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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – August 3, 2015

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The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 in the Commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Tim Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, Vice-Chairman, 3rd District Commissioner. Denae Jueneman, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. The next regular ...

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Marysville USD 364 Votes To Move Forward With $26.4 Million Bond issue

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The Marysville USD 364 School Board, at a special meeting Monday evening approved moving forward with a $26.4 million dollar bond issue for improvements at Marysville Elementary, and Junior/Senior High School. The matter has been under discussion for over a year, and began with a facilities advisory committee drafting a list of recommendations for improvements, focusing on safe and secure ...

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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – August 3, 2015

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Robert S. Connell, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Thomas K. Holle members and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. 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 upon a motion by ...

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Cowboy Poetry and Rope-Maker Top the List of Historical Reenactors

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Orchestra on the Oregon Trail Announces More Performers The Oregon Trail conjures up images of wagons, horses, cowboys, and pioneers; it arouses feelings of determination, hard work, and uncertainty.  To today’s society, where access to information is immediate and travel has almost no bounds, it is hard to step back in time to imagine what life must have been like ...

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Fairview Milling Plant Fire Requires Large Response To Contain

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A 17,000 ton mountain of corn cobs at the Fairview Milling Plant west of Washington on U.S. Highway 36 caught fire Sunday morning. Seven fire departments were dispatched at 10:40 a.m., along with Washington City and County employees, Kansas Department of Transportation, the sheriff’s office, EMS, and several neighbors. Fairbury and Clay Center sent aerial trucks. They battled the fire ...

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Cirque Atomique at Lee Dam Center for Fine Art

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This month’s exhibition at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, Marysville, features an interesting juxtaposition between urban art and vintage art. Samantha Dummermuth and Kurt Funke are the artists whose work is on display throughout the month of August. Titled Cirque Atomique, French for Atomik Circus, the center is filled with nearly forty paintings. Dummermuth’s largest piece of work ...

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Marshall Co. Sheriff’s Office To Provide Safe Space For Online & Telephone Sales

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Following a suggestion from Washington County Sheriff Justin Cordry, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office will start providing a safe place for individuals to meet after conducting online business, such as internet or telephone sales. Beginning August 1st, individuals can meet at the Sheriff’s Office at 107 S. 13th Street in Marysville. The office is open 24 hours per day, is ...

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Ponca Tribe Accepts Ownership of Homestead Trail Extension

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The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will become the new owner of the 19.5-mile former railroad right-of-way between Beatrice and the Kansas state line, according to an agreement with the Nebraska Trails Foundation and the Homestead Conservation and Trail Association. “We are thrilled to announce that the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will accept the title to this final portion of the ...

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USD 364 Special Board of Education Meeting Highlights – July 27, 2015

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• Approved the proposed 2015-16 budget for publication. Motion carried 5-0. • Approved a revised policy GCRH – Vacations for 12 month classified employees. Motion carried 5-0. • Approved 5 extended contract days for Deb Hawkinson, school psychologist. Motion carried 5-0. • Discussed feedback from the listening tours regarding a possible bond issue. There will be a special board meeting the first ...

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