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More Details On Standoff Emerge

Beatrice Police have released additional information concerning the standoff involving Michael Haney Jr., 36.  Haney was arrested at his home after his wife contacted 911 and reported her husband had been making threats to her while handling weapons and ammunition.   According to police Haney’s wife said he threatened to kill her and took a box of ammunition out of ... Read More »

Gage County Road Weight Limits Causing Concern

Weight limits on some county roads have become a concern for the Gage County Board of Supervisors.   Supervisor Terry Jurgens, who serves as the county’s road and bridge committee chairman would like to discuss the limits over the next two weeks.  Jurgens said restrictions were put in place to keep the roads in good condition. He said in some ... Read More »

Solar Storm May Cause Northern Lights

The biggest solar storm in five years is battering our planet right now, and may cause disruptions to satellites, power grids and communications networks over the next 24 hours. Two strong solar flares erupted from the surface of the sun late Tuesday (March 6), blasting a wave of plasma and charged particles toward Earth. After speeding through space at 4 ... Read More »

Republican Caucuses Will Be Held Saturday

Republican Caucuses will be held this Saturday. In Marshall County the Caucus is at the Helvering Center, 111 South 8th Street, in Marysville.  Doors open at 9:00 a.m.  Event begins at 10:00 a.m. Washington County Caucus will meet at the First National Bank in Washington.  Doors will open at 9:15.   Event begins at 10:00 a.m. Nemaha County Caucus will be ... Read More »

Beatrice Pharmacy Robbed

Beatrice Police and the Gage County Sheriff’s office are searching for a man who robbed Poling Drug Monday morning at approximately 9:45 a.m.  A man entered the backdoor of the business with a pistol, requested and was given the narcotic Percocet and left on foot.   Police conducted a search of the area but no one was found matching the ... Read More »

Four Beatrice Businesses Burglarized

Four Beatrice businesses in the Indian Creek Mall were broken into Wednesday morning.  According to Beatrice Police approximately $1,000 was taken from Pink Nails and Spa, The Flower Shop, Optical Gallery and Unlimited Hair Works.  Police Capt. Gerald Lamkin said the investigation is ongoing. Read More »

Standoff Causes School Lockdown in Beatrice

A standoff with a man in Beatrice on Wednesday led to the lockdown of Paddock Lane Elementary School. Police were called to 1721 N. 15th Street in Beatrice at 11:53 a.m. after a woman called 911 and reported her husband, identified as Michael Haney, was threatening her while holding a gun. Officers arrived at the home and attempted to contact ... Read More »

Senator Roberts Releases Statement on Marketing Agricultural Products

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing on nutrition programs and the marketing of local and regional products, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), ranking member, today said all titles of the Farm Bill should be consolidated, streamlined and evaluated to determine the best use of taxpayer dollars.  The following is Senator Roberts’ opening statement ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

On 022612 an officer was dispatched to 500 King Street Haddam for the report of a domestic.  As a result, Julie Kramer, Haddam was arrested on pending charges of Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property and Ricky Woodward, Haddam was arrested on pending charges of Domestic Battery.  Kramer and Woodward were held at the Washington County Jail until their ... Read More »

Nemaha County Board Minutes

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES — These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. March 5, 2012 Unofficial The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 5, 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 »