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Full House Set to Act on Tuition Bill

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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

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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 »

Attempt To Terminate Marysville City Administrator Fails

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A motion to dismiss City Administrator Rick Shain highlighted the Marysville City Council meeting Monday night. The council went into round table discussion and when it was Bill Phillipi’s turn he read a motion to immediately terminate Rick Shain.  That motion was seconded by Kevin Throm. Following a tense discussion, Wayne Price moved that the issue be tabled.  That was ... Read More »

State board approves B&B/Nemaha County merger

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The State Board of Education has approved the consolidation of two Nemaha County school districts. The state board gave their approval Wednesday to the consolidation of the Nemaha Valley and B & B School Districts, clearing the way for a public vote on the issue during the November 2nd general election. Meanwhile, Nemaha Valley School District Superintendent Darrel Kohlman says ... Read More »

B & B takes first official step to consolidation

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The B & B USD 451 school board and the Nemaha Valley USD 442 school board each approved a resolution Monday to begin formal consolidation planning. Administration for the schools hope the consolidation question will be ready for a public vote during the November general election. To meet requirements for consolidation for the 2011-2012 school year the resolution for consolidation ... Read More »

Re-zoning protest petition falls short

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The Petition to protest a proposed zoning change falls short and is declared invalid.  According to City Clerk Debbie Price a petition to protest the proposed change of zoning for the property involved in the housing development on 11th road has been declared invalid.  Price said the petition did not meet the requirements set forth and did not have the ... Read More »

Alcove Springs leads the list of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography

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After six weeks of voting and 12,401 votes later, it’s time to announce the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography.  Thanks to all of you that participated!  We had more schools than ever vote in this contest.  In alphabetical order: Alcove Spring, Blue Rapids Coronado Heights, Lindsborg Four-State Lookout, White Cloud Gyp Hills Scenic Drive and Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway, Barber ... Read More »

Veterans Legislation

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With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, the U.S. Congress is working on legislation that will improve work training opportunities for unemployed veterans. First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, has cast his vote to send H.R. 1168, the Veterans Retraining Act, out of committee and to the full House for a ... Read More »