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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – July 21st

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The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, July 14, 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 Dimler, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. Next regular ... Read More »

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday For Primary Elections

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Tuesday, July 15th at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to register to vote in the August Primary. Party candidates will be selected for the November General Election. Those who have moved or changed names will also need to re-register at the County Clerks’ Office in their respective county. Advance voting begins Wednesday, July 16th. Voters can request a mail ballot, or vote in the County Clerks’ ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met in special session Tuesday, July 8th ahead of a scheduled budget workshop. Following two fifteen minute executive sessions, a motion was approved to redact and release a previous memo. The special session was then adjourned, and council began the workshop. Discussion followed on a potential tractor replacement, possible acquisition of a mower trailer, a snow ... Read More »

Recent Fires In Washington County Keep Crews Busy

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Recent fire calls in Washington County, include a ditch fire July 2nd near Washington in the 1800 block of 20th Road, a baler fire near Linn July 2nd in the 500 block of King Road, a wheat field caught fire near Mahaska July 4th in the 800 block of 29th Road, a grass fire was reported July 4th in Washington ... Read More »

News Tip Leads To Arrests In Pottawatomie County

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A news tip Tuesday led to the arrest of four suspects in connection with several thefts over the July 4th weekend. Video surveillance from the Marysville Walmart was released, along with a vehicle description. A caller to authorities had identified one of the vehicles involved, and the four were taken into custody in Pottawatomie County Read More »

Red Cross Issues Top 4th of July Safety Steps for Travel, Grilling and Fireworks

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Topeka, KS, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. “Everyone looks forward to having fun over the Fourth of July, and the Red Cross wants ... Read More »

Highway Patrol Set To Start Texting Enforcement July 1st

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The July 4th holiday is this week, and the Kansas Highway Patrol has some important enforcement initiatives that motorists should be aware of. Beginning July 1, and lasting through July 10, the Patrol will be conducting a texting enforcement initiative. Troopers will be out looking for drivers who are violating Kansas’ texting law, and will be citing those observed in ... Read More »

AAA: Fourth of July Travel Up; Strongest For Auto Travel

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Topeka, KS (June 26) – AAA projects nearly 3.2 million people in the West North Central* region, which includes Kansas, will travel at least 50 miles from home for the Independence Day holiday, a .7 percent increase from 2013 and the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2010. This represents 15.1 percent of the region’s population traveling this holiday ... Read More »

Harmer Named Sabetha High Principal At Special USD 113 Board Meeting

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Sheri Harmer of Marysville was hired Friday as Sabetha High School Principal, effective July 1st. A special USD 113 board meeting was held to consider candidates for the position, which was created as Todd Evans, who had served as Principal the past fifteen years at Sabetha was recently tabbed Superintendent for the district. Harmer had served the past five years as High School Principal ... Read More »

NEK-CAP Receives Grant Funding To Expand Services

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Northeast Kansas Community Action (NEK CAP) has received grant funding that will allow expansion of services in several counties, including Washington, Republic, Jewell, Smith, Mitchell and Osborne. A series of local focus groups will meet in July to help determine needs and priorities. A meeting is planned in Washington on July 11th, noon at Mayberry’s.   Read More »