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Man rescued from icy waters at Pony Creek

Fishing equipment and gear remain in Pony Creek Lake Wednesday, February 3, after a local man fell through the ice Tuesday, February 2.

Fishing equipment and gear remain in Pony Creek Lake Wednesday, February 3, after a local man fell through the ice Tuesday, February 2.                                                Tim Kellenberger | Herald A man is alive after an ice fishing incident at Pony Creek Lake. According to Sabetha Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck, at approximately 5:44 p.m. Tuesday,... Read More

Hesston-based chinese restaurant to add location on Sabetha’s Main Street

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The rumors of a new Chinese restaurant coming to Sabetha are true, and residents can expect to expand their restaurant dining options by the end of 2016 or early 2017. Panda Kitchen, based out of Hesston, will open its seventh location in Kansas. Owners Fei and Julie Yang purchased the Hughes Clothing building at the corner of Ninth and Main streets across from Downtown Coffee... Read More

42nd annual bicycle tour schedules overnight in Sabetha

  Biking Across Kansas announced Saturday, Jan. 23, the route for its 42nd annual bicycle tour across the State of Kansas. This year’s route includes an overnight stay in Sabetha. About the 2016 Tour Biking Across Kansas is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of up to 900 bicyclists, including support staff. Registration opened at midnight... Read More

Westar says substation may be up by March 2017

  Better communication is what Sabetha and Bern businessmen and women were promised at the Jan. 22 meeting with Westar Energy representatives. Westar’s first step to better communication with area customers was to provide a timeline of planned improvements. “These dates are estimates and, like any major construction project, could be affected by unforeseen challenges,”... Read More

Life sentence handed down for former Brown County worker

On Monday, Feb. 1, Dallas Bond, 21, of Horton was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years. Bond was sentenced for aggravated indecent liberties with a child. He pled no contest to the charge in December 2015. Five other child sex-related charges – including rape – were dismissed in exchange for the plea. Shawna Miller, Jackson County attorney,... Read More

Radishes, turnips gain popularity with area farmers as cover crops

On on a farm east of Sabetha, a dug-out daikon radish, left, and a turnip, right, are shown on Monday, January 25. Note the vegetables' sizes in comparison with the spade, back.

On on a farm east of Sabetha, a dug-out daikon radish, left, and a turnip, right, are shown on Monday, January 25. Note the vegetables’ sizes in comparison with the spade, back. What’s to blame for that rotten smell some area residents have been noticing? It’s the weather… in a roundabout way. The drop in temperatures has caused the winterkill of a few cover crops —... Read More

Feeling disconnected and powerless

  “Frustration” did not even touch the sentiments felt by Sabetha and Bern businessmen and women at a meeting with Westar Energy representatives held Friday morning, Jan. 22. Westar representatives Suzanne Lane, Terry Wilson and Justin Campbell were present at Sabetha City Hall Friday for more than an hour to discuss the company’s progress on improving the area’s power... Read More

City to upgrade west loop lines

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Kenny Miller, Nick Aberle and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo. Commissioner Maridel Wittmer was absent. Troy Lay, the city’s electrical distribution supervisor, discussed upgrades needed on... Read More

Power Outages: Equipment failure is cause of year’s second outage

The second outage of the year occurred around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. The outage affected the areas of Sabetha, Bern, Axtell, Oneida, Berwick and Richmond. Though Westar Energy restored power to Sabetha in a little over two hours, some areas experienced a longer outage period. “We started our generators and all power was restored in Sabetha in about an hour,” said City... Read More

USC, LLC joins forces with GSI

USC, LLC., enters into a joint partnership with GSI. Pictured are (L-R) Hans Lehmann, Vice President and General Manager of GSI North America; Steve Reid, Director Finance of GSI North America; Andy Renyer, Owner of USC, LLC; Scott McKernan, Director of Global Strategic Accounts of GSI; Jim Renyer, Owner of USC, LLC; Tom Welke, AGCO Senior Vice President of GSI Global Grain and Protein; Gary Modrow, GSI Business Development Manager, M&A.

  USC, LLC., enters into a joint partnership with GSI. Pictured are (L-R) Hans Lehmann, Vice President and General Manager of GSI North America; Steve Reid, Director Finance of GSI North America; Andy Renyer, Owner of USC, LLC; Scott McKernan, Director of Global Strategic Accounts of GSI; Jim Renyer, Owner of USC, LLC; Tom Welke, AGCO Senior Vice President of GSI Global Grain... Read More

Fire District sets public hearing in hopes of grant for new fire barn

  Fire District No. 4 hopes all goes well next week at a public hearing set for Monday, Jan. 25. The hearing was set after Tim Krehbiel, Jason Rokey and Eldon Kaster with the Bern Fire Department came before the Nemaha County Commission on Monday, Jan. 11, to let Commissioners know that they wanted to apply for a KAN STEP Grant in order to build a new fire barn in Bern. According... Read More

Sabetha man arrested for aggravated assault

On Friday, Jan. 8, Michael Bankes, 53, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after the Sabetha Police Department (SPD) responded to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Main Street involving a knife and numerous individuals. The SPD launched an investigation after the knife was recovered at the scene and Bankes was arrested a short time later. Bankes was booked into the... Read More

Lawrence man arrested for Sabetha aggravated battery

  Randy D. Berglund, 32, of Lawrence was arrested by the Nemaha County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday, Jan. 13, on a Nemaha County warrant for aggravated battery. “Approximately five weeks ago our office began to hear of a physical altercation involving a baseball bat that took place here in Sabetha,” said Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck. “No one came forward with information,... Read More

School Board meets

  The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education met in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Wetmore Academic Center. Board members present were Ed Reznicek, Kathy Lippert, Kent Saylor, Jim Scoby, Leslie Scoby, Kent Kuckelman and Jeff DeMint. The board adopted the agenda as amended. Board members conducted the monthly check-in, with each being asked to reflect on... Read More

Future Land Use is topic of Plan discussion

  The Sabetha Planning Commission met Thursday, Jan. 7. Present were Chairman Ed Steinlage, Vern Orton, Jeff Walter, Scott Krebs, John Rebant, Bill Roggenkamp and Scott Wedel. Julie Krebs and Adam Reel were absent. City Administrator Doug Allen and Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer also were present. Guests present were Daniel Tramp, City Commissioner Julie Burenheide,... Read More

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