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An Unusually High Number of Dead Deer Are Being Found In The Listening Area

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Kansas and Nebraska Games and Parks said the cause is two similar diseases, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease and Blue Tongue Disease.  The diseases are spread through bites by a certain gnat or midge.  The diseases cause the deer to suffer a loss of appetite.  As the deer grow progressively weaker they tend to salivate excessively.  Deer with EHD develop a high ... Read More »

Exmark Recalls Mowers

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Exmark is recalling more than 2,000 riding mowers made at its plant in Beatrice. The company says a part on the Quest 42-inch ZRT riding mowers could fail and cause a crash. No injuries have been reported. The recall covers some mowers made in 2009 and 2010. Read More »

Grass Fire Burns Approximately 200 Acres

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A rural grass fire was reported on the east side of Nebraska Highway 4 outside of Lewiston.  Fire departments from Burchard, Pawnee City and Filley were called to the grass fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire started on the east side of Nebraska Highway 4 outside of Lewiston and moved south.  The fire crossed the dirt road 610 Avenue. An estimated ... Read More »

Current Pipeline Shuts Down

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TransCanada Corp. says its pipeline that transports crude oil from Canada through seven states—including a portion of the local area—was temporarily shut down for “mechanical issues.‘‘ Spokesman Terry Cunha says no oil spilled along the 2,148-mile-long pipeline‘s route. He says the company was working Wednesday to find out the cause of the problem. Crude began flowing through the $5.2 billion ... Read More »

Dry Weather Poses Fire Problems

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The dry weather conditions were a factor in a field fire three miles north of Barneston on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is unknown but a member of the fire department said the grass was dry enough a cigarette could have started the fire. Barneston, Wymore and Blue Springs fire departments worked for approximately two hours to extinquish the ... Read More »

Marysville City Pool Issues?

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Concerns about the Marysville City Pool were addressed by City Administrator Rick Shain. Shain reported that there have not been any problems with algae. He said the pool did close early one day after the PH balance was found to be outside acceptable levels. Shain reported that the pumps and chemicals normally added corrected the balance overnight. The cause of ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Home in Sterling, Nebraska

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A house owned by Kate Agena, located on Illinois Street in Sterling, Nebraska was completely destroyed by a fire early Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Agena was not home when the fire started. Read More »

Series Of Fires Reported In Hanover Thursday Night

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Firemen responded to another series of fires in Hanover Thursday night. Two residences and a warehouse owned by Hanover Electric were involved. The cause remains to be determined, and will be investigated. However, investigation into several fires in the Hanover community over the past several years have turned up little evidence in convicting a suspected arsonist. The Washington County Community ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Pickup

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The Washington Fire Department responded to 19 North B Street Washington for the report of a truck on fire. A mid 1990’s Chevrolet pickup was destroyed by fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical. The Washington County Fire Department has not released the name of the owner. Read More »

Second Waterville Home Destroyed by Fire

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      A rural Waterville Home was destroyed by Fire on Sunday.  According to Waterville Fire Chief Dane Parker the home located at 1842 Second Road was completely destroyed.  The home belonged to Jeremy Milner.  A passerby noticed the fire at approximately 3:30 p.m. and called the fire department.  According to Parker, the home had already started to collapse when the ... Read More »