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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

Former Prairie Hills Superintendent is offered Holton position

A Sabetha man and former local superintendent has been hired as the new superintendent of Holton USD No. 336. Following the USD No. 336 Board of Education meeting Monday, April 14, Dennis Stones of Sabetha was offered a one-year contract for the position. Stones, who is replacing retiring superintendent Nancy Meyer, will begin work for USD No. 336 on July 1. Stones retired as superintendent... Read More

School Board to meet

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14. The board will continue discussion, and take possible action, on recommended budget reductions. The board also will continue to discuss the sale of the Bern School buildings. See the full agenda here. (113 BOE Agenda April 14)  Read More

Fairview UCC to host presentation of St. John’s Bible

On Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m., the Fairview United Church of Christ, 311 High Street, in Fairview, will host a presentation of the St. John’s Bible.  The St. John’s Bible is the first handwritten, completely handcrafted Bible to be commissioned in over 500 years, since the printing press revolutionized book production in the late 15th century. David Carter from the Kansas... Read More

Community Choir prepares for free ‘Messiah’ concert

Members of the Marshall County Community Choir are getting a crash course in Baroque music as they prepare for their upcoming concert of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”  The concert, which is free to the public, will be presented in the Marysville High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13. The concert is a joint venture between... Read More

St. Paul Church in Fairview to host movie depicting life of Jesus Christ

A free movie depicting the life of Jesus Christ during the time from the Garden of Gethsemane to his crucifixion will be shown at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairview on Friday, April 11.  Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with the movie showing at 7 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. The public is welcome and invited to attend. This award-winning movie depicts the intense... Read More

Update: Missing person found dead

Nicholas Wayne Ploeger

Nicholas Wayne Ploeger After a multi-county search following the disappearance of a 21-year-old on Sunday, April 6, Doniphan County officials have confirmed that Nicholas Wayne Ploeger has been found dead. Ploeger’s body was found early Wednesday evening, April 9, in a pasture west of Troy. Both the Doniphan and Brown County Sheriff’s Departments had requested the public’s... Read More

Seeding work to start Thursday along U.S. Highway 75

Crews will begin seeding work on northbound and southbound U.S. Highway 75 in Brown and Nemaha Counties beginning on Thursday and Friday, April 10-11, with project completion scheduled for mid-May 2014, weather permitting. Work will take place on the highway right of way during daylight hours, Monday through Saturday. The permanent seeding is occurring on two sections of U.S. 75... Read More

HCC will hold informational presentation in Sabetha

Highland Community College is opening a center at 313 Nemaha in Baileyville, to serve students in and around the Nemaha and Marshall county portions of Northeast Kansas. At noon on Wednesday, April 9, HCC will hold a presentation at 805 Main (City Hall) in Sabetha for Sabetha area businesses to learn more about HCC’s Western Center. Lunch will be provided. Traditional and non-traditional... Read More

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