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Washington County Commission Meeting – August 26th

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The Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, August 26th. Below are the unofficial minutes as provided by Denae Dimler, County Clerk, Washington County. The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, August 26, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; ... Read More »

Fatality Accident On Highway 77 Near Randolph

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A Fairbury man was killed Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 77 near the Riley/Marshall County line. Twenty-Three year old Colton J. Schoenrock was northbound on Highway 77, went off the road into the west ditch and struck a tree, vaulted a driveway, landing on the passenger side. The accident 28 miles north of Manhattan was reported at 3:25 pm. The ... Read More »

Puru Man Dies Following Police Chase

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A Peru, Nebraska man died in an accident following a police chase in Gage County Saturday afternoon. Forty-four-year-old Jerry Wisler was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic, and then took off when officers tried to pull the vehicle over. The chase ended about five miles south of Beatrice as the vehicle went off a bridge, and flipped on its ... Read More »

Marshall County Soybean Plot Tour Scheduled For September

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Keeping up with the latest crop production techniques is the key to being a successful crop producer. Soybeans are an important part of a crop producer’s crop rotation, and the crop that Marshall County produces the most and leads Kansas in crop production. That’s why local farmers will want to attend the Marshall County Soybean Plot Tour. The Marshall County ... Read More »

KDOT Requesting Comments On STIP Amendment

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 13-16. The STIP is a project specific publication that lists all KDOT administered projects, regardless of funding source, and includes projects for counties and cities as well as projects on the State Highway System. The draft STIP document may be viewed ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Meeting Planned For Saturday In Seneca

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A meeting of landowners, and other residents affected by construction of a proposed energy transmission line across northeast Kansas is planned Saturday evening in Seneca. A local group will energize and coordinate efforts to oppose the proposal, which would come into Washington, and across Marshall and Nemaha counties. Some 20 speakers were among several hundred people in attendance in Seneca ... Read More »

Pony Express Festival Scheduled For Sunday Near Hanover

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The annual Pony Express Festival at the Hollenberg Station State Historic Site near Hanover is Sunday 10-4. Over 40 period demonstrators are among the most ever to attend in recent years. A community choir will take part in the non-denominational church service at 11, with a catered noon lunch available following. The Horseshoe Farmers Band will entertain, as well as ... Read More »

Post Office Pickup Times Could Change For The Area

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A proposal to move pick up times for mail at several area post offices is being studied. According to the Topeka Capitol Journal Wednesday, the carrier which transports mail from Marysville and Seneca, among other stops indicated that the mail could go out an hour or two earlier for zip codes in the 664, 665, 666, and 668 boxes. Mail ... Read More »

Victim Of Fatal Beatrice Accident Identified

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The identity of a Beatrice man involved in a single vehicle fatality accident Monday afternoon near the Indian Creek Mall has been released. 53 year old William Snyder of Beatrice was killed after he struck several parked vehicles and a light pole. Officials believe he may have suffered a medical issue prior to the accident. No one else was injured. Read More »

Medical Issue Might Be Blamed In Beatrice Fatal Accident

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A fatality accident in Beatrice Tuesday afternoon involved a 53 year old white male, who may have suffered a medical problem before his car crashed. The individual was southbound on an access road in the mall parking lot at Highway 77 and Industrial Road, traveling at a high rate of speed. He struck several cars and a light pole, and ... Read More »