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USD No. 113 Candidates Live Q&A

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The six candidates who have filed for seats on the USD No. 113 Board of Education stopped by The Sabetha Herald office Thursday, Feb. 26, to answer a series of questions developed by Herald staff, as well as questions sent in by members of the public.The candidates were not aware of the exact questions or even the subject matter that might be covered with the questions prior to being asked. See how the candidates responded! Postion 1: Tammy Hinton Position 1: Jim Scoby Position 3: Kathy Lippert Position 5: Leslie Scoby Position 7: Michael Bachelor Positon 7: Kent Saylor  Read More

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Sabetha City Commission Candidates Live Q&A

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The four candidates who have filed for seats on the Sabetha City Commission stopped by The Sabetha Herald office Thursday, Feb. 26, to answer a series of questions developed by Herald staff, as well as questions sent in by members of the public. The candidates were not aware of the exact questions or even the subject matter that might be covered with the questions prior to being asked. See how the candidates responded! Commissioner of Utilities: Rick Koch (incumbent) Commissioner of Utilities: Kenny Miller (challenger) Commissioner of Parks & Recreation: Nick Aberle Commissioner of Streets:... 

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Area Revitalization Plans

Hearing set on county’s proposed neighborhood revitalization plan

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Nemaha County and area communities encourage neighborhood revitalization by developing programs that allow rebates for property owners. The Nemaha County Commissioners set a public hearing for 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, for the purpose of discussing and approving the county’s proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. The hearing will be held in the Pioneer Building meeting room at 710 Pioneer in Seneca. The proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Plan and a description of the boundaries of the proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Area are available for review weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in... 

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Hannah and Rachel Wertenberger of Sabetha served as pages for Senator Dennis Pyle in the Kansas Capitol on January 22. They participated in the legislative process and received a behind-the-scenes tour of the statehouse. Pictured are (L-R) Rachel Wertenberger, Senator Dennis Pyle, Governor Sam Brownback and Hannah Wertenberger.

Wertenberger girls serve as pages for Senator Dennis Pyle

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hannah and Rachel Wertenberger of Sabetha served as pages for Senator Dennis Pyle in the Kansas Capitol on January 22. They participated in the legislative process and received a behind-the-scenes tour of the statehouse. Pictured are (L-R) Rachel Wertenberger, Senator Dennis Pyle, Governor Sam Brownback and Hannah Wertenberger.  Read More

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Sabetha High School Scholars Bowl team members place sixth at the state competition held Saturday, February 14. Pictured are (L-R) Sponsor Pam Walker, Nicole Brey, Billy Hatfield, Jacob Payne, Nolan Brey, Bobby Edwards and Piper Rokey.

SHS Scholars Bowl team places sixth at State

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sabetha High School Scholars Bowl team members place sixth at the state competition held Saturday, February 14. Pictured are (L-R) Sponsor Pam Walker, Nicole Brey, Billy Hatfield, Jacob Payne, Nolan Brey, Bobby Edwards and Piper Rokey.  Read More

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Pyle File: Taxpayer funded memberships and dues: transparency needed

The past two sessions the legislature has considered making taxpayer funded lobbying transparent. Legislators have expressed interest in knowing how much state and local governments spend on direct lobbying, membership fees and dues to associations, and whether those associations provide lobbying services. As Chair of Local Government/Ethics and Elections in 2013, consideration was given to Senate Sub for HB2141, requiring governmental entities (municipalities: cities, counties,... Read More

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Wild Times: It gets better with age?

