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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 »

Onaga Hospital Announces Expansion Plans

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The Onaga Hospital has announced plans to expand, with two current buildings to be combined into a single facility. The nearly $18 million dollar project will include expansion of the 1971 hospital building, and demolishing a separate building built in 1957. Onaga received funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture through U.S.D.A. Rural Development for the project. Groundbreaking is set ... Read More »

Washington County Courthouse Closed Monday; Commission Notes

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. County health administrator Janice Kearn updated prospects on renovating the former Shoens market as a new site for the county health department. Numerous repairs necessary to that existing building would be costly. As a result a ballpark estimate could not be determined, and it was decided that building on a new site may be more ... Read More »

This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week

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Summer is the peak season for lightning, one of weather’s most deadly occurrences. On average over the past 50 years, at least one Kansan has died from a lightning each year. Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 23 to 29) sponsored by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and the American Red Cross, is a nationwide effort ... Read More »

Fire at Landoll Corporation quickly contained

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A piece of machinery inside Shop 50 at Landoll Corporation caught fire early Wednesday morning, but was quickly put out by an automatic fire suppression system. All employees were evacuated from the building and no one was injured. The fire began about 6 am and everyone was allowed back in by 7:20 am. There was no major structural damage done to the building. Read More »

Marysville City Council votes to help try and save Depot

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The Marysville City Council has decided to step in to try and save the Union Pacific Railroad Depot from being torn down.  Several folks were in attendance to urge the City to help preserve the depot, which was built in 1929.  Mayor Bill Phillipi told the council it would cost about $75,000 a year to maintain it.  Linda Swim, President ... Read More »

Beatrice VFW & Legion To Meet In Same Building

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Veterans in Beatrice are merging their groups to create one club that they all can belong to. American Legion Post 27 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1077 will join together and be known as the Veteran’s Club. The Legion Building in Beatrice will be the home base for the group, but each group will remain its own entity with ... Read More »

The Marshall County Fairgrounds Will Replace Two Barns

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Marshall County Fair Association Bob Lindquist attended the Blue Rapids City Council Monday night to inform the City that the Fair Association will be replacing two old barns this year. According to Lindquist The Hog and Sheep Barns are in bad repair and will be replaced with metal buildings. The new building will be a little shorter than the Show ... Read More »

New pre-K thru 4th Grade school planned in Axtell

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A committee has recommended that a new elementary school building be built in Axtell for pre-kindergarten thru 4th grade.  The USD 113 Board of Education has already planned to close the elementary school in Summerfield at the end of the current school year.  The Board will have the architectural firm Hansen and Associates work with the building committee on designs. Read More »

Pony Express Festival is this Sunday

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The local historical society will be hosting a Pony Express Festival at Hollenberg Station near Hanover on Sunday, August 26.  The Hollenberg Station was established in 1857 as a weigh station for groups traveling on the Orergon-California Trail, by Geret and Sophia Hollenberg.  From 1860-1861 the building was operated as a Pony Express Station.  The original building still stands today ... Read More »