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Milford Lake Closed for Labor Day

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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

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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 Remains Under Algae Warning

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The entire Milford lake remains under a Blue Green Algae Warning. The warning notifies the public that conditions are unsafe. Water contact should not occur. Some blue-green algae produce toxins that could pose a health risk to people and animals when they are exposed to them in large enough quantities. Health effects could occur when surface scums or water containing ... Read More »

Kansas Creating Database of Special Needs Citizens

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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

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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

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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

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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 »