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MEMORIAL WEEK MARKED BY BLUE RIBBONS & MEMORIAL SERVICES

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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 ... Read More »

Remember Our Fallen Display Coming to Gage County

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‘Remember Our Fallen’ a photo exhibit to honor of Midwest soldiers who have lost their lives since Sept. 11, 2001 will be displayed at the Homestead National Monument. Bill and Evonne Williams created the exhibit which features photos of 98 fallen soldiers from Nebraska and West Iowa.  Bill Williams said every Nebraska soldier represented in the display died while serving ... Read More »

Semi and van collide near Homestead National Monument

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On Monday, December 13, 2010 at approximately 1520 hours, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Beatrice Fire and Rescue, Beatrice Rural Fire, Star Care V and a Homestead Law Enforcement Ranger responded to a two vehicle injury accident located ¼ mile west of Southwest 75th Road on West Highway 4 involving a Semi-Trailer.   Scott V. Hulse, 45 of Friend, Nebraska ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners’ minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, NOVEMBER 29, 2010          The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, November 29, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:   Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Chairman Helms called the meeting ... Read More »

Local National Guard Members Coming Home

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Members on the Kansas National Guard 2nd battalion, 130th Field Artillery including soldiers from the local area are returning home this week from peace keeping mission in Egypt.  The soldiers were deployed in 2009 to serve with a Multinational Force and Observers mission in Egypt.  The unit will return in two groups.  230 soldiers will be welcomed home at a ... Read More »

River Valley Extension District Wheat Plot Tours – June 2, June 3, June 8 and June 10, 2010

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              K-State Research and Extension – River Valley District in cooperation with area commercial agri-businesses will host a series of wheat varieties plot tours on Wednesday, June 2, Thursday, June 3, Tuesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 10, 2010. These educational plots allow wheat growers to see side by side comparisons with new and standard varieties at varied ... Read More »

St. Gregory Students Named State Finalists in Siemens ‘We Can Change The World challenge’

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Marysville, Kan. – The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced the middle school (grades 6-8) state finalists of the second annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. St. Gregory Catholic School’s Team “Green Bag Girls,” comprised of sixth graders Rachel Frese, Rachel Heiman, Grace Luebcke and Aubrie Peschel along with mentor Mary ... Read More »

KDOT reminds drivers of work zone safety

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The Kansas Department of Transportation brought attention to the hazards at road work zones Tuesday. The event was part of the National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, a program aimed at making drivers more cautious when driving near construction sites. Last year, five people were killed and 490 were injured in work zone crashes here in Kansas. KDOT has also ... Read More »

Statewide tornado drill postponed

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The statewide tornado drill scheduled for Tuesday in Kansas has been postponed because of a small risk of severe weather.  The National Weather Service postponed the drill Monday to avoid any confusion. Thunderstorms are possible in parts of the state Tuesday. The drill is now scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency ... Read More »

Honor flight fundraiser this Saturday

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Jackson Heights School District will hold a fundraiser Saturday for an Honor Flight this spring. Honor Flights takes World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the National World War II memorial and other historic sites. Jackson Heights School District Superintendent Paul Becker says a chicken and noodle dinner will be held Saturday evening at the EUM Church in Holton. The cost of ... Read More »