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Total Solar Eclipse is Monday

The experience of a lifetime. The Total Solar Eclipse occurring on Monday, Aug. 21, is said to be just that. When this astronomical object only happens approximately every 375 years…

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Hanging baskets adorn Morrill streets

Large, lovely hanging baskets and beautiful flower barrels line Roxanna street in Morrill. The baskets and flowers were donated by Morrill Alumni, Morrill Collision Repair, Morrill Elevator, Morrill Tip Top... Read More

KSDE, KHP release 30-day school bus passing survey

Submitted by Ann Bush A 30-Day School Bus Passing Survey, released by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) on Wednesday, Aug. 16, shows…

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Nemaha County Commission 8.14.17

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Aug. 14, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting…

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KHP to participate in Labor Day Step Campaign

Submitted by Andrea Nolte Beginning Thursday, Aug. 17, through Labor Day, Sept. 4, Kansas Highway Patrol personnel will be working additional hours to help keep Kansas roads safe, and to…

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Brown County Commissioners 8.14.17

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Aug. 14. Members present were Chairman Steve Roberts and Commissioners Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. Also present were County…

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School Board to consider budget

During the regular meeting of the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education, the 2017-18 budget was presented to be published prior to a budget hearing. The proposed budget…

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City approves 2018 budget

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Nick Aberle, Norm Schmitt, Julie Burenheide and Maridel Wittmer, City Administrator Doug Allen,…

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Counties approve 2018 budgets

Local counties have approved budgets with lowered mill levies, while actually raising more dollars due to increased valuations in both counties. The Brown County commissioners adopted the 2018 county budget…

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United 4 Youth Countywide, Inc., receives $20,000 planning grant

Submitted by United 4 Youth Countywide United 4 Youth County Wide, Inc. (U4Y) is the recipient of a $20,000 planning grant provided by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability…

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Farm Bureau joins chamber with ribbon cutting ceremony

The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Farm Bureau with a ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday, August 9. Pictured are (L-R) Chamber representatives Jennifer Huber and Julie Burenheide, Farm... Read More

Morrill Tree Board plants tree

In honor of Morrill's Arbor Day, the Morrill Tree Board plants an Oregon Trail Sugar Maple. Pictured are (L-R) Lee Wymer, Corey Allen, Libby Wahwasuck, Emma Wahwasuck, Derek Wahwasuck and... Read More

Nemaha County Sheriff

ARRESTS Lisa Johnson, 54, of Seneca was arrested by the Seneca Police Department on Aug. 10 on charges of driving with an expired license. Johnson was released on a $250…

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Brown County Sheriff

On Aug. 7, based on a traffic stop, Phillip Vanzant, 52, of Platte City was arrested on a $20,000 cash probation violation warrant. On Aug. 7, Randall Davis, 30, of…

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Old Albany Days: Smoke, fire and iron

Submitted by Travis McCoy The ring of the anvil, the quiet purr of the blower as it breathes life into the fire — a fire that looks like the mouth…

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