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Casin Dalinghaus Named Regional Winner In K-DOT Safety Poster Contest

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Casin Dalinghaus was to be recognized Thursday afternoon at the Axtell Schools as a regional winner in the Kansas Department of Transportation poster contest. “Put The Brakes On” is a continuing effort to increase roadway safety, and reduce traffic fatalities. His was among 1,344 entries, and was among 18 regional, and 3 statewide winners in the competition open to students ... Read More »

Unofficial Election Results From Gage County

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Tuesday election results from Gage County. For District Five County Supervisor, Gary Lytle defeated Gary Barnard 727-351. For Diller-Odell School Board, top three elected were Dean Engleman and Chad Lottman with 39 votes, and Toni Landenberger 38, eliminating Daniel Rash with 23. Lewiston School Board elected Aaron Rule with 63 votes, Dean Schuster 50, and Larry Husa 48. Dylan Little with 45 and Jeffrey Bacon ... Read More »

Election Day Tuesday; Handful Of Local Races On The Ballot

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Tuesday is Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and a photo I.D. is required to vote. Relatively little in the way of local races on the ballot in Marshall and Washington counties. USD 113 Prairie Hills, including patrons in Marshall and Nemaha counties, will decide whether or not to allow raising the capital outlay ... Read More »

Gage County Supervisors Opt Not To Increase Security At Courthouse

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Gage County Board of Supervisors on a 4-3 vote opted not to increase security measures at the county courthouse. A motion to require the public pass through screening was amended and would have required anyone, including staff, to be screened, resulting in confusion on the vote. On a revote, the decision stood that current practices will remain in place, and will not ... Read More »

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 »