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Elevated Island becomes a speed bump

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by Bruce Dierking KDOT OFFICIALS, WASHINGTON CITY AND COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE SHARON SCHWARZ MET LAST WEEK ALONG WITH PATRONS OF THE SHORT STOP CONVENIENCE STORE IN WASHINGTON, KANSAS.  ACCESS AT THAT LOCATION AT THE HIGHWAY INTERSECTION IN WAS CHANGED DURING RECENT CONSTRUCTION WORK.  AN ELEVATED ISLAND NOW MAKES TURNS DIFFICULT FOR TRUCKS NEEDING DIESEL FUEL, AND HAS REDUCED ... Read More »

Kansas Farmers Can Grow Their Communities One Donation at a Time

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I am writing you on behalf of Monsanto Fund and wanted to share a great opportunity for your state with you.  Below you will find information on the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which wants to donate $2,500 to 81 counties in Kansas, which adds up to $202,500 to the state in February 2011.  We would love it ... Read More »

Apply now for state’s grain commodity commissions

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Grain growers in central Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the  state’s five grain commodity commissions—corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers—should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2010, filing deadline. The 2011 election will cover districts four, five and six, or the central third of Kansas.  District four includes Clay, ... Read More »

Southern Teacher awarded P.E. Teacher of the Year

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Southern Elementary physical education teacher Beth Willet was recently awarded the Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year in the state of Nebraska.  Willet, in her 31st year of teaching at Southern Elementary thanked students, teachers and administration for their support during a rally in her honor on Wednesday.  Willet was named the Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year by the ... Read More »

Two Marshall County bridges scheduled for replacement

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Kansas Transportation Secretary Deb Miller has announced the addition of dozens of projects that will preserve the state’s highway infrastructure to the state’s new transportation plan for the next five years. Thirty-five of the 56 projects added to the construction schedule are bridge replacements. The estimated cost of the projects is nearly $402 million. Among the projects added for fiscal ... Read More »

Marysville School Board signs 10 year contract with Pepsi

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 Marysville School Board met on Wednesday.  Business discussed included setting the Academic Awards Night on November 9, 2010 at 6:30 P.M.  The first day enrollment figures show the headcount down 8 students on the first day of school compared to last year’s official enrollment.  This year’s official count will be on September 20, 2010.  The school district also renewed the ... Read More »

SCC Professor’s “Field Guide” published

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SCC science instructor writes field guide to state’s amphibians, reptiles Can you name the poisonous snakes in Nebraska? Dan Fogell can. Call it an obsession or a passion, but the Southeast Community College science instructor turned his digging, climbing, poking, researching, and photographing into “A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska.” Published this spring, it is the ... Read More »

Unemployment rates increase across Kansas

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Marshall, Nemaha, and Washington County unemployment rates rose during the month of July.  The Kansas Department of Labor released the July unemployment rates Friday.  Marshall County unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, Washington County was 4.4 percent and Nemaha county was 4.1 percent.  The unemployment rates were up from June, but down from July of 2009.  Statewide, the jobless rate increased ... Read More »

Finally, mountain lion confirmed in Kansas

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Most citizens of rural kansas knew they were here.  Several people in Marshall County claimed to have seen them, but failed to get a photograph.  This time a hunter was ready with the camera. WAKEENEY, Kan. (AP) Kansas wildlife officials confirm a deer hunter’s close encounter with a mountain lion in the northwestern part of the state. The Department of ... Read More »

Wymore Rescue conflicts continue

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The struggle to keep a rescue department in Wymore continues to wear on the emotions of local residents.  Dr. Don Rice, Gage County medical director, notified members of the Wymore rescue department that they would become inactive after a decision by the Wymore City Council to close the department for a minimum of 45 days. The department’s closure was required ... Read More »