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Gage County Board of Supervisors To Meet In Committee Before Board Meetings

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Gage County Board of Supervisors will begin meeting as a committee of the whole before regular board meetings. The adjusted schedule will be in effect March and April, then reevaluated. Currently three member committees meet; the change allows all seven board members to keep current on all issues, although no decisions will be finalized while in committee. The meetings will ... Read More »

Landoll Corporation Wins Prestigious Ad Astra Award

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Landoll Corporation of Marysville was presented the prestigious Ad Astra Award by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce annual banquet in Topeka Tuesday evening. Founder Don Landoll was on hand with family and employees noting the firms’ growth over the past fifty years from a small welding shop to a manufacturer with nearly 1,000 employees today. ... Read More »

USD 108 Principal Ron Scott Announces Resignation

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Long time Washington County USD 108 Elementary Principal Ron Scott recently announced his resignation effective at the end of this school year. Serving the past thirty years, Scott came from Nebraska in 1984. He also has served as junior high and high school coach, including boys’ basketball in 1988 when Washington placed third in their first ever state tournament appearance. ... Read More »

Summerfield Fire Department To Receive $2,500 Donation

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The Summerfield Fire Department will be presented with a check for $2,500 from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, on behalf of local farmer Don Mathewson, who was selected by the Monsanto Foundation. The advocacy program supports rural communities through contributions to local non-profit organizations. A ceremony is planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Read More »

Blue Valley Telecommunications Holding Career Fair

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Blue Valley Telecommunications is coordinating a career fair Wednesday at Marysville Junior High School. Local business and professional leaders will expose students to a variety of occupations. The event will highlight opportunities in various career fields, and further serves to showcase local jobs that area businesses provide, encouraging students to consider careers which may allow them to remain, or return ... Read More »

Travelodge Motel Standoff Suspect Found Dead In Gage County Detention Center

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A man who surrendered after a several hour standoff with authorities in Beatrice last week, and was taken into custody, was found dead in his cell at the Gage County Detention Center early Saturday morning. Adam Wolken had reportedly threatened suicide while confronting a woman with whom he had a previous relationship. That later escalated into a forced entry into ... Read More »

Southeast Nebraska Cooperative In Discussions With Farmers Cooperative

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A letter sent to patrons of Southeast Nebraska Cooperative of Beatrice recently indicates that the board has entered into formal discussions with the Farmers Cooperative Dorchester, to consider potential acquisition of Southeast by Farmers Cooperative. Discussions are in the preliminary stages, with no decisions yet rendered. Based in Beatrice, Southeast locations in Kansas include Herkimer, Bremen, and Marysville. Nebraska locations ... Read More »

Nemaha County Conservation Annual Meeting & Awards Announced

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Nemaha County Conservation District will host their annual meeting Thursday at the community building in Seneca. Election of two supervisors for the conservation district board will be held, with Mike Schmitz and Ken Kramer terms expiring. Kansas Bankers Association Soil Conservation Award will be presented to Cliff and Meridee Swart, with the Windbreak Award going to Carl and Ruth, Jim ... Read More »

Nemaha & Marshall County Storm Spotter Training Classes Scheduled

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Spring storm spotter training will be featured in Nemaha County Tuesday evening. The public is welcome to the 7 p.m. meeting at the Pioneer Building, 710 Pioneer Street. Marshall County will host storm spotter training Thursday evening, February 27th at 7 p.m. at the Summerfield Fire Station. Severe storm safety, preparedness, and awareness will also be covered. Read More »

Bond Set For Travelodge Motel Standoff Suspect

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Bond was set at $900,000 for a man involved in a standoff with authorities in Beatrice at the Travelodge Motel early Thursday morning. Adam Wolken surrendered several hours after he forced entry into a room occupied by a woman he had been involved with. Earlier Wednesday evening, she had reported to police that Wolken threatened her with a gun at ... Read More »