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Washington County Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes

COMMISSION MINUTES, September 12, 2011 The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, September 12, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, due to medical appointment. ... Read More »

Milford Lake Closed for Labor Day

There will be no Labor Day activities at Milford Lake. People planning to spend Labor Day at Milford Lake might want to make new arrangements. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Tuesday that it is canceling all activities at the lake that involve direct contact with water, including swimming, fishing and skiing. Boating also is prohibited but the ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioner’s Minutes

COMMISSION MINUTES, August 15, 2011 The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, August 15, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner was absent. Lou Kern, County ... Read More »

Milford Lake Added To List of Unsafe Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

Topeka—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions. Based upon sampling results and established health ... Read More »

Local Residents Affected by the Heat

While area hospitals report an increase in heat related patients the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says heat has contributed to the deaths of at least three people this summer in the state. The KDHE is reporting that more than 400 people have gone to Kansas hospitals with heat related illnesses, such a heat exhaustion. KDHE spokesman Jonathan Larance ... Read More »

Kansas Creating Database of Special Needs Citizens

Kansas is urging the disabled and other residents with special needs to provide information about themselves for a disaster planning database. Kansas Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli says the state Division of Emergency Management, which he leads, wants to make sure that local emergency management officials know about people with special needs in their communities. For example, Tafanelli said, registering with ... Read More »

Summerfield Boil Water Order Continues

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Summerfield in Marshall County. The city has experienced a water main break that has caused the water system to lose pressure. When such a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Also, chlorine residuals may drop to ... Read More »

Summerfield Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Summerfield in Marshall County. The city has experienced a water main break that has caused the water system to lose pressure. When such a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Also, chlorine residuals may drop to ... Read More »

KDHE Says Check for CO2 Presence

We’ve had some chilling hints of it, but soon “cold” will be the operative word in most weather forecasts. With that in mind, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reminding Kansans about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, gas that is extremely poisonous and can kill in minutes. Carbon Monoxide is found ... Read More »