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Is Wiggins a Serious Candidate for Governor

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Do Kansas Democrats have a candidate who can go the distance with Sam Brownback in next years’ Governor’s race? Political observers in the state are beginning to look at Tom Wiggins who emerged as a candidate last week after appointing a treasurer for a 2010 bid. Wiggins is a former pharmaceutical company executive who returned to Kansas from California early ... Read More »

Effort to Restore Power Nearly Complete

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Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative is reporting that it should complete the effort to restore power to the residents of Republic, Washington and Cloud Counties shortly. Rolling Hills Manager Doug Johnson said, “It’s a very slow process, we have put a lot of poles in the ground and we are moving through a lot of mud.” It has been a week ... Read More »

Christmas Open House at Hollenberg Station

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HANOVER, KS— One of Santa’s first scheduled visits to Washington County will be at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site near Hanover on Saturday, December 5. Plans are in full swing for the annual old-fashioned Christmas open house at the station, a free event. The wood burning stoves will be fired up and kerosene lamps will light the ... Read More »

Extension Programs On Going Green To Be Presented

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On Tuesday, December 1, River Valley Extension FCS Agents Gina Aurand and Patricia Gerhardt will be presenting two programs focused on becoming more environmentally conscious. The first program will be in the River Valley Extension Meeting room in Clay Center (322 Grant Ave.) from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The afternoon program, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., will be in the First National ... Read More »

CMH Breaks Ground on New Hospital Building

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Marysville, KS—Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) ceremonially broke ground on  November 17th for a replacement hospital that will advance the way healthcare is delivered for decades to come. The $17.3 million, 25-bed critical access hospital is one of the largest projects in county history not just in terms of cost, but in terms of social and economic impact.   A groundbreaking photo ... Read More »

Overbeck Funeral Monday

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The funeral for Washington County Sheriff Bill Overbeck will take place this coming Monday at 10:00-AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover. The 58-year old Overbeck died Tuesday at his home in Hanover of an illness. Washington County Undersheriff Traci Hattesohl is serving as interim sheriff until a successor is appointed. It is expected that it will take at ... Read More »

Moran Press Conference

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran spoke at a press conference today in Washington D.C. as a part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing to get the Department of Defense to account for a recent ruling by the World Trade Organization. Moran argues the European Union has illegally subsidized development of Airbus aircraft. Airbus is currently competing with Boeing ... Read More »

Kansas Board of Regents Say Tax

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The higher education system in Kansas has lost $103-million in the current school year which does not end until June 30th. Two members of the Kansas Board of Regents – Dan Lykins and Gary Sherrer, said yesterday that the state needs to consider raising new tax revenues because of its budget problems. The Board of Regents met yesterday with Governor ... Read More »

Stacie Ellenbecker to be Guest for Knowledge @ Noon Program

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“What Is Your “Main Dish” For Dinner?” will be presented by Stacie Ellenbecker, owner of Main Dish, on Tuesday, December 1, at the Marysville City Building. No time to make the main dish for dinner? Having family over for the weekend and don´t want to spend the weekend in the kitchen – but don´t want to eat out every meal. ... Read More »

KHP Participates in Special Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement

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The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign from November 23-29. This Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and is intended to minimize traffic-related injuries and fatalities. The Patrol and other agencies will focus on impaired drivers, child ... Read More »