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USD 115 Primary Results

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Dari Hilbert was eliminated from the race for position 2 on the Nemaha Valley/Baileyville USD 115 Board of Education. Dave Clements, Galen McWilliams and Kate Haynie will move on to the general election. Steve Bergman was eliminated from the list of candidates for position 5 on the USD board of education. Advancing to the general election ballot for position 5 ... Read More »

Meeting Scheduled to Discuss the Closure of Bern School

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The first possible school closure in the newly formed Prairie Hills USD 113 will be the topic of discussion on February 21st at the Bern High School. The special meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will include discussion and a question and answers time. The Board of Education members will be present. The district will post an ... Read More »

Kansas Land Prices Soar

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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, ... Read More »

Unemployment Rates Fall

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Unemployment has fallen in Marshall, Washington, and Nemaha Counties in December.  Marshal County fell from 4.7 percent to 4.3 percent.  Washington County fell to 3.8 percent down from 4.2 percent in November.  Nemaha County was 3.3 percent in December down from 3.7 percent in November.  The Kansas Unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent in November to 6.4 percent in December.  ... Read More »

Unemployment Rises!

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Unemployment rose during the month November in all but one Kansas County.  Kansas Department of Labor released the unemployment figures Friday.  Atchison County was the only county to see a decrease from 8.3 percent down to 8.0 percent. Marshall County unemployment was 4.8 percent up from 4.4 percent in October, Washington County increased from 3.8 percent in October to 4.2 ... Read More »

Help for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome is now available

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While statistics show roughly eight percent of all Americans have some form of Post Traumatic Stress, that number balloons to 30 percent for veterans and active service personnel. Stay Strong Nation, a non-profit organization working to help veterans and service personnel cope with Post-Traumatic Stress/Traumatic Brain Injury (PTS/TBI), recently formed to provide assistance for veterans. Stay Strong Nation is a ... Read More »

Electric Rates may increase for Beatrice

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An electric rate adjustment will increase electric rates if approved by the Beatrice City Council at their meeting this Monday.  The Board of Public Works cleared the way for an adjustment that would go into effect January 1st of next year if approved by the council.  The proposed rate increase would raise the cost of electricity 13.5 percent in winter ... Read More »

Hanover woman wins lottery

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Kansas Lottery officials Friday introduced the emotional great-grandmother from Hanover as the Super Kansas Cash jackpot winner. Camden correctly matched all six numbers that were drawn.  After taxes, Camden will receive a check for $950,091 — or 70 percent of the jackpot.  Camden is an office manager at Lineweber & Sons Inc. in Hanover. She has two grown children, four ... Read More »

Unemployment figures released

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Unemployment rates in September were down in most area northeast Kansas counties compared to August. The Kansas Department of Labor released the latest jobless rates Friday Nemaha, 3.7 percent; Washington, 4.3 percent and Marshall, 4.7 percent.  Beatrice reported an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent Leavenworth and Jefferson counties were the only two area counties to see an increase in their ... Read More »

Sales tax meeting draws small crowd

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A meeting was held at the Marysville City Hall Tuesday to discuss a proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to help the city raise up to $800,000 in new sales tax revenues each year.  Seventeen people attended the meeting to listen to designers and consultants explain the proposed tax increase and projects it will fund.  If the sales tax increase ... Read More »