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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 »

Frankfort Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison Term

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According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grisomm, Monica Smart, 49 of Frankfort pled guilty to one count of mail fraud, and sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. The charges were in connection with a scheme where Smart changed customer mailing addresses and they did not receive premium notices. She also changed the billing cycles, collecting the difference in premium payments ... Read More »

Blue Springs Man Sentenced To Prison

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Brandon L. Immes, 26 of Blue Springs was sentenced last week to four years in prison, on guilty pleas to 12 charges related to 7 cases in Gage County District Court. Eight other charges were dismissed on a plea agreement. A request to serve the time in Gage County, rather than state prison was denied. The several incidents involved were ... Read More »

Marysville School Board Meeting Notes

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Marysville USD 364 school board met Wednesday, and discussed the 2014–15 calendar, which will be adopted at the February board meeting. No decision was made on the vacant lot near the Ag Building, with discussion to continue at a later date. Resignation/retirement were approved for Rosemary Walstrom, speech/language pathologist, and Sharon Vogelsberg, elementary librarian effective end of the school year. Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Notes – Jan. 13

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Marshall County Commissioners met Monday, and elected Tom Holle board chair during the 2014 reorganization. Register of Deeds Martha Roesch encouraged passing a resolution to the legislature that they not remove the mortgage registration fee. The board plans to adopt that resolution next week. Next meeting will be Tuesday, January 21, with the courthouse closed Monday, January 20 in observance ... Read More »

Demand Letter Forwarded To Nemaha County Attorney In Hollister Case

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A demand letter seeking one million dollars in damages was forwarded to the Nemaha County Attorney from the family of Roger Hollister, a convicted killer formerly of Woodlawn, who died in state prison in March. He was serving a life sentence for the murder of Pat Kimmi, whose remains were found in a pasture across from the Hollisters rural Nemaha ... Read More »

Marysville Chamber Annual Banquet Saturday

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The Marysville Chamber of Commerce annual banquet is Saturday evening at the Marysville American Legion. Social hour begins at 6, with a dinner at 7. A trivia night and dance will follow. Tickets are available at the chamber of commerce office. Phil Landoll will be introduced as president for 2014, with Paul Byers serving as vice president. Read More »

Gage County Board Approves 2.66% Pay Increase For Elected Officials

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An annual increase in salary averaging 2.66% for all Gage County elected officials, and their deputies through 2018 was adopted by the board of supervisors. An amendment to hold county supervisor pay at no increase failed on a 3-4 vote. The increase was a negotiated compromise that followed discussion after an initial proposal drew resistance. Read More »

Rare Nebraska Earthquake Strikes Near Wymore

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A small earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was detected late Sunday evening, just before midnight, centered six and a half miles southeast of Wymore. United States Geological Survey measured the tremor at a depth of just over three miles. Beatrice Communications received some 30 reports from the public in the Wymore area who felt the quake. Damage is ... Read More »

Washington City Council Meeting Notes

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The Washington City Council continued discussions with the Washington County Fair Board regarding a ten year contract that would turn over the fair ground and buildings to the board. It was agreed that the fair board would reserve the buildings a month before, and two weeks following the county fair, other building reservations would be coordinated through City Hall. Utility ... Read More »