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Rare Nebraska Earthquake Strikes Near Wymore

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A small earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was detected late Sunday evening, just before midnight, centered six and a half miles southeast of Wymore. United States Geological Survey measured the tremor at a depth of just over three miles. Beatrice Communications received some 30 reports from the public in the Wymore area who felt the quake. Damage is ... Read More »

Washington City Council Meeting Notes

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The Washington City Council continued discussions with the Washington County Fair Board regarding a ten year contract that would turn over the fair ground and buildings to the board. It was agreed that the fair board would reserve the buildings a month before, and two weeks following the county fair, other building reservations would be coordinated through City Hall. Utility ... Read More »

Beatrice Mobile Home Fire Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

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A mobile home fire in Beatrice Monday morning claimed the life of a Beatrice woman, and critically injured her husband. Fifty-nine-year-old Vernia Hogan was dead at the scene, and 54-year-old David Hogan was flown to a Lincoln hospital with burns covering 30-40% of his body. It is believed that a space heater started the blaze at the Hoyle Mobile Home ... Read More »

Electrical Fire Believed To Have Destroyed Blue Springs Home

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A Blue Springs home was destroyed by fire late Sunday evening. Firemen were called out shortly after 10 p.m. to a residence at 121 West Irving, owned by Rodney and Melonie Bohlmeyer. Wymore and Blue Springs fire departments were called out again early Monday morning as the fire reignited. The home was a total loss, the fire was believed to ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. The interlocal agreement for participation in the revised neighborhood revitalization program through Marshall County was approved. Discussion regarding the potential for using available surplus funds to pay off the 11th Street and curb and gutter projects early yielded no action. An earlier decision to pay off the bonds in February was affirmed. Boring work ... Read More »

Washington City Council Meeting Notes

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The Washington City Council December 2nd adopted a revised ordinance regarding city utilities and deposits. Among changes, effective January 2014, delinquent notices will no longer be mailed, service termination guidelines and reconnection fees were established, and landlord liability will be attempted once an account has been delinquent at least ninety days. Electric meter deposits will be $150, and water meter ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Library Closer To Expansion Funding Goal

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A grant and loan from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced recently brings an expansion project at the Blue Rapids Public Library to nearly 90% funding for the $241,000 effort. Adding an additional 700 square feet to the original 1895 structure would nearly double the libraries current size. The added space would serve books and technology, along ... Read More »

Meeting Explaining The Kansas Open Meetings Act Scheduled

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Area county commissioners, school board, and city council members have been invited to a meeting Tuesday evening in Marysville to learn more regarding the state open meeting law. Any elected official and the public are welcome. Kim Winn, Director of the Kansas League of Municipalities will present details on the Kansas Open Meetings Act, and Kansas Open Records Law. The ... Read More »

KNDY Featured In Marysville Advocate Article Celebrating 25 Years of Dierking Communications

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KNDY radio is featured in the Marysville Advocate this week celebrating the 25 year history of Dierking Communications ownership of the station. Dierking communications this fall marked 25 years operating the marysville stations. You can read the full article written by JoAnn Shum online via the Marysville Advocate website. http://marysvilleonline.net/articles/2013/12/05/news/features/doc529e700ab2bde301699050.txt Read More »

Three Arrested In Oklahoma In Connection With Barneston Incident

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An incident early Friday morning at Barneston ended with arrests in Oklahoma. Authorities had received a call shortly after 3 am from a man who had apparently met three men in Lincoln at the Peoples Mission. He offered to pay for a ride to Barneston, where they beat the man, 55 year old Robert Kleinjan of Lincoln, and threatened to ... Read More »