Local & Area

WIC program improves customer service

Submitted by Nemaha County Community Health WIC, Kansas’ public health nutrition program, is offering its families a new way to shop for WIC food benefits using an EBT (electronic benefit…

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Sabetha blood drive is set for January 23

Submitted by Lyla Edelman Local donors have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves for a good cause on Tuesday, Jan. 23, when the Community Blood Center (CBC) comes to…

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Brown County Courthouse implements new security measures

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, firearms and other weapons will be prohibited from being brought into the Brown County Courthouse by members of the public. To prohibit firearms and other weapons…

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Misty Scott earns board certification

Submitted by Christina Livengood Nemaha County Community Health Services (NCCHS) is pleased to congratulate one of the staff nurses, Misty Scott, who has successfully met the criteria and passed the…

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Home Inventory List can help avoid a headache in 2018

When it comes to preparing for a disaster, AAA Kansas says, most people forget one very important thing: a home inventory. According to the Insurance Information Institute, only half of…

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BCGS program on presidential funderals slated for January 18

Submitted by Greg Newlin The Brown County Genealogical Society invites the public to join them for an evening of interesting facts about presidential funerals of the past at 7 p.m….

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City’s water is back on track

A minor drinking water violation for the City of Sabetha has been resolved, according to Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer. Shroyer says the city’s results for November were 1.2, which…

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Department of Wildlife implements new program

Submitted by Tim Urban, Wildlife Biologist Technician One of the top priorities of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is to provide access for hunting opportunities in…

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Toll-free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

Submitted by Cindy Roupe Up-to-the-minute information on the 2018 Kansas Legislature is only a phone call away. Kansas residents can access information on legislation, bill status, legislative procedure, contact information,…

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City of Sabetha: No need for worry, city officials say

Sabetha residents received a letter from the City of Sabetha dated Dec. 26, 2017, outlining important information about their drinking water. The letter states that the city recently had a…

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Snow angels to the rescue!

A Sabetha “snow angel” watched over a stranded Omaha television reporter and her mother whose car broke down south of Sabetha on Thursday, Dec. 28. For nearly three hours in…

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Frigid conditions usher in New Year

Snow that fell on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, has remained frozen on the ground — with the exception of a few patches here and there — ever since due to…

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Free income tax assistance is available

Submitted by Kevin Kneisley Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging Free income tax assistance provided by VITA, for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes (who generally make $54,000…

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Outdoor pets need extra care on cold winter days

Submitted by Randall Kowalik Dogs and cats that spend most of their time outdoors will need a little preparation before the brunt of winter arrives. Paying attention to a few…

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Authorities seek information on fatal hit and run

Submitted by Andrea Nolte At approximately 12:38 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2017, a fatal crash occurred on U.S. Highway 400, one mile west of Severy, in Greenwood County. The Kansas…

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