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Fatality Accident Claims Blue Springs Mans’ Life

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A fatality accident early Saturday morning in Gage County claimed the life of 36-year-old Ryan Eugene Young of Blue Springs. He was the lone occupant in a vehicle that went into the ditch, began to roll, and ejected the driver, traveling on B Line at South 94th Road. The accident was reported around 5 a.m. Read More »

Senator Moran Visits Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca

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United States Senator Jerry Moran Tuesday visited the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca to see how federal regulations are affecting operations of the facility. He commented on the need for common sense to prevail when issuing regulations, and emphasized that the Medicare reimbursement is critical to sustaining rural hospitals. Access to affordable health care remains a challenge, according to ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Efforts to alleviate a rental housing shortage in Marysville stalled again at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Neighboring residents, including several from the Senior Housing duplexes again expressed concerns with traffic, safety, and water drainage issues, which they had raised at previous council and planning commission meetings. With the Watertower Place duplex and Bulldog Apartment complex preliminary and final plats ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Hartley Ridge subdivision was a topic of discussion at last Monday’s council meeting, as they voted 5-2 to add a pump station along 8th Street to serve the development. The developer will cover all costs to cover fifteen homes, with the City opting to cover additional costs to expand the system for a total of twenty homes to accommodate ... Read More »

Marysville Planning Commission Approves Two Residential Recommendations

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The Marysville Planning Commission, meeting Thursday night, moved three developments forward for City Council consideration. Preliminary and final plats were approved for 22 duplex units proposed near the new water tower. Following revisions from previous presentations, the Bulldog Apartment preliminary and final plats were approved. Changes included two water retention ponds on the site that will reduce drainage runoff, aligning ... Read More »

City of Marysville Purchases Union Pacific Depot; Makes State-Wide News

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A proposal to move forward with purchase of the former Union Pacific Depot and surrounding three block property put Marysville on the statewide map Monday, as Kansas Public Radio aired a piece by Jay Schafer, ahead of Monday night’s City Council meeting. Copies of the purchase agreement with the railroad were eventually made public, were posted on the city website ... Read More »

Marshall County Democratic Party Event Cancelled

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The Marshall County Democratic Party event which was scheduled Saturday in Marysville has been cancelled, with the announcement Wednesday that Democratic challenger Chad Taylor had withdrawn from the race for United States Senate. He was to face incumbent Pat Roberts. His decision was reportedly based on modest fundraising thus far, and a weak performance in the August primary. He was ... Read More »

Fire Damages Several Vehicles South Of Beatrice

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Several vehicles were heavily damaged by fire Wednesday evening south of Beatrice. Firemen were called around 8:45 p.m. to Trauernicht Tree Service where self-contained mobile home, and two vehicles parked alongside a garage near the home, was damaged. Some tires and small propane tanks were also ignited, and U.S. Highway 77 was closed to traffic for about an hour as ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Following executive session, the council voted to proceed in negotiating a final draft with the Union Pacific Railroad for acquisition of the property between Calhoun and Carolina Streets, including the former Depot and adjacent parking east as previously proposed. The City Attorney was given authority to iron out remaining details for a vote at ... Read More »

Three Teen Girls Injured In Accident North Of Marysville Sunday

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Three girls were injured Sunday morning in a one vehicle accident in Marshall County. Eighteen-year-old Haley Marie Nester was southbound on U.S. Highway 77 five miles north of Marysville, and went off the road through the west ditch, into a cornfield. Haley Nester, and passengers Kiley A. Larson, age 17, and Macy M. Larson age 16, of Bremen were taken ... Read More »