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Many events planned for FFA Week

A work auction, pancake feed, visits by state FFA officers and a trip to the Kansas Farm Show will highlight activities by the Marysville High School FFA chapter during National FFA Week, which runs through Sunday.


Kansas bicyclist crossing Route 66 killed in crash, state troopers say

A Kansas cyclist has died after he was struck by a Jeep while crossing Route 66 at night, officials say. Emergency personnel were called at around 7 p.m. Wednesday to an accident on K-66 about a mile and a half west of Galena in Cherokee County, a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report shows. David Furr


KSU classes to create plan for Marysville's future

Over the next year, Marysville’s future will be the focus of three Kansas State University classes. In November, Marysville City Council unanimously voted to spend $41,000 for KSU’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to create a blueprint for city development. R


Kansas man charged with kidnapping Michigan teen he met on Snapchat

ST. CHARLES, Mich. (KAKE) - A Kansas man is accused of driving to Michigan and kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl he met on Snapchat. WJRT reports 33-year-old Scott Janner appeared in court Wednesday on seven charges that include kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, including four c


Kansas governor experiencing a rocky start

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's election is created by some to a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in state politics. But many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives.


PEO chapter marks 100 year of service

When 10 Marysville women got together in 1919 to organize a chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, they had little idea their goals of supporting educational opportunity for women and promoting civic and philanthropic efforts for their community would endure for a century and beyond.


Another winter storm takes aim at Kansas

Meteorologist Mark Larson says we'll enjoy a couple of trouble-free weather days, and milder temps, before another winter storm plows across Kansas Friday night and Saturday. Look for increasing clouds Thursday with afternoon highs ranging from the upper 30s and lower 40s across northern Kansas to t


Trail systems prove popular as city projects

The Kansas Department of Transportation recently chose Marysville’s proposal as one of 23 projects in its $8.5 million Transportation Alternatives program next fiscal year. The grants cover 80 percent of construction on facilities for pedestrians and bicycles, scenic or historical highway programs,


Man arrested for stalking after driving stolen car to Beatrice

Beatrice police arrested a man for stalking after he allegedly stole a car in Omaha and drove it to Beatrice. At around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday Beatrice police received a call from the 400 block of South Seventh Street saying a silver car with Omaha plates was driving around the house.


CMH on list of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

Community Memorial Healthcare, Marysville, was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States for 2019. This is the third consecutive year CMH has received the designation, made by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.


Pompeo on Kansas Senate run: 'It's ruled out'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that he has "ruled out" running for a soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat in his home state of Kansas next year in favor of remaining in his role as President Donald Trump’s top diplomat.


Conserving the Gems of Kansas set for Feb. 26

On Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Hesston, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will continue its 2019 Winter Lecture Series with "Conserving the Gems of Kansas" presented by Rob Manes, director of The Nature Conservancy in Kansas.


Beatrice man sentenced to prison for 2018 thefts

A Beatrice man who committed crimes while on probation was sentenced to prison Thursday in Gage County District Court. Jacob D. Bednar, 31, was sentenced by District Court Judge Rick Schreiner to three years in prison for attempted burglary and three year in prison for attempted theft by receiving s


Anti-gay advocate who lobbied in Kansas now ‘security concern’ in Missouri statehouse

Chris Sevier, the anti-gay, anti-porn advocate who met with Kansas lawmakers earlier this month, has been deemed a security concern in the Missouri Capitol. Missouri Senate Administrator Patrick Baker sent out an email early Thursday morning to the entire senate and staff with the subject line “secu


Judge Jails Blue Springs Man, in Serious Assault Case

BEATRICE – A Blue Springs man has been denied probation, after a Gage County District Judge noted the physical injuries suffered by a victim of the defendant’s assault. 37-year-old Roy Forney was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in county jail for disturbing the peace and driving under suspension….and


UNL professor, who was cited by Lincoln Police, has previous convictions in Virginia

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police cited a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor for vandalizing Senator Deb Fischer's office and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry's political signs in October.


Legislative forum set for March 2 at Landoll Lanes

The annual Legislative Forum will begin at 9 a.m. March 2 at Landoll Lanes, Marysville. Sen. Elaine Bowers, who represents District 36, which includes the western third of Marshall County, and Rep. Bill Pannbacker, who represents District 106, including all of the county, plan to attend the forum.


Probation Term Given in Drunk Driving Crash, That Injured Family

BEATRICE – A DeWitt man who was drunk when he ran a west Beatrice stop sign, hitting a family’s van, has been sentenced to probation. Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner Wednesday sentenced 30-year-old Jerrod Hamm to a four-year probation term.


NGage Elects Board Members at Annual Meeting

BEATRICE – Gage Area Growth Enterprise, known as NGage, has elected two new board members and reelected a long-time board member. During the economic development organization’s annual meeting Tuesday night, Tracy Garnett-Froscheiser of Garnett Investment Strategies and Erin Dorn, a Beatrice Communit


Exmark looking for project ideas

Exmark Manufacturing is continuing an annual project this year that aims to beautify Gage County. The mower manufacturer is currently taking applications for its annual Big Rock project, which dates back to 2007.