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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – Oct. 20th

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The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, October 20th, 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 ... Read More »

Consumer Alert: Get Insurance Needs In Place For Your College-Bound Student

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TOPEKA, Kan. — College students across Kansas are packing furniture, electronics and all the other necessities of college life. They will soon head to their schools for the 2014-15 term. Will they forget something? Probably. But Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, hopes it isn’t their insurance coverage needs. “As college students head to their schools around the state, I ... Read More »

Consumer Alert: InsureKS.org Website Adds Price Information, Help Locator

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TOPEKA, Kan. — In an effort to help Kansans who are struggling to find health insurance coverage information on the federal marketplace website, the Kansas Insurance Department’s www.insureKS.org website has new features about Kansas plans, prices and assistance. “Kansans going to the site can now get a close estimate on what plans, tax credits and rates they can qualify for ... Read More »

Consumer Alert: Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger Fines Marketing Firm, Issues Cease/Desist Order

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has issued fines totaling $9,000 and a cease and desist order against an Ohio-licensed insurance marketing firm for illegal activities in Kansas. The company, now known primarily as Lead Generating Systems, LLC, was fined $5,000 in August as part of a judgment by the Kansas Insurance Department. An earlier fine of ... Read More »

City of Washington Warns Of Utility Insurance Solicitations

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The City of Washington has been made aware that local utility customers may be receiving solicitations from a company called HomeServe. The City of Washington is not affiliated with this company, nor does it endorse the company or the services it provides. The business is attempting to solicit utility customers to purchase insurance for their water and sewer lines. > ... Read More »

Jefferson County stays with 3 commissioners

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Jefferson County will stay with 3 commissioners on their board after the question was defeated by 200 votes as to whether they should stay with 3 commissioners or bump it up to 5 commissioners on the board.  If voters had approved the question to have 5 commissioners, it would have cost the county at least $60,000 more to cover their ... Read More »

Jefferson County To Vote On Having 5 Commissioners

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Jefferson County is considering adding 2 commissioners to it’s board.  Voter’s will decide whether or not to make it a 5 person board.  The three-person committee of County Clerk Sandra Stelling, County Attorney Linda Bauer and County Treasurer Leroy Bast would select 2 additional commissioners to serve at-large until redistricting takes effect.  If it passes, commissioners would represent approximately 1,500 ... Read More »

Former Marshall County Insurance Agent Indicted

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A former Marshall County insurance agent has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $480,000 in customers’ premiums. Monica Smart, age 48, of Frankfort, Kansas, is charged with two counts of mail fraud and seven counts of wire fraud. The indictment alleges Smart defrauded Allied Insurance Company and United Insurance by using her position as an agent and office ... Read More »

Former Seneca Business Bounces Payroll Checks

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Lag Design Custom Wood Doors Inc. closed on May 1st.  Owner Rilie Tilley released the 30 plus employees with less than one days notice.  Now more than a dozen of the former employees have paychecks that cannot be cashed due to insufficient funds.  In addition, former employees learned the deductions were taken out from the last three paychecks; however, the ... Read More »

Bremen Fighting to Save Post Office

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Bremen Citizens are fighting to save their post office which has been designated by the Kansas Postmaster as an office that is subject to closing.  Gary Holle, Bremen Insurance is spearheading the effort to keep the Bremen Post Office Open.  An organizational meeting will take place 7 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Bremen Insurance Office.  The Postal Service has agreed ... Read More »