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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes – June 22nd

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The Marysville City Council met Monday, and convened an hour long executive session to discuss non-elected personnel, no decisions were made. An update on the Tree City program was presented. Jon Naaf of 1206 Otoe was present, and expressed concerns with an open storm sewer that passes through the block between Otoe and Debbie Lane. Progress on 11th Road drainage upgrades was ...

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Campgrounds Closed At Tuttle Creek Amid High Lake Levels

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Flooding continues to be a concern across the area as heavy rains have fallen over the last couple of months. Of concern for many right now is the current high levels at Tuttle Creek Lake near Manhattan. On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed two campgrounds at Tuttle Creek, which will last throughout the duration of Country Stampede. ...

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Kansas County Health Rankings Released

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The Kansas Health Institute recently released county rankings, considering a variety of health and wellness factors. Washington County ranked an impressive number seven in the state in health outcomes, with high marks for length of life, social and economic factors including education, unemployment, crime, and children’s poverty. Concern was noted with health behaviors, and clinical care, which includes limited access ...

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Legislative Forum Held Saturday In Marysville

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Education funding and taxes came up time and again Saturday as local citizens expressed frustration during the annual Legislative Forum hosted by the Marysville Chamber of Commerce. A crowd of perhaps eighty, double the usual size, heard from State Senator Elaine Bowers, and State Representative Sharon Schwarz. In her opening remarks, Schwarz addressed a proposal from urban legislators that would ...

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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Hartley Ridge subdivision was a topic of discussion at last Monday’s council meeting, as they voted 5-2 to add a pump station along 8th Street to serve the development. The developer will cover all costs to cover fifteen homes, with the City opting to cover additional costs to expand the system for a total of twenty homes to accommodate ...

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KDOT To Maintain US 77 Traffic During Swede Creek Bridge Replacement

The Kansas Department of Transportation has advised Marshall County that traffic will be maintained during construction of the Swede Creek Bridge replacement a mile north of the county line. In response to local concerns with a traffic detour that would have taken drivers more than thirty miles out of their way, KDOT has instead opted to replace the structure one lane ...

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Detour Alternatives Discussed Regarding US 77 Bridge Replacement

Alternatives to a proposed 30 mile detour for up to six months on US Highway 77 a mile north of the Marshall County line are being considered. County Commissioners Monday viewed the site, meeting with some 20 residents. A petition requesting a shoofly is posted at area convenience stores, public works, and the County Courthouse. Work is set to begin ...

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Beatrice Council Approves Tax Levy For Airport Renovation

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 ...

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CMH asking visitors to refrain from visiting if sick

Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) is taking precautionary measures for visitors due to a rise in flu cases in Marysville and Marshall County. All visitors to the hospital must wash their hands before entering and when leaving a patient’s room and they must wear a mask. CMH is also asking visitors who do not feel well to refrain from entering the ...

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Gage County Road Weight Limits Causing Concern

Weight limits on some county roads have become a concern for the Gage County Board of Supervisors.   Supervisor Terry Jurgens, who serves as the county’s road and bridge committee chairman would like to discuss the limits over the next two weeks.  Jurgens said restrictions were put in place to keep the roads in good condition. He said in some ...

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