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Kansas AG’s Office Sets New Consumer Protection Record


The Kansas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division recovered more money for Kansans last year than ever before in state history, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Schmidt’s office recovered more than $49 million in consumer restitution, fees and penalties during 2012, shattering the previous one-year record of $17.3 million. “We have made consumer protection one of the top priorities for ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Minutes 5-13-2013


The Marysville City Council had a longer meeting than usual with many topics covered, including the tennis courts. Jeff Crist presented a quote to repair all 8 courts, with the City paying for 3 courts, the school paying for 3 courts, and a grant from the U.S. Tennis Association to pay for the other 2 courts for just over $326,000 total. Also, ... Read More »

Two Vehicle Accident Injures Two


On 7-31-2012 at approximately 1600 hours, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Wymore Rescue, Blue Springs Fire and QRT and Beatrice Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle injury accident at US Hwy 77 and S. Walnut St in Blue Springs. Elliot Hawkins, age 49 of Wymore was traveling northbound on Hwy 77 in a white 1997 Dodge Intrepid, at approximately S. ... Read More »

Medicare Fraud Allert

By: Deanna Turner River Valley District Extension Agent BE ON THE ALERT Some Medicare beneficiaries recently received a letter from their current Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Company or one they were members in the past. The company reported a security incident where a disk drive can not be located that contained their name, address and health information. The letter ... Read More »

Kansas fire service helps defeat bill to prohibit home fire sprinklers

February 25, 2010 – Fire safety advocates led a successful effort in Kansas this month to defeat what they described as a dangerous piece of legislation. House Bill 2515 would have prohibited local jurisdictions from adopting sprinkler requirements in homes. The bill did not receive the needed votes to pass. “This bill would have put citizens and firefighters’ lives at ... Read More »

EPA mandated smoke management plan could lead to the regulation of diesel and dust

The Kansas State Senate is holding hearings on a bill which asks the Environmental Protection Agency to exempt the Flint Hills from a mandated smoke management plan.  The United States Supreme Court has ruled on an “endangerment finding” and instructed the EPA to regulate “greenhouse gas emissions.  The smoke caused from burning pastures and fields can contribute to the air ... Read More »

Fire Marshal Encourages You To Check Smoke Detectors Sunday

The Kansas State Fire Marshal, Dan McLaughlin, is urging all citizens to change your smoke detector battery when you change your clocks back to Standard Time, this year on November 1, 2009. Smoke detectors save lives – but only those that have been properly installed and maintained.  In 2008, forty percent of all home fire deaths resulted from fires in ... Read More »