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Unofficial Election Results From Gage County

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Tuesday election results from Gage County. For District Five County Supervisor, Gary Lytle defeated Gary Barnard 727-351. For Diller-Odell School Board, top three elected were Dean Engleman and Chad Lottman with 39 votes, and Toni Landenberger 38, eliminating Daniel Rash with 23. Lewiston School Board elected Aaron Rule with 63 votes, Dean Schuster 50, and Larry Husa 48. Dylan Little with 45 and Jeffrey Bacon ... Read More »

Jami Ellenbecker Announces Changes In Marshall County Motor Vehicle Department

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday. County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker advised that she was proceeding with the motor vehicle salaries she had proposed for her office, even if the board does not agree. She will be adding a position of Motor Vehicle Supervisor, and appointing Denise Bruna to this position, and moving Lori Odum to Deputy Treasurer. She‘ll also be adding ... Read More »

Election Day Tuesday; Handful Of Local Races On The Ballot

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Tuesday is Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and a photo I.D. is required to vote. Relatively little in the way of local races on the ballot in Marshall and Washington counties. USD 113 Prairie Hills, including patrons in Marshall and Nemaha counties, will decide whether or not to allow raising the capital outlay ... Read More »

Injury Accident Sends Marysville Woman To Hospital

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An injury accident was reported Monday morning in Marysville. Jessica N. Meyer of Marysville and Ellen L. Barber of Marysville collided at the intersection of North Street, and North 14th Street. Barber was taken by ambulance to Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. Read More »

Advanced Beef Cattle & Health Training Session Planned In Washington

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An Advanced Beef Cattle Care and Health Training session is planned Tuesday evening in Washington. The free workshop is to focus on standards and technologies to improve animal welfare, and food safety. Producers and veterinarians will receive Beef Quality Assurance training and information, relevant to the cow calf, stocker, and feedlot industry, animal husbandry best management practices, and downed animal ... Read More »

Gage County Supervisors Opt Not To Increase Security At Courthouse

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Gage County Board of Supervisors on a 4-3 vote opted not to increase security measures at the county courthouse. A motion to require the public pass through screening was amended and would have required anyone, including staff, to be screened, resulting in confusion on the vote. On a revote, the decision stood that current practices will remain in place, and will not ... Read More »

Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District To Discuss Rail Trail Expansion

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The Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District will again take up discussion on a proposal that they take ownership of the Rail Trail south of Beatrice to the state line. No action was taken as the matter was discussed previously in August. The Nebraska Trails Foundation has currently raised some $814,000 of the estimated $840,000 cost of construction of the fifteen mile ... Read More »