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House Claims Life In Seneca Friday Morning


A house fire in Seneca Friday morning resulted in the death of 85 year old Shirley D. Cleland. He was trapped inside his home at 120 East North Street, which was destroyed by a fire believed to have started in the kitchen area. Another individual in the house escaped through a back bedroom window. Cleland was transported to the burn ... Read More »

No Injuries Reported In Vehicle Collision With Apartment Building


No injuries were reported late Thursday evening in Beatrice as a vehicle struck an apartment at the Prairie Village Apartment Complex on East Scott Street. The vehicle involved was totaled, after the driver attempted to park, realized the vehicle was moving, and got back in, hitting the accelerator instead of the brake. Read More »

Regional & Kansas Statewide Election Results For August 5th Primary


REGIONAL ELECTION RESULTS Riley County Commissioner, District #1 – Democrat Dave Lewis (I) – 47% Ben Wilson – 53% (99% Reporting) Pottawatomie County Commissioner, District #1 – Republican Gary Yenzer (I) – 47% Dee McKee – 53% (60% Reporting) Nemaha County Commissioner, 1st District – Republican Ernest Lukert – 46 % Gary Scoby (I) – 54% (100% Reporting) Nemaha Magistrate ... Read More »

8/5/14 Kansas Primary Election Results – 10:00 PM Update


Next online update will come tomorrow morning. United States Senate (D) Precincts Reporting:2485 of 3487 Candidate Votes % View Map  D-Chad Taylor 28,105 53% D-Patrick Wiesner 24,927 47% Back to Top   United States Senate (R) Precincts Reporting:2444 of 3487 Candidate Votes % View Map  R-Pat Roberts 97,724 48% R-D.J. Smith 11,843 6% R-Milton Wolf 82,870 41% R-Alvin E. Zahnter ... Read More »

Kansas Memorial Stadium Renovation Begins Tuesday


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Work will begin next Tuesday (June 24) on a project that will remove the track from KU’s Memorial Stadium. Workers will surround the field with new artificial turf, which will extend 37 feet from the sidelines. Additional turf in the north end zone will extend 80 feet from the back of the end zone, some 25 feet ... Read More »

Royals Blast Tigers; Take First Place In AL Central Division


By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com – Courtesy of Royals.com DETROIT — The first-place Kansas City Royals. Now that’s a combination of words rarely seen in recent years. Yet that became a reality when the Royals knocked off Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers, 11-4, on Tuesday night to take over the lead in the American League Central. The Tigers fell ... Read More »

Proposal To Move US Highway 136 Heard By Beatrice City Council


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 »

Domestic Disturbance Leads To Two Arrests In Wymore


A domestic disturbance Thursday evening in Wymore was reported at the City Pool, where authorities arrested Patrick V. Caslin who resisted officers. Then Melanie Kelsey began yelling obscenities at officers, and resisted arrest. When she was placed with Caslin in the patrol car, he proceeded to kick out the back window. Caslin was held on $7,500 bond; Kelsey was taken to a Beatrice Hospital for ... Read More »

Local Foundation To Hold Match Day Event in May


On May 6, 2014, the Washington County Community Foundation is participating in Match Madness+, a national day of giving to celebrate the 100th anniversary of community foundations. For one day only, donors can make contributions to any of 11 local charitable endowed funds held at the Foundation and the donation will be matched by a local match pool of $5,000. ... Read More »