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Water Conservation Requested In Marysville

The City of Marysville is asking all citizens to conserve water usage due to an issue with the water distribution system. City crews have located and repaired the problem.  The issue was with one of the water towers which is now being restored to full strength.  To aid in the restoration of the tower the city is asking citizens to ... Read More »

WRAPS Offers Re-Leaf Program

Financial Re-LEAF for Forests & Pasture Many people know the benefit that sustainably managed forests and pastures provide for water quality; however, an upcoming workshop will also highlight the financial benefits that sustainable land management can provide to you, the landowner. Landowners and producers interested in sustainable and profitable forest and pasture management are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Financial ... Read More »

Blue River Irrigation Shut Down in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources has temporarily revoked the permits of Nebraska Farmer who use the Big Blue River for irrigation. The notification states that effective July 9 at 8 a.m., nobody with a permit issued after Nov. 1, 1968 may irrigate from the river until water levels increase. Keith Paulsen, field office supervisor with the Department of Natural ... Read More »

Marshall County Community Band Concert – Thursday

  The Marshall County Community Band will perform in the Koester House Museum and Gardens at 7 p.m., Thursday.  Admission is free.  The band will play a variety of music. People are asked to bring lawn chairs. The Koester House Museum Foundation Inc. will serve lemonade, iced tea and water. Read More »

Blue Algae Advisory Issued for Milford Lake

Milford Lake has been placed under an “Advisory” status. An “Advisory” status means that Harmful blue-green algae have been detected. A Public Health Advisory indicates that a hazardous condition exists.   When an Advisory is issued, KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken:  Humans, pets, and livestock do not drink untreated lake water Clean fish and rinse with clean water, ... Read More »

Beatrice City Council Agrees to Help Playground

Beatrice City Council added $25,000 to the city budget for the Prairie Playground that will be located at the YMCA. Funding will be provided with equal matches of $12,500 coming from keno funds and the occupation tax. The city also agreed to contribute in-kind services for the park’s construction and be responsible for the park maintenance. The Beatrice City budget was ... Read More »

U.S. Geological Survey Admits to Release Algae Into Kansas River

The U.S. Geological Survey admits the release of water from a federal reservoir in northeastern Kansas last month sent algal toxins into the Kansas River. The agency says the controlled release from Milford Lake occurred Aug. 31, two days after the lake was closed for recreation because of a large bloom of blue-green algae. The release sent the tainted water ... Read More »

Milford Lake Closed for Labor Day

There will be no Labor Day activities at Milford Lake. People planning to spend Labor Day at Milford Lake might want to make new arrangements. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Tuesday that it is canceling all activities at the lake that involve direct contact with water, including swimming, fishing and skiing. Boating also is prohibited but the ... Read More »

Three Barneston Children Burned – Update

Additional information has been released by the Gage County Sheriff’s Office concerning a story reported yesterday by KNDY news. On Sunday rescuers responded to 402 Wyatt Street in Barneston Nebraska in reference to three children who had received burns. It was determined that while a pot of boiling water was on the stove, a 4 year old female opened the ... Read More »

Three Barneston Children Severly Burned

Fire and rescue teams responded to a report from Barneston that three young children had been burned by boiling water. Rescuers responded to the 400 block of Wyatt Street in Barneston Saturday evening at approximately 7 p.m. According to one rescuer the burns were severe and the children were all under the age of 5. Two children were transported to ... Read More »