Marshall County, Kansas...
SALES TAX INCREASE APRIL 1, 2020 REMINDER
EFFECTIVE AT 8:30 A.M. MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020 THE MARSHALL COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
A. All access doors are locked from the outside except those located at the Northeast corner of the building.
B. A sheriff department employee (screener) will be located at said Northeast entrance to screen all patrons for temperature and to answer a questionnaire. Access to the building will be at the sole discretion of the screener based upon the temperature of the patron and the responses to the questionnaire.
C. All patrons must sign in to include: date and time in and time out, name, address and telephone number and county office to be visited.
D. All patrons are encouraged to wear masks.
E. Only one person per household will be allowed in to conduct any business and no children under the age of 13 are allowed into the building.
F. Patrons are required to maintain a social distance of six feet and remain behind the barriers/windows provided unless excused by the individual office.
G. Only the screener and one patron shall be in the testing area at any one time. Patrons are required to wait outside until the screener indicates it is clear to enter.
· THE DROP BOX WILL CONTINUE TO BE LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTINUE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS IN THIS MANNER.
· BE SURE PACKAGE IS LABELED WITH DEPT’S NAME & THE DATE
YOU MAY CONTINUE TO CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF YOUR ARRIVAL OR DROP OFF:
~Clerk of District Court: 785-562-5301
~Emergency Management: 785-562-4550
~Public Works-Nox Weed, Transf Station: 785-562-5349
~Register of Deeds: 785-562-3226
Treasurer – Taxes, Vehicles: 785-562-5363
Marshall County, one of the most northern counties of the state, was officially organized on August 25, 1855. Founded by Frank Marshall; A. G. Woodward; John D. Wells; A. G. Barnett; and Joseph Langdon, the county was one of the original 33 counties organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1855. Frank Marshall, upon acceptance of the county as one of the original 33, named the county for himself. Marshall County contains the cities of Summerfield, Blue Rapids, Beattie, Marysville, Axtell, Vermillion, Oketo, Frankfort and Waterville.
Marysville was established as a "home station" on the Pony Express route, 1860-1861, and put the county "on the map." The Central Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad's entrance into the county in 1867 assisted in bringing settlers to the county. Also the founding of the first post office in Kansas Territory on November 11, 1854, which has the longest continual service in the state, was an important moment for the county.
Marshall County has been home to many interesting Kansans such as Kenneth Dam, a native of Marysville, was U. S. Deputy Secretary of State until his resignation in June 1987. Congressman Guy Helvering (1913-1919), who helped write the income tax act, was appointed U. S. Collector of Internal Revenue, by President Franklin Roosevelt. He later was appointed a federal judge.
Marshall County is home to many interesting sites such as the Pony Express Home Station in Marysville, the Koester House Museum in Marysville, the Blue Rapids Public Library, oldest active library in the state, and the Oketo Museum.