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Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.

24 seniors from area to become Kansas Honor Scholars

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24 seniors from Marshall and Washington Counties will be recognized in a ceremony this Thursday for their academic achievements.  They will become Kansas Honor Scholars during the ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 pm with dinner and a program at St. Monica-St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Hall in Blue Rapids.  Those being inducted include, Laura Heiman, Kendra Holthaus, Aaron Schmelzle, and Audrey Schmitz ... Read More »

Meetings to discuss Baileyville B & B schools Tuesday and Wednesday

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A meeting to discuss the future of the Baileyville B&B school district is coming up Tuesday evening in Baileyville at 7 pm and also on Wednesday at 7 pm at the Nemaha Valley High School in Seneca.  The USD 115 Board of Education is looking at three options, having Pre-K thru 5th grade go to school in Seneca and 6th ... Read More »

Marysville home broken into

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A Marysville home on the eastern outskirts of town was broken in to on Friday February 1.  Entry into the house was made through a broken out window at the Aaron and Kelly Gee Residence.  It’s believed the break in occurred between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, as a delivery service employee noticed the damage and meant to report it but forgot to at ... Read More »

REMINDER: Highway 36 to be closed Monday into Tuesday

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A reminder that Highway 36 will be closed in Home City on Monday morning, starting at 7 am thru Tuesday evening at 5 pm, weather permitting, for rail replacement by the Union Pacific.  A detour has been set up, running from K-99 to K-9 to U.S. 77 and back to U.S. 36.  Drivers must use the alternate route during the ... Read More »

No Tillage Conference in Hallam Tuesday

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There’s going to be a No-Tillage Conference on Tuesday at the Hallam Coummunity Building in Hallam, NE starting at 9:25 and running until 4 pm.  Topics to be discussed include soil health and mother nature, no-till and grazing, cover crops, drought, no till corn and beans with cover crops, and fertilizer equipment for no till, among others.  Contact Paul Hay at the Gage County Extension ... Read More »

City of Seneca will be able to complete Branch St.

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The City of Seneca was able to purchase the final tracts of land needed to complete Branch Street.  They were able to acquire the five tracts of land from Seneca Motel owner Richard Ayres of Casper, WY for $17,700.  The city plans to extend Branch Street a half mile from 11th Street to Community Drive plus build a connecting street ... Read More »

Amy Jorgens new V.P. For Administrative Services at SCC

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Amy Jorgens is the new vice president for administrative services/resource development at Southeast Community College. Jorgens replaces Ted Suhr, who retired in December after more than 30 years at the college. In her new role, Jorgens is responsible for a number of administrative services at SCC, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and payroll taxes, cash and investment management, the ... Read More »

Area Schools win Governor’s Award

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Frankfort Elementary along with Frankfort, Centralia, and Baileyville B&B High Schools have been awarded the Governor’s Achievement Award.  42 elementary schools and 18 high schools were recognized this year.  It’s Frankfort Elementary and B&B’s 5th award and Frankfort High School and Centralia’s 6th award.  202 students were honored January 4th during the Centralia/Frankfort basketball games in Frankfort. Read More »

Beatrice Chamber President resigns

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The Beatrice Chamber of Commerce is looking a new Chamber President just 3 months after it hired a new one.  John Benedict was hired on November 5, 2012 to replace Lori Warner, who resigned to move to a similar job in South Sioux City, Iowa.  His reason for resigning was because he’s going to pursue other interests.  Angie Bruna will ... Read More »

Beatrice to make most of 5th Street a two-way Street

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The City of Beatrice is making plans to make most of 5th Street a two-way street by this fall.  The street would remain one-way from Court to Market Street.  The cost to renovate and convert it to a two-way street is expected to be more than $300,000. Bids for the project will be taken until February 15th and include the ... Read More »