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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 »

Three injured in two vehicle accident south of Washington

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A two vehicle accident sends 3 people to the hospital in a semi/pickup collision south of Washington Tuesday morning. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Report,  Merle Gross of Washington and his wife Olinda were southbound on Highway K-15 driving their 1999 Ford pickup when a 1993 Mack Truck, driven by Troy Koch of Home, was eastbound on Highway K-9 and he did ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners Minutes 2-4-13

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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, February 4, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner; and Denae Dimler, County Clerk; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, was absent.   Chairman Mueller called the meeting ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commissioners Minutes 2-4-13

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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES — These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. February 4, 2013 Unofficial The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 4, 2013 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Gary Scoby leading the flag salute. ... Read More »

Train Derails Southeast of Fairbury

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41 coal cars jumped the tracks southeast of Fairbury early Sunday morning around 1 a.m.  The Union Pacific said that the train was eastbound pulling 142 cars total.  No one was injured in the incident and the Union Pacific was working with heavy machinery to clean up the crash site.  The cause for the derailment is unknown at this time and it’s unclear how ... Read More »

Highway K-99 Closing Feb. 9 & 10th For Railroad Work Near Beattie

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EXPECT DELAYS! Northbound and southbound K-99 lanes from north and east of the City of Beattie in Marshall County will be CLOSED for a Union Pacific railroad crossing replacement project beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 and reopening to all traffic at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, weather permitting. A marked detour will be provided (**see map ... Read More »

Railroad Work To Close US-36 Highway Near Home City Feb. 11-12

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EXPECT DELAYS! Eastbound and westbound U.S. 36 lanes just east of Home City in Marshall County will be CLOSED for a Union Pacific railroad crossing replacement project beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11 and reopening to all traffic at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, weather permitting. A marked detour will be provided (**see map below for marked ... Read More »

Water and Sewer rates going up for Marysville

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Water and Sewer rates will be going up on the February billing for the city of Marysville as part of the phase to increase the rate to cover the maintenance required for the water and sewer system .  The annual rate increase will mean that the minimum bill of $40.88 for use of 2,500 gallons or less will go up to $43. Updates to ... Read More »

Washington County Conservation Award Winners Announced

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The Washington County Conservation Award winners have been announced.  They are Jim and Debaroh Bruna and Arnold and Eunice Beier, winners of the Soil Conservation Bankers Award, and Chuck and LaMoyne Hardenburger, winners of the Range Management Award. Read More »

City of Washington Mayor passes away

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The City of Washington is mourning the loss of it’s mayor Harold Jones, after he passed away on Saturday Jan. 26, following a long battle with illness.  He was 67.  The city ordinance says that with the passing of an elected official, the president of the council will fill the vacancy until the term expires.  Ryan Kern is the council ... Read More »