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Nemaha County Board Minutes – February 28th

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The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 28, 2011 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Mark Wessel and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Assistant Carolyn Huerter, and County ... Read More »

Kansas Seniors Should Prepare For Severe Weather

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Severe weather season is right around the corner in Kansas, so be sure to prepare in advance for whatever this season may bring. Being prepared does not need to be complicated; there are three basic steps to help you be prepared in case of an emergency. Know the basics, like what kinds of risks does your community face? Your community’s ... Read More »

Warehouse Fire Destroys Historic Building in Beatrice

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Shortly after 4:30 a.m. Friday morning the old Husqvarna also known as the former Keeys building located at the intersection of Seventh and Carlyle streets was reported to be on fire. According to the Beatrice Daily Sun Website, Scanner reports later noted that there had been an explosion and the building was engulfed in flames. As of 6:15 a.m., large ... Read More »

Special Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Railbed Project

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The City of Marysville has announced a meeting at the city hall to discuss the downtown railbed rehabilitation project on Monday at 6:00 p.m. Debbie Price, Marysville City Clerk, said a quorum of council persons will be in attendance and a decision may be made on whether or not the project will move forward. The current plan would place a ... Read More »

Marshall County Population Falls Significantly

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »