Gage County

Gage County, Nebraska

PO Box 429
Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone: (402) 223-1300
Fax: (402) 223-1371

On the southern border of NE, south of Lincoln; original county; organized Mar 16, 1855 ( prior to statehood). Name Origin: For William D. Gage (1803-85). Methodist minister and a local official

Area (sq mi):: 859.94 (land 855.29; water 4.65) Population per square mile: 27.20
Population 2005: 23,306 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 0.90% Population 2000: 22,993 (White 97.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,190; median household $34,908; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,444-$27,857
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Beatrice County seat (12,963)

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    Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner took over, explaining that Randall had undergone a medical procedure earlier in the week that caused him extreme back pain.
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    Plus, Gage County has a tremendous judgment right now, and they have no idea where they're going to get the money."
    She understands not only the banking business, but the community of Beatrice and greater Gage County as well.
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    Local Nebraska newspaper the Beatrice Daily Sun reported last week that officials with the city of Beatrice, the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce and Gage County, NE have announced construction is scheduled to begin this summer on a new biodiesel facility capable of producing 50 million gallons of the alternative fuel per year, as well as a glycerine byproduct.
    "It is a good opportunity for kids to explore something they might want to go into and at the same time not lose a whole semester of college doing it," career academy coordinator of Gage County Doris Martin said.
    According to initial autopsy reports, Kendra Benham, 18, died of severe head and trunk trauma due to a traffic accident, said Gage County Coroner Richard Smith.