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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – Oct. 13

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell members and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion ... Read More »

Washington City Council Votes To Publish Budget

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The Washington City Council recently voted 3-1 to publish a proposed budget for 2015 which will keep the levy at 45.516 mills. Melanie Bryant voted no, citing concern that not raising a little this year may lead to a large increase next year. The approval came after nearly three hours of consideration, and will be up for public comment and ... Read More »

Gage County Voters Head To The Polls On Tuesday

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Gage County voters go to the polls Tuesday for primary elections. Republicans Bob Tiemann and Roy Baker are vying for District 30 State Senator, that position currently held by Norm Wallman. One race for Board of Supervisors has Erich Tiemann challenging incumbent Kathy Setzer, and Beatrice voters will vote on a proposed sales tax increase to help fund the street department. Read More »

Gage County Assessor Reports 23.5% Increase In Ag Land Values

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The Gage County Assessor last week apprised the Board of Supervisors on a 23.5% increase in Ag Land Values in the county. That compares with a 2.5% increase for residential and recreation properties, and a nearly 5% increase in commercial and industrial valuations. The change is due to significantly rising prices paid for agricultural land that is sold. Adjacent counties saw increases ranging ... Read More »

Post Office Hours Adjusted In Beattie & Washington County

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Postal officials last week hosted a public meeting in Beattie proposing a reduction of 12.5 hours each week in office hours. New hours proposed will be Monday – Friday 8:30 – 12:30, and Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30. The meeting followed surveys mailed to patrons. Only 82 of 207 surveys were returned, with a majority preferring adjusted hours, versus options of ... Read More »

Southeast Community College To Raise Tuition $3 Per Credit Hour

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Although Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors approved a $3 per credit hour increase in the tuition rate for 2014-2015, the new rate likely will remain the lowest, or one of the lowest, among the six community colleges in Nebraska. The Board’s vote raises the price of one quarter credit hour at SCC to $58.50, effective July 1. Fees will ... Read More »

Gage County Board Approves 2.66% Pay Increase For Elected Officials

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An annual increase in salary averaging 2.66% for all Gage County elected officials, and their deputies through 2018 was adopted by the board of supervisors. An amendment to hold county supervisor pay at no increase failed on a 3-4 vote. The increase was a negotiated compromise that followed discussion after an initial proposal drew resistance. Read More »

Senator Moran Recommends FCC Action On Rural Telecommunication Services

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran recently called on the Federal Communications Commission to do more to encourage rural telecommunications companies to upgrade telecommunications services in Kansas, and across the country. A bi-partisan group of 25 senators are calling for changes to the Universal Service Fund to increase accessibility for customers in rural areas. Recent reforms have left the fund unpredictable. Read More »

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 »

Hearing Set For Washington City Budget

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A public hearing on the Washington City Budget is slated for August 12th, at 5 pm. The proposed mill levy, approved for publication, is just over 45 mills, a slight increase of less than 1% from last year. Read More »