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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 »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Notes – Nov. 18

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday. They discussed with department heads a possible change in the vacation policy for county employees. No decisions were made. The board discussed hiring a county counselor, and also heard a request from the Register of Deeds, Appraiser, County Treasurer and Clerk that County Attorney Brad Lippert serve as County Prosecutor. No decision was made. The ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – Nov. 18

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday. The county attorney presented two resolutions for the Rural Opportunity Zone program, one funded by the county, the other allowing employers to fund the program. They were reviewed, and a decision will be taken up at the next meeting. The board is seeking a response from the Kansas Department of Commerce before proceeding. Commissioners discussed ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – Nov. 18

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. They were advised that the Greenleaf meal site is being closed by Senior Services. Becky Pannbacker presented a cost of $12 for each meal prepared at the site, while the suggested donation for those receiving the meal is $3.50. That has contributed in large part to a financial shortfall for the agency. Commissioners approved advancing ... Read More »