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Deadline fast approaching for poster contest


September 14th is the deadline for kids ages 5-13 to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest that focuses on Put the Breaks on Fatalities Day in Kansas. Three Statewide winners will receive family packages from the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure and the Courtyard by Marriot in Salina along with $50 gas cards from QuikTrip. 18 regional winners will receive ... Read More »

Election approaching for KS Dept of Ag


The Kansas Department of Agriculture reminds prospective candidates for the state’s five grain commodity commissions to begin collecting signatures for the 2013 election.  Corn, wheat, grain sorghum, soybean, and sunflower producers must gather signatures from fellow producers in their region by November 30, 2012.  Districts 7,8, & 9 will hold elections.  Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, and Riley Counties are part of ... Read More »

Homestead Harvesters sing at Wrigley Field


Thirty-eight members of the Homestead Harmonizers, which is based in Beatrice and has members from around Southeast Nebraska and the Marysville area, sang the National Anthem at Wrigley Field in Chicago on August 11th, prior to the Cubs-Reds game.  One of the members, Mark Pinkerton is friends with Pete Ricketts, whose family owns the Cubs.  They had joked for years ... Read More »

Schmelzle new Seneca Chamber Director


Courtney Schmelzle has been hired as the new Chamber Director in Seneca beginning September 3rd.  She replaces Harry Leem, who has held the position since 2006.  Schmelzle will also be the director of Seneca Downtown Impact, replacing Dona Willmeth. Read More »

Fugitive finally captured!


Kyle Joekel, the man Gage County authorities have been looking for, for almost a year, has been arrested in Louisiana on separate charges.  A source from the Gage County Sheriff’s office confirmed that Joekel was one of 5 suspects being held in Louisiana in connection with a shooting that left 2 deputy sheriffs dead and 2 others injured in a ... Read More »

BREAKING: Explosion Reported At Beatrice Nitrogen Plant

Breaking News Alert

BEATRICE – The Koch Nitrogen Plant in Beatrice was the scene of an explosion this morning sending two men to area hospitals with injuries. Beatrice Fire & Rescue reports the explosion occurred just after 5 a.m. One worker sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln. Another man was admitted to Beatrice Community Hospital with ... Read More »

Marysville City Council notes 8-13-12


This Monday August 13th at the Marysville city council meeting the major topic was the2013 budget.  At the meeting it was approved to raise the tax levy 1.94 mills.  There are many variable reasons for this increase but two more prominent were general expense increases as well as health insurance for city employees.  The levy will cause an increase of ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners Minutes 8-13-12


August 13, 2012   The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell members and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.   The Board of Commissioners met as the Board of Canvassers at 8:00 a.m. and canvassed the 2012 Primary Election results.   The meeting was ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report


On 072112 on Upland Road 1/4 mile north of 6th Road Kelly Weiche, Greenleaf driving a 2007 Pontiac struck deer.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported.    On 080312 on Morton Street just north of Railway Street in Morrowville Harry Mooren, Morrowville driving a 1989 Chevrolet went off roadway, struck sign and rolled vehicle.  Mooren was ... Read More »

Applications being accepted for Leadership Marshall County’s 2nd class


Applications are being accepted for Leadership Marshall County’s next class.  Due to the success of the program’s inaugural year, the program is expanding and ready to take applications for its second class. Leadership Marshall County is a program divided into seven class sessions; the program identifies leaders and gives them the skills to provide on-going leadership throughout the county.    ... Read More »