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Homestead National Monument Selected As 2015 Nebraska Passport Stop


Beatrice, NE – Homestead National Monument of America has been chosen as one of the 80 stops on the 2015 Nebraska Tourism Commission Passport Program! Homestead will be a part of the “Only in Nebraska” tour. Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska commemorates and interprets the impacts of the Homestead Act of 1862 on the United States and …

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Public Meeting Held Regarding New Health Department Facility In Washington County


Washington County recently held a public information meeting (October 13, 2014) regarding plans to renovate a building for the county Health Department. Some thirty people were in attendance. In opening remarks, county Health Administrator Janice Kearn expressed her frustration with a decision to purchase and renovate a building on the north side of the square in Washington, rather than constructing …

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Washington City Council Discusses Golf Course

Washington City Council at a recent meeting discussed options for operating the Cedar Hills Golf Course. That followed a recommendation by the City Auditor that the course operate independently of the city, as a nonprofit entity. It was decided that additional information be gathered, with a goal of making a decision by the end of the year. The city currently …

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Work Begins On Wind Farm In Marshall County

Preliminary work has begun on a wind farm in northeast Marshall County. The $4.5 million project will include 30 turbines, generating 75 megawatts of power. Thirty-two landowners of some 7,300 acres have leased land to the Iowa developer of the Marshall Wind Energy Farm. In lieu of property taxes, which are exempt for ten years by state statute, the developer …

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Raises Approved, Auction Date Set By Washington County Commissioners

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 …

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Clean Line Energy To Hold Public Hearings in August

Plans continue with Clean Line Energy Partners to develop a high voltage electric transmission line that would transport power from southwest Kansas wind farms to customers in eastern urban areas. The 700 mile route would begin near Dodge City, coming north past Great Bend, continuing through central Kansas near Beloit and Concordia. The proposed “middle route” would then continue into …

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City of Seneca will be able to complete Branch St.

The City of Seneca was able to purchase the final tracts of land needed to complete Branch Street.  They were able to acquire the five tracts of land from Seneca Motel owner Richard Ayres of Casper, WY for $17,700.  The city plans to extend Branch Street a half mile from 11th Street to Community Drive plus build a connecting street …

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Marysville City Council Notes

The Marysville City Council met Monday night.  Several items were on the agenda, including the acceptance of the low bid put in by Vankirk Brothers for the waterline/water plant improvements project.  The low bid was $304,439.70. Linda Swim spoke about LandMark purchasing the Depot and the City buying the land around the Depot.  The city doesn’t want the depot because they don’t …

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Nebraska Farmland Prices Double

Nebraska farmland prices have officially doubled since 2005. The average land value of land in Eastern Nebraska with center-pivot irrigation was 4,625 dollars per acre. The highest land value in Nebraska was also located in the eastern part of the state and brought 6,175 dollars per acre. The survey predicts a 15 percent to 25 percent jump in rental rates …

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Kansas Land Prices Soar

The price of agricultural land is soaring in Kansas and other Midwestern states. A national brokerage for farm and ranch land called Farmers National Co. released a survey recently. It showed that non-irrigated crop land in central Kansas averaged $3,000 an acre, up 50 percent since June. Irrigated farmland in central Kansas was up 15 to 20 percent since June, …

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