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Detour Alternatives Discussed Regarding US 77 Bridge Replacement

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Alternatives to a proposed 30 mile detour for up to six months on US Highway 77 a mile north of the Marshall County line are being considered. County Commissioners Monday viewed the site, meeting with some 20 residents. A petition requesting a shoofly is posted at area convenience stores, public works, and the County Courthouse. Work is set to begin ... Read More »

Beatrice Council Approves Tax Levy For Airport Renovation

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The Beatrice City Council passed a resolution authorizing an additional tax levy for airport authority bonds. A $5.5 million dollar renovation of the Beatrice Airport is proposed, with 90% funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. Reconstruction is planned for the deteriorating primary runway. The additional levy would amount to up to two cents per $100 of valuation. During discussion before ... Read More »

CMH asking visitors to refrain from visiting if sick

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Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) is taking precautionary measures for visitors due to a rise in flu cases in Marysville and Marshall County. All visitors to the hospital must wash their hands before entering and when leaving a patient’s room and they must wear a mask. CMH is also asking visitors who do not feel well to refrain from entering the ... Read More »

Gage County Road Weight Limits Causing Concern

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Weight limits on some county roads have become a concern for the Gage County Board of Supervisors.   Supervisor Terry Jurgens, who serves as the county’s road and bridge committee chairman would like to discuss the limits over the next two weeks.  Jurgens said restrictions were put in place to keep the roads in good condition. He said in some ... Read More »

Public meeting held concerning bridge over Highway 8

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28 People attended a meeting at the Barneston village fire hall hosted by the Nebraska Department of Roads.  Greg Weinert, Public Hearings Officer from KDOT presented information concerning replacement of the Big Blue River bridge on Highway 8.  Weinert said the primary purpose of the meeting was to gather the public’s input on bridge placement.  KDOT presented two viable options. ... Read More »

Clean Air Act causes farmers’ concern

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Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA in July would tighten air particle standards from 150 micrograms per cubic meter to ... Read More »

Clean Air Act causes concern amongst farmers

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Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. After all, they say, it‘s hard to avoid dust on the farm or prairie. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA ... Read More »

Afterschool Safety Concerns

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A local downtown business owner has expressed concern over the after school traffic in the downtown area.  Children crossing in the middle of the street, playing on skateboards and bicycles or running across crosswalks without looking both ways can lead to an unfortunate accident.  Local law enforcement encourages parents to talk with their children and encourage them to be careful ... Read More »