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UPDATE: Injury Accident On US-77 South Of Waterville

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Update to a story earlier today: A semi and SUV collided on US-77 south of Waterville early Tuesday morning. Just after 1:30 am, the SUV, driven by 52 year old Greig R. Olney of Manhattan had apparently drifted into the opposite lane and collided head on with the semi driven by 54 year old Douglas W. Ford of Axtell. Olney ... Read More »

Multi-Vehicle Accident Closes US-77 Overnight

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US-77 south of Waterville was closed to traffic overnight for nearly 3 1/2 hours following a multi-vehicle accident involving a semi. The accident was reported around 2:15 am, between mile markers 205 and 211. No other immediate details available. US-77 was reopened to traffic this morning at 5:45 am. Read More »

Injury Accident Reported In Washington County

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An injury accident was reported in Washington County July 15. Tiffany Gloodt of Greenleaf lost control on Bismarck, just south of Fourth Road, where her vehicle rolled. A passenger was taken by ambulance to the Concordia hospital. Read More »

Thefts Reported In Nemaha County

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The Nemaha County Sheriff received a report of six large round hay bales taken from a field near 48th and C Road near Centralia sometime between July 15 and 18. A battery and tool box were reported stolen from a tractor near 1695 176th Road near Oneida sometime between July 6 and 10. Read More »

Nemaha County Dealing With $3.5 Million Property Value Drop

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Nemaha County is scrambling to adjust budgets following a $3.5 million drop in state assessed property values, primarily related to a reduction in the value of the Keystone Pipeline, which crosses the county. Despite that change, the overall county valuation increased by over $2 million to $126 million. The values reflect tax collections going forward, and as a result impact ... Read More »

Raises Approved, Auction Date Set By Washington County Commissioners

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Washington County Commissioners at last week’s meeting voted to sell forty acres of land near the Washington County Hospital. The land will be sold at auction Monday, August 12. A motion was approved reinstating the longevity raises for county employees in three year intervals, and to be paid out in July. Temporary, elected, and seasonal employees are not eligible for ... Read More »

Probation Revoked For Beatrice Resident In Blue Springs Break-In

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Probation for 19 year old Tyler A. Feagley of Beatrice was revoked, and he will serve 5-8 years in prison in connection with a string of vehicle and ATV thefts in March. Billy A. O’Keefe, age 27 of Blue Springs was sentenced last week to a year in prison related to trespass and assault charges in connection with a break-in ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy To Hold Public Hearings in August

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Plans continue with Clean Line Energy Partners to develop a high voltage electric transmission line that would transport power from southwest Kansas wind farms to customers in eastern urban areas. The 700 mile route would begin near Dodge City, coming north past Great Bend, continuing through central Kansas near Beloit and Concordia. The proposed “middle route” would then continue into ... Read More »