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Washington County Commissioner minutes

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The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 16, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer. The next regular meeting will ... Read More »

Nebraska crops show improvement over last year

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says last week’s high heat and humidity helped crops mature in Nebraska.  About 83 percent of the corn crop rated in good or excellent condition at the end of last week higher ratings than last year at this time.  The soybean crop also looks good: 79 percent of the crop rating good or excellent, nearly ... Read More »

Beatrice Rescue will help Wymore

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Beatrice Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Daake says Beatrice will not station a Rescue unit in Wymore for the next 90 Days.  The Beatrice City Council discussed the arrangement with Wymore at its Monday.  Beatrice mayor Dennis Schuster informed the council that Beatrice proposed an agreement to provide Wymore with emergency coverage for 90 days.  If the proposal is accepted ... Read More »

6 arrested in Beatrice Meth Lab case

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A sixth arrest has been made related to the discovery of a working meth lab found in Beatrice.  Daniel Lee Hile Jr., 40, was arrested Saturday for manufacturing a controlled substance.  Police discovered that Hile possibly left the home at 904 N. Fifth St., before police arrived.  James Oldfield, the renter on the lease, called Beatrice Police to be present ... Read More »

100 mph winds hit Manhattan

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Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins informed the Riley County Commissioners that two storms passed over Manhattan on Friday.  Collins said he contacted the Geary County EMS and winds measured about 50 mph. According to Collins the Weather Services called a few minutes later and said the area could expect 85 to 90 knot winds.  As the second storm ... Read More »

Beatrice man arrested for 1st degree sexual assault

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A Beatrice man was arrested Thursday morning for first degree sexual assault. According to court documents, July 7 the mother of a 15-year-old victim’s, made a complaint to the Beatrice Police alleging that a man in Beatrice was sexually involved with her 15 year old daughter. During a interview, the victim admitted to police that she was sexually involved with ... Read More »

How to beat the heat

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Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible unless you’re sure your body has a high tolerance for heat. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar. Eat more frequently but make sure meals are balanced and light. Never leave any person or pet in a parked vehicle. Avoid ... Read More »

Record corn crop expected

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Kansas farmers are expected to harvest the biggest corn crop in the state‘s history this year. The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service on Thursday forecast corn production in Kansas at 629.2 million bushels. That would surpass by far even last year‘s record crop of 598.3 million bushels. Kansas growers planted 4.7 million acres in corn this year, the highest planted acreage ... Read More »

Pools open

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As schools start in the area, pools will be closing.  The Marysville city pool’s last day will be Sunday, August 15th.  Blue Rapids city pool will also close Sunday, August 15th and Waterville City Pool will end their season on Sunday August 22nd. Read More »

Area schools opening

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Next week marks the start of school around our area. USD 364 Marysville schools start on Aug. 18 with a half day. Marysville High School and Marysville Junior High will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:40 a.m. St. Gregory’s Catholic School and Good Shepherd Lutheran School are included in this schedule. Good Shepherd will have an ... Read More »