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Beatrice Man Sentenced In New Years Eve Bar Fight

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A Beatrice man, 23 year old Dion Lechman, was sentenced last week to 20-36 months in jail in connection with a bar fight New Year’s Eve in Beatrice that resulted in a broken jaw. Charges of terroristic threat as well as assault also resulted in more than $9,000 in restitution due. Read More »

Independence Day Festivities Planned For Area Communities

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Independence Day activities kick off Thursday evening in Waterville, as the community hosts a barbecue and fireworks. Marysville has a full day planned Friday, with an old fashioned fourth. A mile and a half run/walk, 5k run/walk/bike, or 14 mile bike ride begins at 9 a.m. at the Blue River Rail Trail. Cost is $25 per person, $50 per family, advance registration ... Read More »

Legal Questions Raised At Marysville City Council Meeting

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. First order of business was the challenge of approving minutes of the previous meeting. Following discussion, an amendment was offered, which resulted in a 3-3 tie, with the mayor voting no. Following further discussion, a motion to approve as presented also resulted in a 3-3 tie, with the mayor voting yes. That accomplished, the meeting continued. The council voted to ... Read More »

Harmer Named Sabetha High Principal At Special USD 113 Board Meeting

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Sheri Harmer of Marysville was hired Friday as Sabetha High School Principal, effective July 1st. A special USD 113 board meeting was held to consider candidates for the position, which was created as Todd Evans, who had served as Principal the past fifteen years at Sabetha was recently tabbed Superintendent for the district. Harmer had served the past five years as High School Principal ... Read More »

Injuries Reported In Washington County Auto Accident

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An injury accident was reported June 15th in Washington County. Makala Busch of Marysville lost control of her vehicle on Highway K-9 just east of Rainbow Road. Striking a field entrance, the vehicle became airborne, and came to rest in a field. A passenger was transported to the Washington County Hospital by Linn ambulance. Read More »

Kennedy Center Renovation Scheduled For SCC Beatrice Campus

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A $460,000 renovation at the Kennedy Center on the Southeast Community College campus in Beatrice is to begin this summer. Designed as a one-stop welcome center, plans call for moving the library and offices in the building. Support services such as the Registrar, Admissions, and Testing will be incorporated into the remodeled facility, with the library downsized due to the increasing use of ... Read More »

Highway 36 Association Annual Meeting Held

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The annual meeting of the U.S. 36 Highway Association was held last Friday in Seneca. Along with updates on current and future projects, members heard concerns with funding challenges. Among those are declining fuel tax revenues, due to increased efficiency standards, income tax revenues falling below expectations in recent months, and increased expenses related to snow removal this past winter. Despite increasing truck ... Read More »

NEK-CAP Receives Grant Funding To Expand Services

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Northeast Kansas Community Action (NEK CAP) has received grant funding that will allow expansion of services in several counties, including Washington, Republic, Jewell, Smith, Mitchell and Osborne. A series of local focus groups will meet in July to help determine needs and priorities. A meeting is planned in Washington on July 11th, noon at Mayberry’s.   Read More »

Governor Heineman Among Guests For Steele Flats Wind Energy Center Dedication

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman will be among guests and dignitaries attending a dedication event for the Steele Flats Wind Energy Center near Diller Thursday afternoon. A luncheon for local landowners, local elected and appointed officials, and representatives of Next Era Energy, which owns and operates the site, will be hosted prior to the 1:00 p.m. dedication. Parking will be provided at Lottman Carpenter Construction in ... Read More »

Kansas Water Office Tour Stopping In Washington & Manhattan

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Washington is among twelve locations statewide scheduled to host the Water Vision Team, presenting the first draft vision for the future of water in Kansas, and receive public input. About 9,000 Kansas residents have participated in the governors’ initiative thus far, participating in over 160 meetings to gather information. A full detail of the plan objective and meeting schedule is ... Read More »