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Bern and Summerfield Schools will Close

USD 113 School Closings

The Prairie Hills USD 113 board of education voted to close both the Bern and Summerfield schools at a special meeting on Saturday morning.  The board voted 6-1 to close the Summerfield Elementary School by June 30th, 2013 and voted 6-1 to close the Bern Attendance Center at the end of the current school year. Board member Brent Lortscher cast ... Read More »

Barneston Voters Must Now Travel To Wymore

Barneston and Liberty residents will now cast their vote in Wymore. The Gage County Board of Supervisors approved consolidating voting precincts and polling places in Gage County during its weekly meeting. According to the County Clerk Dawn Hill the change will save the county $16,000 during each election.   Hill said the growing popularity of early ballot voting could remedy the ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Purchases Computers, Pickup Truck and Mower

Marysville City Council approved the purchase of 12 Sim Tablets, which are small mobile computers, at a cost of over 6000 dollars.  The Tablets will be issued to council members, department heads, the city administrator and the city attorney.  In a previous meeting the council discussed the use of the tablets, the potential improvement in communication and the potential to ... Read More »

Wymore Recall Election Set for May 10th

Wymore City Council voted to set a date for a vote on the recall of Councilmember Dan Hawkins. May 10th the citizens in Ward 1 will vote to either recall Hawkins or continue to allow him to represent them. The recall attempt was started by a Wymore Citizen Lee Carr after Hawkins left 5 consecutive council meetings effectively ending the ... Read More »

Steve Feight retains USD 224 Position 7.

Washington County Clerk’s office verified that the USD 224 position 7 vote between Steve Feight and April Fahey remained tied, so a coin flip was done and Feight retained the position. Read More »

Marshall County Election Results

Marysville voters elected a new mayor, and for a second time turned down a one percent city sales tax that would have funded a new swimming pool, tennis court improvements, and a new fire station. Bill Phillippi unseated incumbent mayor Bernie Krug.  Phillippi received 58% of the vote, Krug 28%, and tim Jones 12%. The sales tax was defeated by ... Read More »

Recall of Wymore City Council Member Moves Forward

Efforts to recall Wymore City Council member Dan Hawkins continue to move forward. Hawkins has presented a written response that will be attached to the recall petition being circulated. In Hawkins’ response, he says, “I’ve left meetings to protest the Mayor’s refusal to acknowledge and present other experienced candidates that have applied for the vacancy. I’m against the Mayor’s bias ... Read More »

Full House Set to Act on Tuition Bill

The Kansas House of Representatives will take final action tomorrow on a bill that would repeal a state law allowing some illegal immigrants in Kansas to pay in-state tuition at public universities and colleges. The House passed the controversial bill 69-49 on an unrecorded vote today. Ever since the law was enacted in 2004, critics have argued it encourages illegal ... Read More »

USD 115 selects interim superintendent

The newly formed USD 115 interim board has selected Darrel Kohlman as acting superintendent for the new consolidated school district on Monday evening. Kohlman, is currently superintendent of the Nemaha Valley School District.  Kohlman was selected on a split vote along current district lines.  The four interim board members from the Nemaha Valley School district voted for Kohlman.  The three ... Read More »