The Gage County Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a special use permit to extEra Energy Resources to construct 12 wind turbines near Diller and Odell. Jefferson County Board of Supervisors also approved their permit for 32 turbines to be built in their county. Each wind turbine will be 426 feet tall and capable of producing 1.7 megawatts during ideal circumstances. They will be connected to the energy grid in Steele City in late 2013 or early 2014. As many as 150 workers could be in the area during construction.
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.