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New group forms to try and acquire and preserve the U.P. Depot

A new group was formed this week set to restore the former U.P. Depot for public use and promotion of rail history. The group will be called the Marysville U.P. Depot Preservation Society. Rachael Frye of Marysville was elected President, Leroy Schroller, Vice President, Annie Shain, Treasurer, and Sarah Kessinger, Secretary. They are considering ways to raise enough funds to ...

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Major Windfarm in the future for Gage and Jefferson Counties

A major wind farm appears to be in the near future for Gage and Jefferson Counties. New Era Energy Resources announced last week their plans to build a $138 million facility, located between Steele City and Odell with 32-426 foot tall wind turbines planned for Jefferson County and a dozen in Gage County. They will be linked by underground cables and connected to ...

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Beatrice to make most of 5th Street a two-way Street

The City of Beatrice is making plans to make most of 5th Street a two-way street by this fall.  The street would remain one-way from Court to Market Street.  The cost to renovate and convert it to a two-way street is expected to be more than $300,000. Bids for the project will be taken until February 15th and include the ...

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Highway K-99 Closing Feb. 9 & 10th For Railroad Work Near Beattie

EXPECT DELAYS! Northbound and southbound K-99 lanes from north and east of the City of Beattie in Marshall County will be CLOSED for a Union Pacific railroad crossing replacement project beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 and reopening to all traffic at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, weather permitting. A marked detour will be provided (**see map ...

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Railroad Work To Close US-36 Highway Near Home City Feb. 11-12

EXPECT DELAYS! Eastbound and westbound U.S. 36 lanes just east of Home City in Marshall County will be CLOSED for a Union Pacific railroad crossing replacement project beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11 and reopening to all traffic at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, weather permitting. A marked detour will be provided (**see map below for marked ...

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Clean Line Energy to hold Open Houses in area

Clean Line Energy Partners has scheduled several area open house meetings so that community members and landowners can learn more about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line energy transmission project.  In our area meetings are planned in Marysville on Tuesday February 12 from 5 to 7 pm at the American Legion. In Washington, the meeting will be on Monday February 11 ...

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City of Marysville continues water tower project

The City of Marysville will be taking the main water tower, located at 17th and Center, out of service for a while on Tuesday morning, beginning at approximately 9:30 to allow for construction crews to install new valves and piping.  Most residents and businesses won’t notice a difference, but those within several blocks of the water tower will notice lower ...

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Seneca filing for KDOT grant to complete downtown

A grant through the Kansas Department of Transportation will be submitted by the City of Seneca to help fund the rebuilding of the remaining four block original brick surface of Main Street from 7th to 10th Street. This will be Phase 2 of the project and it’s projected to cost $1.5 million. A 20% minimum local match would be required ...

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Your donation would be gladly welcomed at any organization

December typically brings a flurry of donations for worthy causes, as year-end tax planning considerations drive decisions.  Some worthwhile local endeavors to consider would include community foundations.  The Washington County Community Foundation annually supports a variety of community projects for the benefit of the county.  A matching program toward eight different causes was recently announced.  These include the Washington County ...

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Fire hydrants not possible with Gage County Rural Water Project

Gage County Supervisors were hoping to install fire hydrants and fire truck fill up points along the rural water project near Wymore, however that will not be possible.  According to Ted McIntyre, the project engineer, fire hydrants being added to the line will not be possible because the system was designed for drinking water.  The line will run from just ...

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