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Dawg’s Hut Owner Dies Unexpectedly

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Robyn Riekenberg, longtime owner of Dawg’s Hut Sporting Goods in Beatrice passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning.    Riekenberg  grew up and graduated from Hanover High School in 1980. He played football at Dodge City Community College and briefly for Kansas State University. He graduated from KSU in 1984.   In 1994, Riekenberg opened a sporting goods store called the Dawg’s ... Read More »

Standoff Causes School Lockdown in Beatrice

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A standoff with a man in Beatrice on Wednesday led to the lockdown of Paddock Lane Elementary School. Police were called to 1721 N. 15th Street in Beatrice at 11:53 a.m. after a woman called 911 and reported her husband, identified as Michael Haney, was threatening her while holding a gun. Officers arrived at the home and attempted to contact ... Read More »

Marysville Man Arrested for Drug Possession in Beatrice

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Beatrice police responded to a call reporting a suspicious SUV parked in an area that is not open for unauthorized vehicles.  Officers found Volgar near the vehicle.  Police asked Volgar for consent to search his person and the vehicle. Volgar agreed.  Officers found was a glass pipe with marijuana residue, a pill bottle with no label and several pills inside, ... Read More »

Odell Woman Injured in Accident

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An Odell woman was badly injured in a vehicle accident on Thursday night.  The Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Beatrice Fire and Rescue, Wymore Police Department and Star Care were dispatched to an injury vehicle accident at 3964 W. Pine Rd. The driver, Sindy Snyder age 46 of Odell, was helping her husband Richard Snyder age 60 of Odell load a vehicle ... Read More »

Allegations of Abuse at Beatrice Developmental Center

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The Beatrice State Developmental Center is under investigation once again. The Nebraska State Patrol confirmed Wednesday it is investigating abuse and neglect allegations at one unit in the center. Patrol spokesperson said the investigation was requested by the Department of Health and Human Services and is ongoing. Spokesperson for the Center said the department has suspended all staff involved in ... Read More »

Joekel May Be Headed West

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Authorities believe 28-year-old Kyle Joekel may have stolen a white 2000 Buick LeSabre from a Beatrice home Sunday, and could be headed to Montana or Wyoming. Joekel is wanted by Marshall County, Kansas for charges related to a pursuit that ended in a wreck in the town of Oketo on August 21st. Read More »

Rollover Accident Lands 9 Year Old in Hospital

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A 9 year old was one of two people taken to the Beatrice Community Hospital Sunday as a result of an accident one quarter mile east of S. 162nd Road on Highway 4. Investigation of the accident led officers to believe 34 year old Jeremy J. Shera of Steinauer Nebraska was traveling eastbound on Highway 4 when he lost control ... Read More »

Beatrice Social Security Office Cutting Hours

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Beginning August 15th the Beatrice Social Security Office will reduce its hours and be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Agency Employees will continue to work their regular schedule. The shorter time for the public to visit with an agency employee face-to-face will supposedly save on the cost of overtime. The Department of Social Security stated ... Read More »

Fisherman Lands Pickup

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Gage County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a pond near South 80th Road and East Lilac Road Sunday evening after receiving a report of a vehicle in a pond. Beatrice Communications had received a call from some young men who had been fishing at the pond. One of their fishing lines became snagged and in an attempt to retrieve the ... Read More »

Ashland Man Arrested for Sexual Assault in Beatrice

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An Ashland man was arrested in Beatrice on Thursday for attempted first degree sexual assault. Douglas Vance, 34, responded to a community website posting on June 21. Over the next nine days, Vance exchanged emails and text messages with the person who made the posting. According to court documents, Vance agreed to come to Beatrice and have sex in exchange ... Read More »