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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

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The Marysville City Council met Monday. A good deal of the meeting centered on clarification of the billing cycle for the intangibles tax, which was repealed by voters in November of 2012, and is set to expire. That led some to believe that recent tax statements billing an intangibles tax was in error. Terry Hughes brought the matter up during ... Read More »

Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District To Discuss Rail Trail Expansion

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The Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District will again take up discussion on a proposal that they take ownership of the Rail Trail south of Beatrice to the state line. No action was taken as the matter was discussed previously in August. The Nebraska Trails Foundation has currently raised some $814,000 of the estimated $840,000 cost of construction of the fifteen mile ... Read More »

USDA Grant To Fund Repairs To Barneston Water Transmission Line

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The USDA Rural Development Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program will fund $136,000 to repair a Barneston water transmission line that froze over this past winter. A more permanent solution is planned with the aid of the funding that will help avoid such issues in the future. Read More »

Marysville Woman Airlifted After Accident Near Beatrice

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A Marysville woman, Susan McHenry, 52, was injured Sunday, and airlifted to a Lincoln hospital after she was injured when her vehicle apparently crossed the center line, and struck an oncoming semi on U.S. Highway 77 south of Beatrice. Ricky Webb, 49, of Booneville, Missouri had swerved to the shoulder, but could not avoid the collision. He, and a passenger in the truck ... Read More »

Pawnee County Commission Looking To Close Road Near Summerfield

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A road on the state line two miles east of Summerfield slated for closure by Pawnee County Commissioners was the topic of discussion during a recent public hearing. Although the road is minimum maintenance, and a quarter mile section of the road is already closed, several area landowners and farmers are in favor of keeping the road open. After an hour long ... Read More »

Severe Weather Awareness: Outdoor Sirens Are Intended For Outdoor Use Only

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This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas. The National Weather Service put the following information together to remind the public that outdoor warning sirens are not intended to alert people indoors. Every year the National Weather Service and the emergency management communities get together and provide severe weather information for the public. Each year we emphasize the fact ... Read More »

Proposed Bill Would Require Transmission Lines Be Reviewed

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State Representative Sharon Schwarz of Washington recently testified for a bill that would require power transmission line projects to undergo a review by the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority before proceeding to the Kansas Corporation Commission. The proposed legislation was prompted by the K.C.C. granting a Certificate of Convenience to Clean Line Energy, which plans to build an electric transmission line ... Read More »

KCC Grants Grain Belt Express Siting Permit Contingent Upon Line Siting Approval in Three Other States

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Topeka, KS – Today, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC or Commission) approved an Order granting a siting permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express) to construct the Kansas portion of a 600 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line, and an HVDC converter station and associated transmission facilities. The line begins in Ford County, Kansas, ... Read More »

CLEANR Issues “Call To Action” For Proposed Clean Line Energy Line

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Cleanr, a coalition of landowners, the environment, and natural resources has issued a call to action from those parties affected by the proposed electric transmission line that Grain Belt Express/Clean Line Energy has presented the Kansas Corporation Commission. The public is encouraged to attend a KCC hearing Tuesday morning in Topeka at 9 am. At issue immediately is the groups’ ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Meeting Planned For Saturday In Seneca

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A meeting of landowners, and other residents affected by construction of a proposed energy transmission line across northeast Kansas is planned Saturday evening in Seneca. A local group will energize and coordinate efforts to oppose the proposal, which would come into Washington, and across Marshall and Nemaha counties. Some 20 speakers were among several hundred people in attendance in Seneca ... Read More »