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Blue Rapids Museum Adds New Exhibits

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Antique toys, Georgia Pacific photographs, old model trains, refurbished antique clocks, antique tools, and a unique working phonograph are among a new exhibit opening this week at the Blue Rapids Historical Museum. A collection over 90 years in the making from the Floyd Sutton family, in tribute to “Fib” Sutton, the exhibit will be on display in the former Stanley’s ... Read More »

CMH Opens Dialysis Clinic In Renovated South Plaza

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Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville this week opened the dialysis clinic in the recently renovated south plaza. Dr Fadri Bedros of Manhattan will operate the facility, with six stations providing local access for patients needing dialysis services. Hospital Administrator Curtis Hawkinson expressed that he is enthusiastic that the addition will make the process a bit easier on patients and their ... Read More »

Marshall County Qualifies As A Kansas Rural Enterprize Zone

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Marshall County now qualifies as a Kansas Rural Enterprise Zone. If adopted by commissioners, the program allows a Kansas income tax waiver and student loan repayment assistance for individuals moving to the county. Fifty counties initially qualified for the program, with Marshall County among 23 additional that were added during the recent legislative session. Commissioners Monday heard a presentation from ... Read More »

Washington County Community Foundation Announces Grants

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The Washington County Community Foundation recently announced grants totaling some $3,000, including gear for Washington County rural firefighters, a project at Hanover Hospital, Clifton ballfield improvements, Clifton Library, Barnes park improvements, and assisting the Washington RFD Auxiliary with filing tax exempt status. Additional information is online at washingtoncountycf.org. Read More »

Local Resident Finds Armadillo Near Centralia

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A rural Centralia resident recently found an Armadillo, which was apparently killed by the family dogs. Tom Holthaus reported the 18” critter to the game warden. Armadillos in recent years have continued a slow migration north. Read More »

Beatrice Council Approves Tax Levy For Airport Renovation

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The Beatrice City Council passed a resolution authorizing an additional tax levy for airport authority bonds. A $5.5 million dollar renovation of the Beatrice Airport is proposed, with 90% funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. Reconstruction is planned for the deteriorating primary runway. The additional levy would amount to up to two cents per $100 of valuation. During discussion before ... Read More »

Kansas FSA Accepting County Committee Nominations

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Kansas Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for local FSA county committees, now through August first. County committees remain a vital link between the farm community and USDA, and provide an opportunity for farmers and ranchers opinions and ideas to be heard. To be eligible, candidates must participate, or cooperate in, a program administered by FSA be eligible to vote ... Read More »

Highland Community College Interested In B&B School Building

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The for sale sign is out, and the price tag listed at one half million dollars, for the B&B school at Baileyville. The facility, slated to close after the 2013-14 school year, following the merger with Nemaha Valley, has drawn the interest of Highland Community College, for a regional career and technology center. The USD 115 school board recently opted ... Read More »

Axtell Dairy Company Distinguished Dairy Award

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The Buessing Dairy of Axtell was named winner of the Kansas Distinguished Dairy Award sponsored by Kansas State Research and Extension, and Kansas Farmer. The farm is operated by three generations, founders Richard and Kathy Buessing, along with their children Roger and Pam, Roy and Patricia, along with their children. The operation started with forty cows in 1971, and today ... Read More »

KDOT Approves K-15 Bridge Construction Project

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Bids were announced in June by the Kansas Department of Transportation for state highway construction and maintenance projects, including a bridge on K-15 in Washington County, six and a half miles north of K-9. Reece construction of Scandia had the successful bid, just over $130,000. Read More »