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Blue Algae Advisory Issued for Milford Lake

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Milford Lake Added To List of Unsafe Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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Topeka—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions. Based upon sampling results and established health ... Read More »

Local Residents Affected by the Heat

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While area hospitals report an increase in heat related patients the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says heat has contributed to the deaths of at least three people this summer in the state. The KDHE is reporting that more than 400 people have gone to Kansas hospitals with heat related illnesses, such a heat exhaustion. KDHE spokesman Jonathan Larance ... Read More »

Marysville Announces Memorial Day Programs

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Memorial Day programs will begin with Services at the Spring Creek Bridge, south edge of Marysville, will be at 8 a.m. Decorating of the water will be by the Boy and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies with flags and flowers. The service will conclude with the flag salute and taps. Scouting organizations of Marysville will decorate graves at 9 ... Read More »

Supreme Court Rules on Republican River

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Kansas will be allowed to reopen a lawsuit against Nebraska over use of the water flowing in the Republican River. That was a decision handed down today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court will allow Kansas to file a petition over its allegations that Nebraska used more than its allocated share of water from the river in 2005 and ... Read More »