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This cowboy takes a fall during the bull riding competition at the Northeast Kansas Rodeo Saturday, July 19. Herald Photo by Amber Deters

Spurs, Chaps and Cowboy Hats

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Northeast Kansas Rodeo was held in Sabetha on Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20. This slideshow requires JavaScript. #gallery-10511-1-slideshow .slideshow-slide img { max-height: 410px; /* Emulate max-height in IE 6 */ _height: expression(this.scrollHeight >= 410 ? '410px' : 'auto'); } The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Rodeo Parade on Saturday, July 19. This slideshow requires JavaScript. #gallery-10511-2-slideshow .slideshow-slide img { max-height: 410px; /* Emulate max-height in IE 6 */ _height: expression(this.scrollHeight >= 410 ? '410px'... 

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A 1974 Grumman Ag Cat crashes near Fairview Friday morning, July 18.	 Herald Photo by Krista Wasinger

Pilot not injured in plane crash

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A 1974 Grumman Ag Cat crashes near Fairview Friday morning, July 18. Herald Photo by Krista Wasinger The Brown County Sheriff’s Department responded to an airplane crash a little before 9 a.m. Friday, July 18. A 1974 Grumman Ag Cat crashed one and one-quarter mile north of U.S. Highway 36 on Coyote Road. The pilot, Daren Ronnebaum of Seneca, was not injured.He told officers on the scene that the plane was having engine problems. When he tried to land on Coyote Road, the plane stalled and hit hard on the ground, spinning into a light pole. Ronnebaum was flying the plane for a company of which... 

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A firefighter aims a stream of water into the shed at Joe and Joni Hackney’s residence to keep embers from reigniting. Herald Photo by Patty Locher

Firefighters are on scene at Hackney residence for close to six hours

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A firefighter aims a stream of water into the shed at Joe and Joni Hackney’s residence to keep embers from reigniting. Herald Photo by Patty Locher The Sabetha Fire Department was called at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, with a report of a shed fire at a rural residence northwest of Sabetha. Five SFD fire trucks and 14 firefighters, augmented by four trucks and 12 firefighters from the Bern Fire Department, responded to the call at the residence of Joe and Joni Hackney at 2286 200th Road, Sabetha. Sabetha Emergency Medical Services also responded, per EMS and SFD procedure. The shed, located east... 

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Joe Rokey of Sabetha gathers with his grandchildren Braden Menold, Taylor Menold, Kami Menold, Cole Menold, Kellen Menold, Nate Menold, Kade Menold, Lanie Menold and Jake Menold prior to setting out from Morrill on the BBBS Tractor Cruise. Rokey said he owns this 1966 2510 diesel John Deere tractor, but it was being driven in Saturday’s Cruise by his [step]sons Trent and Ryan Menold. “Their father [LeRoy Menold] was killed while driving this tractor about 35 years ago,” Rokey said. “They’re going to be driving this in memory of him.” Rokey purchased the 2510 in 1981 at Menold’s estate sale. Rokey was planning to drive the tractor parked behind the 2510 in Saturday’s event. He said he has driven in the BBBS Tractor two or three times before, because Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization he likes to support. Herald Photo by Amber Deters

Just Cruisin’

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Rural Sabetha farmer Lee Livengood combines this wheat field north of Sabetha on Friday afternoon, July 11. Farmers wrapped up the wheat harvest over the weekend, bringing final loads into the Ag Partners Cooperative in Sabetha on Sunday, July 13. Location Manager Dan Dalinghaus reports the overall yield in the area — including rural Sabetha, Bern, Morrill and Wetmore — is above average, approximately 55 to 60 bushels per acre. However, he said, the yield varied greatly from farm to farm. Some frost-nipped yields dipped as low as the mid-30s, while other areas yielded in the upper 70s. Overall, Dalinghaus said, the harvest was larger than expected. “We usually take in about 100,000 bushel,” he said. “This year, we are going to finish out around 125,000 bushel.” Dalinghaus reported that test weights were good, and moisture levels were slightly on the high side — between 15 and 20 percent — but “not too bad.” Herald Photo by Krista Wasinger

Farmers wrap up wheat harvest

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rural Sabetha farmer Lee Livengood combines this wheat field north of Sabetha on Friday afternoon, July 11. Farmers wrapped up the wheat harvest over the weekend, bringing final loads into the Ag Partners Cooperative in Sabetha on Sunday, July 13. Location Manager Dan Dalinghaus reports the overall yield in the area — including rural Sabetha, Bern, Morrill and Wetmore — is above average, approximately 55 to 60 bushels per acre. However, he said, the yield varied greatly from farm to farm. Some frost-nipped yields dipped as low as the mid-30s, while other areas yielded in the upper 70s. Overall,... 

