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Duplex Fire Reported In Beatrice Friday

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A report of $20,000 in damage occurred to a Beatrice residence Friday evening. An apparent kitchen fire was reported at a duplex at 1008-1010 Elk Street. No injuries were reported. Read More »

Dozen Juveniles Charged With Vandalism In Beatrice

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As many as a dozen juveniles ages 14-16 are being charged with vandalism amounting to over $6,000 at the former Beatrice Community Hospital building two weeks ago. The facility, which is slated for demolition in 2017, is used for storage. Read More »

Injury Accident Reported Near Waterville

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An injury accident April 19 in Marshall County was reported on Kansas Highway 9 near Utah Road near Waterville. Karey Cain of Emporia lost control, and her vehicle rolled three times. She was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Read More »

Tractor Theft Reported Near Blue Rapids; Cars Stolen Near Home City

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James E. Campbell of Marysville reported a farm tractor valued at $3,000 was stolen from the 1100 block of Kansas Highway 9 in Blue Rapids sometime in early April. Authorities also received a report that miscellaneous vehicles valued at $5,000 belonging to Darrel D. Roever were stolen April 22 or 23 near Home City at 1817 Limestone Road. Read More »

Arrest Made In Onaga Burglary; Additional Arrests Possible

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An arrest Tuesday in Pottawatomie County was made in connection with an April 24th burglary in Onaga where several firearms were reported stolen. Eighteen-year-old Nathan Bell is in custody on $20,000 bond, as the investigation continues. Additional arrests may be made. Read More »

Pawnee County Commission Looking To Close Road Near Summerfield

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A road on the state line two miles east of Summerfield slated for closure by Pawnee County Commissioners was the topic of discussion during a recent public hearing. Although the road is minimum maintenance, and a quarter mile section of the road is already closed, several area landowners and farmers are in favor of keeping the road open. After an hour long ... Read More »

Prairie Hills Superintendent Resigns

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Prairie Hills USD 113 at a special board meeting accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Orth effective May 1st. No reason was given, and he was appointed Coordinator of Transition Services. Dr. Velora Hanzlick was appointed Interim Superintendent for USD 113. The board also recently accepted the resignation of Gena Fritz, music teacher at Summerfield and Axtell. Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes – April 28

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Jarod Smith was present, requesting a water line extension to serve up to twenty homes proposed for development in a new housing subdivision on the north side of U.S. Highway 36 east of the Marysville City Limits. He asked $50,000 – $75,000 for materials only, anticipating he would cover the balance, which could top $200,000. The home sites ... Read More »

Injury Accidents Reported In Gage & Washington Counties

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An injury accident was reported in Gage County Monday afternoon at around 4:20 p.m. Kaleb Fairbanks, 21, of Odell was westbound on PWF Road, and collided with Cory Jenson, 28, of Manhattan who was southbound on 117th Road about six miles southwest of Odell. Jenson was cited for running the stop sign. Both drivers were taken to Beatrice hospital with ... Read More »

Pair Of Injury Accidents Reported In Nemaha County

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Two people were injured Sunday morning in Nemaha County. Shortly before 7 a.m., David Becker, 76, of Seneca had slowed on U.S. Highway 36 to turn into a private drive just east of O Road. He was struck from behind by Mathew A. Douglas, 40, of St. James, Missouri. Douglas and a passenger, Collin D. Sanders, 26, also of St. James were transported to the Nemaha ... Read More »