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Tractor-Trailer Accident Diverts Highway 36 Traffic

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Traffic was being diverted to the northbound lanes on U.S. Highway 36 west of Marysville near the county line Tuesday evening as cleanup continued on a semi rollover accident in the south ditch of the eastbound lane. The truck had left the roadway, and was laying on its side. Contents were being transferred as law enforcement and K.D.O.T assisted with ... Read More »

Fatality Accident On Highway 77 Near Randolph

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A Fairbury man was killed Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 77 near the Riley/Marshall County line. Twenty-Three year old Colton J. Schoenrock was northbound on Highway 77, went off the road into the west ditch and struck a tree, vaulted a driveway, landing on the passenger side. The accident 28 miles north of Manhattan was reported at 3:25 pm. The ... Read More »

Puru Man Dies Following Police Chase

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A Peru, Nebraska man died in an accident following a police chase in Gage County Saturday afternoon. Forty-four-year-old Jerry Wisler was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic, and then took off when officers tried to pull the vehicle over. The chase ended about five miles south of Beatrice as the vehicle went off a bridge, and flipped on its ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Meeting Planned For Saturday In Seneca

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A meeting of landowners, and other residents affected by construction of a proposed energy transmission line across northeast Kansas is planned Saturday evening in Seneca. A local group will energize and coordinate efforts to oppose the proposal, which would come into Washington, and across Marshall and Nemaha counties. Some 20 speakers were among several hundred people in attendance in Seneca ... Read More »

Pony Express Festival Scheduled For Sunday Near Hanover

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The annual Pony Express Festival at the Hollenberg Station State Historic Site near Hanover is Sunday 10-4. Over 40 period demonstrators are among the most ever to attend in recent years. A community choir will take part in the non-denominational church service at 11, with a catered noon lunch available following. The Horseshoe Farmers Band will entertain, as well as ... Read More »

Victim Of Fatal Beatrice Accident Identified

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The identity of a Beatrice man involved in a single vehicle fatality accident Monday afternoon near the Indian Creek Mall has been released. 53 year old William Snyder of Beatrice was killed after he struck several parked vehicles and a light pole. Officials believe he may have suffered a medical issue prior to the accident. No one else was injured. Read More »

Medical Issue Might Be Blamed In Beatrice Fatal Accident

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A fatality accident in Beatrice Tuesday afternoon involved a 53 year old white male, who may have suffered a medical problem before his car crashed. The individual was southbound on an access road in the mall parking lot at Highway 77 and Industrial Road, traveling at a high rate of speed. He struck several cars and a light pole, and ... Read More »

Centralia Man Arrested On Rape Charges

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A 21 year old Centralia man was arrested August 15 on rape charges, and is being held on $250,000 bond. Nicholas D. Russo was reportedly involved with an incident reported about a year ago involving a girl under the age of consent in the Centralia area. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. A public hearing on the 2014 budget was held. A motion by Carla Grund to accept her alternate to the published budget was seconded, and resulted in a 4-4 tie with Grund, Todd Frye, Vicki Gross and Dennis Schroller for the alternate. Mayor Bill Phillipi broke the tie with a no vote. Following public ... Read More »

Gage County Considers Outsourcing Prisoners

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Gage County is considering outsourcing prisoners to jail facilities in neighboring counties. That discussion followed budget request increases on top of $120,000 annually which was previously set aside for improvements to the jail in Beatrice. Gage County voters rejected a new 85 bed, $11.4 million dollar facility in 2009. That proposal was prompted by a report from the Nebraska Fire ... Read More »