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Fire Near Green Friday afternoon does some damage

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 ...

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Summerfield School to stay open a few more years

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 ...

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Influenza cases high in the area

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 ...

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Area Post Offices to Stay Open With Shortened Hours

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 ...

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Jefferson County stays with 3 commissioners

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 ...

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Careful Of The Deer!!

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 ...

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Local Post Offices Will Remain Open

Several area post offices that were on a list of potential offices to be closed have received a stay of execution – for now.  Instead of closing the offices the Postal Service intends to cut hours from eight-hour days to four hours for Axtell, Baileyville, Beattie, Bremen, Centralia, Greenleaf, Summerfield and Barnes. Blue Rapids, Frankfort, Waterville and Hanover will be ...

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Rattlesnake Slithering Around Centralia

Centralia played host to a rare visitor.  A rattlesnake was found wandering the streets on Thursday.  Nemaha County Sheriff Rich Vernon issued the warning Thursday after the discovery of the rattlesnake. If you see what you believe to be a rattlesnake in an area with people or pets you can call 911.  In Kansas the typical rattle snake is fairly ...

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Sunflower State Book Festival

For 2-days this past weekend, the focal point was book, just books. What I’m talking about is the 2009 Sunflower State Book Festival. This year’s book festival was held in Osborne, moving there after a long stay in Wichita. A large number of Kansas authors were present for the all-day literary get-together that took place at Osborne High School on ...

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