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SCC Plans Events in Celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week

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Southeast Community College’s Entrepreneurship Center has several activities, all free and open to the public, scheduled in celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week. The weeklong celebration takes place Feb. 21-27. Tim Mittan, director of SCC’s Center, said all of this year’s events are free to the public. “It’s important to provide services during this week that people could use without having ... Read More »

M-ACT To Present “Retro Prom” February 20th

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The Marysville Area Community Theatre will host a “Retro Prom” on Saturday, February 20, starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Marysville.  The dance, which is a fundraiser for the theatre, will feature songs from the 50s through the 90s played by a DJ from Manhattan.  Light refreshments will be served; a cash bar will be available.  “We’re inviting ... Read More »

Westar rate increase approved

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas regulators have approved a $17 million rate increase for the state‘s largest electric company. The Kansas Corporation Commission said Thursday that residential customers of Westar Energy Inc. should see an average increase of $1 in their monthly bills, or 1.3 percent. The increase is expected to take effect within a month. The additional revenues will cover ... Read More »

Kansas House hears testimony on naming US 77 bridge near Blue Rapids

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A Kansas House committee this week heard testimony in support of a bill naming a bridge in Marshall County in memory of a young Blue Rapids man killed in Vietnam. Representative Sharon Schwartz, a Washington Republican, says she testified before the House Taxation Committee in support of a bill that would name the bridge on U.S. 77 east of Blue ... Read More »

New housing project will start by July 1

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By Julie Perry Construction on 12 duplexes and a community building will start by July 1 for low-income housing in Marysville. Tax credits in an annual amount of $441,959 were approved for the Excel Development group’s project on Jan. 4 by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. Development director Bill Caton, Auburn, notified City Administrator Rick Shain that the project had ... Read More »

New economic development effort considered

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By Katelynn Hasler The Marshall County commissioners and the Marysville City Council both gave their approval Monday for the establishment of a steering committee that will examine the potential for a joint economic development effort. County economic development director George McCune presented a plan for a new system of economic development to the commissioners in their Monday meeting. The system ... Read More »

Local Fire Departments Receive Grant Money

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WASHINGTON , DC– U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today announced over $1.24 million in twenty-one grants were awarded to Kansas firefighters to improve homeland security. Senator Roberts said, “I am pleased to announce these funds, which are vital to improve firefighting efforts and first responder needs in rural Kansas . It’s imperative to support our local fire departments.” St. Mary’s Fire ... Read More »

Summerfield Man Injured in Accident

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On Friday, January 22nd, A Summerfield man was injured in an accident near the intersection of Highway 77 and Highway 8 in Nebraska. Shortly after 5:00 A.M,. Roger Gilbertson, age 35, of Summerfield was turning north onto Highway 77 when he reportedly began fishtailing on ice. The rear of Gilbertson’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck a car driven ... Read More »

Washington County Businesses become Victims of Crime.

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several reports of damage to property, thefts and burglaries that occurred over a short time period.  On Saturday an officer was dispatched to 119 6th Street in Greenleaf for the report of a theft.  On Sunday a deputy called to the intersection of US 36 & K 15, where the Korner Café reported ... Read More »

Emergency Route between Manhattan and area hospitals being discussed

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Representative Sharon Schwartz spoke with the Kansas Transportation Secretary Miller before the transportation committee and asked her if an emergency route could be designated between the hospitals in Marshall and Washington Counties to Manhattan. Representative Schwartz would like KDOT to establish an emergency route that will make those roads a priority for road crews when it comes to clearing them. ... Read More »