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Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday For Primary Elections

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Tuesday, July 15th at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to register to vote in the August Primary. Party candidates will be selected for the November General Election. Those who have moved or changed names will also need to re-register at the County Clerks’ Office in their respective county. Advance voting begins Wednesday, July 16th. Voters can request a mail ballot, or vote in the County Clerks’ ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met in special session Tuesday, July 8th ahead of a scheduled budget workshop. Following two fifteen minute executive sessions, a motion was approved to redact and release a previous memo. The special session was then adjourned, and council began the workshop. Discussion followed on a potential tractor replacement, possible acquisition of a mower trailer, a snow ... Read More »

Recent Fires In Washington County Keep Crews Busy

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Recent fire calls in Washington County, include a ditch fire July 2nd near Washington in the 1800 block of 20th Road, a baler fire near Linn July 2nd in the 500 block of King Road, a wheat field caught fire near Mahaska July 4th in the 800 block of 29th Road, a grass fire was reported July 4th in Washington ... Read More »

News Tip Leads To Arrests In Pottawatomie County

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A news tip Tuesday led to the arrest of four suspects in connection with several thefts over the July 4th weekend. Video surveillance from the Marysville Walmart was released, along with a vehicle description. A caller to authorities had identified one of the vehicles involved, and the four were taken into custody in Pottawatomie County Read More »

Investigations Continue Into Weekend Thefts

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Several thefts in Marysville over the weekend remain under investigation. Authorities released video of several suspects from the Marysville Walmart, who reportedly were traveling in an RV stolen in Omaha. They had a stolen red four door pickup, along with the white majestic RV. A ‘96 Ford F-250 pickup, flatbed trailer and mower, as well as a side by side ATV were stolen, ... Read More »

Wymore City Council Terminates Police Chief Kilpatrick

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Wymore Police Chief Russell E. Kilpatrick, who was placed on paid administrative leave in late June pending an investigation, was released from employment with the city, following action taken after a closed session following the City Council meeting last Wednesday. He had taken the job April 2nd. Details of the investigation were not released. Read More »

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Wind Damage; Road Detour

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Wind gusts to 60 mph, and hail ranging from .75 to one inch in diameter prompted thunderstorm warnings across the area Monday evening. Several locations reported downed tree limbs. Some power lines were also affected, with traffic detoured overnight northwest of Manhattan on U.S. Highway 24, from U.S. Highway 77 to Highway K-113. Read More »

Injury Accident Reported Sunday Near Wymore

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An injury accident was reported early Sunday morning, around 5 a.m. west of Wymore at South 23rd and Pine Road. Kandi Fulmer, age 30, of Wymore lost control, and her vehicle went off the road, and overturned. A passenger Derrie Seeman, age 32, of Wymore was trapped inside the vehicle. Both occupants were injured, with one taken by airlift to a Lincoln hospital, the other transported to ... Read More »

Beatrice Man Sentenced In New Years Eve Bar Fight

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A Beatrice man, 23 year old Dion Lechman, was sentenced last week to 20-36 months in jail in connection with a bar fight New Year’s Eve in Beatrice that resulted in a broken jaw. Charges of terroristic threat as well as assault also resulted in more than $9,000 in restitution due. Read More »

Independence Day Festivities Planned For Area Communities

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Independence Day activities kick off Thursday evening in Waterville, as the community hosts a barbecue and fireworks. Marysville has a full day planned Friday, with an old fashioned fourth. A mile and a half run/walk, 5k run/walk/bike, or 14 mile bike ride begins at 9 a.m. at the Blue River Rail Trail. Cost is $25 per person, $50 per family, advance registration ... Read More »