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Martinez, Hicks set for preliminary hearings

Two Sabetha residents who have been charged in connection with a Hiawatha home invasion are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, July 12. Edgar Martinez, 21, and Jazmene Hicks, 23,…

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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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Nemaha County District Court

CRIMINAL CASES FINISHED (DISMISSAL INCLUDED) State of Kansas versus Roan Bruggeman of Holton, entered a plea of no contest, found guilty, to count 2 — theft, a Class A misdemeanor….

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Brown County Commission

Monday, June 26 The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 26. Members present were Steve Roberts, Keith Olsen and Dwight Kruse. Also present were County…

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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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Trio scheduled to appear in court

The three teens who were allegedly involved in a vandalism incident at Sabetha High School in April are scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. Seth…

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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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