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Sabetha High School students will crown the King and Queen of Hearts on Friday, February 12. Seniors chosen to be King and Queen of Hearts candidates are FRONT ROW (L-R) Mariah Huneke, Lillian Brownlee and Jena Winkler; BACK ROW (L-R) Jonah Montgomery, Alec Kirwan and Caleb Strahm.

SHS ‘Hearts’ Royalty to be crowned Friday

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sabetha High School students will crown the King and Queen of Hearts on Friday, February 12. Seniors chosen to be King and Queen of Hearts candidates are FRONT ROW (L-R) Mariah Huneke, Lillian Brownlee and Jena Winkler; BACK ROW (L-R) Jonah Montgomery, Alec Kirwan and Caleb Strahm.  Read More

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SHS senior signs football intent for Bethany

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sabetha High School senior Brandon Poe signs his letter of intent to play football at Bethany College in Lindsborg. Pictured are FRONT ROW (L-R) mother Jennifer Poe, Brandon Poe, father Mike Poe and brother Eli Poe. BACK ROW (L-R) SHS football coach Garrett Michael and Bethany Coach Darin Hochstein. Brandon plans to major in athletic training with a minor in coaching.    Read More

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Sabetha High School senior Alec Kirwan, center, signs a letter of intent to play football at Washburn University Wednesday, February 3. At 6 feet, 2 inches, and 210 pounds, Kirwan signed to be a tight end with the Ichabods. Seated to Alec's left is his father Randy Kirwan and to his right, his mother Flora Kirwan.

SHS senior signs football intent for Washburn

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sabetha High School senior Alec Kirwan, center, signs a letter of intent to play football at Washburn University Wednesday, February 3. At 6 feet, 2 inches, and 210 pounds, Kirwan signed to be a tight end with the Ichabods. Seated to Alec’s left is his father Randy Kirwan and to his right, his mother Flora Kirwan.   Sabetha High School senior Alec Kirwan signs a letter of intent to play football at Washburn University. Pictured are SEATED (L-R) Randy Kirwan, Alec Kirwan and Flora Kirwan; and STANDING SHS Head Football Coach Garrett Michael.  Read More

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Brightening Days: One delivery at a time

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Love is in the air, and there is no season more sweet than the hearts-and-flowers holiday – Valentine’s Day. Employees at Village Sampler spend the week leading up to the holiday preparing flowers as shipments come in and creating one-of-a-kind floral arrangements. It’s the busiest season of the year for Village Sampler, but the preparing for the holiday begins well before Feb. 14. “Suppliers want our orders at Christmas time,” employee Janice Langdon said. “We pull out last year’s notes and see what we need.” Village Sampler receives orders from three different suppliers – in... 

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Fishing equipment and gear remain in Pony Creek Lake Wednesday, February 3, after a local man fell through the ice Tuesday, February 2.

Man rescued from icy waters at Pony Creek

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fishing equipment and gear remain in Pony Creek Lake Wednesday, February 3, after a local man fell through the ice Tuesday, February 2.                                                Tim Kellenberger | Herald A man is alive after an ice fishing incident at Pony Creek Lake. According to Sabetha Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck, at approximately 5:44 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, a call came into dispatch that a person had fallen through the ice at Pony Creek Lake, while ice fishing. At approximately 5:53 p.m., officers arrived on scene, along with Fire and Rescue. Once on the scene,... 

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MIDDLE FEATURE

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Proposed requirements draw attention

This year’s legislative cycle began with a full caseload of legislation carried over from last session. The session has been slow thus far, but is gaining speed with each passing day. I have been contacted by several constituents and local government officials on Senate Bill 316. Under current law, if a city or county passes a budget that requires additional property taxes compared to the previous year, with certain exceptions, then the budget would be required to be approved... Read More

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Athlete of the Week 1.31.2016 – 2.07.2016

