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Morrill City Council 1.2.18

Submitted by Linda Hill The Morrill City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with members Dan Halstead, Todd Gruber and Miles Ploeger present. Mayor Roger Price presided….

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Brown County Commission 1.16.18

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Members present were Chairman Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. Also present were County Clerk…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 1.16.18

ARRESTS Michael Sauer, 49, of Seneca was arrested on Jan. 10 by the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office (NMSO) for the offenses of domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery and criminal restraint….

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Court Updates: Teens sentenced in WHS vandalism

The two teens who were charged with the vandalism at Wetmore Academic Center (WAC) in early August 2017 were sentenced in court Tuesday, Jan. 16. Jarred Kramer, 18, and Jayme…

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Frozen, burst pipes causing homeowner havoc

Submitted by Jennifer Haugh The first couple weeks of January have been cold and costly for maSet featured imageny homeowners across Kansas who find themselves dealing with damage caused by…

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Cold Snap Out of It!

Bitterly cold temperatures slammed the local area Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 9, with temperatures swinging nearly 40 degrees in the course of 24 hours — hitting a low…

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HCH Home Health closure announcement sparks concern

An announcement on Monday, Jan. 8, by Hiawatha Community Hospital that it will be closing its Home Health Agency no later than April 30 of this year has sent ripples…

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Community encouraged to join the challenge

It starts in the heart — kindness. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than by showing love for others by performing good deeds. For…

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No damage reported in chicken shed fire

A chicken shed received little to no damage after at Sunday morning fire. At 6:48 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, the Sabetha Fire Department was called out for a structure fire…

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Patrol releases December special enforcements

Throughout the month of December 2017, the Kansas Highway Patrol worked numerous special enforcements related to traffic safety issues, including speeding, seat belts and DUI patrols. These enforcements were in…

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Court Updates: Hiawatha Teacher

A former Hiawatha teacher who was charged with having unlawful sexual relations with an underage student while she was teaching at Hiawatha High School during the 2016-17 school year is…

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Court Updates: Child Solicitation

A St. Joseph, Mo., man who has been charged with felony electronic solicitation is scheduled for an additional pre-trial hearing at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. William Buehler, 69, entered…

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Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 nominates Sheriff Merchant

Submitted by Patty Locher Community Awards Chairperson Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 of the VFW Every year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars invites local posts to submit their nominee for the…

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Urgent need for blood donations during National Blood Donor Month

Submitted by Samantha Pollard This January – National Blood Donor Month – the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to make an…

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Dairy U aims to prepare youth for future in industry

Submitted by Angie Stump-Denton High school students with an interest in discovering opportunities within the dairy industry are encouraged to apply for a four-day immersive educational opportunity throughout southwest Kansas….

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