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Earthquake ‘Warning’ Issued For Oklahoma

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The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50 percent since October 2013, significantly increasing the chance for a damaging quake in central Oklahoma. In a new joint statement by the U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey, the agencies reported that 183 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in Oklahoma from October 2013 through April 14, ... Read More »

Area Counties Ranked In Health Ratings

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Nemaha County was second only to Johnson County in overall health in the state of Kansas, according to the recently released County Health Rankings, which put Washington County 27th, and Marshall 28th. That is designed to represent the overall health of the residents, and is based on four measures including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment ... Read More »

USD 113 To Close Summerfield School; Sell Properties

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USD 113 Prairie Hills School District continues to explore options for budget reductions. At the March 10 meeting, a unanimous vote to close the Summerfield School, with students to attend Axtell was approved. This year Summerfield hosts Pre-K through 4th grade, with Axtell hosting 5th – 12th grades. Relocation of the Summerfield students has been discussed for a number of ... Read More »

Ricky Hu Runner Up In Kansas State Spelling Bee

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A Marysville boy, Ricky Hu, was runner up in the Kansas State Spelling Bee, held Saturday in Topeka. The field was narrowed to two spellers in round 20, when Hu misspelled passel. Defined as a large number or group, passel is P-A-S-S-E-L. He had spelled pastle. Ricky Hu is a 6th grade student at Marysville Elementary. Ethan Perrins, an 8th ... Read More »

Area State Volleyball Set; Lady Bulldogs LIVE on AM 1570/FM 94.1

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Marysville advances to the 3A State Volleyball Tournament in Emporia. Second seed in the Minneapolis sub-state Saturday, Marysville knocked off Beloit 25-12 25-15 in the first round, handled third seed Ellsworth in the semifinals 19-25 25-20 25-19, advancing to the championship with top seed Rock Creek, with Marysville winning 25-22 22-25 25-16. The Lady Bulldog volleyball team, now 31-12 comes ... Read More »

Schedule change for commodity distribution in Marshall County

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Scheduling for Marshall County Agency on Aging commodity distribution has changed. Previously all sites in the county were open Thursdays. This month, the schedule changes to a two day event, with Home City, Beattie, Oketo, Herkimer, Bremen, and Marysville resident distribution on Wednesday, April 3 from 1-4 at the Helvering Center in Marysville. Sites in Summerfield, Axtell, Vermillion, Frankfort, Blue ... Read More »

Applications being taken for Tuttle Creek Watershed program

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Applications are being taken for the Tuttle Creek Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Cost Share Program.  It is for farmers and livestock producers in Marshall and Washington Counties within the Lower Little and Big Blue River Watersheds.  Applications are available at your local Conservation District offices.  You may also contact them for cost share rates, program summary, and details.  In ... Read More »

Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office warns of a scam

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The Nemaha County Sheriff’s office is warning everyone of a scam which involves the victim receiving a text message on their phone stating their Debit Card has been cancelled and that they need to call the number provided to fix the problem.  When the victim calls the number, they are asked to give their debit card number in an attempt ... Read More »

River Valley Extension Agent Resigns

Press Release by David Coltrain. This column is one I did not think would be written for a number of years.  However, I have been wrong about things before and I am certain it will happen again.  I have accepted a position in the North Central Kansas Farm Management Association with official employment beginning on July 29.  I will be ... Read More »

Highways and Hospital are the Priorities in Marysville

Kent Nester, Department of Roads Manager for Marysville reports they are prepared for winter with five plow trucks and one loader.  According to Kent their vehicles are ready to roll with supplies of the salt mixture on hand.  Nester said their number one priority is always the highways and roads leading to the hospital.  He said a City of Marysville ... Read More »