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ASHLAND – Drivers coming from Highway 6 into Ashland via Silver Street will need to pay attention, as the speed limit is changing there.

Last Thursday the Ashland City Council approved Ordinance 1180 to lower the speed limit from 35 miles per hour (mph) to 25 mph on a stretch of Silver Street from Seventh to 13th streets.

City Administrator Jessica Quady said the city had put up signs in some areas with the lower speed limit after the new bridge over Salt Creek was completed in late 2018. But more signs were needed, according to the police department, she said.

Council Member Chuck Niemeyer said there has been an increased amount of traffic in that area lately due to the popularity of the disc golf course and the opening of the new Ashland RV Campground.

“So I think the speed limit needs to go down,” he said.

The council also approved a measure to ratify all of the actions taken by the council during the April 2, April 16 and May 7 meetings, which were held by video conference. This was during the period of time when Gov. Pete Ricketts issued an executive order allowing governmental bodies to hold meetings virtually, rather than in person, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Attorney Mark Fahleson said the vote was just a formality that would “rubber stamp” the work the council had conducted during that time. He said he suggested the council take this action because there is some doubt as to whether the governor had the authority to allow virtual meetings.

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ASHLAND – In response to a complaint from a local citizen to the Federal Highway Administration about the condition of sidewalks in Ashland, the City of Ashland has developed a plan to repair or replace sidewalks in the city.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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ASHLAND – The City of Ashland is conducting a survey to gather essential information to support an application for grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) Housing and Community Development (HCD) Division. The city needs income and demographic information in o…

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ASHLAND – An instant straw poll conducted during Monday night’s community engagement meeting indicates there is strong support for a bond issue to build new facilities at Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools.

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ASHLAND – The farmers market has been a part of Ashland Saturday mornings for nearly two decades. But the numerous regulations put in place by the state because of the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel the popular event.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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ASHLAND – A water source study done by the City of Ashland reveals that the area contains adequate water for the community’s future needs.

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ASHLAND – There will still be fireworks in Ashland on the Fourth of July, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. But the traditional activities that accompany the show have fallen victim to the virus.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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ASHLAND – Lauren Gerdes and Zachary Brown received the American Legion Outstanding Student Award for 2020. The award is given to a male and a female student in eighth grade is the longest running award given at Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools. This award was first given in 1952.

MEMPHIS – Since 2009 Mark Celesky and his family have owned and operated the Icehouse Cottage and Concession Stand at the Memphis State Recreation Area.

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ASHLAND – Over 40 peaceful protestors marched through the streets of Ashland in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Saturday afternoon.

ASHLAND – Nebraska State Troopers saved an 18-year-old from being hit by a train west of Ashland last Thursday night following a pursuit earlier in the evening.

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WAHOO – A confusing legislative bill and a booming real estate market led to over 12,000 changes in real property valuations in Saunders County this year.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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ASHLAND – At this time last year, Carol Joy Holling Camp was into its second week of summer camp. Kids filled the grounds with laughter, noise, excitement, music and worship.

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ASHLAND – The Ashland American Legion baseball season was officially able to get underway on Monday as 31 Bluejay players took the field for the first time in 2020.

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MEMPHIS – During a time of uncertainty surrounding a global pandemic one thing has remained – the love for the great outdoors.

Thursday, June 04, 2020
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
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ASHLAND – The second year of the Hometown Heroes program created by the transition and independent living class at Ashland-Greenwood High School was very different from its inaugural year. Like so many events this spring, the COVID-19 pandemic caused this celebration had to be done in a diff…

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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ASHLAND – The 2019-2020 school year for Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools has come to a close, in an manner unlike any other school year.

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WAHOO – Nearly 200 tests for COVID-19 were administered on Monday at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in an event that was not announced until the day before.

Friday, May 15, 2020

ASHLAND – The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that the community’s summer celebration, Stir-Up, has been cancelled for 2020.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) recently announced the 2020 scholarship recipients of the Nebraska Bankers Educational Foundation (NBEF) William B. Brandt Memorial Scholarship Program. Ten $2,000 scholarships have been awarded through this statewide program to assist student…

ASHLAND – The Ashland Garden Club awarded a scholarship to Shenee Levin of Wann. She is the daughter of Nir and Kim Levin and she plans to attend Southeast Community College to major in agribusiness.

LINCOLN – Nebraskans may begin enjoying recreational vehicle camping by reservation only at select state park areas starting May 20, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

    Yvonne Hugher donates with the help of American Red Cross volunteer Keleigh Scheuermann on May 6 during the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Ashland VFW. (Staff Photo by Anna Boggs)

CERESCO – Ceresco Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Grand Chapter of Nebraska has awarded a $500 scholarship to Rachel Bussen, a graduating senior from Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools.

   Helen Raikes gathers facemasks and hand sanitizer in Ashland on Saturday morning to be distributed to the Cargill plant in Schuyler. The supplies will help support the workers at the meat packing plant and their families, Raikes said. “These masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 i…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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Unofficial results are in for local races in Saunders and Lancaster counties in the May 12 Primary Election. All precincts had reported in both counties as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Friday, May 08, 2020

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