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Marysville Volunteer Fire Department Responds To Combine Fire

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The Marysville Volunteer Fire Department responded Saturday afternoon to a combine on fire five miles south of town on the West River Road. Owned by Bernard Dwerlkotte, the combine was totaled. Late Sunday afternoon, they responded to a call of a possible fire at the County Transfer Station, which turned out to be a neighboring farmer burning brush. Read More »

Break-In Reported In Centralia

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The Nemaha County Sheriff reports a break-in in Centralia, at 512 Mulberry. Sometime during the afternoon of October 26th, someone took a chainsaw, medication, and financial papers, valued at $530. Read More »

Ranch Management Meeting Planned; Advanced Registration Requested

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Advance registration is requested for a ranch management meeting in Beatrice Wednesday, November 19th. The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, and Nebraska Extension, will present the five essentials of successful ranch management, including integrative and holistic approaches, continuous improvement of key resources such as land, livestock, and people. Use of good analysis and decision making tools, cost controls, and emphasis on marketing will be ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. An ordinance was adopted formalizing city annexation of North Eighth Street to/and including Jayhawk Road east to Sixteenth Street. Condemnation proceedings on a property at 600 Elm were tabled, as new owners plan demolition of the structure. Work continues as weather permits on the south Seventh Street concrete, and the city hopes to begin work on the 11th ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Notes

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. Dan Thalman was present, and discussed county economic development efforts, indicating that he was not in favor of hiring full time, but perhaps look at Republic County, which contracts with an outside firm for incentive programs. He questioned the redundancy in having three government subsidized meal facilities, with the hospital, jail, and senior meal sites all providing similar ... Read More »

Prairie Hills USD 113 Raises Mill Levy For 5 Years

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Prairie Hills USD 113 School Board meeting Monday discussed the Capital Outlay Resolution for a  continuous and permanent 8 mill tax, which was defeated by voters, and instead adopted a resolution for a six mill levy for a period of five years, which was approved on a 6-1 board vote. Read More »

City of Washington Announces Christmas Lighting Contest

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The City of Washington has announced plans for their annual Christmas Lighting Contest. Displays will be judged by December 20th, with the winner to be credited for free electricity for the month of December. A $50 credit for second place and $25 credit for third place will also be awarded. At their recent meeting, the Washington City Council consented to staff assisting with encouraging ... Read More »

Former Greenleaf School Building To Reopen As Daycare

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Recent activities in the Greenleaf community include plans to reopen the former school building as a daycare center. Jesse Uffman of Greenleaf, and Julie Ohlde of Linn purchased the building at auction, and hope to open early 2015. The facility had previously served Washington County Head Start and a preschool. Also in Greenleaf, the city tennis courts were removed, with plans to replace ... Read More »