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US 136 Under Construction

A fog seal project will begin this week on US 136 west of Beatrice.  The Nebraska Department of Roads will be sealing the road from reference post 165 to reference post 175.  Work will take approximately five days.  Traffic may be limited to one lane and a pilot car will be used.  The speed limit will be reduced to 45 ... Read More »

Former Seneca Business Bounces Payroll Checks

Lag Design Custom Wood Doors Inc. closed on May 1st.  Owner Rilie Tilley released the 30 plus employees with less than one days notice.  Now more than a dozen of the former employees have paychecks that cannot be cashed due to insufficient funds.  In addition, former employees learned the deductions were taken out from the last three paychecks; however, the ... Read More »

Centralia Lake Under “Public Health Advisory”

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says Centralia Lake has been placed under a “Public Health Advisory” due to the threat of toxic blue green algae.   KDHE says water activities like boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with the water—such as wading and swimming—is strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestock. Fish from the lakes ... Read More »

CMH Announces New Board

Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) announces the following members to its 2012-2013 CMH Foundation Board: John Howard, Chair, Marysville; Joyce Stryker, Vice-Chair, Waterville; Bette Lammerding, Secretary, Marysville; Ken Kickhaefer, Marysville; Sharon Owen, Frankfort; John Schwartz, Blue Rapids; and Jerry Zanker, Marysville.   The foundation board is currently working on funding for the new dialysis clinic located in the hospital’s South Plaza. ... Read More »

Identity Released of Man Who Died Following Police Chase

The name of the man who died at the end of a police chase late Monday night in Pawnee and Richardson Counties has been released, as the investigation into incident continues. The victim is identified as 19-year-old Justin Kanniard, whose last known residence was in Pawnee City and Steinauer. Kanniard was driving a blue Dodge pickup that led officers from ... Read More »

Marysville School Board Highlights

  MARYSVILLE USD #364                                                  Regular Board Meeting Highlights                                                                   July 11, 2012   Elected Kevin Samuelson as President of the Board of Education for 2012-13. Elected Sandy Wilson as Vice-President of the Board for 2012-13.  AppointedLucy Westas Clerk of the Board, Cathy Yager as Deputy Clerk, and Jody Bruna as Treasurer. Appointed the law firm of Bolton & McNish ... Read More »

Washington County Fair Results

The Washington County Fair started Wednesday with the swine, rabbit and poultry shows.  Jefferson Simmons showed the Grand Champion Market Hog.  Christopher Wright won the rabbit show and Eli Thalmann won the poultry show.   KNDY will be broadcasting live from the Washington County Fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Read More »

Kansas Man Pleads Not Guilty to Multiple Charges

A Kansas man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and six other charges pleaded not guilty during arraignment Wednesday morning in Gage County District Court.   Terence J. Privett, 23, will appear in court Sept. 5th.  Privett faces charges of DUI, flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under revocation, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and obstructing ... Read More »

Nemaha County Being Considered For Disaster Declaration

Kansas State Emergency Board Chairman Adrian Polansky is recommending that Governor Sam Brownback request that 37 additional Kansas counties be declared as disaster areas due, in part, to drought. The request would be made to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, and would include, Nemaha County. If approved qualifying producers in the affected counties would be eligible for USDA-FSA emergency loans.   ... Read More »

Nemaha County Board Minutes

    UNOFFICIAL MINUTES — These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting.   July 16, 2012 Unofficial   The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 16, 2012 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Wessel ... Read More »