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USD 115 To Select A School Mascot

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USD 115, Nemaha Central School Board is in the process of selecting a new mascot for the school, which will consolidate Nemaha Balley and Baileyville B&B schools next year. School colors will be combined purple and blue. Over fifty mascot suggestions were submitted by the August first deadline. A committee will narrow the finalists, and the board will decide among ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting – September 3rd

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The Washington County Commissioners met Monday. A proclamation declaring September as recovery month was adopted, calling upon citizens to raise awareness and understanding of recovery from substance use and mental disorders. A meeting was confirmed September 9th at 2 pm with the Kansas Department of Agriculture to discuss the results of the preliminary flood insurance rate map and flood insurance ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes – August 26

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Among public comment, overgrowth of brush in the ditch along Jayhawk Road was noted, with concern for walkers and bikers along the route. Allie Argo with Marysville Main Street was present, and updated the council on several upcoming events and activities. She received approval to add a window to the office, in the former ... Read More »

Nemaha County & Seneca City Officials Meet On New Jail

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Nemaha County Commissioners and Seneca City Officials met Monday with a representative of Treanor and Company, the architects designing a new jail facility for the county. Construction could begin within a year, with preliminary plans for a 34 bed facility which would be located adjacent the current law enforcement center. A 35 year old 10 bed jail is presently being ... Read More »

Tractor-Trailer Accident Diverts Highway 36 Traffic

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Traffic was being diverted to the northbound lanes on U.S. Highway 36 west of Marysville near the county line Tuesday evening as cleanup continued on a semi rollover accident in the south ditch of the eastbound lane. The truck had left the roadway, and was laying on its side. Contents were being transferred as law enforcement and K.D.O.T assisted with ... Read More »

Fatality Accident On Highway 77 Near Randolph

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A Fairbury man was killed Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 77 near the Riley/Marshall County line. Twenty-Three year old Colton J. Schoenrock was northbound on Highway 77, went off the road into the west ditch and struck a tree, vaulted a driveway, landing on the passenger side. The accident 28 miles north of Manhattan was reported at 3:25 pm. The ... Read More »

Puru Man Dies Following Police Chase

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A Peru, Nebraska man died in an accident following a police chase in Gage County Saturday afternoon. Forty-four-year-old Jerry Wisler was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic, and then took off when officers tried to pull the vehicle over. The chase ended about five miles south of Beatrice as the vehicle went off a bridge, and flipped on its ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Meeting Planned For Saturday In Seneca

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A meeting of landowners, and other residents affected by construction of a proposed energy transmission line across northeast Kansas is planned Saturday evening in Seneca. A local group will energize and coordinate efforts to oppose the proposal, which would come into Washington, and across Marshall and Nemaha counties. Some 20 speakers were among several hundred people in attendance in Seneca ... Read More »

Pony Express Festival Scheduled For Sunday Near Hanover

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The annual Pony Express Festival at the Hollenberg Station State Historic Site near Hanover is Sunday 10-4. Over 40 period demonstrators are among the most ever to attend in recent years. A community choir will take part in the non-denominational church service at 11, with a catered noon lunch available following. The Horseshoe Farmers Band will entertain, as well as ... Read More »

Victim Of Fatal Beatrice Accident Identified

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The identity of a Beatrice man involved in a single vehicle fatality accident Monday afternoon near the Indian Creek Mall has been released. 53 year old William Snyder of Beatrice was killed after he struck several parked vehicles and a light pole. Officials believe he may have suffered a medical issue prior to the accident. No one else was injured. Read More »