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SCC Board Of Governors Selects Paul Illich To Be Its Next President

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Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors has selected Dr. Paul Illich to be its next president, effective July 1, 2014. Illich, the vice president for research, planning and information technology at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, was selected by a unanimous vote of the Board to become the school’s next president during a special meeting Friday afternoon in Lincoln. ... Read More »

Marysville USD 364 Board Meets, Elects President & Vice President

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The Marysville USD 364 School Board met Monday. Sonya Stohs was elected board president, Todd Milner vice president. The proposed budget was approved, with the budget hearing set for August 12th, at 6:30 pm. A motion was passed requiring students maintain at least 65% passing grades in at least five subject areas to qualify for athletic and extra-curricular activities. Retirement ... Read More »

Force elected Co-President of NTCA

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Terry Force, president of Blue Valley Telecommunications of Home City, has been elected co-president of the National Telecommunications Cooperative’s 2013 Board of Directors. He was elected at the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and EXPO held in Lake Buena Vista, FL. He has been on the Blue Valley board of directors since 1990 and has also represented NTCA’s Region 7 on ... Read More »

City of Washington Mayor passes away

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The City of Washington is mourning the loss of it’s mayor Harold Jones, after he passed away on Saturday Jan. 26, following a long battle with illness.  He was 67.  The city ordinance says that with the passing of an elected official, the president of the council will fill the vacancy until the term expires.  Ryan Kern is the council ... Read More »

Summerfield School Will Close at the End of School Year

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USD 113 Board of Education confirmed that Summerfield Elementary School will close at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.  Students in the Summerfield Elementary School will begin attending Axtell School in the 2013-2014 school year.   Newly hired Superintendent Bill Orth told the Board that he would like to form a committee to assist with the planning of the ... Read More »

Prairie Hills USD 113 President Dies from Accident Injuries

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63-year-old Roger Brockhoff passed away Thursday at the K-U Medical Center in Kansas City.  He was injured in April 4th explosion at Brockhoff Manufacturing.   Brockhoff and another employee were working on a grain auger when the explosion occurred. The exact cause of the explosion is unknown.  The other employee was treated for minor injuries at the Sabetha Community Hospital and ... Read More »

Pony Express Re-ride Rescheduled

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The National Pony Express Re-ride has been rescheduled. Jim Swigart, the national president of the Pony Express Riders said the re-enactment was postponed due to the outbreak of a deadly horse virus. According to Swigart this is the first ride postponed in the 32 year history of the event. The re-ride will now begin in St. Joseph Missouri on August ... Read More »

USD 115 selects interim superintendent

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The newly formed USD 115 interim board has selected Darrel Kohlman as acting superintendent for the new consolidated school district on Monday evening. Kohlman, is currently superintendent of the Nemaha Valley School District.  Kohlman was selected on a split vote along current district lines.  The four interim board members from the Nemaha Valley School district voted for Kohlman.  The three ... 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 »

B and B School Board tables consolidation

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The Nemaha Valley School Board Monday evening adopted a resolution to consolidate with B & B USD 451. The resolution authorizes the board president to sign a consolidation agreement between the two districts. The B & B School Board during their meeting Monday evening discussed the consolidation agreement, but tabled action because they had some questions. They also tabled action ... Read More »