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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 »

Legal Questions Raised At Marysville City Council Meeting

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. First order of business was the challenge of approving minutes of the previous meeting. Following discussion, an amendment was offered, which resulted in a 3-3 tie, with the mayor voting no. Following further discussion, a motion to approve as presented also resulted in a 3-3 tie, with the mayor voting yes. That accomplished, the meeting continued. The council voted to ... Read More »

Harmer Named Sabetha High Principal At Special USD 113 Board Meeting

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Sheri Harmer of Marysville was hired Friday as Sabetha High School Principal, effective July 1st. A special USD 113 board meeting was held to consider candidates for the position, which was created as Todd Evans, who had served as Principal the past fifteen years at Sabetha was recently tabbed Superintendent for the district. Harmer had served the past five years as High School Principal ... Read More »

Injuries Reported In Washington County Auto Accident

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An injury accident was reported June 15th in Washington County. Makala Busch of Marysville lost control of her vehicle on Highway K-9 just east of Rainbow Road. Striking a field entrance, the vehicle became airborne, and came to rest in a field. A passenger was transported to the Washington County Hospital by Linn ambulance. Read More »

Kennedy Center Renovation Scheduled For SCC Beatrice Campus

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A $460,000 renovation at the Kennedy Center on the Southeast Community College campus in Beatrice is to begin this summer. Designed as a one-stop welcome center, plans call for moving the library and offices in the building. Support services such as the Registrar, Admissions, and Testing will be incorporated into the remodeled facility, with the library downsized due to the increasing use of ... Read More »

Highway 36 Association Annual Meeting Held

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The annual meeting of the U.S. 36 Highway Association was held last Friday in Seneca. Along with updates on current and future projects, members heard concerns with funding challenges. Among those are declining fuel tax revenues, due to increased efficiency standards, income tax revenues falling below expectations in recent months, and increased expenses related to snow removal this past winter. Despite increasing truck ... Read More »