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    An idea to place the new main fire station of the Fremont Fire Department on the land occupied by Masonic Park was shot down on Monday, Aug. 7, after city officials were told the original intent of the land was only for a park.

      The City of Fremont, Nebraska, has defied an order from Dodge County Judge Thomas Klein to return a handgun to a Kansas man who had the firearm confiscated by Fremont police officers after he was arrested for possession of marijuana.

        Dodge County, Nebraska, Attorney Pamela Hopkins is hoping to recruit and hire highly qualified candidates for three vacant deputy county attorney jobs following the departure of the third lawyer from her office since mid-June.

          Officials with the City of Fremont received good news Monday in the efforts to add recreational amenities to the region when the city was awarded an estimated $1.8 million to aid construction of the Fremont and Elkhorn Valley (FEVR) Rail to Trail project.

            In the shortest meeting in months on July 25, the Fremont City Council OK'd the hiring of two new firefighters at the Fremont Fire Department and handled some other routine items.

            The director of Public Works for the City of Fremont, Nebraska said in an interview this week that a new road being constructed off Luther Road in conjunction with a new elementary school should not create more congestion or backed up traffic in the area.

            The Fremont Police Department lost two officers in late July, with both officers resigning in good standing in order to take new jobs with other regional police departments.

            Fremont animal rights activist Rachael “Rae” R. Tuff, 40, of Fremont, issued a statement to the Tribune on Thursday denying the allegations made against her and her mother by the Fremont Police Department.

            Former Valmont executive and prominent Fremont-area philanthropist Terry McClain on Tuesday called for changes or reform to the once-a-month public comment sessions at Fremont City Council meetings. 

            Rachel “Rae” R. Tuff, 40, a prominent Fremont-area animal rights activist who also unsuccessfully attempted to have a former city council member recalled, was arrested on July 25 on allegations related to illegally operating an animal shelter or rescue operation and theft of services.

            Come for the hot dogs, burgers and 'lumberjack games,' and stay for the fundraising on Wednesday, July 26, as the low-income housing assistance nonprofit Rebuilding Together Platte Valley East is hosting on Wednesday a three-hour kick-off festival for a capital campaign fundraising effort.


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