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Wetmore High students Noah Klingler, Austin Large, Chanler Morfitt, Jill Henry and Katie Vance participate in the Kansas Youth Leadership Summit.

Wetmore High students create action plans to improve community

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wetmore High Students participate in the Kansas Youth Leadership Summit to create action plans within their community. Decreasing underage alcohol and drug use, encouraging safety belt use and safe driving behaviors were the goals of Wetmore High School at the Kansas Youth Leadership Summit (KYLS). The Kansas Family Partnership’s (KFP) 14th annual KYLS, was held Sunday, Aug. 2, through Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City. Wetmore High Students participate in the Kansas Youth Leadership Summit to create action plans within their community. A team of five students and... 

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New pastor at First United Methodist Church in Sabetha, Daniel Kip, stands with his family after services on Sunday, August 23. Pictured (L-R) are Nora, Daniel, Luci and Christie Kipp.

First United Methodist Church welcomes Pastor Daniel Kipp

Monday, August 31, 2015

New pastor at First United Methodist Church in Sabetha, Daniel Kip, stands with his family after services on Sunday, August 23. Pictured (L-R) are Nora, Daniel, Luci and Christie Kipp. The First United Methodist Church in Sabetha is excited to welcome first-time pastor, Daniel Kipp. Kipp, 28, grew up in Cheney. His inspiration for becoming a pastor started when he was just 11 years old. “I was at church one Sunday, and looked up at the pastor preaching the sermon and thought, I can do that,” Pastor Kipp said. “I talked to the preacher after church and he let me preach a sermon. It wasn’t... 

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Nemaha County Farm Bureau donates food to the Sabetha Food Pantry. Pictured are (L-R) Alaina Strahm, Donna Nordhus and Allison Strahm.

Nemaha County Farm Bureau donates $75 in food

Friday, August 28, 2015

Nemaha County Farm Bureau donates food to the Sabetha Food Pantry. Pictured are (L-R) Alaina Strahm, Donna Nordhus and Allison Strahm. Nemaha County Farm Bureau celebrated a long and evolving history of farmers, ranchers and agribusiness as well as supporting neighbors in need, by donating food to the Sabetha Community Food Pantry. The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and Kansas’ farmers and ranchers play an increasingly important role in meeting global demands for healthy, wholesome, safe and nutritious food. Farmers and ranchers are the best stewards of the land as... 

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Sabetha City Lake is under a blue-green algae warning. Blue-green algae is toxic and can be harmful to people, pets and livestock.

High levels of blue-green algae found in local lakes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blue-green algae is present at Sabetha City Lake Monday, August 24. High levels of toxic blue-green algae have been detected. A Public Health Warning indicates that activities like boating and fishing may be safe; however, direct contact with water is strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestock. Blue-green algae contamination has infected the public waters in Brown and Nemaha counties. Local lakes Sabetha City Lake, Nemaha State Fishing Lake and Brown County State Fishing Lake are currently under a warning and are unsafe for water activities. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment... 

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The Hunt begins September 18

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Treasure Hunt Across Kansas will celebrate its 10th Anniversary treasure hunt this year. The treasure hunt will again make its impact on Kansas Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20. In Aug. 2006, the Washington County News predicted, “This could be huge!” Ten years later, it is huge. Participation mushroomed from a handful to 39 towns in 13 counties across Kansas, along United States Highway 36. Nearly 400 miles, starting in Elwood and Wathena on the east, to St. Francis in Cheyenne County on the west, making “shop ‘til you drop” the ultimate cliché. This year, for those coming... 

