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Storm clean-up continues

Storm clean-up continues throughout the area.  In Marshall County an estimated 8000 people were without power for a period of time.  Emergency Management Director Bill Schwindamann reported that damage estimates are running between 4.5 and 5 million dollars.  Winds measured in excess of 80 mph hit along a 30 mile wide swath that fell between the southern border of Marshall ... Read More »

County Stampede fatality identified

A 20-year old man who was found unconscious at the Country Stampede and died in route to the hospital has been identified.  Sheriff Greg Riat says security at the Tuttle Creek State Park called his office after Jacob Krueztzer of Beaver Creek, Nebraska was found unresponsive at the campground about 2:30 Thursday morning. Kreutzer died on the way to the ... Read More »

Motorcycle hit by vehicle

A Beatrice man Anthony Brollini, age 24 was lifeflighted to BryanLGH West Tuesday afternoon after a car hit his motorcycle at Ninth and Court streets in Beatrice. Tuesday shortly after 4 p.m. Brollini, riding a motorcycle, was eastbound on Court Street. Barbara Schwisow, of Tobias, was northbound on Ninth Street and entered the intersection; apparently she didn’t see Brollini approaching ... Read More »

Man dies at Country Stampede

A 20-year-old man who was attending the 15th annual Country Stampede music festival near Manhattan died early Thursday morning, authorities said.  Law enforcement officials were investigating circumstances surrounding the death on Thursday morning, but foul play is not suspected.  According to Sheriff Riat the man sought out security and Pottawatomie County sheriff’s officers around 3 a.m. Thursday at the Stampede ... Read More »

Kansas woman cited in injury accident

DATE: June 22, 2010        LOCATION: Highway 77 and Highway 8 Intersection      TIME: 0844 Hours                  OFFENSE: Injury Accident          CASE: 2010-2850                   On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and Wymore Fire and Rescue responded to a two vehicle injury accident which occurred at the intersection of Highway 77 and Highway 8. A 1998 Plymouth Voyager driven by 46 ... Read More »

Nebraska man killed in collision in Gage County

On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and Beatrice Rural Fire and Rescue responded to a two vehicle injury accident which occurred on Highway 4 approximately ½ mile west of Southwest 117th. A 2003 Ford F-350 pulling a flatbed trailer driven by 63 year old Alan C. Seeley of rural Jansen, Nebraska, was driving eastbound on Highway ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners minutes

June 21, 2010 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; and Thomas K. Holle members; and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda ... Read More »

B & B takes first official step to consolidation

The B & B USD 451 school board and the Nemaha Valley USD 442 school board each approved a resolution Monday to begin formal consolidation planning. Administration for the schools hope the consolidation question will be ready for a public vote during the November general election. To meet requirements for consolidation for the 2011-2012 school year the resolution for consolidation ... Read More »

Axtell, Bern, Summerfield schools now part of Prairie Hills School District.

The Axtell and Sabetha school districts, which will be consolidating on July 1st, will officially be known as the Prairie Hills School District #113.  A committee, consisting of school site council members, was appointed to come up with a new name.  According to the administration the mascots and school colors of each school will remain the same at this time. ... Read More »

Beatrice man still missing in Big Blue River

Beatrice rescue personnel responded to a possible drowning below the West Court Street bridge in Beatrice Wednesday evening. According to witnesses, Eric Pospichal, 23, was swimming near the dam when he was pulled underneath the water by the current. Witnesses said Pospichal was seen one more time and before submerging again. Two women swimming with Pospichal tried to locate but ... Read More »