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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Probation for 19 year old Tyler A. Feagley of Beatrice was revoked, and he will serve 5-8 years in prison in connection with a string of vehicle and ATV thefts in March.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 »

Blue Springs Man Sentenced To To Jail

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A 27 year old Blue Springs man was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail on charges related to a break in in Blue Springs in May. Several people were at home at the time, and a man was assaulted. Billy A. Okeefe was also sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail on charges related to another assault outside a ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday.  Ed Henry advised that Twin Valley Developmental Services is considering dropping their general transportation service. Marshall County Economic Development Committee is requesting funding for a proposed Marshall County Industrial Park. At this time the board has not appropriated any money toward this project. Commissioners did approve advertising for a part time employee to work 3-4 ... Read More »

Resurfacing Project Underway On K-9, K-99 & K-87 in Marshall County

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Road construction in Marshall County began this week on a resurfacing project on K-9, K-99, and K-87. Work began on K-9 west of Frankfort. K-87 and K-99 work will follow. Traffic through the construction zone is being flagged, with a pilot car. Completion is not expected until early October. Kansas Department of Transportation has the route outline on their website. Read More »

Highway K-63 Accident Takes Life Of Baileyville Woman

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A fatality accident was discovered early Sunday morning in Nemaha County. Twenty-year-old Kayla R. Strathman of Baileyville was southbound on K-63, about four miles south of 24th Road when her vehicle left the roadway, began to broadside, and struck a field driveway. The vehicle then became airborne and rolled, ejecting Strathman. Nemaha County 911 received a call around 4:30 am ... Read More »

Proposed Housing Project Tabled By Marysville City Council

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A proposed 22 unit duplex housing development at the east edge of Marysville, near the new water tower, was sidelined at Monday’s city council meeting. Several property owners south of the site had expressed concerns regarding water runoff and drainage issues. With that in mind, the city planning commission earlier last month had recommended against the city rezoning the area, ... Read More »