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Washington City Council Votes To Publish Budget

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The Washington City Council recently voted 3-1 to publish a proposed budget for 2015 which will keep the levy at 45.516 mills. Melanie Bryant voted no, citing concern that not raising a little this year may lead to a large increase next year. The approval came after nearly three hours of consideration, and will be up for public comment and ... Read More »

Beatrice City Council To Hold Public Hearing Reguarding Annexation

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Beatrice City Council will host a public hearing Monday, August 4th on proposed annexation of several properties on the east side of the city, including Beatrice State Developmental Center, Evergreen Cemetery, and a number of residential properties. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Beatrice City Council meeting. Read More »

Nemaha County Commission To Hold Public Information Meeting

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Nemaha County Commissioners will host a public information meeting Monday, August 4th. An architect representative will be present to talk about the proposed jail construction. The meeting will begin Monday evening at 7 p.m., in the meeting room of the Pioneer Building at 710 Pioneer Street in Seneca. In related business, Commissioners at the July 21st meeting voted to approve ... Read More »

Washington County Relay For Life Saturday

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The Washington County Relay For Life is Saturday evening, August 2nd from 5-11 p.m. at the Washington County High School track. Following a meal for survivors at the Christian Ed Building at 4:15 p.m., opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. will include recognition of survivors and caregivers. The Luminaire Ceremony is planned at 9 p.m. Survivors, participants, or donors may contact ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. An amended budget presented by Carla Grund at the council workshop was adopted for publication, with a final vote planned August 11th. The mill levy proposed is 67.464, a decrease of 7.306 mills. The original proposal would have decreased the levy 1.202 mills. During discussion the Mayor read several comments concerning the long term ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday, and unanimously approved a $93,000 bid to renovate and reseal the six tennis courts in the Marysville City Park. Discussion included council members report on a visit to inspect the companies work on two different courts in Lincoln. Carla Grund and Vicki Gross came back impressed. The work includes a five year warranty, which ... Read More »

Stolen Vehicles Recovered Near Beatrice

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Authorities recovered two vehicles stolen late Saturday or early Sunday from a storage building at Twin Rivers Chrysler Dodge in Beatrice. A pickup taken was found at Chautauqua Park, and a car was found abandoned a mile west of Beatrice on a minimum maintenance road, stuck in the mud. Neither had apparently been driven far, but significant damage was reported ... Read More »

USD 113 Prairie Hills School Board Meeting Notes

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USD 113 Prairie Hills School Board met Monday, and voted to put a capital outlay tax, not to exceed 8 mills, on the November ballot. The continuous and permanent levy would allow the district greater flexibility in how outlay funds are used, a provision which was included in recent school finance legislation. A protest petition initiated by Jim Scoby and ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Notes

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday. Diana Younghans, Senior Services/Public Transit Director reported on a possible grant that could fund establishment of a senior center in Seneca. Clarification regarding a state law concerning taxation of property destroyed by a natural disaster was discussed. A resident affected by this situation would complete and submit an application to the Board of Commissioners for ... Read More »