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Gage County Approves 3.5 Percent Increase In 2013-2014 Budget

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Gage County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a 3.5% increase in the counties 2013-14 budget, asking just over $8.5 million. Included was a 7% increase in the Road and Bridge Fund. Gage County marked an 11% increase in total property valuations this upcoming year. Read More »

Gage County Considers Outsourcing Prisoners

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Gage County is considering outsourcing prisoners to jail facilities in neighboring counties. That discussion followed budget request increases on top of $120,000 annually which was previously set aside for improvements to the jail in Beatrice. Gage County voters rejected a new 85 bed, $11.4 million dollar facility in 2009. That proposal was prompted by a report from the Nebraska Fire ... Read More »

Accident Near Holmesville Claims Wymore Woman’s Life

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A fatality accident Monday morning in Gage County two miles southeast of Holmesville claimed the life of a 31 year old Wymore woman. A vehicle driven by Carrie A. Day left the roadway on south 59th, near East Oak Road. The vehicle entered Mud Creek, and struck the bank. Authorities pronounced Carrie Day dead at the scene Monday morning at ... Read More »

Bond passes in Gage County mail in election

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In a special mail in election in Gage County, which ended Tuesday, 62% of the voters voted for the purpose of paying the costs of improving and/or repaving certain highways and roads in Gage County, not to exceed $5.6 million. Read More »

Special Election to be held in Gage County

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The Gage County Board of Supervisors have approved a resolution for a special election in which voters will decide whether or not a $5.64 million bond is needed to resurface 31 miles of Gage County blacktop roads with a special mail-in election on June 11. If voters approve the bond, a maximum of three cents per $100 of valuation would be ... Read More »

Gage County looking into overlaying some blacktop roads

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The Gage County Board of Supervisors are looking into the possibility of a $4 million road bond issue to overlay almost 30 miles of blacktop highways in Gage County. Wednesday, April 3, the board will meet to potentially start the ball rolling for a bond issue to pay for a 2.5 inch overlay on 29.5 miles of Gage County’s 156 ... Read More »

PQA+ training to be held in Beatrice March 8

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University of Nebraska Extension serving Gage County is hosting a Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) training on Friday March 8 at 2:00 pm at the Extension Office meeting on the fairgrounds in Beatrice. The instructor will be Dr Duane Reese University of Nebraska Swine Specialist with Larry Germer Extension Educator providing color commentary. Following the PQA+ training at 3:30 pm ... Read More »

More than 10,000 feet of copper wire stolen

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More than 10,000 feet of copper wire, valued at nearly $10,000 was taken from an area just north of the Blue Springs Cemetery. It’s believed the theft occurred sometime between December 17th and Christmas Day. Gage County officials are following leads, but if anyone has any information, you’re asked to call the Gage County Sheriff’s Office at 402-223-5221 or Gage ... Read More »

Semi tips over in Gage County

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Gage County Authorities and rescue workers responded to a report of a semi tipped over along U.S. highway 77 late Friday morning.  According to reports, road markings showed that the truck was southbound on Highway 77 when he crossed the northbound lanes and slid into a cornfield.  The driver of the truck, who was not identified, was walking around the ... Read More »

Zarybnicky represents Gage County at National 4-H Congress

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Andrea Zarybnicky of Odell was one of three Gage County 4-H Members to be selected to represent Nebraska at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA November 23-27. Gage County 4-H Council and the Gage County Ag Society will provide them with financial support and the Nebraska 4-H Foundation also sponsors a large portion of the fees to the Nebraska ... Read More »