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Joekel May Be Headed West

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Authorities believe 28-year-old Kyle Joekel may have stolen a white 2000 Buick LeSabre from a Beatrice home Sunday, and could be headed to Montana or Wyoming. Joekel is wanted by Marshall County, Kansas for charges related to a pursuit that ended in a wreck in the town of Oketo on August 21st. Read More »

Diller Man Involved in Injury Accident

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A two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning at the intersection of Court and Sherman streets in Beatrice sent a Beatrice woman to the hospital. According to Beatrice Police Lois Swoboda, age 65, of Beatrice was traveling west on Court Street. She attempted to turn left and struck a car driven by Tyler Dieter, age 20, of Diller. Swoboda, was taken to Beatrice ... Read More »

Westar Warns Customers to Beware Calls

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Westar Energy customers should be on the alert for fraudulent callers claiming to be Westar Energy employees. Several customers have contacted Westar Energy’s Customer Relations Center after receiving suspicious calls. In most cases, the caller claims to be a Westar Energy customer service representative and tries to get the customer to provide credit card information or other personal information, telling ... Read More »

Gage County Highway and Weed Superintendents Resign

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The Beatrice Daily Sun reports the Gage County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting Wednesday afternoon and accepted the resignation of Highway Superintendent Marlin Kliewer and Weed Superintendent Emily Rosenthal. The resignations were effective August 31st. Both Kliewer and Rosenthal were suspended with pay on Aug. 1 amid allegations of discrimination from within the highway department. Kliewer and Rosenthal ... Read More »

Kansas Flags to Fly At Half Staff Friday

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Flags across Kansas will fly at half-staff Friday in honor of Sergeant Alexander Bennett who died August 6th while serving in Afghanistan. 24-year-old Bennett, of Overland Park, was one of 30 killed when their helicopter crashed after taking enemy fire. Two other Kansans died in the same indicent. Sergeant Bennett will be buried Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. Read More »

Nemaha County Board of Commissioners’ Minutes

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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES — These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. August 29, 2011 Unofficial The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 29, 2011 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. ... Read More »

Rollover Accident Lands 9 Year Old in Hospital

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A 9 year old was one of two people taken to the Beatrice Community Hospital Sunday as a result of an accident one quarter mile east of S. 162nd Road on Highway 4. Investigation of the accident led officers to believe 34 year old Jeremy J. Shera of Steinauer Nebraska was traveling eastbound on Highway 4 when he lost control ... Read More »

Wetmore Man Sentenced for Sex Crime Involving a Child

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A Wetmore man convicted of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child has been sentenced to 52 months in prison. KMZA reports that Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller says 22-year-old Levi Eisenbarth was sentenced Friday in Jackson County District Court. Eisenbarth pleaded no contest to the charge last month as part of a plea agreement. In exchange for the plea 15 ... Read More »

Milford Lake Closed for Labor Day

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There will be no Labor Day activities at Milford Lake. People planning to spend Labor Day at Milford Lake might want to make new arrangements. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Tuesday that it is canceling all activities at the lake that involve direct contact with water, including swimming, fishing and skiing. Boating also is prohibited but the ... Read More »

Kansas Preparing to Halt Transportation Projects

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A Kansas transportation official says if Congress doesn‘t reauthorize a federal gasoline tax for highways, the state could be forced to halt, delay or cancel projects. The 18.3 cent federal gasoline tax is set to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress votes to renew it. The money is the main federal revenue source given to states to help pay for ... Read More »