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Marysville USD 364 School Board Meeting Notes

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The Marysville USD 364 School Board met Wednesday, and rescinded an earlier motion to pave the parking area on property acquired south of the Junior High, opting to wait until a traffic flow plan is established, assuring safety of drivers and pedestrians. Several projects were approved, including $70,000 for Ebert Mayo Design Group to serve as architect in developing an ... Read More »

Auto Accident Claims Life Of Humboldt Man

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A fatality accident was reported Friday morning near Table Rock. Dennis J. Schlund, 27, of Humboldt, Nebraska lost control of his vehicle, went off the road and rolled several times. He and his three minor children were unrestrained, and ejected from the vehicle. The driver, Dennis Schlund, died as a result of the accident. No immediate details on the children ... Read More »

Hazardous Materials Study Approved In Plans To Extend Rail Trail

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Approval of funding up to $3,500 to move forward with a hazardous materials study for an area south of Beatrice is a next step in plans to extend a trail south to the state line, where it would connect with the Blue River Rail Trail extending to Marysville. An environmental study is required for any potential grant funding that may ... Read More »

Pfizenmaier Sentenced To 32 Months In Prison

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Sheldon Pfizenmaier of Green, Kansas was sentenced earlier this month to 32 months in prison, on charges related to an accident October 1st, 2013 on U.S. Highway 36 south of Hanover, which resulted in the death of Larry Mueller of Hanover. Pfizenmaier had pled no contest to three counts, including a felony allegation for failure to stop following the accident, ... Read More »

Gage County District Court Rules In Favor Of Defendants In Scheele Case

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A Gage County District Court jury Friday afternoon found in favor of the defendants listed as negligent in a lawsuit filed by Kristina Scheele of Marysville. She had suffered traumatic brain injury resulting from an April 9th, 2012 accident six miles south of Beatrice. Thick smoke from a permitted burn led to her colliding with an oncoming semi. Scheele was ... Read More »

Homestead National Monument Seeking Volunteers

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Volunteers interested in assisting with an archive project at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice are welcome, as efforts are underway beginning this week to sort through, and organize files and documents contributed by the former Dempster Manufacturing Company, which was started in Beatrice in 1878. Assistance in preservation and processing of records, and related materials is welcome, with volunteers ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Museum To Participate In Hometown Teams Focus

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The Blue Rapids Museum will participate in a statewide focus on hometown teams. The Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit will include half a dozen tour stops opening at the end of January, and continuing through mid-November. Blue Rapids is planning several activities, including an alumni exhibit May 23rd, as well as talks this summer on the historic 1913 Major League Baseball ... Read More »

Police Report 3rd Incident Of Police Impersonation

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Just received word that a third incident with the police impersonator was reported Wednesday afternoon, shortly after 2 pm. Another vehicle reported being stopped, without incident. Authorities are currently searching the East River Road south of Marysville. A white four door pickup is believed to be involved, with a white male, mid forties. If you have any information contact Police ... Read More »

Teens Take Stolen Car On High Speed Chase Near Beatrice

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A high speed chase Sunday evening reached 95 mph approaching Beatrice, as two teenagers in a vehicle stolen in Fairbury were arrested in connection with the incident. Eighteen-year-old Jack R. Bussey was a passenger, and was dropped from the vehicle as authorities attempted to stop it. The driver then left, and continued until a blown tire ended the chase at ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday, and gave final approval for the mayor to sign and proceed with acquisition of the former Union Pacific Depot, and surrounding property, as all conditions in the purchase contract previously agreed to have been met. Contractor bids for lead paint and asbestos removal for the depot came in $42,000 under the cap of $177,000, ... Read More »