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Bill To Rename Blue Rapids River Bridge Sent To Governor Parkinson

Topeka – Legislation that will honor a fallen U.S. Marine from Marshall County is on its way to the Governor. The Kansas Senate today approved House Bill 2436. The bill will name bridge No. 62 on U.S. Highway 77 that goes over the Big Blue River east of Blue Rapids in Marshall County as the 1st Lieutenant Michael Hugh Breeding ... Read More »

USD 488 hold school consolidation informational meeting

Consolidation was the topic of a meeting held at the Axtell Gym Wednesday night. Superintendent Bob Bartkowski began the meeting with a presentation of the current options available to the Axtell, Bern, Summerfield School District. Superintendent Bartkowski made it clear to the crowd of approximately 70 people that the school district was prepared to function for one more year on ... Read More »

It is official – the Lt. Michael Hugh Breeding Memorial Bridge

The Kansas House of Representatives has approved a bill to name the future Big Blue River bridge near Blue Rapids as the Lt. Michael Hugh Breeding Memorial Bridge. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration. Breeding’s plane was shot down in Vietnam on February 12th, 1970. His body was never recovered. Breeding was a native of Blue Rapids Read More »

EPA mandated smoke management plan could lead to the regulation of diesel and dust

The Kansas State Senate is holding hearings on a bill which asks the Environmental Protection Agency to exempt the Flint Hills from a mandated smoke management plan.  The United States Supreme Court has ruled on an “endangerment finding” and instructed the EPA to regulate “greenhouse gas emissions.  The smoke caused from burning pastures and fields can contribute to the air ... Read More »

Kansas House hears testimony on naming US 77 bridge near Blue Rapids

A Kansas House committee this week heard testimony in support of a bill naming a bridge in Marshall County in memory of a young Blue Rapids man killed in Vietnam. Representative Sharon Schwartz, a Washington Republican, says she testified before the House Taxation Committee in support of a bill that would name the bridge on U.S. 77 east of Blue ... Read More »

Moran Opposes Plan for Terrorist Prisons in U.S.

Speaking of Congressman Moran, he has come out against President Obama’s plan to move detainees at Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the U.S. in a speech Wednesday. Moran said, “Not only does this decision threaten the safety of Americans, but the President is asking taxpayers to foot the bill. The cost to acquire and upgrade the facility in Illinois will ... Read More »

Senator Lee Comments On State Budget

Last week was the last week of the regular session of the Kansas Legislature. After a three week break, legislators will return to Topeka for the wrap-up session which is expected to end sometime in mid-May. This past week the Senate and the House gave final approval to the fiscal year 2010 budget bill. 36th District State Senator Janis Lee ... Read More »