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Kirkpatrick Sworn In As New Wymore Chief Of Police

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The City of Wymore swore in Russell Kirkpatrick as new Chief of Police, after his appointment April 8. The 57-year-old most recently served as Police Chief in Eastvale, Texas, and had worked in law enforcement in the Omaha area as Cass County Deputy, along with ties to North Platte. He succeeds Bryan Davidson, who left after 17 years to serve as security ... Read More »

Landoll Corporation Named Business Of The Year; Marysville Chamber Site Of The Year

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Landoll Corporation was named business of the year, and the Marysville Chamber of Commerce/Marshall County Visitors Center named Site of the Year by RSVP of Northeast Kansas at their annual recognition banquet in Marysville April 8. RSVP volunteers assist the chamber and visitors center, with volunteers filling in for Secretary Brenda Staggenborg. RSVP also assists Marshall County tourism annually with tourism brochure ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Votes To Purchase Waterville Lumberyard

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday, and voted to purchase the former Waterville Lumberyard, including most of four lots south of the Post Office, for $25,000. Commissioners later in the meeting met with the Public Works Director to discuss possible plans for demolition and reconstruction at the site. The Sheriff advised that he is advertising for a corrections officer, and when ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Chickens and tennis again dominated much of the discussion. Residents for and against an ordinance proposed which would allow keeping and raising chickens within the city limits spoke. An idea floated to allow a one year trial was brought forward. At the end, the ordinance failed on a 3-4 vote. Council expressed disappointment with ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Residence In Blue Springs

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A fire in Blue Springs early Monday afternoon destroyed a residence at 121 West Irving. The house had been damaged by fire twice in December, initially with what was believed to be an electrical fire December 15 that rekindled overnight. Origin of this week’s fire at the unoccupied residence was not determined. Read More »

Disabling Injuries Reported In Train Collision

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A train collided with a farm sprayer a mile west of Baileyville Friday morning. Bruce Buessing, 42, of Axtell was crossing the tracks on C Road; just north of U.S. Highway 36 in Nemaha County shortly before 8:30 a.m. Buessing suffered disabling injuries, and was transported to the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. Read More »

Bond Set In Blue Springs Assault Case

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An appearance bond is set at $5,000 for 27-year-old Krystal Rainey, who was arrested Thursday evening near Blue Springs in connection with an assault earlier that evening that led authorities to a Blue Springs residence, where Rainey had fled. She is pending charges of making a terroristic threat, as well as assault and domestic assault is alleged. Read More »

Southeast Nebraska Cooperative Votes To Merge With Farmers Cooperative

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Southeast Nebraska Cooperative Patrons voted to merge with Farmers Cooperative of Dorchester, nearly 85% in favor with results of a mail-in ballot announced at a special stockholders meeting. The merger, effective September 1, 2014 will allow for transition for southeast patrons and employees. Additional specifics are anticipated as actions to dissolve the Southeast Nebraska Cooperative, based in Beatrice, with multiple ... Read More »

Semi Strikes Car Near Hanover; Sends Teen To Hospital

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An injury accident was reported Thursday evening shortly before 6 p.m. at the Hanover junction on U.S. Highway 36. Nineteen-year-old Christopher Mayfield of Marysville was crossing the highway, and was struck by a westbound semi driven by 55-year-old Thomas Richey of Union Star, Missouri. A passenger in the Mayfield vehicle, 13-year-old Hunter Mayfield was transported to the Hanover Hospital with ... Read More »