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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 »

Marshall County Commission Minutes – June 24

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Robert S. Connell, Chairman; Thomas K. Holle member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting. 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 ... Read More »

Marysville City Council Notes 12-10-2012

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The City of Marysville Intangibles Tax, which was repealed in the November General Election, will go into effect in 2014, the Marysville City Council voted Monday night.  Therefore, 2013 intangible tax returns will have to be filed.  To replace the lost revenue from the intangibles tax, property taxes will increase, which the ballot said the intangibles tax could be replaced ... Read More »

Budgets set up for Gage and Nemaha Counties

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A proposed 2013 budget that collects $6.2 million in property and personal property taxes has been approved by the Nemaha County Commissioners.  The 2013 budget will see a $1.9 million decrease in expenditures from 2012.  Road and Bridge spending will be capped at $3.68 million, general fund spending at $2.6 million, employee benefits at $1.38 million, and law enforcement at ... Read More »

Deadline approaching for Wymore Water Project

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The Wymore Rural Water Project will begin construction soon.  Landowners in the area have until Sept. 28th to become part of the project at a current hookup fee of $1,100.  After Sept. 28, the hookup fee will increase to $5,000.  170 of the area residents have signed up for the project.  The Lower Big Blue NRD is sponsoring the $3.2 ... Read More »