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College Program Provides Introduction To UAV Training

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(CONCORDIA, KS) – The Wind Energy Department of Cloud County Community College (CCCC) recently held a two-day, 12-hour “Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Community Enrichment” class June 15-16 in Concordia. The class gave anyone in the community interested in enrolling for the course the opportunity to get hands-on experience flying, configuring, and taking photos with the UAVs as well ...

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Emergency Medical Responder Class Planned in Waterville

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An Emergency Medical Responder class is being planned in Waterville, KS, beginning Monday, August 17, 2015. Classes will be held Monday & Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m. and every other Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The class will finish in late October. Instructor will be Caroline Scoville, EMT, Instructor/Coordinator. Successful completion of this class & will allow the EMR to work ...

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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 22nd

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The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, June 22nd, 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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Two Suspects Face Felony Criminal Damage Charges From BB Gun Shootings

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A Marysville man and a Topeka man face felony criminal damage charges in connection with shooting bb gun pellets, resulting in a number of reports of damage done to vehicles, homes, and businesses in Marysville. Brandon G. Brock, 18, of Marysville and Christopher M. Reed, 23, of Topeka went before the District Magistrate Judge, with bond set at $75,000 on ...

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Alcove Spring Receives Trails Improvement Grant

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A $13,000 grant for trails improvements at Alcove Spring north of Blue Rapids has been announced by the National Park Foundation. The funds will be used to help restore, and protect trails on the property, which will be the site for Orchestra on the Oregon Trail in September, an event which is expected to draw upwards of 2,000 people. Local community and ...

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Seneca Woman Arrested For Burglary & Theft

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A Seneca woman, Rae D. Mora, 22, was arrested June 18th on burglary and theft charges in connection with $950 reportedly taken from a vehicle parked at Goff on May 20th. She was released on $5,500 bond.

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Kansas Gas Prices Remain Below National Average

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June 22 – This morning’s Kansas average price for regular unleaded gasoline remains virtually unchanged from last week, at an average of $2.625/pg, according to AAA’s current fuel gauge report of all the gas stations in Kansas. This morning the gap between the Kansas average and the national average is also about the same as last week, almost 17 cents ...

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Heat Advisory Issued For Northeast Kansas Saturday

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The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Temperature: Air temperatures will rise into the 95 to 100 degree range. This combined with humidity levels will produce Heat Indices of 105 to 110 on Saturday afternoon and evening. Impacts: Persons are advised to avoid prolonged work ...

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Campgrounds Closed At Tuttle Creek Amid High Lake Levels

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Flooding continues to be a concern across the area as heavy rains have fallen over the last couple of months. Of concern for many right now is the current high levels at Tuttle Creek Lake near Manhattan. On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed two campgrounds at Tuttle Creek, which will last throughout the duration of Country Stampede. ...

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Injury Accident Sends Two To Nemaha Valley Hospital

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An injury accident was reported Monday evening at 6:25, three and a half miles east of Seneca on U.S. Highway 36. Marie Fett, 69, of Marysville apparently fell asleep, lost control, and her vehicle went into the ditch striking some trees, then rolled. Marie Fett, and a passenger Wesley Fett, 81, of Marysville were taken to Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca with possible injuries.

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