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Storms Prompt Tornado Warnings Across Area; Bern Area Hit Hardest

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 ...

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Duplex Fire Reported In Beatrice Friday

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.

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Injury Accidents Reported In Gage & Washington Counties

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 ...

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Southeast Nebraska Cooperative Votes To Merge With Farmers Cooperative

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 ...

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Beatrice Residence Destroyed By Fire Sunday

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.

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Accident Near Odell Sends Pair To Area Hospitals

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 ...

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Southeast Nebraska Cooperative In Discussions With Farmers Cooperative

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 ...

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Bond Set For Travelodge Motel Standoff Suspect

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 ...

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Police Standoff At Travelodge Motel Ends Peacefully

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 ...

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Overnight Fire Destroys Garage In Beatrice

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.

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