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Letter for federal aid submitted to President Obama

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 49 counties hit by winter storms in December and early January. The state Adjutant General‘s Department said Friday that Parkinson sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama. Parkinson said in a statement that he‘s hoping to obtain federal aid to help the state and ... Read More »

Alleged drunk driver hits patrol vehicle.

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DATE:  2-13-10             LOCATION:  Hwy 136/SW 89th Rd  TIME:  2100               OFFENSE:  Two vehicle non-injury accident/DUI       CASE:  2010-0619                As a Gage County deputy was conducting a DUI investigation on Highway 136 at approximately SW 89th Road on February 13, 2010, her patrol unit was struck by the suspect’s vehicle.  Sue Glynn, 66 of Lincoln, was in her 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix when ... Read More »

Clay Center woman injured in roll-over accident

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News DATE:  2-14-10            LOCATION:  Hwy 77 and Chestnut Rd  TIME:  1755 hrs               OFFENSE:  One vehicle rollover accident        CASE:  2010-0632                On February 14, 2010, Beatrice Communications received a report of a one vehicle rollover accident on Highway 77 by Chestnut Road.  Teresa Yarrow, 46 of Clay Center, KS was traveling northbound in a 2000 Ford Ranger.  Yarrow lost control of the ... Read More »

Two Home, Kansas women injured in 13 car pileup

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On February 14, 2010 at approximately1200 hours, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Homestead National Monument Park Ranger, Beatrice Fire and Rescue, Beatrice Rural Fire, Plymouth Fire and Rescue, and Dewitt Fire and Rescue responded to multiple accidents involving 13 vehicles on Highway 4 between SW 117th and SW 131st Roads. The initial accident occurred when a 2003 Pontiac Montana driven ... Read More »

Marshall County Rural Fire Department receives grant money

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U.S. Senator Pat Roberts has announced more than $690,000 in thirteen grants to Kansas firefighters to improve homeland security. Of those, Nemaha County Rural Fire District #4 in Bern will receive a nearly $19,000 grant for fire operations and safety. In addition, Marshall County Rural Fire District #9 in Frankfort will receive a more than $15,000 grant for fire operations ... Read More »

It is official – the Lt. Michael Hugh Breeding Memorial Bridge

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The Kansas House of Representatives has approved a bill to name the future Big Blue River bridge near Blue Rapids as the Lt. Michael Hugh Breeding Memorial Bridge. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration. Breeding’s plane was shot down in Vietnam on February 12th, 1970. His body was never recovered. Breeding was a native of Blue Rapids Read More »

Budget issues dominate annual Legislative Forum

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Budget issues dominate annual Legislative Forum By Sarah Kessinger School budget cuts, veterans affairs office closure, Medicaid reductions to nursing homes and other pressing issues came up during Saturday’s Legislative Forum in the Marysville City Building. The forum, which drew about 60 people, gave Rep. Sharon Schwartz, R-Washington, and Sen. Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, who represent Marshall County, a chance to ... Read More »

B&B Board of Education Minutes

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REGULAR MEETING Unified School District #451 Board of Education February 8, 2010 The regular meeting of the U.S.D. #451 Board of Education was called to order Monday, February 8, 2010 by President Dale Sudbeck at 7:30 p.m. Alan Schmitz, Steve Sudbeck, Nick Holthaus, Jim Dalinghaus, John Haug and Martin Haug answered roll call. Also attending were Jerry Turner, Gene Barrett, ... Read More »

Marysville USD 364 Board Minutes

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MARYSVILLE USD #364                                                 Regular Board Meeting Highlights                                                                February 8, 2010 Accepted the following donations: Received $500 from Rotary on May 12, 2009 which was not accepted by the board at that time. Received $1,500 from the Sons of the American Legion for Camp Invention. Received $100 from John and Laura McNish donated to the band department. Received $2,500 ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, FERUARY 8, 2010 The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 8, 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. Absent: Alison Mueller, 1st District ... Read More »