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Marshall County Democratic Party Event Cancelled

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The Marshall County Democratic Party event which was scheduled Saturday in Marysville has been cancelled, with the announcement Wednesday that Democratic challenger Chad Taylor had withdrawn from the race for United States Senate. He was to face incumbent Pat Roberts. His decision was reportedly based on modest fundraising thus far, and a weak performance in the August primary. He was ... Read More »

Fire Damages Several Vehicles South Of Beatrice

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Several vehicles were heavily damaged by fire Wednesday evening south of Beatrice. Firemen were called around 8:45 p.m. to Trauernicht Tree Service where self-contained mobile home, and two vehicles parked alongside a garage near the home, was damaged. Some tires and small propane tanks were also ignited, and U.S. Highway 77 was closed to traffic for about an hour as ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Following executive session, the council voted to proceed in negotiating a final draft with the Union Pacific Railroad for acquisition of the property between Calhoun and Carolina Streets, including the former Depot and adjacent parking east as previously proposed. The City Attorney was given authority to iron out remaining details for a vote at ... Read More »

Three Teen Girls Injured In Accident North Of Marysville Sunday

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Three girls were injured Sunday morning in a one vehicle accident in Marshall County. Eighteen-year-old Haley Marie Nester was southbound on U.S. Highway 77 five miles north of Marysville, and went off the road through the west ditch, into a cornfield. Haley Nester, and passengers Kiley A. Larson, age 17, and Macy M. Larson age 16, of Bremen were taken ... Read More »

Overnight Accident Sends Four Area Youth To Hospitals

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Four Frankfort youth were critically injured shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a mile and a half east of Home City. A vehicle driven by 18-year-old Cassey D. Farrant of Frankfort was southbound on 18th Road, and failed to stop at U.S. Highway 36, and struck the trailer of a semi hauling meat driven by 59-year-old Gregory W. Morgan of ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday, meeting in executive session for an hour to discuss personnel, then another fifteen minutes to discuss personnel and property acquisition. No decisions were made. No comments were received during the public hearing on the 2015 budget, with approval 6-2. Tim Ackerman and Shawn Cohorst voted no. Several residents living north of Jayhawk Road were ... Read More »

Marysville School Board Meets In Special Meeting

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A motion by the Marysville USD 364 School Board to accept a proposed user fee agreement with the City of Marysville failed on a tie 3-3 vote at a special meeting Wednesday. The motion included the understanding that fast negotiations take place for a reciprocal agreement on all other facilities used by the school and city. That motion was amended ... Read More »

Washington City Council Votes To Publish Budget

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The Washington City Council recently voted 3-1 to publish a proposed budget for 2015 which will keep the levy at 45.516 mills. Melanie Bryant voted no, citing concern that not raising a little this year may lead to a large increase next year. The approval came after nearly three hours of consideration, and will be up for public comment and ... Read More »

Beatrice City Council To Hold Public Hearing Reguarding Annexation

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Beatrice City Council will host a public hearing Monday, August 4th on proposed annexation of several properties on the east side of the city, including Beatrice State Developmental Center, Evergreen Cemetery, and a number of residential properties. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Beatrice City Council meeting. Read More »

Nemaha County Commission To Hold Public Information Meeting

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Nemaha County Commissioners will host a public information meeting Monday, August 4th. An architect representative will be present to talk about the proposed jail construction. The meeting will begin Monday evening at 7 p.m., in the meeting room of the Pioneer Building at 710 Pioneer Street in Seneca. In related business, Commissioners at the July 21st meeting voted to approve ... Read More »