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Caucus Results – Marshall, Washington, Nemaha

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Caucuses were held in Kansas on Saturday.  Results of Marshall County Republican Caucus: Santorum 76, Romney 35, Gingrich 341 Paul 27, Cain 1.   Results from the Washington County Kansas Republican Party Caucus – Santorum 56, Romney 27, Paul 25, Gingrich 12   Nemaha County Caucus results:  Santorum 77, Paul 21, Romney 20, Gingrich 16   Returns from 94 percent ... Read More »

K-15 by Linn Now 55 mph

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The speed limit on K-15 by Linn will soon be lowered to 55 miles per hour. Dale Hershberger, Department of Transportation, met with a group of Linn residents; Gene Helms, Washington County Commissioner; Mike Savage, Linn Public School Principal; Terry Ohlde, Linn Mayor and Representative Sharon Schwartz, on March 2nd to discuss lowering the speed limit. Hershberger told the group ... Read More »

Tornado Drill 1:30 Tuesday

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The National Weather Service will be conducting their annual tornado drill Tuesday at 1:30pm. The backup date, in case of severe weather, is March 15 at 1:30pm. The National Weather Service has declared March 12-16 as Kansas Severe Weather Week. Kansas had 68 tornadoes last year. The average for Kansas over the last 10 years has been 112. Tornadoes were ... Read More »

More Details On Standoff Emerge

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »