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Nemaha County Commission Meeting Notes

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday. A preliminary cost estimate for a new fire station at Corning was approved. Kansas Department of Transportation has advised that a bridge replacement project on K-63 north of Seneca is to begin no later than March 1st. Discussion was held concerning the possibility of moving from volunteers to a paid staff ambulance service. No decision ... Read More »

National Weather Service To Host Safety & Information Talks

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Every year, the National Weather Service in Topeka presents severe weather safety and information talks which are open to the general public. Presentations are typically around 90 minutes long, and are given by a meteorologist from our office. The 2014 show will focus on severe storm safety, preparedness, and awareness. Storm structure and accurate identification of important cloud features associated ... Read More »

Marysville USD 364 Announces Finalists for Superintendent Interviews

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Marysville, Kansas – The Marysville USD 364 Board of Education is pleased to announce that they have selected five candidates to interview for their superintendent vacancy. The candidates selected for interviews are: Mike Nulton – Allen, Kansas Adam McDaniel – Atwood, Kansas Carolyn Eide – Whiting, Iowa Leland “Jamie” Rumford – Cheney, Kansas Randy Freeman – Marysville, Kansas Interviews are ... Read More »

Twin Valley League Tournament Information

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Washington County High School is hosting the 2014 Twin Valley League Basketball Tournament Boys Bracket HERE Girls Bracket HERE Games will run ahead of schedule when possible. Seeding is as follows:  Girls Washington Co. 10-0 Valley Heights 8-0 B&B 6-1 Linn 6-2 Axtell 7-3 Centralia 5-3 Doniphan West 4-5 Troy 4-5 Wetmore 3-6 Hanover 3-6 Clifton Clyde 3-6 Onaga 2-6 Frankfort 1-7 ... Read More »

Odell Woman Reports Being Held Hostage

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Investigation into claims by an Odell woman that she was held hostage for nearly eight hours by 8-10 men, including her ex-husband are ongoing, after 43 year old Kelly Cavin was arrested recently on drug possession charges. She reportedly escaped to a neighboring residence in the 100 block of Meyer Street and called 911. When authorities responded, no one was ... Read More »

Blue Springs Fire Leads To Drug Arrests

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Authorities responded to a fire in Blue Springs Friday afternoon at a residence in the 300 block of West Broad Street, shortly before 5 pm. No one was at home at the time, and a search warrant was executed after firefighters observed evidence related to drugs and drug use when they first entered the house. Several items related to drug ... Read More »

Washington County Courthouse Closed Monday; Commission Notes

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. County health administrator Janice Kearn updated prospects on renovating the former Shoens market as a new site for the county health department. Numerous repairs necessary to that existing building would be costly. As a result a ballpark estimate could not be determined, and it was decided that building on a new site may be more ... Read More »

Washington County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Jan. 13

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These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. Prepared by Denae Dimler, County Clerk. The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, January 13, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice ... Read More »

Frankfort Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison Term

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According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grisomm, Monica Smart, 49 of Frankfort pled guilty to one count of mail fraud, and sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. The charges were in connection with a scheme where Smart changed customer mailing addresses and they did not receive premium notices. She also changed the billing cycles, collecting the difference in premium payments ... Read More »

Blue Springs Man Sentenced To Prison

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Brandon L. Immes, 26 of Blue Springs was sentenced last week to four years in prison, on guilty pleas to 12 charges related to 7 cases in Gage County District Court. Eight other charges were dismissed on a plea agreement. A request to serve the time in Gage County, rather than state prison was denied. The several incidents involved were ... Read More »