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Marshall County Commissioners minutes

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June 21, 2010 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; and Thomas K. Holle members; and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda ... Read More »

B & B takes first official step to consolidation

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The B & B USD 451 school board and the Nemaha Valley USD 442 school board each approved a resolution Monday to begin formal consolidation planning. Administration for the schools hope the consolidation question will be ready for a public vote during the November general election. To meet requirements for consolidation for the 2011-2012 school year the resolution for consolidation ... Read More »

Axtell, Bern, Summerfield schools now part of Prairie Hills School District.

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The Axtell and Sabetha school districts, which will be consolidating on July 1st, will officially be known as the Prairie Hills School District #113.  A committee, consisting of school site council members, was appointed to come up with a new name.  According to the administration the mascots and school colors of each school will remain the same at this time. ... Read More »

Beatrice man still missing in Big Blue River

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Beatrice rescue personnel responded to a possible drowning below the West Court Street bridge in Beatrice Wednesday evening. According to witnesses, Eric Pospichal, 23, was swimming near the dam when he was pulled underneath the water by the current. Witnesses said Pospichal was seen one more time and before submerging again. Two women swimming with Pospichal tried to locate but ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission 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 »

Washington County Weekly Sheriffs Report

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On May 27th on K 15 just south of 4th Road Brent Wiese, Linn driving a 1987 Chevrolet swerved to miss a deer striking a guardrail. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On June 9th an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East 7th Street in Washington for the report of criminal damage. Investigation ... Read More »

New Kansas Seat Belt Law

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Starting June 30th, if you are stopped in Kansas for not wearing a safety restraint in the front seat of a vehicle – a new law allows officers to ticket you. What you may not know is that officers as of last Thursday, June 9th, can now stop you as a part of the primary seat belt law and issue ... Read More »

Area Student Earns Kansas 4-H Scholarship

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Nathanael Vogt has been selected to receive the Orsheln’s Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship, an educational award from the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The scholarship was presented at the 4-H Emerald Circle Banquet held June 3 in Manhattan, Kansas. The state 4-H scholarship program is open to 4-H members, and the awards are made on the basis of ... Read More »

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway CEO Makes Donation to BR Museum

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The Blue Rapids Museum “Leaky Roof” committee has received the promise of a matching donation dollar for dollar up to $20,000 from Larry Parsons, BRHS Class of 1958 and Chairman and CEO of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company. Profit from Museum fund raising events will be matched to Mr. Parson’s generous offer. Donations, memorial money and bequests received ... Read More »

KLA Endorses Moran

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As the August primary approaches, Jerry Moran’s U.S. Senate campaign continues to pick up steam garnering more and more important endorsements. The latest comes from the Kansas Livestock Association. The trade organization, which represents about 55-hundred members involved in beef and dairy businesses, says their endorsement is based on Moran’s long history of advocating policies and programs that support Kansas ... Read More »