Local & Area

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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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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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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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

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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Sheriff: Make preparations for the eclipse

I would like to pass on to county residents and our upcoming visitors some information and concerns about the eclipse that will happen on Monday, Aug. 21. As you can…

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Local swine operation applies for waste management permit

An application for a livestock waste management facility to serve a Nemaha County swine operation has been filed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Application Details The application…

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Former Morrill man badly injured in accident

Submitted by Sheryl Kostiuk Cris Kostiuk, formerly of Morrill, was badly injured in a Wednesday, Aug. 9, accident in Watonga, Okla. A semi-truck failed to stop at a stop sign…

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Old Time Saturday Night is this weekend

The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host its 22nd annual Old Time Saturday Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. All activities will be held…

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KBI releases annual crime report

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has released the 2016 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by local and state law enforcement agencies…

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KBI requests assistance locating silver Ford F-150 connected to suspicious death

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office have requested the public’s assistance locating a vehicle connected to a death investigation which began Saturday night in…

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