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Gage County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Rape Case

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The Gage County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the process of investigating a Sexual Assault of a female that occurred in rural Gage County.  One suspect has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault, Terroristic Threats, and Tampering with a Witness.  Names are being withheld to protect the victim of the crime.  More information will be provided as the ... Read More »

State of Kansas Protests Proposed Child Labor Law Changes

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Gov. Sam Brownback and other Kansas officials say proposed rules from the federal government would limit youth farm work too much. Brownback and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor, protesting proposed changes in regulations for young farm laborers. The state‘s secretaries of agriculture, labor and commerce sent their own statement, asking ... Read More »

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 »