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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 »

Two Arrested In Connection To Beatrice Burglary

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Eighteen year old Jonathon Klein and 21 year old Jesse Saudarg were arrested last weekend in connection with a burglary in Beatrice of electronics and games. The goods were taken to a Blue Springs property. Klien’s bond was set at $7,500 and Saudarg at $3,000 in connection with the incident. Read More »

Suspects Arrested In Stolen Car & Fire in Blue Springs

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A car stolen in Wymore late Saturday night was found torched at the Blue Springs Ballfield early Sunday. Twenty year old Patrick J Wahlstrom, and 20 year old Christopher Okeefe were arrested, and taken into custody in Blue Springs Sunday evening. Wahlstrom apparently drove the vehicle through Blue Springs at a high rate of speed with four passengers, including Okeefe. ... Read More »

Blue River Tail Named To Rails To Trails Conservancy Top 10 List

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The Rails to Trails Conservancy, a nationwide nonprofit organization, with over 100,000 members has listed the Blue River Rail Train at Marysville among its top ten rail trails for American History. Citing the communities unique role in migration and westward exploration, the listing highlights the July 4 run/walk/ride planned. The organization is dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating ... Read More »

Gage County Supervisors Plan Fall Road Work Projects

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Gage County Board of Supervisors continued steps toward issuance of $5.6 million for road improvements, after adoption by voters with 62% approval in June. Financial and construction timelines were discussed last week, with adoption of a bond resolution anticipated July 24, and funds coming available late in August. Some of the work could begin this year, and is to include ... Read More »