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State of Kansas Awards Road Construction Bids

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The State of Kansas has approved several bids on roadwork in the listening area.  Shilling Construction received the contract to recycle and overlay a nearly 15-mile stretch of U.S. 36 Highway in Marshall and Nemaha Counties from the K-87 junction to the west junction of K-63 at a cost of about $3 million. Dustrol Inc. of Towanda was awarded the ... Read More »

Community Choir Earns Standing Ovation

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Area residents were treated to two concerts over the weekend by the Marshall County Community Choir.  Performances were held at the Waterville Opera House on Saturday and the Presbyterian Church in Marysville on Sunday.  Both performances were well attended by the community.  The choir led by Maybelle Circle, performed arrangements of traditional and modern Christmas songs.  Over 40 area residents ... Read More »

Several cars vandalized in Beatrice last weekend.

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Beatrice authorities are seeking information regarding a series of vehicle vandalism incidents reported late Saturday or early Sunday morning last weekend.  Most involved spray paint over license plates.  Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at (402) 223-4080. Read More »

Loan Guarantee upheld in Gage County

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A ruling in Gage County District Court recently upheld a loan guarantee owed the State Bank of Odell by the City of Beatrice. The guarantee was on an equipment loan from the bank for Blue Valley Automation, a company that has since failed to repay, and gone out of business. The city contended that following extensions of the agreement, the ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday (11/28/11).  The Koester House Museum advisory committee presented a priority list of repairs and maintenance issues for the Koester House Museum.  The group has established a goal of raising $25,000 to fund the projects, and will keep the council apprised of progress. The council discussed completing the Elm Street and Broadway intersections on Seventh ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Museum To Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit

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The Kansas Humanities Council approved a grant in the amount of $1,410 to the Blue Rapids Museum to enable them to be a partner site for the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition, The Way We Worked. The Humanities Council is proud that museums, historical societies, and public libraries will take the lead in continuing the critical conversation about work and working ... Read More »

11-28-11 Washington County Commissioners Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, November 28, 2011            The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, November 28, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Vice-Chairman; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk.    Chairman ... Read More »

11-28-11 Marshall Co. Commissioners Minutes

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November 28, 2011 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle acting Chairman and Robert S. Connell member; and Sonya L. Stohs,County Clerk present. Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda ... Read More »

USD 115 determining when changes should be made.

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Nemaha Central, USD 115 will consider at their December meeting a proposal to close the St. Benedict Elementary facility after the 2013 school year. Meetings with school officials and the public were held, and the board reviewed the initial draft at a recent meeting. Utilization of the B&B Junior/Senior High building in Baileyville is also being explored as an action ... Read More »

Garage fire in Marysville Saturday Morning.

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A fire early Saturday morning destroyed a detached garage in the alley in the 200 block of South Eighth Street in Marysville.  Firemen were called to the scene shortly after 7 am, and the structure was completely engulfed in flames.  The multiple car garage was vacant, and is to the north end of the Lincoln Center’s Pathway House.  An adjacent ... Read More »