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Stolen Vehicles Recovered Near Beatrice

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Authorities recovered two vehicles stolen late Saturday or early Sunday from a storage building at Twin Rivers Chrysler Dodge in Beatrice. A pickup taken was found at Chautauqua Park, and a car was found abandoned a mile west of Beatrice on a minimum maintenance road, stuck in the mud. Neither had apparently been driven far, but significant damage was reported ... Read More »

Marysville Woman Airlifted After Accident Near Beatrice

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A Marysville woman, Susan McHenry, 52, was injured Sunday, and airlifted to a Lincoln hospital after she was injured when her vehicle apparently crossed the center line, and struck an oncoming semi on U.S. Highway 77 south of Beatrice. Ricky Webb, 49, of Booneville, Missouri had swerved to the shoulder, but could not avoid the collision. He, and a passenger in the truck ... Read More »

Beatrice Man Sentenced In New Years Eve Bar Fight

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A Beatrice man, 23 year old Dion Lechman, was sentenced last week to 20-36 months in jail in connection with a bar fight New Year’s Eve in Beatrice that resulted in a broken jaw. Charges of terroristic threat as well as assault also resulted in more than $9,000 in restitution due. Read More »

Kennedy Center Renovation Scheduled For SCC Beatrice Campus

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A $460,000 renovation at the Kennedy Center on the Southeast Community College campus in Beatrice is to begin this summer. Designed as a one-stop welcome center, plans call for moving the library and offices in the building. Support services such as the Registrar, Admissions, and Testing will be incorporated into the remodeled facility, with the library downsized due to the increasing use of ... 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 »

Duplex Fire Reported In Beatrice Friday

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A report of $20,000 in damage occurred to a Beatrice residence Friday evening. An apparent kitchen fire was reported at a duplex at 1008-1010 Elk Street. No injuries were reported. Read More »

Injury Accidents Reported In Gage & Washington Counties

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An injury accident was reported in Gage County Monday afternoon at around 4:20 p.m. Kaleb Fairbanks, 21, of Odell was westbound on PWF Road, and collided with Cory Jenson, 28, of Manhattan who was southbound on 117th Road about six miles southwest of Odell. Jenson was cited for running the stop sign. Both drivers were taken to Beatrice hospital with ... Read More »

Southeast Nebraska Cooperative Votes To Merge With Farmers Cooperative

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Southeast Nebraska Cooperative Patrons voted to merge with Farmers Cooperative of Dorchester, nearly 85% in favor with results of a mail-in ballot announced at a special stockholders meeting. The merger, effective September 1, 2014 will allow for transition for southeast patrons and employees. Additional specifics are anticipated as actions to dissolve the Southeast Nebraska Cooperative, based in Beatrice, with multiple ... Read More »

Beatrice Residence Destroyed By Fire Sunday

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A fire Sunday morning destroyed a Beatrice residence at 1714 East Court Street. Firemen responded to a call around 11 am, a female occupant of the home escaped without injury. Authorities believe that a faulty electrical fixture may have caused the blaze. Read More »

Accident Near Odell Sends Pair To Area Hospitals

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An injury accident was reported south of Odell on Highway 8 Monday morning just before 8 am. Zachary Rash, 17 of Diller was traveling east, turning north onto S.W. 61st Road, failed to yield right of way and was struck by Roy Schwisow, 58 of Beatrice. Zachary Rash was transported to the Beatrice hospital; while a passenger in his vehicle ... Read More »