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Hassler has No Comment on Firing

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Washington City Administrator Kurt Hassler was terminated by the Washington City Council during a special meeting on Thursday. Hassler was hired by the city of Washington in June of 2008. According to the meeting minutes the council returned to open session after two executive sessions lasting approximately 35 minutes. Justin Cordry immediately made a motion to terminate of employment of ... Read More »

B&B – Nemaha Valley School District to choose interim Superintendent Monday

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The election of officers for the newly formed Nemaha Valley-B&B school district is the first order of business for th Temporary Board of Education. The elected President and Vice-President will serve until June 30, 2010 or until his/her successor is elected and qualified. Donna Whiteman of KASB informed the Temporary Board of Education cannot enter into a contractual agreement with ... Read More »

SCC Professor’s “Field Guide” published

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SCC science instructor writes field guide to state’s amphibians, reptiles Can you name the poisonous snakes in Nebraska? Dan Fogell can. Call it an obsession or a passion, but the Southeast Community College science instructor turned his digging, climbing, poking, researching, and photographing into “A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska.” Published this spring, it is the ... Read More »

Unemployment rates increase across Kansas

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Marshall, Nemaha, and Washington County unemployment rates rose during the month of July.  The Kansas Department of Labor released the July unemployment rates Friday.  Marshall County unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, Washington County was 4.4 percent and Nemaha county was 4.1 percent.  The unemployment rates were up from June, but down from July of 2009.  Statewide, the jobless rate increased ... Read More »

Beatrice man arrested for 1st degree sexual assault

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A Beatrice man was arrested Thursday morning for first degree sexual assault. According to court documents, July 7 the mother of a 15-year-old victim’s, made a complaint to the Beatrice Police alleging that a man in Beatrice was sexually involved with her 15 year old daughter. During a interview, the victim admitted to police that she was sexually involved with ... Read More »

Marshall County approved for federal aid

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that federal aid has been made available for Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes June 7th to July 21st.  The President’s actions make federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis.  ... Read More »

KDOT Awards June Projects; Largest Construction Lettings Ever

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Contracts have been awarded for 85 construction projects included in one of the largest monthly lettings ever by the Kansas Department of Transportation. The large number of projects included in the June letting is attributed to T-WORKS, the comprehensive transportation program passed by the 2010 Kansas Legislature. Seventy of the projects totaling millions of dollars were suspended in March due ... Read More »

No More Warnings For Not Wearing A Seatbelt in Kansas

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TOPEKA – Beginning June 30, 2010, citations for non-seat-belt use will be issued, ending the warning period for the new primary seat belt law, which went into effect June 10. Law enforcement officers in Kansas will now be able to stop and ticket drivers and front-seat passengers who are not wearing safety belts even if the officers do not observe ... Read More »

Kansas woman cited in injury accident

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DATE: June 22, 2010        LOCATION: Highway 77 and Highway 8 Intersection      TIME: 0844 Hours                  OFFENSE: Injury Accident          CASE: 2010-2850                   On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and Wymore Fire and Rescue responded to a two vehicle injury accident which occurred at the intersection of Highway 77 and Highway 8. A 1998 Plymouth Voyager driven by 46 ... Read More »

Washington County Weekly Sheriffs Report

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On May 27th on K 15 just south of 4th Road Brent Wiese, Linn driving a 1987 Chevrolet swerved to miss a deer striking a guardrail. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On June 9th an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East 7th Street in Washington for the report of criminal damage. Investigation ... Read More »