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Vandals Strike Valley Heights High School Vocational Building

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Vandals reportedly broke into the Valley Heights vocational building at the high school on July 11th. Some $5,000 worth of equipment was reported stolen, including tablets, trimmer, various battery and electric hand tools, plasma cutter and two Nintendo Wii systems. Two males were seen on surveillance video at around 1 a.m. One wore a welding helmet, the other a backwards ... Read More »

Grocers To Participate In Locally-Grown Specialty Crop Program

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A pilot program to benefit local economies and consumers by bringing fresh specialty crops into grocery stores will debut in Marysville and Blue Rapids on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27. Besides offering locally-grown carrots, Swiss chard and kohlrabi for sale, demonstrations will provide samples, cooking tips and recipes using seasonal, locally-grown produce. Crome’s Market, Marysville, and Gator’s Hometown ... Read More »

Thefts Reported In Nemaha County

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The Nemaha County Sheriff received a report of six large round hay bales taken from a field near 48th and C Road near Centralia sometime between July 15 and 18. A battery and tool box were reported stolen from a tractor near 1695 176th Road near Oneida sometime between July 6 and 10. Read More »

Raises Approved, Auction Date Set By Washington County Commissioners

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Washington County Commissioners at last week’s meeting voted to sell forty acres of land near the Washington County Hospital. The land will be sold at auction Monday, August 12. A motion was approved reinstating the longevity raises for county employees in three year intervals, and to be paid out in July. Temporary, elected, and seasonal employees are not eligible for ... Read More »

Gage County Inmate Dead After Reported Hanging

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A Beatrice man died Tuesday after he reportedly hung himself at the Gage County Detention Center last Thursday. Thirty year old Chad E. Gesin was being held on assault charges following a domestic incident July 4 in Beatrice. After hanging himself, Gesin was taken to Beatrice Hospital, and then flown to a Lincoln hospital, where he remained in critical condition, ... Read More »

Blue River Tail Named To Rails To Trails Conservancy Top 10 List

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The Rails to Trails Conservancy, a nationwide nonprofit organization, with over 100,000 members has listed the Blue River Rail Train at Marysville among its top ten rail trails for American History. Citing the communities unique role in migration and westward exploration, the listing highlights the July 4 run/walk/ride planned. The organization is dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating ... Read More »

Gage County Supervisors Plan Fall Road Work Projects

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Gage County Board of Supervisors continued steps toward issuance of $5.6 million for road improvements, after adoption by voters with 62% approval in June. Financial and construction timelines were discussed last week, with adoption of a bond resolution anticipated July 24, and funds coming available late in August. Some of the work could begin this year, and is to include ... Read More »

Washington County Commissioners Meeting Wrap-Up

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Washington County Commissioners met Monday. Teryl Goeckel of Washington asked commissioners to consider adopting the Rural Enterprise Zone Program which is administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce, and offers incentives on income tax and student loan repayments for individuals willing to move to one of the counties designated by the program. Washington County is one of fifty counties in ... Read More »