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Highway 36 Celebrates 100 Years of Service

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U.S. Highway 36 is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this week. The U.S. 36 Association contingent were in Topeka on Thursday, the 100th anniversary date of the beginning of Highway 36, originally named the Rock Island Highway because it ran parallel to the Rock Island Railroad for several miles. C.F. Travelute of Marysville was one of the original board members. Chad ... Read More »

Post Office Delays Closure Decisions

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The United States Postal Service will delay its decision on Post Office closures. The Postal Service has been conducting a study concerning the potential closure of 3700 post offices across the nation including 134 in Kansas. The Postal Service claims the closures are needed due to billions of dollars in lost revenue. The results of the study were expected by ... Read More »

Farm Operations Cost Fall

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A new government report shows the cost of operating a Kansas farm fell slightly in 2010. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports that statewide farm expenditures totaled $11.7 billion last year, down 2.4 percent from 2009. Those expenses translate to an average of nearly $179,000 per farm in 2010, compared with $183,000 the year before. The decline in expenditures came despite ... Read More »

Farm Loan Delinquency Rates Remain Low

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Farm loan delinquencies in Kansas remain low as fall harvest wraps up across the state. The Farm Service Agency reports a delinquency rate of 2.7 percent on its farm operating loans as the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. Read More »

Bremen Fighting to Save Post Office

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Bremen Citizens are fighting to save their post office which has been designated by the Kansas Postmaster as an office that is subject to closing.  Gary Holle, Bremen Insurance is spearheading the effort to keep the Bremen Post Office Open.  An organizational meeting will take place 7 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Bremen Insurance Office.  The Postal Service has agreed ... Read More »

Pruning Workshop To Be Held In Washington

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Kim Bomberger, Kansas Forest Service Community Forester and David Coltrain, River Valley Extension Agent, will present a program about tree and shrub pruning. Participants will learn the basics of pruning and find out how to accomplish this important task. Guidelines will be presented for all types of shrubs, deciduous and coniferous trees and fruit trees if interest is expressed. Everyone ... Read More »

National Senior Corps Week

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September 19-23, 2011 is National Senior Corps Week. Senior Corps is made up of three unique volunteer programs that are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Locally, these programs are the Foster Grandparent Program and the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP. RSVP of Northeast Kansas is a very strong non-profit program in Marshall and ... Read More »

Vermillion Post Office Closed

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The Post Office at Vermillion is now closed. Kansas The Postal Service closed the office after the Post Master quit. There was no public Postal Service meeting. Residents will have approximately one week to install mailboxes on their property. Frankfort rural route addresses will be assigned to Vermillion residents. Vermillion residents who wish to have a post office box will ... Read More »

SRS Topic Discussed at Marysville City Council Meeting

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In related news, during the round table discussion at the Marysville City Council Meeting on Monday a question was asked about the effort to keep the Marysville SRS Service Center open. County commissioner Bob Connell, who was in the audience, spoke in response to a question. According to Connell SRS had not approached the county commissioners. He said Marysville Mayor ... Read More »