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Unofficial Election Results From Gage County

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Tuesday election results from Gage County. For District Five County Supervisor, Gary Lytle defeated Gary Barnard 727-351. For Diller-Odell School Board, top three elected were Dean Engleman and Chad Lottman with 39 votes, and Toni Landenberger 38, eliminating Daniel Rash with 23. Lewiston School Board elected Aaron Rule with 63 votes, Dean Schuster 50, and Larry Husa 48. Dylan Little with 45 and Jeffrey Bacon ... Read More »

USDA Grant To Fund Repairs To Barneston Water Transmission Line

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The USDA Rural Development Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program will fund $136,000 to repair a Barneston water transmission line that froze over this past winter. A more permanent solution is planned with the aid of the funding that will help avoid such issues in the future. Read More »

Three Arrested In Oklahoma In Connection With Barneston Incident

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An incident early Friday morning at Barneston ended with arrests in Oklahoma. Authorities had received a call shortly after 3 am from a man who had apparently met three men in Lincoln at the Peoples Mission. He offered to pay for a ride to Barneston, where they beat the man, 55 year old Robert Kleinjan of Lincoln, and threatened to ... Read More »

Barn & Shop Destroyed In Fire Near Barneston Sunday

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A barn and shop two miles northwest of Barneston was destroyed by fire Sunday evening around 8:30. Damage estimates topped $100,000 as the structure was totaled, along with tools and miscellaneous inside. A parked combine nearby also sustained minor damage in the fire. The owner of the property Terry Brownawell called the report in, which may have been sparked by ... Read More »

Joekel Pleads Not Guilty

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Kyle Joekel, the man Gage County authorities searched for for a year after he led them on a high speed chase, that ended in Oketo, for making terroristic threats at a bar in Barneston and now under arrest in Louisiana for first degree murder charges of 2 Louisiana Sheriff’s deputies, which happened almost a year to the day of the ... Read More »

Recalled Wymore Councilman Files For County Seat

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Former Wymore City Council member Dan Hawkins filed for the District 6 Gage County Supervisor seat Friday afternoon.  Hawkins joins incumbent Supervisor Rex Adams and former Gage County Highway Superintendent Marlin Kliewer in vying for the seat. The District 6 seat represents Wymore, Blue Springs, Barneston, Liberty, Holmesville and Virginia.  Hawkins spent 16 years on the Wymore City Council prior ... Read More »

Three Barneston Children Severly Burned

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Fire and rescue teams responded to a report from Barneston that three young children had been burned by boiling water. Rescuers responded to the 400 block of Wyatt Street in Barneston Saturday evening at approximately 7 p.m. According to one rescuer the burns were severe and the children were all under the age of 5. Two children were transported to ... Read More »