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WRAPS Offers Re-Leaf Program

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Financial Re-LEAF for Forests & Pasture Many people know the benefit that sustainably managed forests and pastures provide for water quality; however, an upcoming workshop will also highlight the financial benefits that sustainable land management can provide to you, the landowner. Landowners and producers interested in sustainable and profitable forest and pasture management are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Financial ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Discusses New Pool

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The subject of a new Marysville Pool was brought up by Mayor Bill Phillipi at Monday’s City Council Meeting.  According to Debbie Price Phillipi brought up the subject for discussion because Phillipi said he had been contacted by a donor interested in paying ten percent of the cost so long as the price of the pool was under 3.5 million ... Read More »

Westar is Seeking Rate Increase

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Westar is seeking to increase its base prices about 5.85 percent. According to a Westar press release: Adjusted for inflation, Westar’s average rates for electricity if the full request is granted would be nearly the same as they were almost 20 years ago. Among the causes for the increase, the company cited increasing costs of: complying with federal regulatory requirements; ... 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 »

USD 113 Ratifies Agreement with Teachers

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The Prairie Hills USD 113 Board of Education has ratified a negotiated agreement with teachers for the 2011-2012 school year. Superintendent Dennis Stones says the contract approved by the board Monday evening includes a supplemental salary increase to help offset the cost of insurance— Following a public hearing, the board approved the 2011-2012 budget as published. In other business, Stones ... Read More »

Special Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Railbed Project

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The City of Marysville has announced a meeting at the city hall to discuss the downtown railbed rehabilitation project on Monday at 6:00 p.m. Debbie Price, Marysville City Clerk, said a quorum of council persons will be in attendance and a decision may be made on whether or not the project will move forward. The current plan would place a ... Read More »

Time is Running Out to Change Medicare Plan

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Time is ticking to review your Medicare Part D Plan for 2011 and make any changes. The end of Medicare prescription drug annual open enrollment is fast approaching. If you want to change your Medicare drug plan or Medicare advantage health plan, do it by December 31, 2010.       Extension agents and counselors have been extremely busy helping individuals with ... Read More »

Electric Rates may increase for Beatrice

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An electric rate adjustment will increase electric rates if approved by the Beatrice City Council at their meeting this Monday.  The Board of Public Works cleared the way for an adjustment that would go into effect January 1st of next year if approved by the council.  The proposed rate increase would raise the cost of electricity 13.5 percent in winter ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners’ Meeting minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, OCTOBER 25, 2010 The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, October 25, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer. ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioner minutes

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The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 16, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer. The next regular meeting will ... Read More »