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No More Warnings For Not Wearing A Seatbelt in Kansas

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TOPEKA – Beginning June 30, 2010, citations for non-seat-belt use will be issued, ending the warning period for the new primary seat belt law, which went into effect June 10. Law enforcement officers in Kansas will now be able to stop and ticket drivers and front-seat passengers who are not wearing safety belts even if the officers do not observe ... Read More »

Harvest Moves North Finally

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It’s been right at a week since the area wheat harvest got underway. A check of the harvest progress in the Beloit and eastern half of Mitchell County areas shows producers have been cutting, but only those with fields south of a line east and west starting about 5-miles south of Beloit. Those with fields north of that line took ... Read More »

Moran Asks President to Abandon Amnesty Program

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U.S. Senate hopeful Jerry Moran is calling on President Obama to abandon a plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. Moran said, “Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants is no solution. I strongly oppose this attempt to circumvent Congress and reward those who have entered our country illegally.” Moran said the plan would further bankrupt the ... Read More »

Storm clean-up continues

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »