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Barneston Bridge Officially Complete

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An $850,000 bridge project south of Barneston is officially complete. Gage County Highway Superintendent Marlin Kliewer said the department received notice to proceed with the 95-day project on Aug. 22, 2010. Work on the project began in January 2011 and the finishing touches to the project were completed on June 6. The new bridge has no weight limit. Read More »

Highway 36 Travel is NOT Recommended

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is recommending an alternate route for travelers wishing to travel on US Highway 36 through northeast Kansas until July 1st. US-36 is not recommended as an alternate route through northeast Kansas due to existing construction projects and lane closures. The recommended route through northeast Kansas for this weekend is as follows: • For southbound ... Read More »

15 Year Old Involved in Injury Accident

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On Thursday June 9th an injury accident was reported on Highway 77 and 29961 US State Highway 77. Joshua A. Cotner, age 15 of Wymore, and one other passenger were traveling southbound on Highway 77 when Cotner lost control of the Ford Escort, ran off of the road to the west, drove through the yard of 29961 US State Highway ... Read More »

Extra Caution Needed On Kansas Roads During Harvest

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Harvest season is nearing, and the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, and combines. “Living in the heartland requires Kansans to learn how to safely and effectively share the road with farmers,” Colonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the Patrol, said. “It’s important to support this ... Read More »

Wymore Woman Injured In One Vehicle Accident

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A Wymore woman was injured on Tuesday after she swerved to avoid a car travelling toward her in her lane. Just after 7:30 a.m., a single vehicle injury accident was reported on Highway 77 west of South 10th Road. A car driven by 30 year old Jennifer L. Short of Wymore was driving westbound on Highway 77 when she swerved ... Read More »

Semi Driver Injured After Semi Rolls

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A one vehicle semi truck accident resulted in injury on Friday and temporarily blocked Highway 36 just south of Axtell in Marshall County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that James Ruark of St. Joseph, Missouri was eastbound and lost control of his semi and trailer around mile marker 312 and overturned, blocking the highway around 1:20 PM on Friday. Ruark ... Read More »

Re-surfacing Work Begins on Highway 99

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On Monday, a 2.146 million dollar resurfacing project began on a 28-mile stretch of K-99 from the north city limits of Frankfort to the Kansas/Nebraska state line and on K-9 from the K-88 junction to the K-99 junction north of Frankfort in Marshall County. Resurfacing work will take place daily, Monday through Saturday, during daylight hours. Flaggers will coordinate with ... Read More »

Firefighters Respond to a Report of Flames at the Newest Landoll Building

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Marysville Firefighters responded to a call from workers at Landolls newest Building on Highway 36.  At approximately 2:50 a fire was reported in paint area.  According to Marysville Fire Chief Dave Richardson the fire was out by the time fire fighters arrived.  Firefighters did spend approximately an hour on scene while workers removed filters from the equipment to confirm no ... Read More »

Gage County Sheriff Searching for Vandals

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At approximately 0130 hours on March 26th, 2011, Gage County Deputies discovered a large quantity of road signs and a bean field damaged in the area of Highway 112 and State Line Road near Lanham, Nebraska. After an extensive investigation, it was concluded that an unknown suspect had maliciously hit the signs with their motor vehicle. Washington County Sheriff’s Office ... Read More »

Standoff in Downs Results in Shooting

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GUNFIRE EXCHANGED; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING STANDOFF IN DOWNS Shortly before 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, law enforcement officers were attempting to locate a Downs, Kan. resident, Matthew D. Thille, 20-years-old, for an incident that occurred at the Jewell County Courthouse. At approximately 11:31 a.m., a Mitchell County deputy spotted Thille traveling westbound on US-24, at which point a ... Read More »