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Kansas Agriculture Service Downgrades Crop Conditions

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In its weekly updated, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 41 percent of the corn crop is in poor to very poor condition. About 26 percent was rated fair, with 27 percent in good condition and just 6 percent in excellent shape. Soybean condition declined slightly over the week, with 41 percent of the crop now in poor ... Read More »

Area Resident has Direct Connection to Joplin

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David McCune, Grandson of George McCune – Marshall County Economic Development Director, is one of hundreds of people affected by the tornado that destroyed or damaged as much as 50 percent of Joplin, Missouri. George McCune said his grandson is a freshman at a college in Joplin. George said David was home in Topeka when the tornado hit Joplin but ... Read More »

Marshall County Election Results

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Marysville voters elected a new mayor, and for a second time turned down a one percent city sales tax that would have funded a new swimming pool, tennis court improvements, and a new fire station. Bill Phillippi unseated incumbent mayor Bernie Krug.  Phillippi received 58% of the vote, Krug 28%, and tim Jones 12%. The sales tax was defeated by ... Read More »

Kansas Government Adds 16,000 Jobs in One Year

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The Kansas Department of Labor reported Kansas Government agencies employed 16-thousand more people in February 2011 than in February 2010.  The revelation was made in February’s Unemployment report. Nemaha County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state of Kansas at 4.3 percent during the month of February. Marshall County’s unemployment rate remained 5.5 percent. Washington County was 5.2 percent ... Read More »

Nebraska Farmland Prices Double

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Nebraska farmland prices have officially doubled since 2005. The average land value of land in Eastern Nebraska with center-pivot irrigation was 4,625 dollars per acre. The highest land value in Nebraska was also located in the eastern part of the state and brought 6,175 dollars per acre. The survey predicts a 15 percent to 25 percent jump in rental rates ... Read More »

Southeast Community College Raises Fees

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Southeast Community College students will see an increase in tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year. Beginning July 1, Nebraska residents will pay $51 per quarter credit hour in tuition, a $3 increase, and $1.25 per quarter credit hour in fees, a 25 cent increase. Non-residents will pay $63 per quarter credit hour in tuition and $1.25 per quarter ... Read More »

Southeast Board Passes Tuition, Fee Increase For 2011-2012

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Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors voted to increase tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Effective July 1, 2011, Nebraska residents will pay $3 more per quarter credit hour in tuition and 25 cents more per quarter credit hour in fees. After some discussion of the options presented, the Board voted for ... Read More »

Marshall County Unemployment Highest in KNDY Listening Area

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Marshall County has the highest unemployment rate in the KNDY listening area with 5.5 percent according to the Kansas Department of Labor’s Report on January Unemployment. Washington County reported 5.0 percent unemployment and Nemaha County reported an area low of 4.1 percent unemployment. The State of Kansas January 2011 unemployment rate in Kansas was 7.4 percent, up from 6.4 in ... Read More »

Seventh Street Corridor Project Meeting Produces Positive Results

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A crowd of nearly fifty people attended a meeting Monday evening at the Marysville City Building to discuss the Seventh Street corridor project. Wyatt Thompson, the city’s engineering contractor, listened to concerns about the project’s design from businesses owners worried about losing customer parking and other issues. Thompson presented several drawings showing various options for improving the corridor. After nearly ... Read More »

Special Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Railbed Project

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The City of Marysville has announced a meeting at the city hall to discuss the downtown railbed rehabilitation project on Monday at 6:00 p.m. Debbie Price, Marysville City Clerk, said a quorum of council persons will be in attendance and a decision may be made on whether or not the project will move forward. The current plan would place a ... Read More »