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Chamber of Commerce Honors Moran

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran with the Spirit of Enterprise Award this week. The U.S. Senate hopeful was honored for his pro-business record during the first session of the 111th Congress. Thomas J. Donohue – President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber said of Moran, “The Chamber applauds Representative Moran for supporting the private sector ... Read More »

USD 223 makes budget cuts

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223 Barnes, Hanover and Linn School Board met on Monday.  The purpose of the meeting was to address budget concerns and make decisions concerning the 2010-2011 School Budget.  Rick Simoncic, District Superintendent reported that no teaching staff cuts were made.  There was a reduction in hours for some of the classified staff.  The Board did approve instituting a “Pay to ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes

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Marysville City Council met on Monday.  The council discussed the airport runway project and approved a bid from ME Collins for 1 million three hundred twenty-three thousand dollars for the addition of a taxiway.  The approval is subject to the FFA approval and funds becoming available.  The council also discussed the addition of a sidewalk on South 11 road to ... Read More »

Kansas Agricultural Statistics, Cattle & Hay Numbers

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Information concerning 2009 statewide hay estimates and 2010 cattle estimates was released this week by Kansas Agricultural Statistics. Kansas alfalfa production totaled 3.66-million tons in 2009 – a 27% increase above 2008 production. The cattle numbers statewide in 2010 are down about 5% from the previous year. As of January 1st, cattle and calves held on Kansas farms and ranches ... Read More »

CRP General Signup

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The Farm Service Agency is reporting that a general signup is anticipated in late summer in the 2010 Conservation Reserve Program. Consequently, producers with expiring CRP contracts may want to apply for the General Signup to determine whether the existing CRP can be re-enrolled. The FSA is also reporting that producers are inquiring about early land preparation on CRP ground ... Read More »

Attempted suicide at Gage county detention center

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On April 26, 2010, staff members of the Gage County Detention Center found inmate Joshua Lopez, a 27-year-old Beatrice resident, attempting to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell.  Lopez had been arrested a short time earlier by the Beatrice Police Department for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and for several outstanding warrants.  During the booking ... Read More »

Public meetings scheduled to discuss Axtell-Sabetha consolidation

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Two community information meetings have been set on the consolidation agreement between the Axtell and Sabetha School Districts. They will be Tuesday, May 11th at the Sabetha Middle School and Wednesday, May 12th at the St. James Church Hall in Wetmore. Both meetings will be at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. The Kansas State Board of Education ... Read More »

Vehicle rollover sends DeWitt man to hospital

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On April 25, 2010 at approximately 1836 hours, Beatrice Communications received a report of a one vehicle rollover injury accident.  Michael Hinrichs, 21 of DeWitt was traveling northbound on North Blueridge Drive in a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Hinrichs moved towards the shoulder of the road as he was meeting a southbound vehicle.  Hinrichs subsequently lost control of the vehicle.  The ... Read More »

5 injured in Jefferson County Accident

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A two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County sent five people to the hospital shortly after noon on Friday.  At approximately 12:19 p.m., Jefferson County Communications was alerted to a crash at the intersection of 573 Avenue and the PWF Road.  According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a car driven by Shelby James, 17, of Endicott, was northbound on 573 Avenue ... Read More »

Beatrice man attempts suicide while in jail

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A Beatrice resident attempted to commit suicide in the Gage County Jail on Monday.  Staff members of the Gage County Detention Center found inmate Joshua Lopez, a 27-year-old Beatrice resident, attempting to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell.  Lopez had been arrested a short time earlier by the Beatrice Police Department for Possession of a Firearm by a ... Read More »