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Washington County Sheriff’s Report

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The following reports were filed with the Washington County Sheriffs Office for the last two weeks. On October 17th at Woodlawn & Crest Street, Washington. A juvenile was cited for Minor In Possession. On October 18th an officer was dispatched to 100 Highway Ave. in Mahaska for a report of criminal damage and theft. Investigation pending. On October 19th Novella ... Read More »

Corps of Engineers Waives Day-Use Fees for Veterans on Veteran’s Day

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. “We began this initiative in 2006 to support and honor the men and women who have served the nation and ... Read More »

Check Lanes and Saturation Patrols Set for Halloween

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The Kansas Highway Patrol is urging motorists and community members to practice caution as Halloween approaches. Caution can be the key to safety as an increasing number of people are out, including pedestrians walking, parents driving their children, and people attending Halloween parties. It is imperative that safety play a role in the fun during the day and evening’s celebrations. ... Read More »

Kansas Prison Officials Consider Tracking Devices

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Kansas prison officials are considering installing tracking equipment in vehicles in corrections vehicles. The move comes after a scandal involving two women recently paroled from the Topeka Correctional Facility who claim a guard transported them in a state vehicle to remote sites near the prison to engage in sexual activity. Governor Mark Parkinson has asked for an independent, nationally regarded ... Read More »

Fire Marshal Encourages You To Check Smoke Detectors Sunday

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The Kansas State Fire Marshal, Dan McLaughlin, is urging all citizens to change your smoke detector battery when you change your clocks back to Standard Time, this year on November 1, 2009. Smoke detectors save lives – but only those that have been properly installed and maintained.  In 2008, forty percent of all home fire deaths resulted from fires in ... Read More »

Marysville Main Street’s president, Tony Duever and the City of Marysville receive Governor’s Awards of Excellence

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The Kansas Department of Commerce announced the winners of the Main Street Awards of Excellence at the annual Kansas Downtown Symposium annual banquet on Thursday, October 22 at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth. The Marysville Main Street Program received two awards, bringing Marysville’s total to twenty eight Governor’s Awards for excellence in various downtown projects and volunteer action. Community ... Read More »

The Eight Wonders of Kansas Customs Announced

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After almost six weeks of voting, the Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs. In alphabetical order: Bringing musicians together: For a decade there’s been a lively jam session at the Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls almost every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Chanting a school fight song: The University of Kansas’s (Lawrence) Rock Chalk Jayhawk ... Read More »

Washington County FFA Chapter Wins National Championships

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The Washington County FFA Chapter had 2 teams compete in the Career Development Events at the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The Agronomy team repeats as National champions this year. Team members and their rankings are: #1 – Trevor #2 – Jake Miller #3 – Ryan Fiser #4 – Chelsie Wilkens The Nursery/Landscape Team is also National Champion this ... Read More »

Washington County Weekly Sheriffs Report

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The following reports were filed with the Washington County Sheriffs Office for the last week. On October 7th in 100 block of East 4th Street Washington. Debra Miller, Washington driving a 1999 Dodge Tk was backing and struck a 1998 Chevy Tk owned by Lonnie Edgar, Washington. No injuries, damage over $1000.00. On October 14 in the 900 block of ... Read More »

Area Director for USDA Rural Development to visit Marysville

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Richard Boyles, Area Director for USDA Rural Development, will visit Marshall County Monday, October 26 to assist communities, businesses and individuals interested in accessing the agency’s programs and available financial assistance, according to George McCune, Director of the Marshall County Economic Development Office. McCune stated that Boyles will meet with the County Commissioners Monday morning to review USDA Rural Development’s ... Read More »