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Heat may endanger lives

State health officials in Nebraska are warning citizens about the dangers of heat-related illnesses. Temperatures of 90-plus degrees and humidity levels of 40 percent or more put people in the danger zone for heat-related illnesses. This happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded.  Nebraska chief medical officer Dr. Joann Schaefer says infants and the elderly are most at ... Read More »

Nemaha Valley school board hold special meeting

Margie Heinen, Nemaha Valley board president called a special meeting to order Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.      Nemaha Valley superintendent Darrel Kohlman reviewed the timeline for the consolidated agreement. The deadline to submit the agreement to the State Board of Education is August 15, 2010 so the Consolidated Agreement can be on the agenda for the State ... Read More »

Wymore man arrested for assault using a tire iron

On Thursday a Wymore man was arrested for second degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.  Kenneth Rainey, 34 was arrested by the Wymore Police Department.  According to court documents, Rainey pulled a tire iron from the bed of his pickup and allegedly threatened the victim.   The victim continued walking toward Fifth and H Street. Rainey ... Read More »

Asphalt Pavers not using asphalt

Republic and Washington County Sheriffs’ Departments are seeking information on a group using the name Asphalt Pavers.  The group is travelling in the area with three dump trucks, a paving machine and a blue pickup.  The men approach homeowners and ask if they can dump leftover asphalt on the driveway.  If they receive permission they then persuade the homeowner to ... Read More »

Wymore will keep ambulance service

Wymore City Council publically apologized to Gage County Medical Director Dr. Don Rice Wednesday night regarding statements previously made by council members and others.  Rice said Wymore council members made the unflattering statements before receiving all of the information regarding an ambulance contract.  Rice had previously told council members they three choices: Work with him, find a new medical director ... Read More »

Marshall County Relay for Life Friday

Marshall County  Relay for Life will take place Friday beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the Marysville High School Football Field.  During the relay teams of people camp out at a local high school and take turns walking or running around the track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Many ... Read More »

Marshall and Washington Voters turn out in force

Voters in Marshall County showed they cared with 30.17% of eligible voters in the county voting.  This far exceeded the estimates by the Kansas Secretary of state who estimated turnout in Kansas to be as low as 19%.  Washington county more than doubled the estimate with 45.% of eligible voters placing their votes at the polling places. Read More »

Wymore Rescue Services must make a decision

The Wymore mayor and city council hosted an emergency open public meeting last Friday to discuss the immediate future of Wymore Rescue.  Wymore City Council approved an interlocal ambulance contract with Gage County two weeks ago but Gage County Medical Director Dr. Don Rice resigned his position as Wymore’s medical director.  Dr. Rice and Wymore rescue officials disagreed on the quality ... Read More »

Complete Election Results – August 3, 2010

STATEWIDE – UPDATED 9:10 AM U.S. SENATE 3,306 OF 3,316 PRECINCTS REPORTING Tom Little (R) 10,055 Robert Londerholm (R) 8,148 Jerry Moran (R) 159,658 Todd Tiahrt (R) 143,816 Robert A. Conroy (D) 7,855 David Haley (D) 15,550 Lisa Johnston (D) 25,264 Charles Schollenberger (D) 19,079 Patrick Weisner (D) 13,280 U.S. HOUSE, 1ST DISTRICT 1,313 OF 1,323 PRECINCTS REPORTING Jim Barnett ... Read More »

Severe Weather Workshop Planned At SCC Lincoln Campus

The saying goes “If you don’t like Nebraska weather, wait 15 minutes, and it will change.” While that’s not always the case, often times it rings oh, so true. Southeast Community College’s Continuing Education Division is holding a two-hour family event titled “Severe Weather: Backstage Pass,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the auditorium at the Continuing Education Center, 301 ... Read More »