Local & Area

Troopers inspect buses in preparation for the first day of school

Submitted by Andrea Nolte Annually, the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) is charged with ensuring school buses are in proper working order before being put on the road This month and…

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Reminder for Kansas producers of August 1 deadline

Submitted by Kitra Cooper U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Adrian Polansky reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Monday, Aug. 1, to…

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Firefighters brave heat to tame hay shed fire

Area fire departments have been on the scene at a hay shed fire east of U.S. Highway 75 in Brown County, north of 320th Street. Firefighters are braving the heat,…

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Nemaha County Fair to be held July 29 to August 1

  The 2015 Nemaha County Free Fair is scheduled to start Friday, July 29, and go to Monday, Aug. 1, at the Nemaha County fairgrounds in Seneca. The weekend will…

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Stayin’ Awhile: Annual rodeo draws cowboys, cowgirls and fans alike

The annual Northeast Kansas Rodeo was held in Sabetha on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17. The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce also hosted its annual parade, including a children’s…

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Shroyer to represent Kansas on NRWA board

  Bill Shroyer, assistant city administrator for the City Sabetha, has been nominated to represent Kansas on the board of directors of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA). Shroyer is…

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Rainbow Communications celebrates communities for Smart Rural award

  On Sept. 21, 2015, in Boston, Mass., the NTCA and the Rural Broadband Association awarded Rainbow Communications and its communities with the highest honor, the Showcase Award, for being…

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Kansas Water Photo Contest is launched

  Kansas is blessed with great natural resources and Kansans are encouraged to capture the most vital of these, water. The Kansas Water Office (KWO) is accepting water photos to…

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Advance voter ballots available for Aug. 2 Primary Election

  Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Election Officer Nemaha County registered voters can apply for an advance voter ballot for the Aug. 2 Primary Election at the County Clerk’s…

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Grandma Helen celebrates 99 years

To honor the 99th birthday of “Grandma Helen” Feek, a family gathering was held Saturday, July 9. In addition to the guest of honor, those present included Fred and Karen…

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Pre-primary campaign reports can be viewed

Treasurers for candidates running for state and county office will file their pre-primary election campaign reports on Monday, July 25. In addition, on July 28, a report of last-minute contributions…

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Huffmans open set of businesses

After starting their first business — Huffman Equipment Rental, LLC — in 2014, Keith and Amber Huffman of Sabetha have now expanded and started a second business. With the desire…

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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelets

  Submitted by Samantha Pollard The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low…

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Bern Main Street resurfacing begins

  Construction began last week on the Main Street resurfacing project in Bern, said Bern City Clerk Yvonne Krehbiel. Beginning at the intersection of Herald and Main streets, the current…

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Sunday evening crash claims life of Wetmore man

A Sunday evening Atchison County crash has claimed the life of a Wetmore man, identified as 63-year-old Clarence A. Nott Jr. KHP reports that at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July…

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