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Blue Rapids Resident Wins $20,000 Lotto Prize

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TOPEKA, KAN. – A Blue Rapids resident, Melvin Merrill, has “dug up” a $20,000 top prize, playing a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket. Merrill, who works inside a gypsum mine in Blue Rapids, won the top prize by revealing all ten words on his ticket. “I take care of my mom, who is elderly, and she enjoys playing Bonus ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Museum Chosen For Learning Project

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Mid-America Arts Alliance, a regional arts organization serving cultural organizations in its member states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas has selected the Blue Rapids Museum of Blue Rapids, Kansas as one of 17 Kansas museums to participate in the Hands-on Experiential Learning Project (HELP). HELP provides museums with on-site affordable learning opportunities that further skills in areas ... Read More »

Budget Cuts dominate school board discussions

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The Pony Express Learning Center at Marysville High School will close on May 14th unless support is found on the local level. David Walters, Director of Alternative Education informed the Marysville School Board on Monday that the Center will close unless it is kept open on a local level. Linda Prior, Pony Express Learning Center instructor also requested the school ... Read More »

Marysville School Board Meeting Minutes (4/12)

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The Marysville USD #364 Board of Education met in regular session on April 12th. The following is a highlight of actions taken by the Board of Education. • FBLA students Stephanie Martin and Gabby Mathy (team member David Glowacki was unable to attend) gave a digital video production presentation on Store Security. FBLA students Kelsey Koerperich, Morgan Reinhart, and Taylor ... Read More »

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

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If you didn’t know, this week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, a week designated to honor those who perform dispatching duties for law enforcement. The Kansas Highway Patrol reminds us, when a member of the public or an officer needs help during an emergency, dispatchers become their lifeline, ensuring that the appropriate assistance is contacted and en route to ... Read More »

Washington County Board Minutes (4/12)

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The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 12, 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 to order with prayer. The ... Read More »

Diller man arrested after leaving scene of accident

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DATE: April 13, 2010 at approximately 2130 hours       LOCATION: PWF near SW 89th Road   OFFENSE: Single vehicle accident        CASE: 2010-1544                 On April 13, 2010, Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident on the PWF near SW 89th road.  A passerby observed the vehicle with no one inside of it and had blood on the interior of the ... Read More »

13 year old killed in Gage County accident

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DATE: April 13th, 2010 at 1840 hours        LOCATION: Gage Road approximately ¼ mile east of Southwest 142nd   OFFENSE: Single vehicle rollover fatality accident        CASE: 2010-1542                 On April 13, 2010 at approximately 1840 hours, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover fatality accident on the Gage County line approximately ¼ mile east of Southwest 142nd Road.  ... Read More »

Better Business Bureau warns of new email scam

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Better Business Bureau of Kansas is warning businesses to beware of a new malicious e-mail that pretends to be from the BBB about a complaint filed against the company. The e-mail first came to BBB’s attention on Monday. Several businesses across the US – including law firms, advertising agencies and architecture firms – have reported receiving a suspicious e-mail from ... Read More »

Axtell/Sabetha School Consolidation Wins State Approval

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The unification of USD 488 Axtell, Bern, Summerfield and USD 441 Sabetha-Wetmore school districts came one step closer to fulfillment on Wednesday when the Kansas State Board of Education easily approved the request at their regular meeting in Topeka. Superintendents at both districts said plans to consolidate began several years ago, but the recent economic downturn and cuts in state ... Read More »