Local & Area

Sabetha sales tax receipts decrease

Sabetha’s sales tax receipts are below last year’s earnings for June. This is according to the June County/City Local Sales Tax Distribution Report released by the Kansas Department of Revenue….

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Brown County Genealogical Society program slated for July 19

Submitted by Greg Newlin Are you interested in antique farming machinery? Then join us for an interesting evening when Sabethan Shaun Pearson shows photographs and tells us about his collection…

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Bern Blood Drive collects 61 units

Submitted by Mel Ahlquist, Coordinator The Red Cross Blood Drive in Bern on Wednesday June 20, collected 61 units, exceeding the goal by 12 units. Those donating were Heidi Baumgartner…

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Club News: Nemaha County Association of Retired School Personnel 7.3.18

Submitted by Lyla Edelman The third meeting of the Nemaha County Association of Retired School Personnel was held on at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Buzz Café with…

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Sendoff for Honor Flight


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Eagle Scout Award: Better late than never

Jim Spellmeier receives Eagle Scout award 50 years later, due to his Boy Scout post closing when he earned it in 1968. Submitted by Burdel Welsh On Saturday, June 22,…

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New Medicare cards are arriving in Kansas mailboxes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing new Medicare cards to protect the safety and security of people with Medicare benefits. The new Medicare cards no longer…

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Area judge is appointed to advisory committee

The Kansas Supreme Court appointed five judges, including one from the 22nd Judicial District, to the Judicial Education Advisory Committee and reappointed a sixth judge. Appointed to three-year terms beginning…

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Excessive heat warning issued across Kansas, use caution

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) advises people to use caution during the extreme heat that is anticipated to last for several days. “The best defense against heat-related…

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A Welcome Sight

A wet sidewalk is a welcome sight as rain falls Monday morning, June 25. In Sabetha, rain totaled approximately a quarter inch on Monday into Tuesday morning. Approximately half an... Read More

School finance not ‘adequate,’ Supreme Court says

Equity? Check. Adequacy? Not quite good enough. That’s the word from the Kansas Supreme Court to the Kansas Legislature on the recent school finance law. In its sixth Gannon v….

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Celebrate America with local, area events

It’s time to celebrate America’s 242nd birthday – Independence Day. Fireworks, baseball, food and fun will highlight the birthday celebrations in Sabetha and area communities In addition to personal celebrations,…

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Wetmore National Bank now named GNBank

Girard National Bank has announced that it will change its name and all branch location names to GNBank, effective July 2, 2018. Previously, branch locations, including Wetmore National Bank, operated…

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AAA offers safety tips for fireworks and grilling this Fourth of July

Submitted by Shawn Steward As Kansans soon join millions of other Americans, gathering to celebrate our nation’s independence, AAA Kansas and AAA Insurance warn that some inherent dangers of Fourth…

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Nemaha County Democrats host primary candidates social event

Submitted by JoLene Bloom, Nemaha County Democrats Chair On Wednesday, June 20, the Stallbaumer Community Room was alive with friendly and informative conversations as the Nemaha County Democrats hosted candidates…

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