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Fire Destroys Residence In Blue Springs

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A fire in Blue Springs early Monday afternoon destroyed a residence at 121 West Irving. The house had been damaged by fire twice in December, initially with what was believed to be an electrical fire December 15 that rekindled overnight. Origin of this week’s fire at the unoccupied residence was not determined. Read More »

Fire Destroys Residence In Wymore

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A Wymore residence was destroyed by fire early last Wednesday morning. Paul Pratt, who owns the two story property at 605 N. 12th Street, was sleeping at a neighbor’s house when firefighters arrived shortly before 6 am. It is suspected that the house may have been burning internally for some time before smoke was visible. The structure is a total ... Read More »

Lightning cause of house fire near Wymore

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Lightning early last Thursday morning has been ruled as the cause of a house fire about 1 1/2 miles southwest of Wymore. The report came in just after midnight and by the time firefighters arrived at 12:20 am, the house was fully engulfed. Sharon Colgrove was the lone occupant and was able to escape without injury, however a cat and ... Read More »

Learn simple modifications to live in your home longer as you get older

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Plan to attend an upcoming program, Simple Home Modifications for Aging in Place. Discover simple modifications that can be made to your house or apartment so you can stay in it as you get older. Everyone wants to stay in their house as long as possible. This program will be taught on Wednesday, April 3 at the Washington County Extension Office ... Read More »

Waterville Opera House and Koester Museum receive Grants for repairs

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The Waterville Opera House and the Koester House Museum in Marysville received news that they will each receive almost $90,000 through the Kansas Heritage Trust Fund Grants.  Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Opera House will receive $89,800 for exterior repair and restoration of windows, doors, and guttering and to do some work on the stone exterior.  The museum will ... Read More »

Naaf Family loses everything in house fire

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The John and Katie Naaf family lost their house to a fire late Wednesday morning.  The Beattie, Summerfield, and Oketo Fire Departments responded to the fire, but by the time they got there, it was too far along to save the home.  Nobody was home at the time as the parents were at work and the kids were at a ... Read More »

Cortland Man Turns Himself In

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William Price, the 43 year old Cortland man that authorities have been looking for since last Friday evening, turned himself in to the Gage County Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday morning.  Price allegedly grabbed a .22 caliber pistol Friday evening and began firing shots while his wife fled the house.  She estimates he shot the pistol 20-25 times.  Authorities surrounded the ... Read More »

Man-Hunt Continues For Rural Cortland Man

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A man-hunt continues for 43 year old William Price of  rural Cortland, NE.  Police were called to the house south of Cortland Friday evening after his wife called authorities saying he had a gun.  Price’s wife escaped unharmed and authorities surrounded the house overnight.  They believe he fired 20-30 shots inside the home and they also think he left before ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Rural Filley Home

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Fire destroyed the home of a rural Filley family early Thursday morning.  Tim Cowell, his wife and his two teenaged daughters were able to escape without any injuries.  It happened around 1:30 Thursday morning and is believed to have started in the garage, spreading to the attic and basement.  Firefighters thought they had it under control, not knowing that it ... Read More »

House Fire Early Sunday In Marysville

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The Marysville Fire Department responded to a house fire at 900 Carolina early Sunday morning. Crews were called out around 3 a.m. to the Lynn and Kandy Haverkamp home, located just west of the Marysville Elementary School. First reports were that there were people trapped inside, however that was not the case. The Haverkamps and their children were out of ... Read More »