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Foul Play Not Suspected In Marshall County Jail Death

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Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 25 year old Marysville man found dead in his cell at the Marshall County Jail Saturday afternoon. Justin Welch was found unresponsive, in his cell alone, with no cell mate. He was being held on misdemeanor charges filed last Wednesday. Kansas Bureau of Investigation will perform an investigation, and an ... Read More »

Beatrice City Council Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase Faces February Vote

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A half-cent sales tax increase proposed by the Beatrice City Council now faces a final vote on February 3rd, which would advance the question to the May Primary Election Ballot. City Council this week approved wording of the ballot question, 95% of the proceeds of which would be used for public infrastructure, road, and street projects in the City of ... Read More »

Injury Accident Sends Marysville Boy To Hospital

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An injury accident Saturday morning in Manhattan sent a Marysville boy to the hospital. Thirty-two-year-old Nathan Musil of Marysville struck a vehicle stopped at a traffic light on Tuttle Creek Boulevard at around 7:30 am. A passenger, 7 year old Joshua Musil of Marysville was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan with possible injuries. Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council opted to postpone a decision on a planning committee recommendation to rezone a 3 1/2 acre property east of Marysville from suburban residential to multi family, allowing for construction of 22 duplexes near the new water tower. Neighbor concerns to the south regarding water runoff issues had forced developers to revisit the request. Earlier the city ... Read More »

Pinnacle Bank Robbery Suspect Sentenced

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A Lincoln man who had just been released from prison, and then robbed Pinnacle Bank in Beatrice last August was sentenced to 30-40 years behind bars in connection with the incident. Lucious Turner and another man made off with over $1,000 in the robbery. The two were detained north of Beatrice a short time later. The other man involved, Gilbert ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Notes

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Nemaha County Commissioners met Monday. A preliminary cost estimate for a new fire station at Corning was approved. Kansas Department of Transportation has advised that a bridge replacement project on K-63 north of Seneca is to begin no later than March 1st. Discussion was held concerning the possibility of moving from volunteers to a paid staff ambulance service. No decision ... Read More »

Odell Woman Reports Being Held Hostage

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Investigation into claims by an Odell woman that she was held hostage for nearly eight hours by 8-10 men, including her ex-husband are ongoing, after 43 year old Kelly Cavin was arrested recently on drug possession charges. She reportedly escaped to a neighboring residence in the 100 block of Meyer Street and called 911. When authorities responded, no one was ... Read More »

Blue Springs Fire Leads To Drug Arrests

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Authorities responded to a fire in Blue Springs Friday afternoon at a residence in the 300 block of West Broad Street, shortly before 5 pm. No one was at home at the time, and a search warrant was executed after firefighters observed evidence related to drugs and drug use when they first entered the house. Several items related to drug ... Read More »

Washington County Courthouse Closed Monday; Commission Notes

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. County health administrator Janice Kearn updated prospects on renovating the former Shoens market as a new site for the county health department. Numerous repairs necessary to that existing building would be costly. As a result a ballpark estimate could not be determined, and it was decided that building on a new site may be more ... Read More »