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Influenza cases high in the area

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Influenza cases continue to rise around the area, including the death of a 2 year old child in Lancaster County, NE. Officials say the flu has hit hard and seems to last longer than usual. It also hit earlier than normal. Proper precautions to be taken include, getting a flu shot, washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough ... Read More »

Deer Numbers down in the area

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Some people may not believe it, especially those who have hit a deer in the recent past, but according to Darren Brown, natural resource officer with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism says that deer numbers are down, especially in Marshall County, this year.  Brown says it could be because of a disease that the deer are coming ... Read More »

Christmas Celebrations Planned In Area Communities Saturday

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Christmas celebrations are planned for Saturday evening in area communities.  Summerfield Community will host a soup dinner at the Classic Café from 5-7 and the Transue Brothers Blacksmith Shop will be open beginning at 5 featuring Pioneer Christmas Décor, to include a live lighting of the tree at 7 and 8 pm. The Hollenberg Station State Historic Site northeast of ... Read More »

Highway 36 Treasure Hunt coming thru the area

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The Highway 36 Treasure Hunt will be rolling through Nemaha, Marshall, and Washington Counties this weekend.  City Wide Garage Sales are planned in Marysville and Washington with maps available at convenience stores and grocery stores in both towns.  There are 66 garage sales listed on the map in Marysville and 45 garage sales on the map in Washington.  There will ... Read More »

Deadline approaching for Wymore Water Project

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The Wymore Rural Water Project will begin construction soon.  Landowners in the area have until Sept. 28th to become part of the project at a current hookup fee of $1,100.  After Sept. 28, the hookup fee will increase to $5,000.  170 of the area residents have signed up for the project.  The Lower Big Blue NRD is sponsoring the $3.2 ... Read More »

Dance Company in Marshall County next week

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The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company will be in Marshal County next week for 3 days to give a public performance and to work with area school children.  The company will perform “The Best of The Best” next Monday, Sept. 17th at 7 pm at the Marysville High School Auditorium.  There is no admission charge.  The performance will be sponsored by ... Read More »

Emergency loans available through FSA for area farmers/ranchers.

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Emergency loans are now available from the Farm Service Agency for farmers in Pottawatomie and Riley Counties due to the drought that began in mid June and continues.  Marshall and Nemaha Counties are also eligible to apply for these loans according to legislation, which provides farmers in bordering counties that have been designated disaster assistance.  Applications will be accepted until ... Read More »

Wheat Harvest is Nearly Complete

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  Area elevators report that wheat harvest is nearly complete throughout Kansas.   Beattie Coop reports that wheat harvest is at least 90% complete in Frankfort with yield averaging 40-45 bushel.  Moisture was steady at 11-12 and test weights were running 60-61 pounds.   In Beattie the Coop reports harvest is 95% complete.  According to area farmers yield ran between ... Read More »

Emergency Alerts Coming Soon To Wireless Devices

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CTIA-The Wireless Association and the wireless industry joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer Americans a robust and reliable wireless emergency alert system. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), also known as Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) or Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN), is a national emergency alert system to send concise, text-like messages to ... Read More »