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KCC Grants Grain Belt Express Siting Permit Contingent Upon Line Siting Approval in Three Other States

Topeka, KS – Today, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC or Commission) approved an Order granting a siting permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express) to construct the Kansas portion of a 600 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line, and an HVDC converter station and associated transmission facilities. The line begins in Ford County, Kansas, ...

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CLEANR Issues “Call To Action” For Proposed Clean Line Energy Line

Cleanr, a coalition of landowners, the environment, and natural resources has issued a call to action from those parties affected by the proposed electric transmission line that Grain Belt Express/Clean Line Energy has presented the Kansas Corporation Commission. The public is encouraged to attend a KCC hearing Tuesday morning in Topeka at 9 am. At issue immediately is the groups’ ...

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Clean Line Energy Meeting Planned For Saturday In Seneca

A meeting of landowners, and other residents affected by construction of a proposed energy transmission line across northeast Kansas is planned Saturday evening in Seneca. A local group will energize and coordinate efforts to oppose the proposal, which would come into Washington, and across Marshall and Nemaha counties. Some 20 speakers were among several hundred people in attendance in Seneca ...

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Washington County Commission Amends Longevity Pay Motion

The Washington County Commissioners met Monday, and amended a previous motion regarding longevity pay to include only full time employees. A representative from North Central Regional Planning provided a cost benefit analysis on the Grain Belt Clean Line electric transmission line proposed that would cross Washington County. He also presented a map showing counties participating in the Rural Opportunity Zone ...

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Clean Line Energy to hold Open Houses in area

Clean Line Energy Partners has scheduled several area open house meetings so that community members and landowners can learn more about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line energy transmission project.  In our area meetings are planned in Marysville on Tuesday February 12 from 5 to 7 pm at the American Legion. In Washington, the meeting will be on Monday February 11 ...

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Fire hydrants not possible with Gage County Rural Water Project

Gage County Supervisors were hoping to install fire hydrants and fire truck fill up points along the rural water project near Wymore, however that will not be possible.  According to Ted McIntyre, the project engineer, fire hydrants being added to the line will not be possible because the system was designed for drinking water.  The line will run from just ...

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WRAPS Offers Re-Leaf Program

Financial Re-LEAF for Forests & Pasture Many people know the benefit that sustainably managed forests and pastures provide for water quality; however, an upcoming workshop will also highlight the financial benefits that sustainable land management can provide to you, the landowner. Landowners and producers interested in sustainable and profitable forest and pasture management are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Financial ...

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New Waterline Proposed for Southern Gage County

A new water line has been proposed for southern Gage County.  The Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District proposed installing a new water line east and south of Wymore.  170 people in the area have already signed up to hook into the new 127 mile waterline. Gage County Supervisor Terry Jurgens spoke to the Gage County Board Wednesday.  The Board ...

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West Wins Division I Game Over East 26-12

Special Thanks To The Hutchinson News Written By Vance Janek BELOIT — Pretty Prairie football coach CT Young knew before Saturday’s Eight-Man Division I All-Star game that Hunter Pittman and Daniel Kreh­biel are special athletes. Young, the West Squad coach, saw all week in prac­tice just how good the two former Bulldogs were. They backed it up Satur­day against the ...

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MEMORIAL WEEK MARKED BY BLUE RIBBONS & MEMORIAL SERVICES

Law Enforcement Memorial Week honors those officers who have been lost in the line of duty In honor of National Police Week and National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, the State of Kansas will be having its annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony this week. National Police Week is held May 15-21 this year, and National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day is held ...

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