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Consolidation voting begins May 5th

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Advance voting for the May 25 special election on the consolidation of Sabetha and the Axtell, Bern, Summerfield school districts begins on Wednesday.  For advance voting in Marshall County residents should visit the County Clerk Sonya Stohs, her office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To obtain a ballot by mail, people can call her ... Read More »

Extension News: Babysitting Workshop Scheduled in Washington

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River Valley Extension is sponsoring a “basics about babysitting” workshop on Tuesday, May 25 at the 1st National Bank meeting room in Washington.  The workshop is geared for youth 12 and older who would like to babysit. We will be using the 4-H/Army Child and Youth Services babysitting curriculum which will cover: *The responsibilities of babysitting; *Skills & techniques related ... Read More »

Moran Notes Tiahrt’s Earmark Reputation

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As the August Primaries near, the war of words between the two heavy weight Kansas Republicans vying for the Senate seat being vacated by Sam Brownback, is starting to heat up. Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran’s office made it a point to “point out” to voters that not one of the four candidates running for Congressman Tiahrt’s 4th ... Read More »

Washington County Board Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, MARCH 15, 2010 The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in the commission room of the Washington County Courthouse on Monday, March 15, 2010.  Present were Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, Chairman, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Absent:  Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, due to illness. Chairman Helms opened ... Read More »

Budget issues dominate annual Legislative Forum

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Budget issues dominate annual Legislative Forum By Sarah Kessinger School budget cuts, veterans affairs office closure, Medicaid reductions to nursing homes and other pressing issues came up during Saturday’s Legislative Forum in the Marysville City Building. The forum, which drew about 60 people, gave Rep. Sharon Schwartz, R-Washington, and Sen. Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, who represent Marshall County, a chance to ... Read More »

New economic development effort considered

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By Katelynn Hasler The Marshall County commissioners and the Marysville City Council both gave their approval Monday for the establishment of a steering committee that will examine the potential for a joint economic development effort. County economic development director George McCune presented a plan for a new system of economic development to the commissioners in their Monday meeting. The system ... Read More »

Internship Applications Available

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran’s office announced today that the veteran legislator is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington D.C., and Kansas offices for the summer 2010 term. The Washington D.C., summer internship session is divided into two parts, with two interns beginning in May and finishing at the end of June, and two new interns ... Read More »

Financing Governor’s Race

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How much will the campaign for the Governor’s job in Kansas cost? No way of telling with the election nearly 10-months away, but the odds-on-favorite Republican Sam Brownback, is already building a substantial war chest for the campaign. The Senator’s campaign office says it has raised more than 1.53 –million dollars in cash contributions in 2009. Campaign Manager David Kensinger ... Read More »

Energy Efficiency Money

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There is some new money that will soon be made available for energy efficiency. The Kansas State Energy office, a Division of the Kansas Corporation Commission, will receive approximately $52-million in additional funding from the Department of Energy. The funding comes through three different federal programs: • $38,284,000 through the State Energy Program • $9,593,500 through Energy Efficiency and Conservation ... Read More »