Local & Area

Albany celebrates with a bang

Submitted by Travis McCoy Volunteers at the Albany Museum celebrated the birth of our great nation in a truly spectacular way on Sunday, July 2. The museum is home to…

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Here. Saturday. Free.

Sabetha will play host to its first ever Christian music festival — Rock the Ridge — this Saturday, July 8, at the outdoor grounds of NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. And…

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USD 113 scores perfect on transportation safety

The Kansas Department of Education’s (KSDE) Fiscal Auditing Staff has finished their Transportation Safety Reviews for the 2016‐17 school year. Prairie Hills USD No. 113 had a perfect score on…

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Kansas seat belt fine increases to $30

On July 1, the fine for not wearing a seat belt in Kansas will raise to $30, from the $10 it has been since June 2011. This change is for…

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Applications are being accepted for financial assistance

Submitted by Kerry Wedel The Delaware River WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) provides financial assistance for installation of best management practices on agricultural lands in designated priority areas of…

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Bern Blood Drive nets 63 units

Submitted by Sheryl Ahlquist, Coordinator A Red Cross blood drive was held at the Bern Community Center on Wednesday, June 21. It was well attended with 51 donors and 63…

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It’s a Sabetha shindig

It’s time to dust off your boots and head out to the Northeast Kansas Rodeo next weekend. The weekend rodeo activities will kick off with the Rodeo Parade – sponsored…

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Corpse flower opens to delight, repel curious Kansans

Submitted Randall Kowalik The initial bloom of a titan arum could take as long as 20 years after the seed is cultivated. Kansas State University’s titan arum or “corpse flower”…

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Public invited to participate in Pie Baking Contest

Submitted by Deb Henry What could be more reminiscent of the “old time county fair” but a pie baking contest? In an effort to add to the fair nostalgia and…

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Reunion: Moser-Giesel

Submitted by Sarah Moser The 17th biennial reunion of the Moser-Giesel families was held Saturday, June 24, at the Community Center in Bern. Planning and hosting the reunion were Eileen…

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Busy Bees

Matt and Michelle Tedman have been busy so far this summer with their honey business – T-House Honey – which has grown more than three times its original size in…

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BCGS offers ice cream and jazz

Submitted by Greg Newlin From the Brown County Genealogical Moment No. 12: “In June 1909, J. K. Hirth with two carpenters hammered away every day to finish constructing a band…

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Brown County Fair slated to begin

While the 99th annual Brown County Free Fair officially is slated for Monday through Friday, July 10 through 14, some early events are beginning already this week. Special attractions and…

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Volunteers cut and shock the oat crop

Submitted by Travis McCoy On Saturday, June 24, a large group of volunteers showed up at the Albany Museum just north of Sabetha to cut and shock the oat crop…

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Sabetha Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for ‘The Vintage Butterfly’

Holly Wisdom, owner of The Vintage Butterfly, hosts an open house and Sabetha Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Friday, June 23, at her shop in her home at 2314 Timberlane.... Read More

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