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Marshall County Population Falls Significantly

Marshall County had the second largest population decline in the Northeast Kansas over the last 10 years at 7.7 percent. The new federal census figures show that 77 of Kansas’ 105 counties lost residents over the past decade.  Marshall County has decreased from approximately 16,000 residents in the 1960’s to 10,117 residents in 2010. Nemaha County population fell by 5 ... Read More »

Recall of Wymore Councilman Moves Forward

The effort to recall Wymore City Council person Dan Hawkins is continuing despite the Wymore City Council filling its vacant seat Wednesday night. Wymore citizen Lee Carr said many citizens still support the recall process. Hawkins left five consecutive meetings in January and February blocking the appointment of Beth Cordry-Hookstra to the council. His departure effectively ended the meeting since ... Read More »

Emergency Supply List – Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Ready, Prepare,  Plan,  Stay Informed. Reprinted from READY.Gov Emergency Supply List Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit: - Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation - Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food - Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather ... Read More »

Severe Weather Awareness Week

The week of March 6 is the official Severe Weather Awareness Week. The Annual Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill will take place Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Kansas recorded 88 tornadoes in 2010.The record number of tornadoes in Kansas remains at 187 documented in 2008. The average number of tornadoes that occur across Kansas during the past 20 years is around ... Read More »

Nelms Eliminated from Mayoral Race

Micheal Nelms was eliminated from the Marysville Mayoral Race in the results of Tuesday’s primary. The unofficial results show Current Councilman Bill Phillipi with 279 votes, Current Mayor Bernie Krug with 153 votes, Tim Jones received 53 votes and Micheal Nelms received 29 votes. Marshall County election officials report that voter turnout was 23.68 percent. Read More »

USD 115 Primary Results

Dari Hilbert was eliminated from the race for position 2 on the Nemaha Valley/Baileyville USD 115 Board of Education. Dave Clements, Galen McWilliams and Kate Haynie will move on to the general election. Steve Bergman was eliminated from the list of candidates for position 5 on the USD board of education. Advancing to the general election ballot for position 5 ... Read More »

Gas Exceeds $3.35 Per Gallon

The price of unleaded gas in Marysville increased from $3.09.9 to $3.35.9 in just 14 days. Casey’s store manager said it is hard on her employees who face the brunt of the customer’s frustration. She said the price is set by a person in corporate headquarters and the local employees have no input into the price. In Wymore, Nebraska gas ... Read More »

New Beatrice High School Stadium Approved

?The Beatrice Public School Board has approved the funding for a new 3,600 seat stadium, all purpose Ram Turf field and eight lane 400 meter track at the Beatrice High School. The funding will come from 500,000 dollar Build America Bonds and 500,000 dollars the district has in its construction fund. Read More »

Beatrice Plans to Complete Bike Trail to Lincoln this Summer

Beatrice City Administrator, Neal Niedfelt said work will start on a ten mile trail segment of the Homestead Trail which will eventually reach from Lincoln, Nebraska to Marysville, KS. In 2008 Beatrice received a grant for 493,000 dollars from the federal Transportation Enhancement Program. Beatrice will pay twenty percent of the cost through in-kind services. The trail section runs from ... Read More »

Downtown Rail Bed Project Placed On Hold

The Marysville City Council has tabled the Downtown Rail bed project. The council voted 4-3 to table the project until their next meeting. The council will reconsider the project, its design and potential state funding. The rail bed project was to place a bike/walking path from south 10th Street around city park to Broadway Street. No decision was made regarding ... Read More »