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Highest bid on Sycamore Springs is unacceptable

A large crowd, mostly including community residents who have fond memories of participation in events at the historic resort, attends the Sycamore Springs auction.

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Garber, Lukert campaigns agree to televised debate

Steve Lukert Randy Garber Weeks of questions have ended with the announcement that candidates for Kansas House Seat, District 62, will sit in the same room to answer policy questions. But it will be a small room, and the general public isn’t invited. Who is invited? Republican incumbent Randy Garber and up to 20 of his supporters, Democratic challenger Steve Lukert and up to 20... Read More

‘Heroes’ art show to display Falter World War II paintings

This piece, Operating Room, wil be one of many on display at the Stalder Art Gallery "Heroes" Art Show on Tuesday, November 11.

This piece, Operating Room, wil be one of many on display at the Stalder Art Gallery “Heroes” Art Show on Tuesday, November 11. The Richardson County Arts and Humanities Council in Falls City, Neb., has announced that the Stalder Gallery in the Falls City Library and Arts Center will display seven original John Falter paintings that were commissioned by Esquire magazine... Read More

Receive Sheriff’s Department alerts

The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department is now utilizing a new communications service that makes it possible to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology. The Nixle Community Information Service allows the department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message... Read More

School Board: At least half a million still to go

Enrollment Projections

Based on calculations by District Auditor Ken Kickhaefer, USD No. 113 is projected to face at least a $584,724.02 shortage for the 2015-16 school year. Quick figuring by Board Member Brent Lortscher following Kickhaefer’s presentation indicated that inflation could kick that number up as high as $1.25 million. This information was presented during the regular meeting of the Prairie... Read More

Santa’s Workshop shopping event to feature many local, area vendors

Don’t want to let the holidays sneak up on you? Attend the Santa’s Workshop shopping event between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Sabetha Country Club. There is no admission to enter, and many local and area vendors will have booths with products available. Vendors include the following: Origami Owl, Mary Kay, Thirty-One, Jamberry Nails, Say It With Sparkle, Norwex,... Read More

Fall burn dates set

Sabetha City Commission The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in regular session. Mayor Doug Clark began the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioners set fall burn dates effective from Oct. 13 through Dec. 1. Commissioner Maridel Wittmer expressed concerns regarding recreational vehicles (RVs) and asked if there was an ordinance regarding these... Read More

Election: Additional Information on Capital Outlay

This information is in addition to the Capital Outlay infographic published in this week’s Voter Guide section. Mill Levy – In Depth The Capital Outlay mill rate for USD No. 113 has never been above 6 mills, which used to be the state maximum. In 2005, the state raised the maximum mill rate for capital outlay to 8 mills. However, from the 2007-08 school year through... Read More

Round and round the Mulberry Bush…

Steve Lukert Randy Garber Only the candidates — not their campaign teams or debate managers — will decide whether voters go to the polls with the palpable feeling that candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives, District 62, are merely chasing each other’s tails. If Republican incumbent Randy Garber and Democratic challenger Steve Lukert cannot put the game-playing... Read More

Senator Jerry Moran will host Listening Tour Stop in Sabetha

TOWN HALL MEETING U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has announced that he will visit Sabetha on Thursday, Oct. 16, as part of his Kansas Listening Tour. He will be at Sabetha Middle School Auditorium from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. SMS is located at 751 Bluejay Boulevard. Area residents are encouraged to attend and share feedback with Sen. Moran on the critical issues facing Kansas and... Read More

‘The Tie That Bound’ to feature women in John Brown’s family

Not often were any of the women in abolitionist John Brown’s family ever mentioned in the history books. We knew a lot about Brown and his sons, but rarely, if at all about the Brown family women. Come listen and learn, as Brown County Genealogical Society member Anne Cash reviews The Tie That Bound by author Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. The program will... Read More

Free suicide prevention workshop to be held in Seneca

An free educational workshop, “Understanding Suicide: Why we lost Robin Williams,” will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Community Building in Seneca. The program is designed to help participants increase knowledge of patterns and trends of suicide in the Midwest and United States; aid in recognizing suicidal behaviors, assessing lethality and intervening... Read More

Historic resort Sycamore Springs up for auction

The roller skating rink at Sycamore Springs is a popular location for youth group, 4-H and Scouts, and birthday parties.
Patty Locher | Herald

This sign at the gated entrance welcomes visitors to the Sycamore Springs resort.Patty Locher | Herald Sycamore Springs, the historic resort that has played an important part in the lives of many local residents, is scheduled to be sold at public auction on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the resort site. Owners Dale and Betty Aue and their family members have kept the multi-faceted business... Read More

Brownville’s Old Time Autumn starts Saturday

The Brownville Historical Society’s Annual Old Time Autumn weekend festival will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12. This family fun event is filled with activities. Kicking off this year’s activities is a new feature. A Turkey Trot Fun Run starts the day on Saturday. Runners, walkers, strollers are welcome. For safety reasons, no dogs, please. Children 12 and under will... Read More

CAPS to host fourth annual 5K to support animal shelter

The Community Animal Protection Society’s (CAPS) fourth annual Race for the Rescue 5K is right around the corner. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11. It was started four years ago to raise funds to build a local animal shelter. The run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the location of the new Dog Park, which is at the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets. It is one... Read More

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