Birding Festival, which will be held in Wakefield on Friday, ... Read More »

Nemaha Valley Board to discuss consolidation

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The USD 442 Nemaha Valley, Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the main gym of Nemaha Valley High School.  This is a meeting with the public invited.  School consolidation issues will be the focus of the meeting with several presentations tentatively scheduled for the agenda.  The Presentations will include: ... Read More »

Kansas and Nebraska reach agreement on drivers of farm vehicles

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Kansas and Nebraska have agreed to allow persons to operate farm equipment in either state without a CDL.  Under the terms of the agreement a persons from Kansas or Nebraska who has a valid driver’s license may operate a farm vehicle subject to the traffic laws of each state.  Driver’s must be 18 years of age, be operating a vehicle ... Read More »