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Highway 77 Closed Memorial Day

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Highway 77 will be closed on Friday, May 25th from Highway 36 (west of Marysville) to Highway 8 in Nebraska. On Saturday & Sunday, May 26th & 27th Highway 36 will be open with a single lane of traffic. They will be doing repairs on the RR crossing North of Marysville. Read More »

Gage County District 6 Official Results

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With only four votes separating the top three candidates for District 6 Gage County Supervisor, an automatic recount was ordered by Election Commissioner Dawn Hill. The recount Thursday confirmed those results and will send Knabe on to the November general election against Democratic challenger John Hill. Read More »

Westar Warns Customers About Scam

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Westar Energy on Wednesday warned its customers of a scam that has impacted other utility customers in several other states. Westar said the scam claims the federal government is providing credits or applying payments to customers’ utility bills under a grant authorized by President Barack Obama. Customers who receive flyers or messages they believe to be a scam may call ... Read More »

Duckwall’s Building Has New Owner

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The former Duckwall’s building in Downtown Washington was purchased by Brad and Donna Portenier for $19,000. Brad told the Washington News he has a few different ideas but mostly wants to do something that would create jobs and bring people to town. Read More »

Graduation Ceremonies Scheduled

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Area schools will hold their graduation ceremonies this weekend.  Axtell will graduate 9 seniors on Saturday at 2 p.m.  B&B Baileyville will graduate 16 seniors at their ceremony on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  Linn will hand out diplomas to 15 graduates Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  Nemaha Valley graduates 36 students at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Washington County graduation ceremony will ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Discusses New Pool

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The subject of a new Marysville Pool was brought up by Mayor Bill Phillipi at Monday’s City Council Meeting.  According to Debbie Price Phillipi brought up the subject for discussion because Phillipi said he had been contacted by a donor interested in paying ten percent of the cost so long as the price of the pool was under 3.5 million ... Read More »

Marysville School Board Accepts Resignations

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The Marysville School Board accepted the following resignations: Lowine Rengstorf (Retirement) – Food Service Janelle Noel – 1st grade teacher and high school volleyball coach Tiffany Jueneman – Elementary Physical Education teacher   Accepted the retirement of Bert Lord effective May 31st. Appointed Bert Lord as Athletic/Activities Director and Associate Principal at Marysville Junior/Senior High effective August 1st. The lists ... Read More »

Nemaha County Minutes

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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES — These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. May 14, 2012 Unofficial The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 14, 2012 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Wessel leading the flag salute. ... Read More »

Onaga Teen Killed In Hunting Accident

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An Onaga teenager was accidentally killed Saturday in a hunting accident.  Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat reported the sheriff’s office was contacted at 7:15 a.m. and told there was a gunshot related accident in a rural area near Havensville in Pottawatomie County. Emergency personnel found 15-year-old Mitchell Hermreck who had been shot.  Hermreck was transported to the Community Hospital in ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report – Injury Accident and House Fire

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On 041512 on Osage Road just north of 6th Road John Lowry, Linn driving a 2009 Chevrolet left roadway, striking a bridge rail.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported.    On 042712 on Xavier Road just north of 28th Road Caleb Billesbach, Odell Nebraska driving a 1992 Chevrolet was following a 1990 Ford driven by Alekzander ... Read More »