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Tractor Theft Reported Near Blue Rapids; Cars Stolen Near Home City

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James E. Campbell of Marysville reported a farm tractor valued at $3,000 was stolen from the 1100 block of Kansas Highway 9 in Blue Rapids sometime in early April. Authorities also received a report that miscellaneous vehicles valued at $5,000 belonging to Darrel D. Roever were stolen April 22 or 23 near Home City at 1817 Limestone Road. Read More »

Arrest Made In Onaga Burglary; Additional Arrests Possible

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An arrest Tuesday in Pottawatomie County was made in connection with an April 24th burglary in Onaga where several firearms were reported stolen. Eighteen-year-old Nathan Bell is in custody on $20,000 bond, as the investigation continues. Additional arrests may be made. Read More »

Pawnee County Commission Looking To Close Road Near Summerfield

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A road on the state line two miles east of Summerfield slated for closure by Pawnee County Commissioners was the topic of discussion during a recent public hearing. Although the road is minimum maintenance, and a quarter mile section of the road is already closed, several area landowners and farmers are in favor of keeping the road open. After an hour long ... Read More »

Prairie Hills Superintendent Resigns

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Prairie Hills USD 113 at a special board meeting accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Orth effective May 1st. No reason was given, and he was appointed Coordinator of Transition Services. Dr. Velora Hanzlick was appointed Interim Superintendent for USD 113. The board also recently accepted the resignation of Gena Fritz, music teacher at Summerfield and Axtell. Read More »

Local Foundation To Hold Match Day Event in May

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On May 6, 2014, the Washington County Community Foundation is participating in Match Madness+, a national day of giving to celebrate the 100th anniversary of community foundations. For one day only, donors can make contributions to any of 11 local charitable endowed funds held at the Foundation and the donation will be matched by a local match pool of $5,000. ... Read More »

Recreational Credit Courses Offered During KSU’s May Intersession

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MANHATTAN — One-credit-hour recreational classes will be offered for the first time during Kansas State University’s May intersession, the short time between standard university semesters when students can complete a class in an accelerated time frame. UFM Community Learning Center coordinates these recreational credit classes as part of Kansas State University Global Campus. UFM is a campus and community education ... Read More »

EHV-1 Case Confirmed In Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Agriculture Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown today reports that a horse in northeast Kansas has been confirmed positive with a wild type of a non-neurotropic case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). The affected horse was euthanized and samples were sent to Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Friday, April 25. Preliminary tests ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes – April 28

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Jarod Smith was present, requesting a water line extension to serve up to twenty homes proposed for development in a new housing subdivision on the north side of U.S. Highway 36 east of the Marysville City Limits. He asked $50,000 – $75,000 for materials only, anticipating he would cover the balance, which could top $200,000. The home sites ... Read More »

Injury Accidents Reported In Gage & Washington Counties

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An injury accident was reported in Gage County Monday afternoon at around 4:20 p.m. Kaleb Fairbanks, 21, of Odell was westbound on PWF Road, and collided with Cory Jenson, 28, of Manhattan who was southbound on 117th Road about six miles southwest of Odell. Jenson was cited for running the stop sign. Both drivers were taken to Beatrice hospital with ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – April 28

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The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 28, 2014 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Dennis Henry and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Janet Linden, and ... Read More »