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USD No. 113 celebrates five retirees

Prairie Hills USD No. 113 faculty and staff retiring in 2015 are honored at a reception at Sabetha Middle School Wednesday, May 13. Pictured are (L-R) Margaret Schulte, Anthony Howser, Doug Leiker, Nancy Painter and Tom Palmer.
Timmy Kellenberger | Herald

Prairie Hills USD No. 113 faculty and staff retiring in 2015 are honored at a reception at Sabetha Middle School Wednesday, May 13. Pictured are (L-R) Margaret Schulte, Anthony Howser, Doug Leiker, Nancy Painter and Tom Palmer.Timmy Kellenberger | Herald  Read More

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend in the local area is always full of activities, including high school alumni reunions, family reunions and the season opening of municipal swimming pools, as well as special Memorial Day services to honor those military men and women who died in service to our country. Many people from out of town travel to Sabetha and surrounding communities to participate... Read More

School Board fills SES principal position

A new principal has been chosen for Sabetha Elementary School. At its regular meeting on Monday, May 11, the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education approved the hiring of Jennifer Gatz. Gatz is filling the position left vacant by current SES Principal Matt Garber, who is transitioning to the principal position at Sabetha Middle School. Gatz received her bachelor’s and master’s... Read More

School Board meets

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education met at 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, at the district office in Sabetha. Board members present were Ed Reznicek, Brent Lortscher, Jim Scoby, Kent Kuckelman and Jeff DeMint. Board member Cheryl Wenger was absent. Board member Julia Alfers entered partway through the meeting. Also present were Superintendent Todd Evans and Board Clerk Carol... Read More

Vision Committee has concerns with city’s Comprehensive Plan

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, May 11. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Maridel Wittmer, Julie Burenheide, Nick Aberle and Kenny Miller, City Administrator Doug Allen and City Clerk Steve Compo. Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer was absent. A number of guests representing the Grow Sabetha (Vision Committee) and Sabetha Health and Wellness groups... Read More

Sabetha Blood Drive is May 19

The Community Blood Center (CBC) will conduct a life-saving blood drive in Sabetha from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Sabetha City Hall gym. With graduation and summer vacation time fast approaching, it is important that CBC has an adequate blood supply on hand. “Community Blood Center and its donors are very similar to police officers and fire fighters,” said... Read More

Sabetha High School earns Kansas Schools of Character Recognition

During a special ceremony on May 7 at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 51 Kansas schools and school districts, including Sabetha High School, Prairie Hills, USD 113, were honored for their work in character education, which focuses on students’ social, emotional and character development. Sabetha High School was one of 32 schools and districts receiving... Read More

STEP grant applications are due July 15

The STEP Foundation receives grant applications twice yearly – Jan. 15 and July 15. Grants are made for charitable purposes that will enhance and improve the quality of life for the residents of Nemaha County in the following areas: Cultural, Health, Educational, Economic and Recreational. Projects may include seed grants to initiate new programs or projects, challenge or matching... Read More

Morrill City Council meets

The Morrill City Council met in regular session on April 20, with members Robert Wahwasuck, Todd Gruber, Miles Ploeger, Tiffany Baumgartner and Dan Halstead present. Oaths of Office were taken. Mayor Roger Price presided. Superintendent Lee Wymer was present. All the same officers from the previous year were approved. Baumgartner then left after being thanked for her service. Appointment... Read More

113 School Board cuts into $748,511 projected shortfall

Reductions made Tuesday included halving the extended contract for media specialists at Sabetha, eliminating pay to classified staff for days school is cancelled unexpectedly but adding one personal day, reducing Axtell vo-ag from four to three sections, reducing the Sabetha family and consumer science position from seven to four sections, and reducing one Sabetha math position... Read More

Sabetha City Commission: Dog training course to be offered in Sabetha

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, April 27. Present were Commissioners Nick Aberle, Kenny Miller, Julie Burenheide and Maridel Wittmer, City Clerk Steve Compo, City Administrator Doug Allen and Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer. Mayor Doug Clark was absent. Commissioner Wittmer presided. Ann Busch was present to voice concerns about dogs. She provided commissioners... Read More

Brown County Sheriff’s Office offers first aid and CPR training

Sheriff John Merchant of the Brown County Kansas Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the start of the Teen Lifesaver Initiative. The initiative kicked off with the freshman class of the Hiawatha High School Tuesday morning, April 21, and is well underway. “We are excited and proud to see the beginning of The Teen Lifesaver Initiative,” Sheriff Merchant said. “After two... Read More

113 Assistant Superintendent named Outstanding Curriculum Leader

Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Assistant Superintendent Volora Hanzlicek receives the award for 2015 Kansas Oustanding Curriculum Leader during the Kansas Department of Education Curriculum Leader's Meeting held April 10 in Topeka. This annual awarded recognizess an individual, currently serving in an educational related position, for outstanding leadership in curriculum and supervision of instruction in his or her respective educational related occupation.

Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Assistant Superintendent Volora Hanzlicek receives the award for 2015 Kansas Oustanding Curriculum Leader during the Kansas Department of Education Curriculum Leader’s Meeting held April 10 in Topeka. This annual awarded recognizess an individual, currently serving in an educational related position, for outstanding leadership in curriculum and supervision... Read More

U.S. 75-U.S. 36 interchange project opens ahead of schedule

These photos show the bridge before the recent repair project, left, and the bridge after completion of the repair project, right.

These photos show the bridge before the recent repair project, left, and the bridge after completion of the repair project, right. As of Monday morning, April 20, eastbound and westbound U.S. Highway 36 over the bridge located approximately two miles west of the U.S. 75 and U.S. 36 interchange near Fairview (Brown County) is now open to unrestricted traffic, as all repair work has... Read More

School Board approves reductions

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education approved a number of cuts during their regular meeting Monday, April 13, at Axtell High School. Superintendent Todd Evans asked the board to revisit the potential reductions list. Some additions have been made to the list, many of them due to suggestions from the Legislative Post Audit. Evans asked the board to make decisions on a... Read More

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