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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 »

Southeast Nebraska Cooperative In Discussions With Farmers Cooperative

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A letter sent to patrons of Southeast Nebraska Cooperative of Beatrice recently indicates that the board has entered into formal discussions with the Farmers Cooperative Dorchester, to consider potential acquisition of Southeast by Farmers Cooperative. Discussions are in the preliminary stages, with no decisions yet rendered. Based in Beatrice, Southeast locations in Kansas include Herkimer, Bremen, and Marysville. Nebraska locations ... Read More »

Bond Set For Travelodge Motel Standoff Suspect

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Bond was set at $900,000 for a man involved in a standoff with authorities in Beatrice at the Travelodge Motel early Thursday morning. Adam Wolken surrendered several hours after he forced entry into a room occupied by a woman he had been involved with. Earlier Wednesday evening, she had reported to police that Wolken threatened her with a gun at ... Read More »

Police Standoff At Travelodge Motel Ends Peacefully

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Early Thursday morning authorities were called just after midnight, and a standoff ensued at the Travelodge Motel in Beatrice. Adam Wolken had apparently forced his way into a room occupied by two women he knew from previous relationships. He was armed with a handgun and long rifle and issued multiple threats. One of the women and a small child were ... Read More »

Overnight Fire Destroys Garage In Beatrice

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A fire Wednesday night in Beatrice did some $30,000 in damage, and destroyed a detached garage at 1308 and 1310 Scott Street. Firemen were called at around 9:30 p.m. A vehicle was removed without damage, with just minor damage reported to the adjacent residence. Cause was thought to be electrical. Read More »

Beatrice City Council Meeting Notes

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Beatrice City Council Monday voted unanimously to add a half percent sales tax to the May 13 ballot. Earmarked for street improvements, the proposal would bring the local sales tax to a total of 2%. An interlocal agreement with Gage County was also adopted, whereby if the increase passes, up to 5% of the funds would be used for improvement ... Read More »

Beatrice City Council Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase Faces February Vote

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A half-cent sales tax increase proposed by the Beatrice City Council now faces a final vote on February 3rd, which would advance the question to the May Primary Election Ballot. City Council this week approved wording of the ballot question, 95% of the proceeds of which would be used for public infrastructure, road, and street projects in the City of ... Read More »

Beatrice Mobile Home Fire Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

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A mobile home fire in Beatrice Monday morning claimed the life of a Beatrice woman, and critically injured her husband. Fifty-nine-year-old Vernia Hogan was dead at the scene, and 54-year-old David Hogan was flown to a Lincoln hospital with burns covering 30-40% of his body. It is believed that a space heater started the blaze at the Hoyle Mobile Home ... Read More »