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Noah Kroll gets his bucket calf ready for the fair.

Brown County Free Fair starts July 6

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Darcy Lierz is a fourth-year member of the Modern Sunflowers 4-H Club. Her projects include bucket calf, beef, swine, rabbit, horse, chickens, goats, arts and crafts, food and sewing. The Brown County Free Fair is scheduled for Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10. The week of the fair will be filled with fun for everyone with events like ice cream socials, concerts, dog shows, food judging, livestock judging and many more events. Daily schedule is listed below. Monday, June 29 9 a.m.: Dog show at the Hiawatha Fisher Center. Agility followed by dog show Wednesday, July 1 10 a.m.: Demonstration... 

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This Crown Vetch lines the roadway on a dirt road northwest of Sabetha.

Rural Summertime

Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Randy Hall, former mathematics teacher at Sabetha High School, holds three magazines in which he has had math-related articles published.

Former SHS teacher Randy Hall writes for math journals

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Randy Hall, former mathematics teacher at Sabetha High School, holds three magazines in which he has had math-related articles published. Randy Hall, who taught math at Sabetha High School for a number of years, has had 12 math-related articles published in mathematics journals for middle school through college students. He also has been invited to sit on two ACT content panels and write math items for ACT. Former Sabetha High School teacher Randy Hall, who now teaches at Auburn, Neb., set a personal goal about 10 years ago to publish three math-related articles. At last count, he has had 12 such... 

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Orscheln Farm and Home, located at 1500 South Old Highway 75 in Sabetha, is open for business effective June 19.

Orscheln opens Sabetha store

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Orscheln Farm and Home, located at 1500 South Old Highway 75 in Sabetha, is open for business effective June 19. Orscheln Farm and Home is now open for business at its Sabetha location. The new store, located at 1500 South Old Highway 75, opened its doors on Friday, June 19. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC, purchased the building from the Sabetha Retail Development Company in March of this year. Prior to the sale, the group rented the building to ALCO. The Orscheln family opened their first retail store... 

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This photo shows the hay barn engulfed in flames on Wednesday, June 10.

Rokeyroad Holsteins’ fire results in $150,000 damage

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This photo shows the hay barn as it collapses during the fire on Wednesday, June 10. During the evening of Wednesday, June 10, Dwight Rokey was preparing for the next feeding at Rokeyroad Holsteins’ farm. He pulled out a brand new bale of hay that was cut only a month ago. He went inside the house for 15 minutes and came back out to find the entire hay shed on fire.   The flames, fire trucks, police and ambulances could clearly be seen from Highway 36. Rokeyroad Holsteins is located 1/4 mile north of Highway 36 on T Road. Although the fire was near the animals, the Sabetha and Seneca Fire... 

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Deadline is July 27 for emergency disaster loan applications

Monday, July 27, is the expiration date for filing applications for Emergency Disaster (EM) loans by farmers and ranchers in Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie and Riley counties. Farmers and ranchers needing farm credit as a result of excessive rain, flash flooding, high winds and hail from Aug. 29, 2014, through Oct. 2, 2014, and who think they are eligible for Farm Service Agency assistance, should make their applications at the FSA County Office, 409 North Street in Seneca before... Read More

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Brown County State Fishing Lake one of six under warning

Public Health Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other lake managers where appropriate, responds by informing the public of harmful conditions. Lakes... Read More

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2015 International Year of Soils: Soils support recreation

At Kansas State University’s Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center, located north of Manhattan, even the occasional passerby will notice many small plots that showcase a variety of recreational fields. From athletic fields where players would take part in soccer, for example, to a putting green that meets United States Golf Association specifications, K-State Research and Extension turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle studies all sorts of turfgrass systems. Hoyle said recreational... Read More

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Sabetha City CommissionYouth baseball fields to be improved

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, June 22. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Nick Aberle, Kenny Miller and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo. Commissioner Maridel Wittmer was absent. Also present was guest Jeremy Haverkamp. City Administrator Allen presented quotes from Midwest Laser Leveling for baseball field improvements. A quote for $2,900 per field covers the cost... Read More

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9 Ways to Burn More Fat—Faster

Unwanted fat slows you down and makes you feel less confident. Fortunately, if you take the right steps, you can burn off pounds of fat faster than you ever imagined. How can you get started on this mission? With these nine fat-burning tips… Fat Burn Tip #1: Hit the Weights: Losing weight is always a good idea. Unless you’re losing so much you’re also burning off muscle. By adding weight training into your routine, you’ll ensure your muscle is here to stay. As an added... Read More

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Floodwater can ruin produce in gardens

Many vegetable gardens have become waterlogged with recent rains, causing concern about the safety of the produce. How clean the water is depends on what water was picked up on the way to the garden. It may be contaminated with sewage, farm run-off, industrial pollutants or other contaminants. Here are some points to consider. Discard all produce that has been in floodwater. Cook any produce that has been in floodwater. Cooking will not eliminate industrial pollutants. Discard... Read More

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Tomatoes may contain leaf spot diseases

Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases This time of year, two common leaf-spot diseases appear on tomato plants. Septoria leaf spot and early blight are both characterized by brown spots on the leaves. Septoria leaf spot appears earlier in the season than early blight and produces small dark spots. Spots made by early blight are larger and have a distorted “target” pattern of concentric circles. Heavily infected leaves eventually turn yellow and drop. Older leaves are more susceptible... Read More

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Wild Times: Kansas is one of five states to accept Constitutional Carry law

In July 2006, the Kansas Legislature passed the Personal and Family Protection Act that allows the state to issue concealed carry licenses to those who meet the requirements as mandated by the law. Since July 2006, just over 90,000 permits, which allow the carrying of a concealed weapon, have been issued to residents who have met the criteria. One of the criteria that had to be met before the issuance of the permit, was the passing of an eight hour weapons and safety training... Read More

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Youth

Brown County Free Fair starts July 6

Noah Kroll gets his bucket calf ready for the fair.

The Brown County Free Fair is scheduled for Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10. The week of the fair will be filled with fun for everyone with events like ice cream socials, concerts, dog shows, food judging, livestock judging and many more events. Daily schedule is listed below. Monday, June 29 9 a.m.: Dog […]

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Rural Summertime

This Crown Vetch lines the roadway on a dirt road northwest of Sabetha.
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Sports

SHS senior earns third gold in high jump; other Jays medal at State Track and Field

Meagan Garrett clears the bar during the high jump competition at the State Track and Field Championships Friday, May 29. Garrett claimed the gold medal in the event for the third straight year.

See stories in the June 3, 2015, issue of The Sabetha Herald. Many area schools also had athletes competing at state. [AFG_gallery id=’8′]    

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