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MIDDLE FEATURE

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113 Superintendent hopes to improve district level trust

Todd Evans When I first moved to Sabetha, I recall a patron bragging to me that the only reason to lock your vehicle in town is because people will sneak into your car to load you up with tomatoes, corn, zucchini, etc., from their gardens. The message was that we have a community that is safe and secure — where there is a high level of trust. Fortunately, the main “issue” we have is the giving nature of our people. This is a large part of our identity in our small communities... Read More

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Brown County Sheriff explains budget

I would like to take this opportunity to explain to the taxpayers of the county the workings of the Sheriff’s Office budget. My budget is broken down in to three main areas. Number One is the Sheriff’s Office Budget. Salaries for all officers, clerical staff, etc., are taken out of this budget, as well as vehicle purchases, fuel, repairs, tires, uniforms, equipment, mandatory officer training expenses 40 hours per year per officer, ammunition, office supplies, DUI blood draws,... Read More

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NCCHS director says measles cases warrant attention to vaccination debate

In light of a recent outbreak of measles in the Kansas City and Wichita areas, Nemaha County Community Health Services Director Jane Sunderland says it is important for members of the community to be aware of the potential risks of not being vaccinated. On July 15, the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental (KDHE) reported two additional cases of measles in the Kansas City area, including one unvaccinated adults and one infant who was too young to be vaccinated. Babies... Read More

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Patty is not here today!

If you’re looking for me here at the Herald office, either by phone or in person, you may well receive the reply “Patty is not here today!” For years, I’ve been considered by many of our readers as the “go-to” person at The Herald, since I’ve worked here for 12-1/2 years and was news editor (many years ago) for a few of those years. But now my time has come to enjoy more free time – more time to spend with my husband, ride my horses while I’m still able, go on... Read More

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Advance voting for August primary begins July 21

The 2014 primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 5. Individuals who want to vote early will need to provide their driver’s license number when filling out an application through the mail or online. Nemaha County The Nemaha County Clerk’s Office will begin sending out advance ballots on Tuesday, July 16. Voters who want an advance ballot sent to them need to complete an application. An application can be obtained by contacting the Clerk’s Office at 785-336-2170 or by visiting the... Read More

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Can’t slim down? Here’s why…

Wanting to lose fat, and failing at it, is one of the most frustrating experiences ever. Read the following 7 Fat Loss Problems to discover what is standing in your way and how to quickly and easily begin reshaping it all. Fat Loss Problem #1: Your Mind Your mind is your number one ally when it comes to achieving your goals. However, until your mind has been programmed for success, it will do more to derail your efforts than to help you. •Take a few moments each day to visualize... Read More

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Herbicide-resistant weed Kochia threatens no-till farming

Known by the name tumbleweed, it’s been romanticized in story and song. And when it’s called summer-cypress, it sounds downright exotic. No matter what you call it, the weed kochia, cuts into crop yields and farmers’ profits. And it’s become harder to control. With roots that grow deep into the soil — as much as 16 feet during drought — the Kochia plant (Kochia scoparia) can grow up to 7 feet tall, with thousands of small, individual flowers. And it saps much-needed... Read More

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Proposed permit for swine finishing barn is approved

Concerned patrons who attended the June 10 hearing on the proposed Loren Grimm Swine Finishing Barn received a letter from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) dated June 30, 2014, stating that the proposed Water Pollution Control Permit No. A-MOBR-S044, has been approved. The permit was filed with KDHE on Jan. 13. As proposed, the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) will consist of one enclosed swine building for the maximum capacity of 2,400 head (960... Read More

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Youth

Senator Jerry Moran is accepting internship applications

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for fall 2014. “Congressional internships offer Kansas students a great opportunity to learn about Congress and the legislative process,” Sen. Moran said. “I hope to give Kansans an opportunity similar to the one I had […]

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Local News

Pilot not injured in plane crash

A 1974 Grumman Ag Cat crashes near Fairview Friday morning, July 18.	 Herald Photo by Krista Wasinger

The Brown County Sheriff’s Department responded to an airplane crash a little before 9 a.m. Friday, July 18. A 1974 Grumman Ag Cat crashed one and one-quarter mile north of U.S. Highway 36 on Coyote Road. The pilot, Daren Ronnebaum of Seneca, was not injured.He told officers on the scene that the plane was having […]

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Commentary

113 Superintendent hopes to improve district level trust

When I first moved to Sabetha, I recall a patron bragging to me that the only reason to lock your vehicle in town is because people will sneak into your car to load you up with tomatoes, corn, zucchini, etc., from their gardens. The message was that we have a community that is safe and […]

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Sports

Sabetha Community Hospital benefit tournament raises $9,000 for hospital

The first-place team members at the Sabetha Community Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament smile after completing play on Saturday, June 21. Pictured (L-R) are Quentin Edelman, Mitch Allen and Neil O’Brien. Photo Submitted

Sabetha Community Hospital hosted the annual Benefit Golf Tournament at the Sabetha Country Club Saturday, June 21. With a score of 62, Quentin Edelman, Mitch Allen, and Neil O’Brien took first place in the Championship Flight. Second place went to Daniel Keim, Mark Fenton; and Tom Fenton; and third place went to Dylan Grote, Kaleb […]

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