Local & Area

Local election ‘falls’ this year

Two city, three school board positions are up for re-election A change in Kansas law has moved local elections — such as those held for city officials and school board…

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Rainy Day Blues

  Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer says wastewater improvement contract includes repairs to yards and streets. The streets of Sabetha have been much like an obstacle course the last few…

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Local blood drives scheduled

Submitted by Samantha Pollard Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for…

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Brown County Commission

Monday, March 27 The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, March 27. Members present were Steve Roberts, Keith Olsen and Dwight Kruse. Also present were County…

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It’s more than just a meal

Submitted by Diane Yunghans Nemaha County Senior Services Director Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal. We deliver more than 29,968 meals each year. But you’re nourished by…

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Area Fire Department receives grant for grain bin rescue tube

Submitted by Harland Schuster Morrill Fire Department (FD) received a $1,800 grant for a grain bin rescue tube from the Frontier Farm Credit Working Here Fund. Morrill FD purchased a…

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Feels like home

Upon learning that the local Girl Scouts were in need of a location to call “home,” the Albany Historical Society Board of Directors took quick action. The Girl Scouts —…

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School funding bill hits committee

A new school funding bill is now on the table of the K-12 Budget Committee. Revamping K-12 school funding was already on the Kansas Legislature’s “To Do” list this session,…

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Westar continues power reliability improvements

More progress has been made on power infrastructure in the Sabetha, Bern and Seneca area. Westar Energy has been working to improve the reliability in the area for more than…

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Seneca family earns distinction

The Haverkamp family, owners of Kelly Hills Dairy in Seneca, has been named among the 2017 Members of Distinction by Dairy Farmers of America. The Members of Distinction program recognizes…

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Securing the reds

The city of Sabetha collected 76 units of blood at the Sabetha Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 21. Edelmans Home Center was the sponsor for the food. Those helping…

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Reavis-Ashley DAR

Submitted by Ann Smith Reavis-Ashley chapter DAR met at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Falls City, Neb., for a luncheon meeting. Members present were Regent…

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Local drives scheduled

Submitted by Samantha Pollard The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound…

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Sabetha Community Hospital Guild

Submitted by Kathie Tramp Reporter The Sabetha Community Hospital Guild met at noon Monday, March 20, at the Sabetha Emergency Services Building. Twenty-two ladies were present, along with two visitors….

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Community Feature Focus Series: New Beginnings Woodcrafts

BUILDING DREAMS For Justin Sallman, giving his grandfather’s tools a new beginning is a way of honoring a legacy of hard work and determination cultivated by his grandparents and parents….

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