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Fatality Accident Reported In Washington County Tuesday

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WASHINGTON, KAN. – A tractor-trailer accident along US Highway 36 Tuesday near Washington left a 65-year-old Hanover man dead. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Larry Roger Mueller was traveling east on US Highway 36 following farming machinery, when a tractor-trailer attempted to pass his truck. The tractor-trailer was unable to complete the pass, and moved back into the right ... Read More »

More than 100 show up for job fair

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More than 100 people showed up for a job fair in Beatrice Wednesday as Blattner Energy, based out of Minnesota and the project developer for NextEra Energy Resources, which will build the new wind farm in southern Gage and Jefferson counties beginning next month and going thru the end of the year, held the fair. As much as 30 percent of ... Read More »

Bern Man Killed In Industrial Accident

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Ronald Lee Hastings of Bern was the victim of an industrial accident Tuesday morning at the Fairview Mills plant in Hiawatha. Hiawatha Police Chief John Defore reports that Hastings was working with a piece of machinery when he became entangled with it. Hastings was reported dead at the scene of the accident by authorities. Read More »

Hazardous Occupations Safety Trainings for youth coming in May

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River Valley Extension will be conducting two district wide Hazardous Occupations Safety Training’s in Agriculture, tractor and machinery safety,for youth, ages 14-15, in May. The first training will be Saturday May 11 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the 4-H Building in Belleville and the second one will be Saturday May 18  from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the ... Read More »

Train Derails Southeast of Fairbury

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41 coal cars jumped the tracks southeast of Fairbury early Sunday morning around 1 a.m.  The Union Pacific said that the train was eastbound pulling 142 cars total.  No one was injured in the incident and the Union Pacific was working with heavy machinery to clean up the crash site.  The cause for the derailment is unknown at this time and it’s unclear how ... Read More »

2012 Farm Tractor / Machinery Safety Certification Training

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      All youth, ages 14 or 15-years old, who plan to work with farm machinery for someone other than their parent(s) or guardian(s), are encouraged to complete safety certification training in 2012. Since 1968, the Department of Labor has allowed non-farm youth (who do not have a parent(s), guardian(s), or family corporation owning farmland) to legally operate farm tractors / ... Read More »

Four State Agreement Allows Farmers to Operate Vehicles Without a CDL

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In a deal with Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma, Kansas farmers will be able to operate farm vehicles across three state lines without getting a commercial driver‘s license. Drivers with valid non-commercial licenses may operate farm vehicles within 150 air miles of their property. The vehicle must be used only to transport agricultural products, farm machinery or farm supplies for the ... Read More »

Kansas and Nebraska reach agreement on drivers of farm vehicles

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Kansas and Nebraska have agreed to allow persons to operate farm equipment in either state without a CDL.  Under the terms of the agreement a persons from Kansas or Nebraska who has a valid driver’s license may operate a farm vehicle subject to the traffic laws of each state.  Driver’s must be 18 years of age, be operating a vehicle ... Read More »