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ESFI Cautions Consumers About Electrical Hazards

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Arlington, VA – In the aftermath of severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and flash floods, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is encouraging consumers to be aware of the potential dangers that result when water comes in contact with electricity. “As families begin to clean up following a flood or storm, it is important to remember that there ... Read More »

Kansas Soldier Honored With Flag Lowering

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Governor Mark Parkinson is directing flags to be flown at half staff Tuesday. The request is to honor Sgt. Ralph Mena of Hutchinson. Sgt. Mena died in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi freedom on May 3rd, 2010. You are asked to keep flags at half staff from sun-up to sun-down. Read More »

Award Program Helps Marshall County Non-Profits

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Kansas farmers have the opportunity to win awards to help community non-profit organizations that are dear to their hearts. The awards are available through Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities ProjectSM, a new program being offered in select counties in California, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and South Dakota. Through the program, farmers can enter to win the ... Read More »

KHP Offers Motorcycle Safety Tips As We Enter Summer

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With the warmer temperatures and summer right around the corner, Kansans may have noticed more motorcycles on the roads. As a precursor to what is normally the beginning of the riding season, federal, state, and local organizations are recognizing the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. “Too many motorcycle riders have been injured or killed on the state’s roadways, the past few years,” ... Read More »

Website Launched To Commemorate Kansas’ 150th Birthday

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TOPEKA, KS—January 29, 2011, marks 150 years of statehood for Kansas. The Kansas 150 Advisory Committee launched a website today for communities across Kansas to become involved. The website, ks150.org, is a portal to events, programs, resources, and agencies that commemorate the anniversary of statehood. “We believe the KS150.org website will be the key to success for the Kansas sesquicentennial ... Read More »

Auditions: Large Cast Needed to Present Rock and Roll Musical

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Auditions are approaching for the Marysville Area Community Theatre’s production of Bye Bye Birdie. Try-outs will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 25 and 26, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Marysville High School auditorium. The musical takes place in the late 1950s where teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, ... Read More »

Public Broadcasting Gets Cut

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Proponents of education funding in the state of Kansas are breathing a heavy sigh of relief with the final draft of the 2010 fiscal year budget having been sent to the Governor’s desk minus any other cuts to education. Public television supporters are not quite so thrilled because the new budget cuts $900,000 to the state’s public broadcasters, more than ... Read More »

Area Graduations: times and places

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Graduations for area schools scheduled this weekend include: Saturday at 1:30 p.m., Frankfort High School with 35 graduates Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Diller-Odell High School with 18 graduates Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Axtell High School with 16 graduates Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Centralia High School with 21 graduates Saturday at 6:00 p.m., Southern Wymore High School with 21 graduates Sunday ... Read More »

Marysville City Council discusses tax increase

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The Marysville City Council continued its discussion of an increase to the sales tax to help fund recreational improvements, a new fire station and a decrease in property taxes.  The current sales tax rate is 6.3% and will raise to 7.3 percent July 1st due to a state sales tax increase.  With the proposed increase locally the Marysville sales tax ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

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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 »