Montgomery, Jonah.website

1.31-2016 – 2.07.2016 Jonah Mongomery Basketball, Sabetha High School Senior Jonah Montgomery scored 10 points during the Sabetha-Jeff West basketball game Friday, February 5. He shot an outstanding 80 percent  from the field, and had three assists, one rebound and one steal. *Athlete of the Week selection will be awarded with an “Athlete of the Week” t-shirt at the end of the fall sports season. Please contact The Sabetha Herald to provide sizing information.  Read More

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Pruning fruit trees, soil testing

This time of year is a good time to think about pruning fruit trees. Pruning can be done in February or March. Pruning when temperatures are below 20 degrees Fahrenheit is not advisable due to possible injury. It is important to prune before dormant sprays are applied to avoid pruning out sprayed wood and discarding it. Also, you are more likely to get total coverage of limbs, branches and shoots after you have pruned. Prune older trees first because older, larger wood tolerates... Read More

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Bankes’ case is dismissed

  On Friday, Feb. 5, Michael Bankes’ preliminary hearing was held in the Nemaha County Courthouse in Seneca. At the hearing, an Order of Dismissal was filed. Bankes was arrested by the Sabetha Police Department on Jan. 8, after officers responded to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Main Street involving a knife and several individuals. Continuations Harvey Webster’s preliminary hearing from Jan. 20 was continued until 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Webster was arrested... Read More

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Morrill woman injured in two-vehicle accident

At approximately 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, a two-vehicle injury accident was reported on Kestrel Road in the vicinity of 270th Road. A 2002 Ford Escort driven by Shane Koehn, 15, of Hiawatha and a 2004 Dodge Intrepid driven by Eleanor Latham, 75, of Morrill met at the crest of the hill, where it appears the vehicles sideswiped each other. Latham was partially trapped, and the Brown County Rescue Squad had to extricate her from her vehicle. She had non-life threatening injuries and... Read More

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42nd annual bicycle tour schedules overnight in Sabetha

  Biking Across Kansas announced Saturday, Jan. 23, the route for its 42nd annual bicycle tour across the State of Kansas. This year’s route includes an overnight stay in Sabetha. About the 2016 Tour Biking Across Kansas is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of up to 900 bicyclists, including support staff. Registration opened at midnight on Friday, Jan. 29, for the 2016 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the State of Kansas. The... Read More

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Westar says substation may be up by March 2017

  Better communication is what Sabetha and Bern businessmen and women were promised at the Jan. 22 meeting with Westar Energy representatives. Westar’s first step to better communication with area customers was to provide a timeline of planned improvements. “These dates are estimates and, like any major construction project, could be affected by unforeseen challenges,” Suzanne Lane said in an email to City Administrator Doug Allen. “We will provide you progress updates... Read More

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7 Reasons to Hit the Gym in the AM

For a rare few, mornings are the best time of the day. The birds are chirping, the sun is rising, and this the new day is invigorating. For the rest of the world, however, pushing out of bed and into the world of consciousness is no easy task. However, if you’ve wanted to take your lifestyle to the next level of healthiness, the snooze button needs to go. Wondering why you should kick your snooze button to the curb and get to the gym first thing in the morning? Here are 7 solid... Read More

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Sports

Athlete of the Week 1.31.2016 – 2.07.2016

Montgomery, Jonah.website

1.31-2016 – 2.07.2016 Jonah Mongomery Basketball, Sabetha High School Senior Jonah Montgomery scored 10 points during the Sabetha-Jeff West basketball game Friday, February 5. He shot an outstanding 80 percent  from the field, and had three assists, one rebound and one steal. *Athlete of the Week selection will be awarded with an “Athlete of the […]

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Commentary

Proposed requirements draw attention

This year’s legislative cycle began with a full caseload of legislation carried over from last session. The session has been slow thus far, but is gaining speed with each passing day. I have been contacted by several constituents and local government officials on Senate Bill 316. Under current law, if a city or county passes […]

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Fitness Columns

7 Reasons to Hit the Gym in the AM

For a rare few, mornings are the best time of the day. The birds are chirping, the sun is rising, and this the new day is invigorating. For the rest of the world, however, pushing out of bed and into the world of consciousness is no easy task. However, if you’ve wanted to take your […]

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