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Brown County commissioners hear wind farm concerns from citizens

The Brown County commission meeting was held at the Brown County courthouse on Monday, Jan. 14, and was attended by 20 to 25 citizens who voiced their concerns regarding the…

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Nemaha County commissioners update public on wind farm proposals

After a short executive session by phone with their attorney James Neeld, the Nemaha County Commissioners welcomed public comment during their meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, regarding the wind farm…

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Sabetha City Commission discusses animal control

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

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Snow blankets area over weekend

Cattle trek through the snow toward their food source on Saturday morning, January 12. Approximately 6 to 9 inches of snow fell in the area during this storm, according to... Read More

Kennally set to join Sabetha Family Practice in summer of 2020

Sabetha Community Hospital recently announced that Dr. Rachel Kennally Allen, MD, will join Drs. Kevin Kennally, Gregg Wenger, James Longabaugh and Christian Tramp at Sabetha Family Practice in the summer... Read More

Nemaha County Sheriff 1.14.19

JAIL BOOKING/RELEASE Joni Holthaus, 36, of Axtell was arrested by Seneca Police Department on Jan. 11 on charge of driving under the influence. Holthaus was released on the same day…

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Brown County Sheriff 1.10.19

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office was recently contacted when an individual was selling items that raised concern for some county residents. The Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation and soon after,…

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Court Update: Maria Perez-Marquez set for May jury trial

The Omaha, Neb., woman who was involved in a November 2017 head-on collision that killed three members of a Sabetha family, appeared in court and is now set for a…

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Court Update: Gage Gresham

A Sabetha man who was arrested in May 2018 for child sex crimes has had his sentencing continued for the second time. Gage Gresham, 20, was scheduled to appear in…

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Brown County Sheriff presents 2018 statistics

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant recently provided county residents 2018 statistics for the Brown County Sheriff’s office. For 2018, the Brown County Sheriff’s dispatch received approximately 14,060 calls for service,…

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Wellness Center is expected to open in June

In just five months’ time, the corner of 14th and Oregon streets has gone from dirt to a tangible building. Construction on the Sabetha Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is…

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Wetmore Library offers a myriad of services

Submitted by Savannah Bryant, WHS Student Correspondent Located on 328 Second Street in Wetmore, the Wetmore Public Library offers its patrons many services beyond books. Some of these services include…

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Brown County’s Jerry Clary is Post Law Enforcement of the Year

Submitted by Patty Locher Sabetha VFW Memorial Post 7285 Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has selected Jerry Clary, Public Safety Resource Officer of the Brown…

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Nemaha County Commission 1.7.2018

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans County Clerk The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 7, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting…

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Muralist wanted for south art project

South St. Joseph Development Corporation and the Allied Arts Council invite artists to submit proposals for a mural on the east exterior wall of 401 Illinois Avenue. The proposed work…

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