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Nemaha County Sheriff’s Report


ARRESTS: 1.      Felicia A. (O’Roke) Smith was arrested on 5-3-2012 by NMSO on a Nemaha County Warrant for Giving A Worthless Check to Haverkamp Grocery in the sum of $51.91.  Smith was released on $300 cash bond on 5-3-2012 with a court date of 5-11-2012 at 9 a.m.   2.      Joshua P. Dunham, 37, Wetmore, was arrested on 5-4-2012 by ... Read More »

CMH Celebrates National Hospital Week


(Marysville, KS) – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) invites patients, families and constituents to join them in celebrating National Hospital Week, May 6-12. Celebrated since 1921, National Hospital Week is a time dedicated to reinforcing the valuable contributions hospitals make in communities across the nation. According to the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA), 127 community hospitals in Kansas annually staff nearly 10,000 ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Apartment


Fire left a Blue Rapids family homeless on Thursday.  Blue Rapids Fire Department responded to the Mesa View Apartments around midday.  The fire was located in the kitchen of one apartment.  The entire apartment and all the furnishings suffered severe smoke, fire and water damage.  The family did not have renter’s insurance.  They have a two year-old and an infant.  ... Read More »

Fairbury Woman Sentenced for Murder


A Fairbury woman was sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband.  Laura DeJong was sentenced by District Judge Paul Korslund on Thursday in Jefferson County District Court. Susan DeJong was convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of Thomas DeJong. DeJong received an additional 50 years for use of a deadly weapon.   The incident occurred March 11, ... Read More »

Rattlesnake Slithering Around Centralia


Centralia played host to a rare visitor.  A rattlesnake was found wandering the streets on Thursday.  Nemaha County Sheriff Rich Vernon issued the warning Thursday after the discovery of the rattlesnake. If you see what you believe to be a rattlesnake in an area with people or pets you can call 911.  In Kansas the typical rattle snake is fairly ... Read More »

Wymore Man Sentenced for Arson

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A Wymore man was sentenced to a maximum of 84 months in prison for starting three fires in Gage County in April of 2011.  Judge Paul Korslund sentenced convicted arsonist Bryan Campbell, age 45, to serve up to 84 months in prison for setting the three fires. Campbell had previously been convicted of arson and sexual assault of a minor ... Read More »

Exmark Recalls Mowers

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Exmark is recalling more than 2,000 riding mowers made at its plant in Beatrice. The company says a part on the Quest 42-inch ZRT riding mowers could fail and cause a crash. No injuries have been reported. The recall covers some mowers made in 2009 and 2010. Read More »

Fast Draw Competition Moves to Lions Park


The annual Cowboy Fast Draw Competition will take place this Saturday and Sunday in the Lions Park.  Approximately 30 gunslingers from Missouri, Illinios, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas will show their skills and compete for prizes.    Participants all use 45 caliber pistols and wax bullets.  The winner is determined by a combination of time and accuracy.  The fastest ... Read More »

Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday


The Marysville Farmers Market will be open for business every Saturday, May 5th through October 27th, from 8-11 a.m. in downtown Marysville.     Until the 7th Street Corridor is completed, the Farmers Market will be located in the 600 block of Broadway, in front of Boss Motors & Marysville Main Street.  On June 2nd, during Big Blue River Days, the Farmers ... Read More »

Air Force Band Performing In Marysville


The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band will present Brass in Blue, a 12-piece symphonic brass ensemble, in concert on May 21st at the Marysville High School Auditorium.   Brass in Blue performs a variety of popular and march music for the public and for military affairs.  They are based at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha. Tickets are ... Read More »