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Beatrice Community Hospital Announces Expansion Project

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Beatrice Community Hospital last week announced a planned $7.2 million expansion that will begin this spring. The project will include an attached 17,500 square foot building to be added to the north of the three year old facility, allowing relocation of the Women’s and Children’s Clinic and Infusion Center from its current second floor location to the first story. The ...

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Mobile Classroom To Be Moved To Barnes For Preschool Program

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USD 223 Barnes school district with Twin Lakes Regional Cooperative, will move a mobile classroom unit from Fort Riley to Barnes, to serve as a new home for the preschool program. They were previously held at the Greenleaf school building, which was sold by Washington County USD 108, which owned the building. Temporary quarters were being used for the preschool. ...

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Former Greenleaf School Building To Reopen As Daycare

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Recent activities in the Greenleaf community include plans to reopen the former school building as a daycare center. Jesse Uffman of Greenleaf, and Julie Ohlde of Linn purchased the building at auction, and hope to open early 2015. The facility had previously served Washington County Head Start and a preschool. Also in Greenleaf, the city tennis courts were removed, with plans to replace ...

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Public Meeting Held Regarding New Health Department Facility In Washington County

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Washington County recently held a public information meeting (October 13, 2014) regarding plans to renovate a building for the county Health Department. Some thirty people were in attendance. In opening remarks, county Health Administrator Janice Kearn expressed her frustration with a decision to purchase and renovate a building on the north side of the square in Washington, rather than constructing ...

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Special Meeting Regarding Washington County Health Department Held

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The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in special session on Monday, October 13th, 2014 in the Commission room at the Washington County Courthouse at 6:30 p.m.  Members present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner.  Denae Jueneman, County Clerk, was present to record meeting ...

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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – Sept. 22nd

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The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner. Denae Jueneman, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. The next ...

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Kennedy Center Renovation Scheduled For SCC Beatrice Campus

A $460,000 renovation at the Kennedy Center on the Southeast Community College campus in Beatrice is to begin this summer. Designed as a one-stop welcome center, plans call for moving the library and offices in the building. Support services such as the Registrar, Admissions, and Testing will be incorporated into the remodeled facility, with the library downsized due to the increasing use of ...

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Onaga Hospital Announces Expansion Plans

The Onaga Hospital has announced plans to expand, with two current buildings to be combined into a single facility. The nearly $18 million dollar project will include expansion of the 1971 hospital building, and demolishing a separate building built in 1957. Onaga received funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture through U.S.D.A. Rural Development for the project. Groundbreaking is set ...

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Washington County Courthouse Closed Monday; Commission Notes

Washington County Commissioners met Monday. County health administrator Janice Kearn updated prospects on renovating the former Shoens market as a new site for the county health department. Numerous repairs necessary to that existing building would be costly. As a result a ballpark estimate could not be determined, and it was decided that building on a new site may be more ...

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This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week

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 ...

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