Pipeline will be inspected

AMHERST, S.D. — TransCanada Corp. says it will run an inspection device through its Keystone oil pipeline to make sure there aren't segments of pipe with similar characteristics to a section that ruptured in South Dakota.

A spokesman said Wednesday the company will run the pipeline inspection gauge through its system within a 120-day period ordered by a federal pipeline safety agency.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration this week issued a corrective order on the estimated 210,000-gallon oil spill. The report says a weight installed on the pipeline nearly a decade ago may have damaged the pipeline and coating.

The order says TransCanada must also submit a proposal to analyze available data on other weight locations for similarities with the leak location.

The company disclosed the leak Nov. 16.

Legion hosting football event

COLUMBUS -- The Forty-and-Eight of the American Legion Hartman Post 84 will host a viewing of the Army-Navy football game at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 in the lounge at the American Legion.

Prizes, raffles and fellowship will be on the agenda. Proceeds will go toward nursing scholarships. A potluck will be held, just bring a dish to share. The public is invited to attend.

Loup holiday cookbooks out

COLUMBUS -- Loup Public Power District’s complimentary holiday cookbooks are now available to customers.

The cookbook features favorite recipes submitted by Loup Public Power employees, retirees, board members and spouses.

The cookbook is available at Loup offices in Albion, Clarkson, Columbus, Fullerton, Genoa, Humphrey, Newman Grove and St. Edward. Cookbooks are also available at the Belgrade Post Office, Cedar Rapids Bank, Citizens State Bank in Creston, Duncan Post Office, Howells City Office, Leigh City Office, Bank of Lindsay, Cornerstone Bank in Monroe, Petersburg State Bank, Bank of the Valley in Platte Center, Cooperative Supply in Richland and Schuyler Department of Utilities.

Sullivan serving on commission

LINCOLN (AP) — A former state senator has been chosen to serve on the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission.

The commission announced Wednesday that Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids will serve a term that expires in 2020. Sullivan was appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

The commission enforces Nebraska's laws that regulate campaign finance issues, lobbying and conflicts of interest.

Sullivan served in the Legislature from 2009 to 2017, including a stint as chairwoman of the Education Committee. She also was member of the tax-focused Revenue Committee.

By law, the commission's membership is balanced politically and geographically. Sullivan is a registered Democrat.


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