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Marysville City Council Discusses Water & Sewer Rates

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Water and sewer rate increases were discussed at Mondays Marysville City Council meeting.  The council voted down a request by council-members Vicky Gross and Dennis Schroller that would have waived two remaining years of water rate increases planned. The vote was 2 for, and 4 against. They did however vote to repeal 2014 and 2015 proposed increases in sewer rates. ... Read More »

Governor Brownback Visits Local Businesses

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback was in Marysville Tuesday afternoon, concluding a whirlwind tour of Kansas businesses in recognition of Small Business Month in June. Following stops in Concordia and Belleville, Brownback stopped at Kansas Specialty Dog Service in Washington, then revisited Oregon Trail Equipment west of Marysville which is rebuilding after the May tornado. Brownback stopped at Tension Envelope, and ... Read More »

Kansas AG’s Office Sets New Consumer Protection Record

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The Kansas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division recovered more money for Kansans last year than ever before in state history, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Schmidt’s office recovered more than $49 million in consumer restitution, fees and penalties during 2012, shattering the previous one-year record of $17.3 million. “We have made consumer protection one of the top priorities for ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Minutes – June 24

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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, June 24, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairwoman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner; and Denae Dimler, County Clerk. Next regular meeting will be Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8:30 A.M. ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Minutes – June 24

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Robert S. Connell, Chairman; Thomas K. Holle member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting. 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 ... Read More »

This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week

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Summer is the peak season for lightning, one of weather’s most deadly occurrences. On average over the past 50 years, at least one Kansan has died from a lightning each year. Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 23 to 29) sponsored by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and the American Red Cross, is a nationwide effort ... Read More »

A Collection of Record Proportions

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The Blue Rapids Museum is close to opening a major and unique exhibit in the “Stanley’s” portion. The Floyd Sutton family, as a tribute to Fib, plan to bring in antique toys, Georgia Pacific photos, old model trains, refurbished antique clocks and unique working phonographs. There will be antique tools of known and unknown purposes and a tribute to the ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioner Minutes 6-17-13

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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, June 17, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:   Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairwoman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner; and Denae Dimler, County Clerk.   Next regular meeting will be Monday, June 24, 2013 at 8:30 ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioner Minutes 6-17-13

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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 ... Read More »

2 men killed near Manhattan

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Two people were killed in a car vs. semi accident near Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, just before 4 pm. According to the report by the Kansas Highway Patrol, Christian Rodriguez, age 23 of Wichita, was westbound on US Highway 24 a mile east of Seth Child Road, driving a 1999 Freightliner semi when the second vehicle, a 2001 Toyota passenger ... Read More »