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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – April 7

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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, April 7, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice ... Read More »

Area Counties Ranked In Health Ratings

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Nemaha County was second only to Johnson County in overall health in the state of Kansas, according to the recently released County Health Rankings, which put Washington County 27th, and Marshall 28th. That is designed to represent the overall health of the residents, and is based on four measures including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment ... Read More »

Former KNDY Employee & Partyline Host Jeff Jacques Passes Away

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A long time friend of KNDY, and former host of The Partyline, Jeff Jacques, passed away Sunday at his home in Marysville. He was 51 years old. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the First Christian Church in Marysville. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to service time. Burial will be ... Read More »

Fatality Accident Reported Near Onaga Sunday

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One man is dead and another is injured in a head-on accident Sunday near Onaga. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred on Kansas Highway 16 one mile east of Lincoln Road. Names haven’t been released in relation to the accident, but multiple people were taken to the Onaga Hospital. The Onaga Fire Department, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office ... Read More »

Beatrice Residence Destroyed By Fire Sunday

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A fire Sunday morning destroyed a Beatrice residence at 1714 East Court Street. Firemen responded to a call around 11 am, a female occupant of the home escaped without injury. Authorities believe that a faulty electrical fixture may have caused the blaze. Read More »

Summit On Agriculture & Broadband Planned For April 14th

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Wednesday is the registration deadline for an upcoming summit on Agriculture and Broadband, hosted by Blue Valley Telecommunications. The event is planned Monday, April 14, 10-2 at the Blue Valley office in Home City. United States Senator Pat Roberts is to address the importance of agriculture and broadband collaboration. Guest speaker topics will include K-State Beef Cattle and Extension Specialists, ... Read More »

“Messiah” To Be Performed this Weekend; Groups Work Together to Present The Messiah Project

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The sounds of George Frederic Handel’s most famous work, “Messiah,” will fill the Marysville High School auditorium this weekend as the Marshall County Community Choir takes the stage. Four guest soloists and a small chamber orchestra from Kansas State University will join the nearly fifty-member choir to perform selections from this sacred oratorio. Performances are 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12, ... Read More »

Marysville UP Depot Featured On Kansas First News Television Program

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Kansas First News, the televisions stations of KSNT 27, KTKA 49 and KTMJ 43 in Topeka did a feature story on the Union Pacific Depot in Marysville. The video can be seen above, and the story can be read on their website at http://kansasfirstnews.com/2014/04/01/marysville-group-working-to-preserve-the-union-pacific-depot/ Read More »

USD 113 To Close Summerfield School; Sell Properties

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USD 113 Prairie Hills School District continues to explore options for budget reductions. At the March 10 meeting, a unanimous vote to close the Summerfield School, with students to attend Axtell was approved. This year Summerfield hosts Pre-K through 4th grade, with Axtell hosting 5th – 12th grades. Relocation of the Summerfield students has been discussed for a number of ... Read More »

Post Office Hours Adjusted In Beattie & Washington County

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Postal officials last week hosted a public meeting in Beattie proposing a reduction of 12.5 hours each week in office hours. New hours proposed will be Monday – Friday 8:30 – 12:30, and Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30. The meeting followed surveys mailed to patrons. Only 82 of 207 surveys were returned, with a majority preferring adjusted hours, versus options of ... Read More »