I am a meat eater. God blessed me with a good set of functional teeth that work well, and I like to use them. Now, I love my fruits and vegetables, but give me some good old beef any day of the week. We raise cattle out here on this establishment, and once a year we select some poor unsuspecting steer to volunteer to feed our family for the year. We go through one beef a year, and now that the family has expanded with a couple of kids getting married, the quantity required has... Read More

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Kansas Water Regional Goal Leadership Teams to hear water supply priorities

Recently the 14 Regional Goal Leadership Teams met to begin the water supply goal-setting process to help develop water supply goals for each region. The role of each team is to participate in a public scoping process in their region, develop and draft water supply goals for their region based on public input and available resource condition information. Beginning in March, the 14 teams will be holding public meetings in their region to hear input from stakeholders and citizens... Read More

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9 Food Swaps that Slash 100+ Calories

Losing fat isn’t easy…I don’t have to tell you that. You’ve been striving for a fat loss goal for longer than you’d like to admit. To work towards your goal, you slave in the gym and watch what goes in your mouth every day. But what if you could drop 100 calories or more by making a single change to your meal or snack? It is possible. You’ve just got to know where to swap. Check out the list below to find out nine easy swaps that will make your diet drop 100 calories... Read More

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Be Prepared as new winter storm heads for Kansas

With a new round of winter storms set to enter the state late Thursday, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is again urging Kansans to make sure they are prepared. “The National Weather Service is forecasting, widespread accumulating snow likely by late Sunday,” said Angee Morgan, deputy director of KDEM. Morgan said snowfall accumulation will vary from 1-3 inches in some areas to about 4-6 inches in other areas. She added there is even a potential for higher amounts... Read More

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Herald Editorial: Say what?

With the City/School General Election coming up on Tuesday, April 7, voters are likely trying to decide who they want to elect. Because we want our readers to be as informed as possible in choosing the candidates are right for them, we are once again planning an informative campaign in which we get answers to the questions you want to know. Each election season, we develop questions for candidates and ask that they answer these questions within a set word limit. We publish each... Read More

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Sabetha Has Talent to showcases diverse acts

Chamber of Commerce’s annual talent show and dessert bar raise money for a local scholarship fund. The seventh annual Sabetha Has Talent show, sponsored by the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for next Friday evening, Feb. 27. The evening of entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. at the Sabetha Middle School auditorium. This annual show offers a wide variety of talents, with participants ranging in age from children to teens to young adults to the young at heart. Lynn Hartter... Read More

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Controlling population of Canadian geese

A weekend with family in Kansas City is how my side of the family celebrates the holidays. It’s a fun time to catch up, and there’s always a lot of food, games and even crafts. I was riding around with my sister and her husband; evidently he is obsessed with “illegal aliens.” Not the type you’re thinking of, he’s quite upset over the fowl residents, of the city. After all, he says, aren’t they Canadian? We had a conversation about the migratory habits of Canadian... Read More

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Local News

USD No. 113 Candidates Live Q&A

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 6.26.58 PM

The six candidates who have filed for seats on the USD No. 113 Board of Education stopped by The Sabetha Herald office Thursday, Feb. 26, to answer a series of questions developed by Herald staff, as well as questions sent in by members of the public.The candidates were not aware of the exact questions or […]

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Commentary

Pyle File: Taxpayer funded memberships and dues: transparency needed

The past two sessions the legislature has considered making taxpayer funded lobbying transparent. Legislators have expressed interest in knowing how much state and local governments spend on direct lobbying, membership fees and dues to associations, and whether those associations provide lobbying services. As Chair of Local Government/Ethics and Elections in 2013, consideration was given to […]

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Sports

Three Bluejay wrestlers earn coveted trip to State Wrestling

These three Sabetha High School wrestlers, flanked by their coaches are headed to compete in the 3-2-1A state wrestling tournament held in Hays Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28. Pictured (L-R) are Assistant Head Coach Kyle Allen, Brandon Poe, Jacob Leuthold, Seth Harrell and Head Coach Kevin Kretz.

Class 3-2-1A Regional wrestling action came to a close Saturday evening, Feb. 22, in St. Mary’s. Twenty-two teams competed at the regional tournament, one of four held across the state, and this year’s tournament held in St. Mary’s was one of the toughest. At the end of the tournament, three Jay grapplers had earned a […]

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