A lawsuit against the City of Beatrice has been filed in Gage County District Court for nearly $217,000 by the former owners of the Villa motel. Ray E. Scott of Endicott, operator of the Villa motel, said it cost him nearly $180,000 in profit and other expenses following the city’s condemnation of the building in 2010. Scott allegedly says that then City Code Enforcement Officer Dennis Mitchell was able to gain entry into two buildings located at the Villa without permission from Scott, to perform an inspection. The Villa housed about 45 people at the time of the closing, many of them on Social Security, Medicaid, or Medicare. It was condemned because of life safety issues, which included obstructed corridors, malfunctioning emergency lighting and alarm systems, and black mold.
About Kevin Rippe
Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.