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Medical Issue Might Be Blamed In Beatrice Fatal Accident

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A fatality accident in Beatrice Tuesday afternoon involved a 53 year old white male, who may have suffered a medical problem before his car crashed. The individual was southbound on an access road in the mall parking lot at Highway 77 and Industrial Road, traveling at a high rate of speed. He struck several cars and a light pole, and ... Read More »

A reminder from Marshall County Emergency Management concerning burn permits

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The Marshall County Emergency Management office would like to remind you that it’s that time of year again when farmers are wanting to burn some pasture and cropland, and with that, for all open burning, a permit is required. You may obtain a permit from the Marshall County Sheriff’s office by calling 785-562-3141. Burn bans may be put into effect ... 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 »

Shop For 2013 Part D Plan

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     Want to save money? It is time to start shopping and enrolling in a 2013 Medicare Part D Plan.  The open enrollment period for Medicare 2013 Part D Prescription Plans begins next week on October 15th and will continue only until December 7th. Coverage on a 2013 plan starts January 1, 2013. 31 Medicare Part D plans are available ... Read More »

K-15 by Linn Now 55 mph

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The speed limit on K-15 by Linn will soon be lowered to 55 miles per hour. Dale Hershberger, Department of Transportation, met with a group of Linn residents; Gene Helms, Washington County Commissioner; Mike Savage, Linn Public School Principal; Terry Ohlde, Linn Mayor and Representative Sharon Schwartz, on March 2nd to discuss lowering the speed limit. Hershberger told the group ... Read More »

Lincoln Nebraska Man Injured in Washington County Accident

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A Lincoln, Nebraska man was injured in a one vehicle accident on Saturday. Emergency units were called to Wagon Train Road 1/2 mile north of Spence. The Washington County Sheriff’s report stated Timothy Gunther, Lincoln Nebraska driving a 1995 Ford, lost control on curve due to excessive speed, striking utility pole. Gunther and a passenger were transported to Hanover Hospital ... Read More »

Wymore Man Sentenced to Prison

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District Judge Paul Korslund sentenced a 36-year-old Wymore man to 14-15 years in prison Wednesday morning. Paul W. Mick was found guilty of burglary, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and driving under the influence earlier this month after leading Gage County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase with a stolen car last September. In addition to the ... Read More »

Police Pursuit leads to arrest

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Beatrice Police were involved in a vehicle chase on Friday morning. An officer observed a pickup truck travelling north on sixth street.  The truck crossed over the yellow line and drove north in the southbound lane.  According to the officer the pickup stayed in the southbound lane forcing the officer to change lanes to avoid a collision. The officer turned ... Read More »

Elevated Island becomes a speed bump

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by Bruce Dierking KDOT OFFICIALS, WASHINGTON CITY AND COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE SHARON SCHWARZ MET LAST WEEK ALONG WITH PATRONS OF THE SHORT STOP CONVENIENCE STORE IN WASHINGTON, KANSAS.  ACCESS AT THAT LOCATION AT THE HIGHWAY INTERSECTION IN WAS CHANGED DURING RECENT CONSTRUCTION WORK.  AN ELEVATED ISLAND NOW MAKES TURNS DIFFICULT FOR TRUCKS NEEDING DIESEL FUEL, AND HAS REDUCED ... Read More »

Gage county pursuit ends in arrest

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A 19-year-old Sterling man led a Gage County  Sheriff’s deputy on a high speed pursuit through northern Gage County Thursday night, including through the village of Adams. Trevor Bessey was able to escape the pursuit, but the deputy obtained his license plate and arrested him later for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and speeding. According to a news ... Read More »