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Enrollment deadlines approaching for 2 farm programs

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The Farm Service Agency reminds farmers that the June 1st deadline for enrollment into the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) is rapidly approaching. The deadline is mandatory for all participants and U-S-D-A will not accept any late-file applications. To date, about 73 percent of Kansas producers have enrolled in the ... Read More »

St. Gregory Students Named State Finalists in Siemens ‘We Can Change The World challenge’

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Marysville, Kan. – The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced the middle school (grades 6-8) state finalists of the second annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. St. Gregory Catholic School’s Team “Green Bag Girls,” comprised of sixth graders Rachel Frese, Rachel Heiman, Grace Luebcke and Aubrie Peschel along with mentor Mary ... Read More »

Sales Tax Front and Center

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It’s looking more and more like the state’s estimated $400-million revenue deficit in fiscal year 2010, will be taken care of by a 1% sales tax hike. Rival proposals to increase the sales tax from 5.3% to 6.3% emerged in both the Kansas House and Senate yesterday. Both proposals were drafted by coalitions of Democrats and moderate Republicans. The Senate ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners’ minutes

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May 3, 2010 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; Thomas K. Holle member; 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 Thomas ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, MAY 3, 2010 The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 3, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Chairman Helms called the meeting ... Read More »

Beatrice man killed by tractor

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A rural Beatrice man was found under the wheel of a tractor. Chuck Benash, 55, was pinned underneath the left rear wheel of a tractor south of his home Monday morning.  The Gage County Sheriff’s Office reported Benash was last seen operating the tractor at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday.  Investigators believe Benash got off the tractor for an unknown reason.  ... Read More »

Consolidation voting begins May 5th

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Advance voting for the May 25 special election on the consolidation of Sabetha and the Axtell, Bern, Summerfield school districts begins on Wednesday.  For advance voting in Marshall County residents should visit the County Clerk Sonya Stohs, her office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To obtain a ballot by mail, people can call her ... Read More »

Extension News: Babysitting Workshop Scheduled in Washington

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River Valley Extension is sponsoring a “basics about babysitting” workshop on Tuesday, May 25 at the 1st National Bank meeting room in Washington.  The workshop is geared for youth 12 and older who would like to babysit. We will be using the 4-H/Army Child and Youth Services babysitting curriculum which will cover: *The responsibilities of babysitting; *Skills & techniques related ... Read More »

Time to Get Around to Manhattan Ad Campain Launched

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Now is the time to “get around” and discover all the great things to see and do in Manhattan. Mark your calendars for the second annual Get Around 2it on Thursday, May 6 in Manhattan City Park from 4:30-7:30 p.m. This community festival, sponsored by the Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the Manhattan Parks ... Read More »

Moran’s Staff To Hold Open Office Hours in Marshall County

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MARYSVILLE – Congressman Jerry Moran today announced that a member of his staff will be in Marshall County to hold local office hours from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.  Kelsey Holste, District Representative for the First Congressional District, will be in the Commissioners’ Room in the county courthouse to meet with area residents.  Individuals who wish to voice ... Read More »