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Washington County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Dec. 9

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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, December 9, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gary Ouellette, ... Read More »

SCC Board Of Governors Selects Paul Illich To Be Its Next President

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Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors has selected Dr. Paul Illich to be its next president, effective July 1, 2014. Illich, the vice president for research, planning and information technology at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, was selected by a unanimous vote of the Board to become the school’s next president during a special meeting Friday afternoon in Lincoln. ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Library Closer To Expansion Funding Goal

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A grant and loan from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced recently brings an expansion project at the Blue Rapids Public Library to nearly 90% funding for the $241,000 effort. Adding an additional 700 square feet to the original 1895 structure would nearly double the libraries current size. The added space would serve books and technology, along ... Read More »

Meeting Explaining The Kansas Open Meetings Act Scheduled

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Area county commissioners, school board, and city council members have been invited to a meeting Tuesday evening in Marysville to learn more regarding the state open meeting law. Any elected official and the public are welcome. Kim Winn, Director of the Kansas League of Municipalities will present details on the Kansas Open Meetings Act, and Kansas Open Records Law. The ... Read More »

KNDY Featured In Marysville Advocate Article Celebrating 25 Years of Dierking Communications

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KNDY radio is featured in the Marysville Advocate this week celebrating the 25 year history of Dierking Communications ownership of the station. Dierking communications this fall marked 25 years operating the marysville stations. You can read the full article written by JoAnn Shum online via the Marysville Advocate website. http://marysvilleonline.net/articles/2013/12/05/news/features/doc529e700ab2bde301699050.txt Read More »

Westar Energy Alerts Customers About Fraudulent Calls

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Topeka, Kan., Dec. 4, 2013 — Westar Energy reminds customers to be on the alert for fraudulent callers claiming to be Westar Energy employees. Several customers have contacted Westar Energy’s Customer Relations Center after receiving suspicious calls. In most cases, the caller claims to be a Westar Energy customer service representative and tries to get the customer to provide credit ... Read More »

Three Arrested In Oklahoma In Connection With Barneston Incident

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An incident early Friday morning at Barneston ended with arrests in Oklahoma. Authorities had received a call shortly after 3 am from a man who had apparently met three men in Lincoln at the Peoples Mission. He offered to pay for a ride to Barneston, where they beat the man, 55 year old Robert Kleinjan of Lincoln, and threatened to ... Read More »

Meeting In Wetmore Discusses ‘Kansas Whiteway’ Byway

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A meeting was to be held Tuesday in Wetmore with Kansas Department of Transportation representatives, and area legislators to answer questions regarding the steps needed to create a byway for the Kansas Whiteway, along highway 9, which paralleled the Central Branch Railroad from Atchison to Beloit, where it merged with Highway 24. The route eventually linked Chicago to Colorado Springs, ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commisson Meeting Notes

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday. Rachel Raydo and Jessica Deters brought a request for $40,000 from the Broxterman Estate Fund to assist with services for Nemaha County clients through Tiny– K, a mandated, federally funded organization that serves developmentally delayed infants and toddlers. No action was taken on the request. Read More »

Marshall County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Dec. 2

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday. $1000 was approved for participation in the statehouse county map project. Each of the state’s 105 counties will be featured in a room size exhibit in the visitors center at the Kansas Capitol. No action was taken on a request from Flint Hills Frontiers organization on a memorandum of understanding, and invitation to join the ... Read More »