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Standoff Causes School Lockdown in Beatrice


A standoff with a man in Beatrice on Wednesday led to the lockdown of Paddock Lane Elementary School. Police were called to 1721 N. 15th Street in Beatrice at 11:53 a.m. after a woman called 911 and reported her husband, identified as Michael Haney, was threatening her while holding a gun. Officers arrived at the home and attempted to contact ... Read More »

Good Shepherd Lutheran School Celebration


MARYSVILLE, KS, February 15, 2012:    Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Marysville, KS, will be celebrating along with other Lutheran schools across the country during National Lutheran Schools Week March 4 through March 10, 2012.  The theme is “Securing Each Child’s Future: Equipped.”    As Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, made reference in the 2012 National ... Read More »

Hearing to Close St. Benedict Elementary On Wednesday

USD 113 School Closings

The Nemaha Central USD 115 Board of Education will hold a hearing Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on the proposal to close the St. Benedict Elementary School.  The hearing will take place in the gym at B & B Junior/Senior High School in Baileyville. Superintendent Darrel Kohlman says the public will have an opportunity to present both oral and written ... Read More »

Meeting to Discuss Bern School’s Future

USD 113 School Closings

Concerned citizens filled the Bern Attendance Center Monday evening to listen and discuss a proposal to close the Bern school.  The crowd included students, parents, business owners, community leaders and residents of the Bern area. The Prairie Hills USD 113 Board of Education has proposed closing both the Bern and Summerfield Schools to improve the financial situation of the district.  ... Read More »

Stadium Repair Fund Reaches $97,400

Homer Hanson Stadium

The committee also talked with Christy Davis of Davis Preservation, Topeka, about applying for tax credits and a grant through the Kansas State Historical Society.  Davis said the stadium and school are eligible to be listed on the national and state registers of historic places. If the stadium and school are added to the registers, the stadium restoration group can ... Read More »

Agenda Released for School Closing Meetings

USD 113 School Closings

The agenda has been released for the Bern and Summerfield meetings to discuss school closures. The meetings will open with a review of what has been done to get patron input.  That will be followed by a presentation on the board’s proposal for closing the two schools. The board will provide paper for written comments from patrons.  Following the written ... Read More »

Process For Conducting Hearings To Close Bern & Summerfield Schools


The following are the procedures for conducting the public hearings about closing the Bern & Summerfield schools in USD 113 Prairie Hills Public Schools. For details about the meetings please check these stories: Agenda Released for School Closing Meetings The Board of Education shall: Review what has been done to get patron input into process. There will be a presentation by ... Read More »

USD 223 Board Position Open


USD 223 Linn, Hanover, Barnes School District will be accepting applications for a vacant school board position.  Daryl Bott, District 3 representative has resigned.  Bott accepted a job as the Linn High School Boys assistant basketball coach.  A board member cannot be employed by the school district.  Bott joined the board in 2009. Applications will be accepted after the required ... Read More »

Washington County Election Results


In Washington County, just 23% of registered voters turned out, with most races for school boards and city positions largely uncontested. Kenneth Johnson and Dana CeCerle are tied with 67 votes for position three, USD 108 Washington County School Board.  Jill Hoover defeated Rob Baker for position seven with 62% of the ballots. Vic Wilson won Hanover Mayor, with 55% ... Read More »