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Fairview man sentenced for sodomy charges

A 30-year-old Fairview man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison on two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. The sentence, which also included an order to pay $2,575.40 in court costs and fees, was handed down Thursday, Nov. 20, in Nemaha County District Court. James R. Dalzell pled no contest on Nov. 6 to the crimes. Case History The Sabetha Police Department began an investigation... Read More

STEP Foundation announces grant application deadline

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Applications are being accepted through Jan. 15, 2015, for the first round of the STEP Foundation’s 2015 grants. These grants, awarded twice each year, are one of the ways the STEP Foundation addresses its mission: “to enrich the quality of life in Nemaha County.” Grants are awarded in five areas: Cultural, Health, Economic, Educational and Recreational. The grants are made... Read More

New symbology enhances Sabetha VFW post building

Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars building receives two long-awaited symbols: the national VFW symbol, the Maltese Cross, was recently installed on the front of the building, and the Memorial Silhouette of a service member paying respect to a fallen comrade was installed on the north side of the building. After more than a year of anticipation by post members,... Read More

Mid-November snow puts the freeze on Mr. Pumpkin’s straw gathering

This Halloween/autumn decoration in the front yard of a house on south 12th Street includes some of Mother Nature's "winter decoration" from the snow that fell in the Sabetha area Saturday, November 15.

This autumn decoration in the front yard of a house on south 12th Street includes some of Mother Nature’s “winter decoration” from the snow that fell in the Sabetha area Saturday, November 15.  Read More

Following ‘No’ vote, board passes new Capital Outlay Resolution

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education met at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the District Office in Sabetha. Present at the meeting were Board Members Ed Reznicek, Brent Lortscher, Tim Aberle, Cheryl Wenger, Julia Alfers, Kent Kuckelman and Jeff DeMint. Also present were Superintendent Todd Evans and Board Clerk Carol Kuckelman, as well as other district and building administrators... Read More

Sabetha Commissioners approve $20,000 electric truck purchase

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. Present were Commissioners Rick Koch, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide. Also present were City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo. Mayor Doug Clark was absent. As Mayor Clark was absent, Commissioner Wittmer presided. Commissioners approved the... Read More

Help spread holiday cheer to deployed troops

Christmas drive sponsors, Holthaus Autohaus and Cozy Café, hope to spread holiday cheer to our troops who are celebrating the holidays in Iraq, away from their families and friends, so we can all celebrate in peace and freedom! But these sponsors are relying on the generous hearts of the area communities to help supply requested items for care packages to send to these troops. Donations... Read More

SHS to present ‘Wizard of Oz – The Musical’

Practicing their lines for the Sabetha High School musical performance of "The Wizard of Oz" Monday, November 3, are (L-R) Miranda Huettner (Glinda), Eric Renyer (Zeke, the Cowardly Lion), Mitchell Lierz (Hunk the Scarecrow) and Kesair Brubeck (Dorothy Gale).

Practicing their lines for the Sabetha High School musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz” Monday, November 3, are (L-R) Miranda Huettner (Glinda), Eric Renyer (Zeke, the Cowardly Lion), Mitchell Lierz (Hunk the Scarecrow) and Kesair Brubeck (Dorothy Gale). The Sabetha High School drama and music departments will present the fall musical, “Wizard of Oz – the Musical,”... Read More

Sabetha man pleads no contest to child rape

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In Nemaha County District Court on Monday, Nov. 10, William Lee Vogel waived his right to a preliminary hearing and entered a plea of no contest to rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and kidnapping. Vogel was then found guilty of those offenses by the court. Charges of rape of a child under the age of 14 and aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age... Read More

Special events are planned for Veterans Day

The Sabetha community and surrounding areas are offering several events to honor veterans on or close to Veterans Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 11. The public is invited to all of these events, and veterans are especially encouraged to attend and participate. Veterans Day Breakfast The annual Sabetha Veterans Day breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Buzz Café. All... Read More

Loretta Hartter reaches donation milestone of 20 gallons

Loretta Hartter, center, is presented with a certificate recognizing her for reaching the 20-galloon donation mark on the Sabetha Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 28. Also pictured are Leann Delong of Community Blood Center, right, and Lyla Edelman, left. Edelman is the current chairperson of the Sabetha Blood Drive. Prior to this year, Hartter had served in this role for 11 years.

Loretta Hartter, center, is presented with a certificate recognizing her for reaching the 20-galloon donation mark on the Sabetha Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 28. Also pictured are Leann Delong of Community Blood Center, right, and Lyla Edelman, left. Edelman is the current chairperson of the Sabetha Blood Drive. Prior to this year, Hartter had served in this role for 11 years. The... Read More

Local health services plan for ebola response

Sabetha Community Hospital and Nemaha County Community Health Services (NCCHS) have been working together with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to quickly and effectively respond in the event of a case of Ebola in Sabetha or the local area. Kansas has not had any confirmed cases of Ebola at this time. NCCHS continues to monitor the Ebola situation. “Our agency... Read More

WHS to present ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical, Jr.”

Corinne Haverkamp, Jossie Shumaker, Keri Pfrang, Jill Henry and Ryley Martin rehearse a scene from "Legally Blonde: The Musical, Jr."

Elle Woods (Keri Pfrang) surprises her former fiancé Warner (played by Layne Hodge) and his current girlfriend, Vivianne (Gerae Haverkamp). Wetmore High School will present “Legally Blonde: The Musical, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, and Friday, Nov. 7. The dinner theater will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Corinne Haverkamp, Jossie Shumaker, Keri Pfrang, Jill Henry and... Read More

Results are in

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Winners of the Tuesday, Nov. 4, election have been announced following a very heated election season.  Read More

Sabetha man waives preliminary hearing on child sex charge

A 21-year-old Sabetha man has waived his preliminary hearing on a charge of indecent solicitation of a child. Tex Goodpasture, who was arrested in September following a Hiawatha Police Department investigation, is set for arraignment on Nov. 17 in Brown County District Court. He is now in the custody of Nemaha County on a warrant for failure to appear. Amber Deters | Herald  Read More

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