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Advance voting for August primary begins July 21

The 2014 primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 5. Individuals who want to vote early will need to provide their driver’s license number when filling out an application through the mail or online. Nemaha County The Nemaha County Clerk’s Office will begin sending out advance ballots on Tuesday, July 16. Voters who want an advance ballot sent to them need to complete an application. An... Read More

Proposed permit for swine finishing barn is approved

Concerned patrons who attended the June 10 hearing on the proposed Loren Grimm Swine Finishing Barn received a letter from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) dated June 30, 2014, stating that the proposed Water Pollution Control Permit No. A-MOBR-S044, has been approved. The permit was filed with KDHE on Jan. 13. As proposed, the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation... Read More

Firefighters are on scene at Hackney residence for close to six hours

A firefighter aims a stream of water into the shed at Joe and Joni Hackney’s residence to keep embers from reigniting. Herald Photo by Patty Locher

A firefighter aims a stream of water into the shed at Joe and Joni Hackney’s residence to keep embers from reigniting. Herald Photo by Patty Locher The Sabetha Fire Department was called at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, with a report of a shed fire at a rural residence northwest of Sabetha. Five SFD fire trucks and 14 firefighters, augmented by four trucks and 12 firefighters... Read More

Patrons voice concerns about youth ballpark to Sabetha City Commission

The Sabetha City Commission  met at 6 p.m. Monday, July 14, in regular session. Present were Commissioners Rick Koch, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide and Mayor Doug Clark. Also present were City Clerk Steve Compo, City Administrator Doug Allen and Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer. Commissioner Nick Aberle was absent. Mayor Clark began the meeting by leading the Pledge... Read More

USD No. 113 Board votes to put capital outlay resolution on Nov. 4 ballot

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education met in regular session Monday, July 14, at the district office in Sabetha. Board members present were Ed Reznicek, Brent Lortscher, Tim Aberle, Cheryl Wenger, Julia Alfers, Kent Kuckelman and Jeff DeMint. Clerk of the Board Carol Kuckelman recorded minutes. Superintendent Todd Evans informed board members that the Nemaha County Clerk... Read More

Morrill City Council meets

The Morrill City Council met Monday, June 16, in regular session with members Roger Price, Tiffany Baumgartner, Miles Ploeger and Ryan Menold present. Mayor Leon Huning presided. Superintendent Lee Wymer was present. It was decided to allow Jeremy Clary to have power to the house he is purchasing in order to make repairs, requiring a signed six-month agreement to make the repairs... Read More

Bern City Council meets

Water department manager Harold Hunzeker was able to bring slightly reassuring news to the Bern City Council on Tuesday night, July 8, when they met in regular session. The water level in the two city wells has not dropped further in the past month. However, the council desires that all in the community are aware that the water level in one well has dropped 11 feet this year. Using... Read More

Spring Hill girl who died of infection from water-borne amoeba has local ties

According to news media reports, a 9-year-old girl from Spring Hill died Wednesday, July 9, from an infection caused by naegleria fowleri, a water-borne amoeba. The victim, Hally Yust, was the great-great-granddaughter of Kenneth and Louise Heiniger of Fairview and a great-niece of Janet Summers of Fairview. According to the news reports, as well as the Yust family, the chances... Read More

July 8 blood drive collects 68 units of lifesaving blood

The Sabetha Community Blood Drive held Tuesday, July 8, was a success in terms of units of blood collected. The 68 units collected exceeded the goal of 65 units. First time donors were Jonathon Kilhoffer and Michael Mitchell of Sabetha, and John Manley of Dawson, Neb. Double red blood cell donors were Robert Lehmann, David Mishler, Jeffery Niehues, Brian Rokey, Morris Rokey and... Read More

Rodeo Parade, Northeast Kansas Rodeo to be held July 19-20

The Northeast Kansas Rodeo is approaching, and the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the community to participate in the Parade. The Children’s Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, followed by the main parade starting at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Ropin’ Back the Years: Sabetha 1874-2014, 140 Years Strong.” All children under 14 who decorate... Read More

Local Big Brothers Big Sisters set to host 8th annual Benefit Tractor Cruise

The 8th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nemaha and Brown County Benefit Tractor Cruise will be held Saturday, July 12. Roughly 35 miles will be covered during the cruise, with Morrill as the beginning and ending location. The cruise has been a “BIG” fundraiser for BBBS. The cruise started out small and continues to grow every year. Several drivers have had such an enjoyable... Read More

Nemaha County verifies Capital Outlay Protest Petition

Nemaha County Clerk and Election Officer Mary Kay Schultejans has confirmed that the petition protesting USD No. 113′s Capital Outlay Resolution contains enough signatures to be considered valid, and meets all requirements for a petition of this type. The petition was turned in Monday, July 7, by organizers Jim Scoby of rural Morrill and Dr. Allan Ross of Sabetha. The resolution... Read More

Independence Day celebrations light up area

Fireworks flash in the night sky over Sabetha on Saturday, July 5. Herald Photo by Amber Deters

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Petition protesting USD No. 113 Capital Outlay Resolution is filed with Nemaha County

Nemaha County Clerk and Election Officer Mary Kay Schultejans has confirmed that she received on Monday, July 7, a petition to protest the USD No. 113 Resolution to Levy Tax for Capital Outlay Fund. The capital outlay resolution — which was approved by the USD No. 113 Board of Education on May 12 and published in The Sabetha Herald on May 21 and May 28 — would authorize the... Read More

Nemaha County Blood Drive is planned

An American Red Cross Nemaha County Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Community Building, 1500 Community Drive in Seneca. The Red Cross encourages blood donors to help prevent a summer shortage by rolling up a sleeve to give. Donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative... Read More

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