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Seatbelt Violations Low During Click Or Ticket Campaign

MADISON – Law enforcement agencies across the state recently concluded this year’s ‘Click or Ticket’ campaign. According to a release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, the high-visibility seat belt enforcement campaign was held from May 24 through June 6. Officers in Madison County wrote a total of two citations...
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Street closure planned for Wednesday

A portion of Pasewalk Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, June 16. The eastbound traffic lane of Pasewalk from Highway 275 to the entrances of Big Red Sports Bar and Madison County Bank will be closed for about an hour starting at 9:30 a.m. while pedestrian crosswalk markings are installed.
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CUP approved for portable restroom business

MADISON - The Madison County Commissioners approved a conditional use permit which would help make way to run a portable restroom business. During Tuesday’s meeting, Planning and Zoning Administrator Heather McWhorter said Mike and Kathy Elkins are looking to build a 50 by 80 building to store pump trucks and portable toilets for the business on property addressed as 54844 West Highway 275.
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Landowners, not county, will be required to pay for culverts

MADISON — Madison County residents will be obligated to pay for new culverts if they decide to install them on their property. With culvert prices rising and a rapid increase in houses being built in rural areas, the county has decided to recoup culvert costs. At Tuesday’s meeting of the...
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Madison commissioners approve new driveway guidelines

MADISON - After a number of meetings on the topic, the Madison County Commissioners approved a final decision in regards to culvert installation. Madison County used to provide people who move to a new place in the country with up to a 30-foot culvert, and during Tuesday’s meeting new guidelines were finalized.
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New episode of the Beat Report

The newest episode of the Beat Report is now online. In this episode, Daily News reporters Cole Bauer and Austin Svehla discuss Norfolk’s Superfund sites and some of the murder cases making their way through the Madison County courts.
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Madison County granted new AEDs

MADISON - The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was recently granted some new automated external defibrillators. Sheriff Todd Volk says this was thanks to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Volk says the AEDs will be placed into the Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles and in the Jail. The...
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Jim McKee: Bad things and good buildings

A few representative houses in Nebraska are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two of the most famous in Lincoln are the Kennard House southeast of the capitol and William Jennings Bryan’s Fairview nestled into the Bryan Memorial Hospital’s campus. It takes considerable work and research to obtain...
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Agenda for upcoming Madison County Commissioners meeting

The public is invited to attend a meeting of Madison County government during which tax dollars may be spent or decisions made that affect expenditures. WHAT: Madison County Commissioners. WHEN: Tuesday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Commissioners’ Room, Madison County Courthouse, Madison. The Board of Equalization meets at 9 a.m.
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Agenda for Monday city council meeting

The public is invited and encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting of a regional governmental body based in Madison County at which tax dollars may be spent. WHEN: Monday, June 7, 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Norfolk City Council Chambers, 309 N. Fifth St. AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS:. — Public hearing to consider application...
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Agenda for upcoming Norfolk Planning Commission meeting

The public is invited and encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting of a regional governmental body based in Madison County at which tax dollars may be spent. WHEN: Tuesday, June 8, 7:30 a.m. WHERE: Norfolk City Council Chambers, 309 N. Fifth St. AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS:. — Public hearing to consider West...
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Blood donors needed

LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to give blood to help patients in local hospitals. Blood donated with LifeServe will stay in your neighborhood. LifeServe doesn’t collect blood in a community unless that blood will help the local medical center or hospital. Appointments are required for the Creighton Community...
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Madison County Sheriff’s Office receives AED grant

MADISON, Neb. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office received an AED grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust this week. The AEDs are placed in the sheriff’s office patrol vehicles and put into jail. The grant, provided by the Nebraska Department of Public Health, will fund equipment placed on patrol vehicles at the Madison Sheriff’s Office. The project includes training.
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Episode 2: Superfund sites and murder cases

Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode, Daily News reporters Cole Bauer and Austin Svehla discuss Norfolk’s Superfund sites and some of the murder cases making their way through the Madison County courts.
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Sheriff's office receives defibrillator grant

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has been granted automated external defibrillators from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The AEDs will go into the office’s patrol vehicles and the Madison County Jail, according to a press release. The grant was facilitated through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A traffic infraction led to an arrest on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday. Capt. Michael Bauer with the Norfolk Police Division said police conducted a traffic stop for an infraction at 4:41 p.m. and discovered that the license of the driver — Charles E. Loughman, 30, homeless — had been revoked.
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Man accused of stealing paint sprayer, causing crash

A Norfolk man suspected of stealing a paint sprayer and causing a multiple-vehicle accident was taken into custody last Friday. A week ago, at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Norfolk police were called to an apartment in the 1800 block of Vicki Lane for a burglary report, said Capt. Michael Bauer in a press release. The victim stated that a professional paint sprayer was taken from inside a locked apartment between May 19 and May 21.
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Desire to change status quo can get people interested in government

Some people come into politics naturally, such as Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning. Moenning said he remembers as a young person always being interested in government. “I was a geek or a nerd. I remember in fourth grade having a notebook where I wrote out the Cabinet of the first President Bush’s administration. I had a lot of friends as you can imagine,” Moenning said with a laugh.