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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 9

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The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, June 9, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Members present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner.  Denae Dimler, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. Next regular meeting ... Read More »

Proposal To Move US Highway 136 Heard By Beatrice City Council

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The Beatrice City Council Monday heard a proposal for rerouting US Highway 136 from Court Street downtown, a block south to Market. The option would divert traffic just past Second, and rejoin Court near the Eighth Street intersection. A Lincoln engineering firm, Olsson and Associates, addressed the issue, which first surfaced in response to a 2011 study by RDG Planning that suggested downtown revitalization ... Read More »

Trailer House Destroyed By Fire Southeast Of Marysville

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The Marysville Fire Department answered a call Monday morning at 16th and Pheasant Roads. A trailer house being moved had slid into the ditch. While work was being done to move it, the trailer house accidentally caught fire, destroying it. Read More »

Injury Accident Reported In Nemaha County

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An injury accident was reported Saturday evening in Nemaha County. Montgomery A. Leishing, 43, of Baileyville lost control, overcorrected, and his vehicle overturned on Highway K-187, just south of 92nd Road. Leishing was transported by ambulance to the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital. Read More »

Centralia Schools Close Panther Daycare

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The Centralia School closed the Panther Daycare June 1st. The public facility had served some 33 children, but state regulations had complicated the budget and restricted staffing. Decreasing enrollment, higher rent, and other costs led to the decision to suspend the two year old program. Read More »

Hanover Days Of ’49 Begins Thursday; Parade On AM 1570/FM 94.1 Saturday

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Hanover days of ‘49 begin Thursday evening with armband night on the midway. Advance discount tickets available at Cromes Market. Lewellyn Amusements promises more rides this year. The annual parades Friday and Saturday nights begin at 6:30, with Saturday nights parade broadcast live on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1. Read More »

Highway K-9 Remains Closed Following Train Derailment

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The Kansas Department of Transportation advises that Highway K-9 from Frankfort west remains closed following the train derailment Monday. It is hoped that it will reopen sometime Sunday, weather permitting, as work continues on cleanup and crossing replacement. Read More »

Storms Prompt Tornado Warnings Across Area; Bern Area Hit Hardest

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Another stormy night on the plains Tuesday, as Nebraska was hit hardest. Tornado warnings were issued for Gage County as spotters reported funnel clouds near Pickrell, and 7 miles east of Beatrice. As well, a 76 mph wind gust was recorded. Two buildings were damaged at the north edge of Beatrice, and as many as 3,500 Norris Public Power customers throughout Gage, Jefferson, and ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 2nd

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Robert S. Connell member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner Charles R. 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 were approved as ... Read More »

Cleanup Continues Following Frankfort Train Derailment

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Clean up continues, while no cause has yet been determined, of a Union Pacific train derailment at Frankfort Monday morning. Final reports indicate that as many as 12 cars of a 137 unit train carrying coal from Wyoming to Texas jumped the tracks at the west crossing on Highway K-9. Some 1,000 feet of track were damaged, and will be replaced. The route normally serves ... Read More »