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Start planning time, money for holidays

It may seem too early to think about the holidays, but, actually, now is just the right time. Having some discussion about holiday expectations and laying out plans for how time and money will be spent can avoid stressful, budget-breaking situations during the holidays. This early planning can establish realistic expectations for children, as well as adults, in the family. Make a budget for spending money. Start putting events on the calendar now. Decide how much money your family... Read More

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Harvesting pears and winter squash

Pears should not be allowed to ripen on the tree. They should be picked while still firm and ripened after harvest. Tree-ripened fruits are often of poor quality because of the development of grit cells and the browning and softening of the inner flesh. Commercial growers determine the best time to harvest pears by measuring the decrease in fruit firmness as the fruit matures. This varies with growing conditions and variety. A Magness meter is used for testing and measuring the... Read More

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Old Time Saturday Night moved to September

Old Time Saturday Night was cancelled Saturday, Aug. 22, due to the forecast called for lightning, strong wind and hail. “It was a hard choice to make, but we couldn’t have a park full of people for that,” said Gina Murchison, with the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce. We are rescheduling all activities for Old Time Saturday Night for Saturday, Sept. 26, during the Bikes, Blues and BBQ event. The Neon 5k Glow Run sponsored by the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce, in honor of Angela... Read More

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Thelma Strathman named candidate for Athletic Hall of Fame

Thelma Strathman The Highland Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce its 2015 candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame, Thelma Schmitz Strathman. In 1981, a standout student athlete from B & B High School in Baileyville, Thelma Schmitz Strathman chose to continue her academic and athletic careers at Highland Community College. Strathman enriched her talent in both volleyball and basketball under the leadership of veteran coaches Glenna... Read More

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Here’s How To Eat Less Sugar

If you want to quickly pack on a few pounds then eat lots of refined sugar. Oh, wait, why would you want to do that? Let’s eat less sugar, instead, and watch the pounds effortlessly slide off… We’ve been eating more and more sugar over the past 200 years, which has led to rising obesity numbers. Back in 1822 the average person ate only 6.3 lbs of sugar per year, compared to 130 lbs of sugar in 2012. That’s more than 20 times as much sugar in our modern diet! No wonder... Read More

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Wild Times: First grade teacher implicated in hunting addiction!

Little did I know that making the seemingly harmless progression from kindergarten taught by Lucille Bailey to the first grade class taught by Claudia Von Bergen would have such a profound impact on my life. How was I to know that what I was about to be exposed to would change the course of my life? Mrs. Von Bergen, as we were to address her, seemed like such a kind and loving person on that first day of first grade. She had that warm and embracing personality that naturally... Read More

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Fence-line weaning calves proves beneficial

We were able to “get away” last week for a while. It’s always good to see different country and get refreshed. We made a swing through southeastern Kansas. I’ve been through most other parts, so this was a real adventure for me. I was amazed at the different geography and terrain. I had no idea that there were counties made up of just trees and brush.  Made us feel good about the patches of grass we manage. Then there were the armadillos; I don’t know why I’m so... Read More

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Giving blood saves lives

The next Sabetha Community Blood Drive is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Sabetha City Hall gym. The Community Blood Center (CBC) and its donors are an essential part of community services. They are a life-saving team that is here to meet the needs of local patients. Our volunteers give without hesitation. To make an appointment online, visit savealifenow.org, click the “Schedule an Appointment” icon and enter Sponsor Code sabethacomm. For additional... Read More

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Youth

Wetmore High students create action plans to improve community

Wetmore High students Noah Klingler, Austin Large, Chanler Morfitt, Jill Henry and Katie Vance participate in the Kansas Youth Leadership Summit.

Decreasing underage alcohol and drug use, encouraging safety belt use and safe driving behaviors were the goals of Wetmore High School at the Kansas Youth Leadership Summit (KYLS). The Kansas Family Partnership’s (KFP) 14th annual KYLS, was held Sunday, Aug. 2, through Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City. A team […]

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Start planning time, money for holidays

It may seem too early to think about the holidays, but, actually, now is just the right time. Having some discussion about holiday expectations and laying out plans for how time and money will be spent can avoid stressful, budget-breaking situations during the holidays. This early planning can establish realistic expectations for children, as well […]

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Sports

Thelma Strathman named candidate for Athletic Hall of Fame

The Highland Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce its 2015 candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame, Thelma Schmitz Strathman. In 1981, a standout student athlete from B & B High School in Baileyville, Thelma Schmitz Strathman chose to continue her academic and athletic careers at Highland Community College. […]

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