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Drought Declarations Expanded In Several Kansas Counties

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Increasing drought conditions in south central and southwestern Kansas have led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties he issued earlier this year. The update includes moving three counties from warning status up to emergency status. The updated drought declaration moves five counties from watch status up to warning status. It also adds 14 counties to ... Read More »

West Nile virus confirmed in Jefferson County

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A mosquito in Jefferson County, Nebraska recently tested positive for West Nile Virus.  This was the first mosquito to test positive this year for West Nile in the five county PHS District which includes Gage and Jefferson Counties. Emergency Response Coordinator Kim Plouzek said it’s a good time for individuals to become vigilant in minimizing mosquito bites.  There are several ... Read More »

Report of car in river brings large emergency response

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department reported that emergency units responded to a report of a car in the river just off West River Road on Monday afternoon at approximately 5:15 P.M..  A second call was received as units were responding that the car was not in the river and was parked on the side of the road.  The Sheriff’s Department ... Read More »