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Police Standoff At Travelodge Motel Ends Peacefully

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Early Thursday morning authorities were called just after midnight, and a standoff ensued at the Travelodge Motel in Beatrice. Adam Wolken had apparently forced his way into a room occupied by two women he knew from previous relationships. He was armed with a handgun and long rifle and issued multiple threats. One of the women and a small child were ... Read More »

Overnight Fire Destroys Garage In Beatrice

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A fire Wednesday night in Beatrice did some $30,000 in damage, and destroyed a detached garage at 1308 and 1310 Scott Street. Firemen were called at around 9:30 p.m. A vehicle was removed without damage, with just minor damage reported to the adjacent residence. Cause was thought to be electrical. Read More »

Bremen Man Dies In Highway 36 Accident

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A Bremen man, 48 year old Craig Moehlenbrink died as a result of a two vehicle accident west of Marysville on U.S. Highway 36 Wednesday evening. He was westbound at around 6:40 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by 48 year old Sherilyn Pacha of Herkimer crossing the highway northbound on Sixth Road. Craig Moehlenbrink was a fatality in the ... Read More »

Fatality Reported In Marysville House Fire

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A Marysville man, 65 year old Greg Haas died in a house fire Tuesday evening at his residence. Marysville Fire Department answered a call at 10:22 p.m. to 306 Laramie. His wife Janice escaped without injury. Firemen were on the scene until 4 a.m. Again, a fatality Tuesday evening, as Greg Haas age 65 died as a result of a ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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Marysville City Council met Monday, and considered options for a communications antenna located on the city water tower. Planned repainting will require moving the antennas which serve the city, schools, sheriff, and emergency services. Options for relocating the antennas to a temporary, or another permanent location were considered. Following discussion, ideas to locate a tower near the city lagoon west ... Read More »

Beatrice City Council Meeting Notes

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Beatrice City Council Monday voted unanimously to add a half percent sales tax to the May 13 ballot. Earmarked for street improvements, the proposal would bring the local sales tax to a total of 2%. An interlocal agreement with Gage County was also adopted, whereby if the increase passes, up to 5% of the funds would be used for improvement ... Read More »

John & Mary Howard Honored With Love Marysville Award

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John and Mary Howard of Marysville will be honored February 8 with the Love Marysville Award, as part of the second annual formal fundraising event sponsored by Marysville Main Street, and Chamber of Commerce. They will be recognized for their many volunteer efforts to promote the community. A dinner and dance will be held, with the deadline for purchasing tickets ... Read More »

Ricky Hu Wins Marshall County Spelling Bee

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Marshall County Spelling Bee was held Saturday. Ricky Hu, a sixth grader at Marysville Elementary won the contest for a second year, missing only 1 of 40 words. Joe Jesperson, also a sixth grader at Marysville Elementary was second missing 8, and Elizabeth Luppen a seventh grader at Good Shepherd Lutheran was third, missing nine. The top two advance to ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – Jan. 27

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday, and received no comment during a public hearing for a community development block grant for KSI Conveyors. That tax abatement proposal was approved. The old transportation bus used in Seneca will be sold and advertised, at $2,500 or best offer. The Nemaha County Treasurers office has opted out of processing commercial tags and taxes in ... Read More »

City Of Marysville Purchases Union Pacific Depot

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A long fought effort to save the historic Union Pacific Depot in Marysville from demolition was accomplished Monday evening as the Marysville City Council unanimously approved purchase of the three block area which includes the depot, the former railyard to the west property line extending from Carolina Street on the south to Calhoun on the north, as well as the ... Read More »