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Tue
17
Oct
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Vehicle spree ends in Iowa

Stolen pickup from Nemaha County found by farmer in rural Republic County

A pickup stolen last week in Nemaha County was recovered in Republic County this week as farmers began to make their way back into the harvest fields.

Meanwhile, a second suspect in a spree of vehicle thefts that stretched from Republic to Nemaha counties was arrested October 12 in western Iowa after a reported shootout with authorities.

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Tue
17
Oct
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Reclaiming the road

County to crack down on farming, fencing ditches

By Deb Hadachek

The county has a right to its right-of-ways, county commissioners said Monday.

And some farmers who try to extend their fields a few extra feet to the edge of the road may soon find a county maintainer trimming them back.

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Tue
17
Oct
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A Growing Classroom

Donors help make ag lab a reality at Republic County

By Lasondra Aurand

On October 20 at the Republic County home football game, the Republic County FFA Chapter will unveil the newly built greenhouse located to the east of the vocational ag building.

There will be an open house from 5 to 7 p.m., and at halftime of the game against

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Tue
17
Oct
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Monster Mulberry

Motorists on south K Street south of Belleville may catch sight of a Weeping Mulberry turned Halloween Monster in the yard of Curtis and Mary Ann Klima.

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Tue
10
Oct
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State initiative to strengthen education

Republic County Schools invites local business owners, parents, and residents to hear Brad Nuenswander from the Kansas State Department of Education as he shares information regarding the new Kansan’s Can initiative.

The presentation will be October 16 at 11a.m. at the high school cafeteria.

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Tue
10
Oct
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One arrest, one at large in rash of vehicle thefts

Thefts across multiple counties believed to be connected

A spree of vehicle thefts in multiple counties in Nebraska and Kansas over a several-day period resulted in the rest of one juvenile in Nemaha County, while another individual remains at large.

Gary N. Roose, 17, Topeka, was taken into custody in Centralia for alleged burglary and theft after a chase in Marshall and Nemaha counties that involved a 2004 Tahoe reported stolen in Cuba. A second suspect, 19-year-old John P. Detimore, of Topeka. fled the scene and is still at large.

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Tue
10
Oct
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Fall alternates warm weather, heavy rain

A kaleidoscope of butterflies enjoyed a warm fall day Sunday, following Friday night rains that stalled harvest and wheat seeding and postponed football games.

The National Weather Service at Concordia reports 3.34” of moisture since October 1, and 8.5” since September 1, a total of 36” for the year, 11 inches above normal. Last year at this time the area had received 24” of precipitation. Parts of the region faced dry conditions in August.

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Tue
10
Oct
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All or none

Majority of 109 board calls entire bond proposal essential; to put one $16 million question to voters in February

By Deb Hadachek

Go big or go home. That was the final decision of the USD 109 board Monday night in a 4-3 vote to send just one question to voters in February for a $16 million bond for school improvements.

Voting against were Kevin Milner, Narka; Chris Pachta, Munden; and Loisann Brown, Republic, who argued in favor of a two-part question: $12 million for classroom and infrastructure improvements to both buildings, and $4 million for a classroom/multipurpose/ gymnasium addition at Republic County Jr./Sr. High School.

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Tue
10
Oct
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Faith Works

Local churches join to serve the mission field at home

By Deb Hadachek

Sometimes the mission field is out your own back door.

That’s the concept of the new county-wide interdenominational group FaithWorks, whose members hope to encourage others to serve their neighbors.

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Tue
03
Oct
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Poultry plant proposed

By Deb Hadachek Telescope editor

A chance that egg money could once again provide an economic boost for local farm families is being pursued by CloudCorp, the Cloud County economic development agency.

CloudCorp announced plans last week to compete for the Tyson chicken project, a multi-milliondollar facility that includes a hatchery, feed mill and plant capable of processing more than one million birds per week. Tyson says its project would generate annual economic impact to Kansas of $150 million.

 

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