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KSHSAA Sets 2014 State Basketball Sites

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TOPEKA, Kan. — With the addition of class 4A DII the Kansas State High School Activities Association has selected Hartman Arena as the eighth site for the Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments March 12-15, 2014. Hartman Arena, also host to the 5A and 6A State Wrestling Tournament, seats 6,750 and is located north of Wichita on I-135. “We are ... Read More »

Fatality Accident On Highway 77 Near Randolph

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A Fairbury man was killed Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 77 near the Riley/Marshall County line. Twenty-Three year old Colton J. Schoenrock was northbound on Highway 77, went off the road into the west ditch and struck a tree, vaulted a driveway, landing on the passenger side. The accident 28 miles north of Manhattan was reported at 3:25 pm. The ... Read More »

Wheat Harvest Appears To Be In Good Shape

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A late wheat harvest this summer still proved encouraging for area farmers. With a yield average reported at 47-48 bushel per acre, some fields topped 80 bushels. Many spent the Independence Day weekend bringing in the crop, which proved to be of good quality, dry, and with good test weights. Those remaining fields north in southeast Nebraska were tackled this ... Read More »

Local Resident Finds Armadillo Near Centralia

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A rural Centralia resident recently found an Armadillo, which was apparently killed by the family dogs. Tom Holthaus reported the 18” critter to the game warden. Armadillos in recent years have continued a slow migration north. Read More »

KDOT Approves K-15 Bridge Construction Project

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Bids were announced in June by the Kansas Department of Transportation for state highway construction and maintenance projects, including a bridge on K-15 in Washington County, six and a half miles north of K-9. Reece construction of Scandia had the successful bid, just over $130,000. Read More »

5th Street in Beatrice now open to two-way traffic. Use Caution!

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Just a friendly reminder that 5th Street in Beatrice is now a two-way street. It opened to traffic on Monday and Gage County authorities have been watching the area from Lincoln to Ella Streets, as there have been several vehicles using the wrong lane and verbal warnings have been given, as will be the case for the next few weeks while ... Read More »

Marshall & Washington Wheat Plot tours next Wednesday

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Both the Marshall and Washington County Wheat Plot tours have been scheduled for next Wednesday, June 12. The Marshall County Wheat Plot Tour will begin at 5:30 pm, with the plot located just over a mile north of Axtell on 30th Road. The Washington County plot is located from Linn, four miles south on Osage Road to 5th Road, then one mile ... Read More »

Slow down on blacktop north of Greenleaf!!

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind travelers that the blacktop road between Highway 36 and Greenleaf has a 55 m.p.h. speed limit.  They realize it’s easy to turn off of Highway 36 and just stay at 65 m.p.h., but the speed limit is 55.  As a result, the Sheriff’s Department will be increasing patrol of that roadway ... Read More »

Man trapped in grain bin successfully removed, but with injuries

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Midday Wednesday Nemaha County officials received a call for assistance at Valley View Milling for a person trapped in a grain bin.  Valley View Milling is approximately 8 miles north of Seneca.  At approximately 3:20 Wednesday afternoon, the individual was successfully removed from the bin and taken by LifeStar for medical treatment.  The name of the individual is not being ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

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On August 28th on B Street 1/4 mile south of 7th Street in Washington Cindy Sawin, Washington driving a 2001 Chevrolet backed from parking lot and struck a 2006 GMC registered to Michael Woerner, Washington. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On September 2nd on Bismark Road 1/2 mile north of 2nd Road Stanley Ericson, Clifton ... Read More »