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Meeting of Ottawa County Commissioners

January 28, 2015

January 12, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met with all members present. Commissioner Kathy Luthi was sworn in as Ottawa County Commissioner for the 1st District for the four-year term, expiring January 2019. The 2014 Annual Report of Garfield Township was confirmed by the commissioners. The Commissioners held re-organization. Motions carried to appoint Karen Brumbaugh […]

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Senate Happenings

Senate Happenings

January 28, 2015

My committees will remain the same – Agricultural, Public Health and Welfare and Financial Institutions and Insurance where I will serve as vice-chair. I will remain on the Select Committee on KPERS, Joint Committee on State Tribal Relations, and the Historical Preservation Committee. The current Fiscal Year budget for 2015 projects a revenue shortfall of […]

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District Court

January 28, 2015

A marriage license was issue to Loren Schneider and Janese Ganzenmuller. Criminal: Brett Hensley, Bennington, was charged with violation of protective order and aggravated assault. Daniel Avila was found guilty of interference with law enforcement and sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for time served and to pay $158.00 in court costs. Lorina […]

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Internship Opportunities at Moran’s Office

January 28, 2015

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for summer 2015. “Congressional internships offer Kansas students a great opportunity to learn about Congress and the legislative process,” Sen. Moran said. “I hope to give Kansans an opportunity similar to the one I had serving in […]

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District Court

January 21, 2015

Criminal: Michelle Constable, Minneapolis, was found guilty of disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 10 days in jail, suspended, 60 days unsupervised probation, and to pay $158.00 court costs. Timothy Korbe, Minneapolis, was charged with two counts of theft and criminal use of a financial card. Daniel Avila, homeless, was charged with interference with law […]

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Farm Bill Information

January 21, 2015

On Wednesday, February 4, Ottawa County Farm Bureau will host a meeting to help all farmers and landlords better understand the Federal Farm Bill. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Ottawa County Courthouse meeting room. Mark Nelson, Kansas Farm Bureau’s Director of Commodities, will present information on timelines, decision tools, crop […]

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Around the County

January 21, 2015

By Karen Brumbaugh What is E-waste and why is it a subject that is important in Ottawa County? E-waste is a term used to cover almost all types of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that has or could enter the waste stream. Although e-waste is a general term, it can be considered as TVs, computers, […]

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Filing Deadlines Near For Local Offices

Filing Deadlines Near For Local Offices

January 21, 2015

Local elections are part of the fabric of American culture. Since our nations inception Americans have vigorously participated in the democratic process, so much so that politics have served as social entertainment as much as civic responsibility. This spring cities, counties, and states throughout our country will once again hold elections, however a trend has […]

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Around the County

January 14, 2015

By Karen Brumbaugh Any person is welcome to attend open meetings. An open meeting prohibits disorderly conduct or disturbance of a lawful meeting. All votes at a meeting must be heard in an open meeting, with no secret ballots. Cameras and recording must be allowed, subject to reasonable rules. KOMA does not dictate the location […]

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Meeting of Ottawa County Commissioners

January 14, 2015

January 5, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met with Commissioners Kay, Luthi, and Brumbaugh present. Phil Aumick, Economic Development Director, gave them an update on what he has been doing. The group discussed the direction of the Economic Development office for the year. Todd Heitschmidt, Court Administrator, gave the commissioners an invitation to Judge Hellmer’s […]

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