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Nebraska Farmland Prices Double

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Nebraska farmland prices have officially doubled since 2005. The average land value of land in Eastern Nebraska with center-pivot irrigation was 4,625 dollars per acre. The highest land value in Nebraska was also located in the eastern part of the state and brought 6,175 dollars per acre. The survey predicts a 15 percent to 25 percent jump in rental rates ... Read More »

Southeast Community College Raises Fees

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Southeast Community College students will see an increase in tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year. Beginning July 1, Nebraska residents will pay $51 per quarter credit hour in tuition, a $3 increase, and $1.25 per quarter credit hour in fees, a 25 cent increase. Non-residents will pay $63 per quarter credit hour in tuition and $1.25 per quarter ... Read More »

Seneca Will Rebuild Main Street

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Wednesday evening The Seneca City Council approved a resolution of the city’s intent to issue up to $880,000 in general obligation bonds to rebuild three blocks of Main Street The total project cost from 3rd to 6th Street is estimated at nearly $2.5 million. Seneca has been awarded a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation will cover nearly $1.6 ... Read More »

Beatrice Speedway Hosts Spring Nationals

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Beatrice Speedway hosts the Spring Nationals this weekend. The 18th annual racing event, showcasing races in five classes, begins Friday night at 7 p.m. Pre-registered drivers include drivers from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Read More »

Accused Murderer Makes First Court Appearance

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A Fairbury woman accused of murder made her first court appearance Wednesday after being arrested on Saturday for the murder of her husband. Susan Dejong is accused in the beating death of Thomas Dejong. The court will hold Susan Dejong without bond until her second court date, March 23 at 9 a.m. According to the probable cause affidavit released Tuesday, ... Read More »

Kansas Senators Re-instate Arts Funding

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The Kansas Senate has voted to save the state Arts Commission as a government agency. Senators voted 24-13 on Wednesday to reject Gov. Sam Brownback‘s plan to convert the commission to a private nonprofit group. The conversion would have saved the state about $575,000 annually. Brownback issued an executive reorganization order to make the change July 1. The Senate‘s action ... Read More »

Red Cross Emergency Trailer will be Based in Marysville

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During Red Cross Month in March, the Red Cross is promoting an event in the American Red Cross-Kansas Capital Area Chapter region. With a gift from the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Red Cross purchased two new disaster relief trailers that will store essential supplies for disaster victims who will be sheltered. Wal-Mart provided the American Red Cross with a $25,500 State ... Read More »

Southeast Board Passes Tuition, Fee Increase For 2011-2012

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Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors voted to increase tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Effective July 1, 2011, Nebraska residents will pay $3 more per quarter credit hour in tuition and 25 cents more per quarter credit hour in fees. After some discussion of the options presented, the Board voted for ... Read More »

BSDC to Begin Second Round of Layoffs

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The Beatrice State Developemental Center in Beatrice announced it will begin layoffs this spring. Jodi Fenner, director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, said layoff plans had been forwarded to administrators at the center, but no layoff notices have been handed out. According to Fenner the number of individuals served by ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Approves Moving Forward on Railbed Project

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The Marysville City Council approved moving forward with the railbed rehabilitation project using one of several options provided to concerned citizens and business owners at a recent public meeting. The option provided approximately 63 parking spaces between Broadway and Elm Streets and a 10 feet wide concrete path that will begin at Broadway and follow the abandoned railbed through City ... Read More »