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Marshall County Commission Meeting Notes – Jan. 13

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday, and elected Tom Holle board chair during the 2014 reorganization. Register of Deeds Martha Roesch encouraged passing a resolution to the legislature that they not remove the mortgage registration fee. The board plans to adopt that resolution next week. Next meeting will be Tuesday, January 21, with the courthouse closed Monday, January 20 in observance ... Read More »

Demand Letter Forwarded To Nemaha County Attorney In Hollister Case

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A demand letter seeking one million dollars in damages was forwarded to the Nemaha County Attorney from the family of Roger Hollister, a convicted killer formerly of Woodlawn, who died in state prison in March. He was serving a life sentence for the murder of Pat Kimmi, whose remains were found in a pasture across from the Hollisters rural Nemaha ... Read More »

Marysville Chamber Annual Banquet Saturday

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The Marysville Chamber of Commerce annual banquet is Saturday evening at the Marysville American Legion. Social hour begins at 6, with a dinner at 7. A trivia night and dance will follow. Tickets are available at the chamber of commerce office. Phil Landoll will be introduced as president for 2014, with Paul Byers serving as vice president. Read More »

Gage County Board Approves 2.66% Pay Increase For Elected Officials

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An annual increase in salary averaging 2.66% for all Gage County elected officials, and their deputies through 2018 was adopted by the board of supervisors. An amendment to hold county supervisor pay at no increase failed on a 3-4 vote. The increase was a negotiated compromise that followed discussion after an initial proposal drew resistance. Read More »

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 »