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Marysville City Council votes not to buy UP Depot

The Marysville City Council voted Monday night not to purchase the U.P. Depot and the property around it.  A motion was made to purchase the land around it for just over $97,000 and it was voted down 5-3.  The U.P. Depot was scheduled for demolition earlier this month, but they held off pending the outcome of the City Council decision.  Now the ball is in Union Pacific’s court as to what will happen and when.  In other city council news, the council voted to replace the beacon at the Marysville Airport, if the new beacon points up, as they would be going from a 13,000 watt bulb to a 40,000 watt bulb, which is in the range of Des Moines and Kansas City’s airports for brightness, and wouldn’t want to blind the neighbors.  If the new beacon does not point upward, it will not be purchased.  Charlie Friedrichs got approval for the housing project on South 11th Road, south of the Marysville Senior Living homes and Pam Dankenbring brought three different logos as part of the new branding of Marysville.  The public will vote on which one is their favorite with ballots available at all Marysville banks and the plan is to have the new logo painted on the water tower this summer when it’s being painted.

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.