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Union Pacific Depot Brainstorming Session Held

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Some 25 area residents attended a brainstorming session to share ideas for use of, renovation of, and funding of improvements to the former Union Pacific Depot in Marysville. The city is in the process of closing on purchase of the three block area north of Carolina to Calhoun on Hedrix Avenue, and will then in turn sell the depot and ... Read More »

Accident Near Odell Sends Pair To Area Hospitals

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An injury accident was reported south of Odell on Highway 8 Monday morning just before 8 am. Zachary Rash, 17 of Diller was traveling east, turning north onto S.W. 61st Road, failed to yield right of way and was struck by Roy Schwisow, 58 of Beatrice. Zachary Rash was transported to the Beatrice hospital; while a passenger in his vehicle ... Read More »

KSHSAA Sets 2014 State Basketball Sites

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TOPEKA, Kan. — With the addition of class 4A DII the Kansas State High School Activities Association has selected Hartman Arena as the eighth site for the Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments March 12-15, 2014. Hartman Arena, also host to the 5A and 6A State Wrestling Tournament, seats 6,750 and is located north of Wichita on I-135. “We are ... Read More »

Fatality Accident On Highway 77 Near Randolph

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A Fairbury man was killed Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 77 near the Riley/Marshall County line. Twenty-Three year old Colton J. Schoenrock was northbound on Highway 77, went off the road into the west ditch and struck a tree, vaulted a driveway, landing on the passenger side. The accident 28 miles north of Manhattan was reported at 3:25 pm. The ... Read More »

Wheat Harvest Appears To Be In Good Shape

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A late wheat harvest this summer still proved encouraging for area farmers. With a yield average reported at 47-48 bushel per acre, some fields topped 80 bushels. Many spent the Independence Day weekend bringing in the crop, which proved to be of good quality, dry, and with good test weights. Those remaining fields north in southeast Nebraska were tackled this ... Read More »

Local Resident Finds Armadillo Near Centralia

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A rural Centralia resident recently found an Armadillo, which was apparently killed by the family dogs. Tom Holthaus reported the 18” critter to the game warden. Armadillos in recent years have continued a slow migration north. Read More »

KDOT Approves K-15 Bridge Construction Project

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Bids were announced in June by the Kansas Department of Transportation for state highway construction and maintenance projects, including a bridge on K-15 in Washington County, six and a half miles north of K-9. Reece construction of Scandia had the successful bid, just over $130,000. Read More »

5th Street in Beatrice now open to two-way traffic. Use Caution!

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Just a friendly reminder that 5th Street in Beatrice is now a two-way street. It opened to traffic on Monday and Gage County authorities have been watching the area from Lincoln to Ella Streets, as there have been several vehicles using the wrong lane and verbal warnings have been given, as will be the case for the next few weeks while ... Read More »

Marshall & Washington Wheat Plot tours next Wednesday

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Both the Marshall and Washington County Wheat Plot tours have been scheduled for next Wednesday, June 12. The Marshall County Wheat Plot Tour will begin at 5:30 pm, with the plot located just over a mile north of Axtell on 30th Road. The Washington County plot is located from Linn, four miles south on Osage Road to 5th Road, then one mile ... Read More »

Slow down on blacktop north of Greenleaf!!

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind travelers that the blacktop road between Highway 36 and Greenleaf has a 55 m.p.h. speed limit.  They realize it’s easy to turn off of Highway 36 and just stay at 65 m.p.h., but the speed limit is 55.  As a result, the Sheriff’s Department will be increasing patrol of that roadway ... Read More »