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Local recycling is easy

The Nemaha County Recycling Program encourages all residents to take part in Earth Day, and continue taking care of the environment all year round. There are many easy ways you can do your part on Earth Day: plant a tree, take part in track pick up, or recycle! Earth Day was observed on Tuesday, April 22. Earth Day, which was started in 1970 and went international in 1990, is observed... Read More

Future meeting recordings will be available at district office, aired on public access channel

Following a request at the February 2014 meeting of the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education, all meetings of the board will now be recorded. The April 14, 2014, meeting is the first meeting recording that is available to the public. According to the district office, the recording will be aired on the Sabetha and Axtell public access channels for approximately one week following... Read More

Nemaha County Rural Fire District No. 2 will receive $299,999

On April 15, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced that three communities have received grants through the Kansas Small Towns Environment Program (KAN STEP). Nemaha County Rural Fire District No. 2 will receive $299,999 to construct a new fire station building to house its firefighting equipment and offer training space to better serve the 25 volunteer firefighters. KAN STEP... Read More

PTO Carnival provides fun for all ages

Sabetha Elementary School students and their families are counting down the days until the “Summer Send-off Carnival,” sponsored by the Sabetha Parent-Teacher Organization. The second annual carnival is from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Sabetha High School. Activities available include a cake walk, inflatables, laser tag, carnival games and toddler play area. There will... Read More

Locals are encouraged to donate blood for the cause

With the arrival of spring the American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to make blood donations at their upcoming blood drives to support patients in need. The Nemaha County blood drive is from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. It will be held at the Wetmore Legion Hall, at 22 Second Street. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. All... Read More

Walk MS is scheduled for April 26 in Hiawatha

In 600 cities across the United States, thousands of people will walk to one destination: a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Walk MS is more than a fundraiser, it is a community event. The money raised from the walk will provide funds for local programs and services. The community of Hiawatha is joining the movement again this year. We are planning a Walk MS on April 26 at the... Read More

Community joins together for Sabetha spring cleaning

Spring is here, and the Sabetha community is getting ready for its annual spring cleaning. Last year during the Citywide Clean-Up, volunteers hauled 25 loads to the landfill. Citywide Clean-Up is free to all residents and will be held on Wednesday, April 23. If it rains, the reschedule date will be April 30. The event is sponsored by the City of Sabetha and the Sabetha Chamber of... Read More

NAMI to host “The Magical Years” free presentation in Sabetha

The public is invited to attend a free presentation “The Magical Years: Physical and Mental Health in Peri-menopausal and Menopausal Women” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Community National Bank’s Community Room, 15 East Main Street in Sabetha. More than 60 million women are of peri- and/or menopausal age (35-60 years). Most women gain information by immersing... Read More

Communities share the details of Easter Egg Hunts

Easter is Sunday, April 20, and many area organizations have Easter Egg Hunts planned. The Fairview Willing Workers 4-H Club will be hosting the Fairview Easter Egg Hunt at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Fairview Community Center. Children from ages birth to 10 years old are welcome to participate. First Lutheran Church at 311 Cedar Street in Sabetha will have an Easter Egg... Read More

Bern City Council meets

The Bern City Council was joined at their regular meeting by Gary Satter of Glacial Hills. In regard to the property on Main Street, for which a contract has been signed, AHRS will remove the old house after the mid-April closing.  When the lot is ready, the deed will be signed giving possession to Glacial Hills. When the house is set, the utilities will be completed. Satter will... Read More

Sabetha City Commission passes resolutions

The Sabetha City Commissioners met in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14. Mayor Doug Clark led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting. All commissioners were present. Sabetha Chief of Police Robert Wahwasuck presented a report of his department’s recent events and activities. The commissioners approved Wage Resolution No. 2014-06 to hire Jeanne Kyle as part-time... Read More

Morrill City Council meets

Council met in regular session on March 17 with members Roger Price, Ryan Menold, and Robert Wahwasuck present. Mayor Leon Huning presided. Superintendent Lee Wymer was present. Minutes were approved as read. Vouchers were approved on a motion by Price, seconded by Menold. All were in favor. Discussed was a potential hog confinement customer water hookup. Discussion of updating... Read More

School board nixes summer school cut

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education met in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the Sabetha Middle School auditorium. Board members present included Ed Reznicek, Brent Lortscher, Tim Aberle, Cheryl Wenger, Julia Alfers, Kent Kuckelman and Jeff DeMint. Also present were Superintendent Bill Orth, Assistant Superintendent Volora Hanzlicek, Board Clerk Carol Kuckelman... Read More

Sperling pleads guilty to exploitation, escape charges

A former Sabetha man has pled guilty to charges of sexual exploitation of a child and conspiracy to commit aggravated escape from custody. Forty-nine-year-old Christopher Sperling entered into this plea deal last week in Nemaha County District Court. In exchange for the plea, the third felony charge — trafficking contraband in a correctional facility — was dismissed. Sperling... Read More

Sabetha Community Hospital urges public to talk about their wishes, put into writing

Sabetha Community Hospital Inc. and other national, state and community organizations are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making — an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Sabetha Community Hospital is providing information... Read More

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