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Pawnee County Commission Looking To Close Road Near Summerfield

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A road on the state line two miles east of Summerfield slated for closure by Pawnee County Commissioners was the topic of discussion during a recent public hearing. Although the road is minimum maintenance, and a quarter mile section of the road is already closed, several area landowners and farmers are in favor of keeping the road open. After an hour long ... Read More »

Prairie Hills Superintendent Resigns

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Prairie Hills USD 113 at a special board meeting accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Orth effective May 1st. No reason was given, and he was appointed Coordinator of Transition Services. Dr. Velora Hanzlick was appointed Interim Superintendent for USD 113. The board also recently accepted the resignation of Gena Fritz, music teacher at Summerfield and Axtell. Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes – April 28

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Jarod Smith was present, requesting a water line extension to serve up to twenty homes proposed for development in a new housing subdivision on the north side of U.S. Highway 36 east of the Marysville City Limits. He asked $50,000 – $75,000 for materials only, anticipating he would cover the balance, which could top $200,000. The home sites ... Read More »

Injury Accidents Reported In Gage & Washington Counties

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An injury accident was reported in Gage County Monday afternoon at around 4:20 p.m. Kaleb Fairbanks, 21, of Odell was westbound on PWF Road, and collided with Cory Jenson, 28, of Manhattan who was southbound on 117th Road about six miles southwest of Odell. Jenson was cited for running the stop sign. Both drivers were taken to Beatrice hospital with ... Read More »

Pair Of Injury Accidents Reported In Nemaha County

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Two people were injured Sunday morning in Nemaha County. Shortly before 7 a.m., David Becker, 76, of Seneca had slowed on U.S. Highway 36 to turn into a private drive just east of O Road. He was struck from behind by Mathew A. Douglas, 40, of St. James, Missouri. Douglas and a passenger, Collin D. Sanders, 26, also of St. James were transported to the Nemaha ... Read More »

Marshall Co. Partnership For Growth Presents Plans To Commissioners

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Representatives from the Marshall County Partnership For Growth approached Marshall County Commissioners at Mondays meeting with a concept for economic and community development. The group had been assigned the task of drafting a comprehensive development plan following the resignation of director George McCune. The partnership is a coalition of business, government, and organization members, and assigned a committee which had met several ... Read More »

Plane Traveling From Washington Crashes In Oklahoma

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A small plane crash in Oklahoma Sunday afternoon had local connections. Radar indicated the plane had flown from Washington County Kansas Memorial Airport, and was en-route to Claremore, Oklahoma when it crashed just south of the Kansas state line, about 20 miles north of Bartlesville. Two men from Montgomery, Alabama, Paul Woolard and Randy Watson, as well as Ryan Bozeman ... Read More »

First 150 Year Farm Recognized In Marshall County

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The Marshall County Historical Society, at their quarterly meeting Sunday was to recognize the counties first 150 year farm. Gwynn Hazen of rural Frankfort submitted the application, noting 150 years continuous family ownership of the farm located two miles south, and about two miles east of Frankfort. Over 180 century farms have been recognized over the years in the county, ... Read More »

Funeral Service Planned For Marysville Teen Killed In Highway Accident

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Hunter Mayfield, 13, of Marysville passed away on April 17th following injuries sustained in an accident on U.S. Highway 36 on April 10th. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the Hanover High School Gymnasium. Burial will be in the Marysville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at Hanover Mortuary. ORIGINAL STORY – FRIDAY, APRIL ... Read More »

Lawrence Man Arrested In Trailer Theft In Seneca

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Nemaha County authorities arrested a Lawrence man, 55-year-old James W. Boyd in connection with the theft of a trailer parked at a Seneca business. A citizen had taken the vehicle tag April 8, noticing the suspicious vehicle. A cut padlock was found at the scene. Follow up investigation led to a rural Marshall County residence, and Boyd was subsequently located and stopped north ... Read More »