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Shen council backs voluntary annexations

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah city officials have given the go-ahead on incorporating a pair of future and current business properties into city limits. During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Shenandoah City Council held a public hearing and approved a resolution for the voluntary annexations of 700 South Fremont Street and 602 South Fremont Street. The discussion arose after Community First Credit Union at 700 South Fremont Street approached the city about a voluntary annex. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Wednesday morning, Shenandoah Mayor Roger McQueen says the annexation would have created a situation at 602 South Fremont Street, which was also an unincorporated portion of Fremont County.
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Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in Illinois with Nine More Locations in the Southern Part of the State

August 10, 2022 // // OMAHA, Neb. - Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise that is experiencing record-breaking growth, is continuing its effort to grow its presence throughout the United States by bringing its world-class drive-thru coffee locations to Benton, Mount Carmel, Salem, Mount Vernon, West Frankfort, Harrisburg, Olney, Vandalia, and Centralia, Illinois.
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City accepts locations for Auburn Historical Journey

AUBURN – Nemaha County Leadership reached a benchmark Monday with approval of most locations for the Auburn Historical Journey. Leadership Class No. 8 is installing exterior signs that invite people to journey through Auburn in the present while taking a literary tour of Auburn’s history. Emily Volker, an...

Glenwood board approves innovative center development agreement

(Glenwood) -- Glenwood school officials have taken the first steps in formally visualizing a new learning opportunity for students. Meeting in regular session Monday, the Glenwood School Board approved an agreement with JG Consulting and Publication, LLC for the development of a charter school or innovation center. Glenwood School Superintendent Dr. Devin Embray tells KMA News the agreement involves Phase I and Phase II of the process to provide additional support to the district in the early development of the facility. He says the center could house various "innovate strands" for high school juniors and seniors beyond the traditional classroom setting.

Shenandoah Council approves support for Green Plains expansion plans

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah city officials are throwing their support behind a large expansion project at the Green Plains campus. Meeting in regular session Tuesday, the council unanimously approved a resolution of support of proposed terms to be included in an agreement for development between the city and Green Plains Shenandoah LLC. This spring, Green Plains announced plans for a $50 million expansion of the Shenandoah Biocampus to add a clean sugar facility for producing dextrose and fructose with dry milling. At the Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association's annual meeting in July, Green Plains CEO Todd Becker said the low-cost sugar has a variety of uses.

2022-23 KMA Sports Hall of Fame: Denny Howard

(KMAland) -- The latest KMA Sports Hall of Fame announcement heads to Shenandoah and honors one of the most prolific scorers in school history. A two-time All-State choice in the mid-1960s, Denny Howard was the school’s all-time leading scorer for over 50 years. “My parents started me out at...

Sweeten Your Day With Some Positive Food News

Megan Schembri McLarney’s sense of hustle is truly off the rails. While the Gravy Train conductor has chugged along for years selling her signature biscuits and gravy at the Aksarben farmer’s market, at pop-ups, and via her personal catering company, loyal patrons were psyched when she landed a spot at All About Bees in Ralston. The small local shop is known for their support of the little guy… the very little guy, in fact.

Liljedahl among 2022 'Iowan of the Day' recipients

(Shenandoah) -- One southwest Iowa resident holds the coveted "Iowan of the Day" title for the 2022 Iowa State Fair. Jeannine Liljedahl, president of the Shenandoah Food Pantry, was one of 10 nominees to receive recognition for this year's fair and will be recognized on August 20 at noon on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage. Founded in 1997, the Iowan of the Day award allows the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation to recognize the state's outstanding individuals. Liljedahl says she is thankful to the individual who nominated her and is honored to receive the recognition.

Bellevue budget proposes six more police officers

BELLEVUE, Neb. — The city of Bellevue said it doesn't have to raise the levy to add six more uniformed officers to its police force in 2023. The budget proposal, which went before a special council meeting on Tuesday evening, calls for a 30% increase in the police operations budget. The police budget is 85% pay and benefits, according to assistant chief Tom Dargy.

Nebraska Humane Society warning pet owners of heat dangers

Neb. — Nebraska Humane Society is sharing a feline's survival story as a warning to pet owners of the dangers of heat. The humane society says 3-year-old Joey was found in Bellevue and believed to have suffered heat stroke. He recovered in foster care but is now blind...

Union Community Newsletter - August 10, 2022

CASS COUNTY FAIR - FREE ADMISSION!. To Schedule Your Upcoming Blood Drive Donation, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767):. 8/22/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Town Hall, 623 House St. 8/24/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Louisville High School, 202 West 3rd Street. Murray. 8/17/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Murray Christian...

BU Men's Soccer checks in at No. 12 in Preseason Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Coming off the program's third NAIA National Tournament Appearance in the last three seasons, the Bellevue University men's soccer team enters the 2022 season carrying a No. 12 national ranking. Bellevue played to a 16-3-2 record a season ago en route to winning their second-straight CAC...