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NFPA study: Nearly all structure fire deaths happen in home fires

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Home fires cause annual average of 2,840 civilian deaths Quincy, Mass. – According to a new study, Home Structure Fires, from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires account for 92 percent of fire deaths that occur in structures. These fires cause an average of 2,840 civilian deaths each year. “This study strongly underscores the need to aggressively work ... Read More »

Realtors Association Endorses Moran

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“Jerry Moran is the right man to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate and we are proud to endorse him.” That statement came this past weekend from Kansas Association of Realtors President Brian Jones. In an Overland Park get-together on Sunday, Jones noted Moran’s work on behalf of property owners and the business community just before handing over his organization’s ... Read More »

Governor Signs Transportation Program Bill

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An $8.2-billion transportation program, that’s what will be created by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson’s stroke of the pen yesterday in a ceremony at a municipal airport hanger in Topeka. The program will rely on revenues from a recently passed sales tax increase. The legislation authorizes up to $1.7-billion in bonds over the program’s 10-year life. The Governor said the measure ... Read More »

KDHE Informational Meeting

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A special meeting will be held in Beloit this evening to help anyone who might have to disturb painted surfaces better understand new regulations in what is called the new Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Tom Langer with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Lead Program will be conducting the Town Hall Meeting which will be held ... Read More »

Marshall County Board minutes

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May 24, 2010 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 ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s report

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On 050710 at the intersection of K 9 and K 148 Ryan Diederich, Greenleaf driving a 2000 Ford stopped at stop sign, then proceeded across intersection striking a 2008 Ford driven by Angela Yungeberg, Barnes. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On 051610 on 18th Road ¼ mile from Osage Road Michael Welch, Haddam driving a ... Read More »

Washington County Board Meeting Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, MAY 24, 2010 The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 24, 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, Brian Carroll, legal counsel, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney ... Read More »

$86.5 Million Transportation Plan Back on Track

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Eighty-four preservation projects totaling $86.5 million that were suspended in March due to budget cuts are back on track thanks to passage of the comprehensive transportation program T-WORKS. The $8.2 billion program was recently passed by the 2010 Kansas Legislature. One major T-WORKS component was highway preservation where $4.6 billion will go toward ensuring every mile of Kansas highway will ... Read More »

Enrollment Continues For SCC Summer Camps In Beatrice

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There’s still time to enroll a child in a series of summer camps at Southeast Community College’s Beatrice Campus. Designed for children ages 6-13, the “Seriously Fun: Summer Camps on Campus” will take place June 14-18 on SCC’s Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road. Kelly Morgan, assistant director of Continuing Education at SCC-Beatrice, said there still were slots available for ... Read More »

CMH Holds Beam Signing Event For Replacement Hospital

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Marysville, KS — Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) reached a major milestone in construction recently when CMH hospital leaders, staff and board members marked its progress with an informal beam signing ceremony Tuesday morning. The final steel beam will be raised into place within the next several weeks. CMH Beam signing ceremonies are typically held to commemorate the placement of the ... Read More »