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Vermillion USD 380 Votes To End KNEA Representation

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According to the Topeka Capitol Journal Wednesday, Vermillion USD 380 teachers voted Friday to end collective bargaining representation by the Kansas National Education Association. On a 27-9-1 vote, the district becomes is the second in the state to de certify, joining Deerfield, which made the decision earlier this year. The action allows each Vermillion teacher a vote on who will ... Read More »

Marshall County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Nov. 25

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Robert S. Connell Chairman; Thomas K. Holle member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented ... Read More »

Washington County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Nov. 25

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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, November 25, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice ... Read More »

Home For The Holidays?

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Written By Patricia Gerhardt, DEA – River Valley Extension District While often heard in the media this time of year, the phrase “Home for the Holidays” can bring conflicting messages to the child of divorcing or recently divorced parents. On one hand, he/she is looking forward to the holidays and all the festivities connected to them. On the other hand, ... Read More »

CMH Receives Kansas Trauma Center Designation

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Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). This designation acknowledges that CMH has successfully met state standards of commitment, clinical and equipment resources and staff training for the assessment and treatment of trauma patients. Level IV centers are rural hospitals whose primary ... Read More »

SCC Testing Center Encourages Adults To Finish, Pass GED Before Test Deadlines

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Southeast Community College’s Testing Center has announced that the current version of the General Educational Development test, or GED, will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on Jan. 2, 2014. Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not ... Read More »

Marysville USD 364 News & Notes

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Consultants met Wednesday with student leaders, district employees, and patrons of USD 364 in the search for a new Marysville school superintendent. They had previously met with the school board to establish prioritized criteria for the screening process. Application deadline is December 18, with board review a month later. Timeline is announcing a new hire by early February. The board ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Requests Information

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Grain Belt Express, Clean Line Energy is moving forward with a request for information from wind generators in Kansas regarding their demand for electric transmission capacity, helping define the cost effectiveness and production potential of wind resources in western Kansas. They are proposing a 750 mile direct current transmission line that would deliver wind energy to markets in Missouri, Illinois, ... Read More »

Medicare Phone Scam Reported By Washington County Sheriff’s Office

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is reporting several incidents of phone scams involving Medicare. The caller is asking residents for verification of bank account and other personal information. Anyone receiving such a call is advised to be aware, and not go forward with such a request if you are uncertain who the caller represents. Read More »

Beatrice City Council Meeting Notes

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An option floated by Beatrice City Councilman Ted Fairbanks that would have consolidated police and sheriff departments into a countywide public safety department in Gage County has reportedly stalled. That, following discussion between council members, and county supervisors. They do plan to continue meeting on a regular basis to discuss ideas for more efficient operations. In a related story, elected ... Read More »