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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council opted to postpone a decision on a planning committee recommendation to rezone a 3 1/2 acre property east of Marysville from suburban residential to multi family, allowing for construction of 22 duplexes near the new water tower. Neighbor concerns to the south regarding water runoff issues had forced developers to revisit the request. Earlier the city ... Read More »

Pinnacle Bank Robbery Suspect Sentenced

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A Lincoln man who had just been released from prison, and then robbed Pinnacle Bank in Beatrice last August was sentenced to 30-40 years behind bars in connection with the incident. Lucious Turner and another man made off with over $1,000 in the robbery. The two were detained north of Beatrice a short time later. The other man involved, Gilbert ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Notes

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday. A preliminary cost estimate for a new fire station at Corning was approved. Kansas Department of Transportation has advised that a bridge replacement project on K-63 north of Seneca is to begin no later than March 1st. Discussion was held concerning the possibility of moving from volunteers to a paid staff ambulance service. No decision ... Read More »

Odell Woman Reports Being Held Hostage

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Investigation into claims by an Odell woman that she was held hostage for nearly eight hours by 8-10 men, including her ex-husband are ongoing, after 43 year old Kelly Cavin was arrested recently on drug possession charges. She reportedly escaped to a neighboring residence in the 100 block of Meyer Street and called 911. When authorities responded, no one was ... Read More »

Blue Springs Fire Leads To Drug Arrests

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Authorities responded to a fire in Blue Springs Friday afternoon at a residence in the 300 block of West Broad Street, shortly before 5 pm. No one was at home at the time, and a search warrant was executed after firefighters observed evidence related to drugs and drug use when they first entered the house. Several items related to drug ... Read More »

Washington County Courthouse Closed Monday; Commission Notes

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. County health administrator Janice Kearn updated prospects on renovating the former Shoens market as a new site for the county health department. Numerous repairs necessary to that existing building would be costly. As a result a ballpark estimate could not be determined, and it was decided that building on a new site may be more ... Read More »

Frankfort Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison Term

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According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grisomm, Monica Smart, 49 of Frankfort pled guilty to one count of mail fraud, and sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. The charges were in connection with a scheme where Smart changed customer mailing addresses and they did not receive premium notices. She also changed the billing cycles, collecting the difference in premium payments ... Read More »

Blue Springs Man Sentenced To Prison

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Brandon L. Immes, 26 of Blue Springs was sentenced last week to four years in prison, on guilty pleas to 12 charges related to 7 cases in Gage County District Court. Eight other charges were dismissed on a plea agreement. A request to serve the time in Gage County, rather than state prison was denied. The several incidents involved were ... Read More »

Marysville School Board Meeting Notes

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Marysville USD 364 school board met Wednesday, and discussed the 2014–15 calendar, which will be adopted at the February board meeting. No decision was made on the vacant lot near the Ag Building, with discussion to continue at a later date. Resignation/retirement were approved for Rosemary Walstrom, speech/language pathologist, and Sharon Vogelsberg, elementary librarian effective end of the school year. Read More »