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Unemployment figures released

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Unemployment rates in September were down in most area northeast Kansas counties compared to August. The Kansas Department of Labor released the latest jobless rates Friday Nemaha, 3.7 percent; Washington, 4.3 percent and Marshall, 4.7 percent.  Beatrice reported an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent Leavenworth and Jefferson counties were the only two area counties to see an increase in their ... Read More »

Sales tax meeting draws small crowd

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A meeting was held at the Marysville City Hall Tuesday to discuss a proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to help the city raise up to $800,000 in new sales tax revenues each year.  Seventeen people attended the meeting to listen to designers and consultants explain the proposed tax increase and projects it will fund.  If the sales tax increase ... Read More »

Direct crop payments may be in jepordy

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Jerry McReynolds, president of the National Association of Wheat Growers and a director of the Kansas Farm Bureau, said direct farm payments — annual payments based on historical crop yields — are a key piece in the safety net provided by the federal farm bill. In the western reaches of Kansas, the greatest limiting factor is a lack of rainfall, ... Read More »

September is Suicide Prevention Month

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This is Suicide Prevention Month in Kansas.  According to Pawnee Mental Health Director Robbin Cole, in the United States one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes.  Cole also states that 90 percent of people who commit suicide have a mental illness.  Most mental illnesses are treatable and suicide is preventable.  According to Cole people should learn to recognize danger ... Read More »

Kansas Highway Patrol introduces new teen driving program

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The Kansas Highway Patrol will announce participation in a new program geared to help teens travel more safely around large trucks and commercial motor vehicles. The Teens and Trucks program was developed in Arizona by multiple public safety partners. The program was developed to address an area of driving safety not always addressed in traditional settings: driving around commercial motor ... Read More »

SCC Enrollment Increases As New Academic Year Gets Underway

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A report released last Tuesday to Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors indicates enrollment for the Summer Quarter is up 2.73 percent over the same period last year. SCC’s Summer Quarter, the first of four during the 2010-2011 academic year, began July 14 and ends Sept. 23. Final numbers for the Summer Quarter will be available at the end of ... Read More »

Unemployment rates increase across Kansas

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Marshall, Nemaha, and Washington County unemployment rates rose during the month of July.  The Kansas Department of Labor released the July unemployment rates Friday.  Marshall County unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, Washington County was 4.4 percent and Nemaha county was 4.1 percent.  The unemployment rates were up from June, but down from July of 2009.  Statewide, the jobless rate increased ... Read More »

Nebraska crops show improvement over last year

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says last week’s high heat and humidity helped crops mature in Nebraska.  About 83 percent of the corn crop rated in good or excellent condition at the end of last week higher ratings than last year at this time.  The soybean crop also looks good: 79 percent of the crop rating good or excellent, nearly ... Read More »

Heat may endanger lives

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State health officials in Nebraska are warning citizens about the dangers of heat-related illnesses. Temperatures of 90-plus degrees and humidity levels of 40 percent or more put people in the danger zone for heat-related illnesses. This happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded.  Nebraska chief medical officer Dr. Joann Schaefer says infants and the elderly are most at ... Read More »

No More Warnings For Not Wearing A Seatbelt in Kansas

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TOPEKA – Beginning June 30, 2010, citations for non-seat-belt use will be issued, ending the warning period for the new primary seat belt law, which went into effect June 10. Law enforcement officers in Kansas will now be able to stop and ticket drivers and front-seat passengers who are not wearing safety belts even if the officers do not observe ... Read More »