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Severe Weather Safety Tips

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STORM SAFETY INFORMATION A Severe weather watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Topeka for a portion of Kansas. In the interest of public safety, the following safety information is provided. A watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather development within the watch area. There is no cause for immediate concern, and you may go about your ... Read More »

This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week

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Summer is the peak season for lightning, one of weather’s most deadly occurrences. On average over the past 50 years, at least one Kansan has died from a lightning each year. Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 23 to 29) sponsored by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and the American Red Cross, is a nationwide effort ... Read More »

Tornado Causes Damage To West Side of Marysville

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Marysville, Kan. – The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning about 9:30 p.m. Monday, after a twister was spotted about a mile Northwest of Marysville. Marshall County Emergency Management officials report that Oregon Trail Equipment, a John Deere implement dealer, sustained severe damage in the storm along with Precision Truss, a lumber and roofing truss company. Marshall County Emergency ... Read More »

Learn simple modifications to live in your home longer as you get older

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Plan to attend an upcoming program, Simple Home Modifications for Aging in Place. Discover simple modifications that can be made to your house or apartment so you can stay in it as you get older. Everyone wants to stay in their house as long as possible. This program will be taught on Wednesday, April 3 at the Washington County Extension Office ... Read More »

Fire Near Green Friday afternoon does some damage

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The Riley County Fire District was called to a structure fire late Friday afternoon, at about 5:45 pm on Fancy Creek Road near Green.  A teenager and child were home at the time of the fire, but they were both outside when the first units arrived.  They told fireman that the upstairs of the house was on fire, and upon ... Read More »

Summerfield School to stay open a few more years

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USD 113 Superintendent Bill Orth told the board members Monday night that the Axtell Building Committee is proposing that necessary repairs be made to the Summerfield School building so that it can continue to be used as a school facility, thus postponing the closure of the Summerfield school, for now. Last year, the board voted to close the Summerfield school at the end of ... Read More »

Influenza cases high in the area

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Influenza cases continue to rise around the area, including the death of a 2 year old child in Lancaster County, NE. Officials say the flu has hit hard and seems to last longer than usual. It also hit earlier than normal. Proper precautions to be taken include, getting a flu shot, washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough ... Read More »

Area Post Offices to Stay Open With Shortened Hours

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Several area small town post offices will remain open, but with shorter hours of operation.  The Axtell Post Office will be open from 7:45 to 11:45 Monday thru Friday and 7:45 to 9:15 on Saturdays beginning January 12th.  The Home City Post Office proposed hours will be 8-10 am Monday thru Friday.  There’s going to be a meeting at the ... Read More »

Jefferson County stays with 3 commissioners

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Jefferson County will stay with 3 commissioners on their board after the question was defeated by 200 votes as to whether they should stay with 3 commissioners or bump it up to 5 commissioners on the board.  If voters had approved the question to have 5 commissioners, it would have cost the county at least $60,000 more to cover their ... Read More »

Careful Of The Deer!!

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It’s deer mating season as October to December sees a spike in the number of deer accidents.  Some tips to follow to try and avoid a deer accident include scanning the roadway and shoulders ahead of you.  Use high-beams if there’s no oncoming traffic, and if a collision is unavoidable, apply the breaks firmly and stay in your lane.  Swerving to avoid ... Read More »