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Kansas National Guard Artillery Battalion marks 135 years of service

The Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery will celebrate its 135th birthday this Friday, Dec. 19. The historic battalion is headquartered in Hiawatha with subordinate units located in Holton, Marysville, Clay Center, Lenexa, Ottawa and Paola. The battalion, which holds the lineage and honors of the 130th Field Artillery Regiment, traces its heritage to the... Read More

City’s neighborhood revitalization plan is revised

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The Sabetha City Commission met in regular session Monday, Dec. 8, with all commissioners present. Also  present were City Clerk Steve Compo, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and Nancy Gafford of the Rural Development Association. Gafford presented the proposed Nemaha County Neighborhood Revitalization Plan to the commissioners. The purpose... Read More

Carol Bauer retires after 35 years at NEK-CAP

Carol Bauer It is with mixed emotions that NEK-CAP, Inc. announces the retirement of Carol Bauer of Fairview, Head Start ERSEA/Parent Involvement/Transition Specialist. Bauer has been with NEK-CAP, Inc., for 35 years. She began with NEK-CAP, Inc., in the Head Start program in 1979 as a Special Needs Assistant. The positions, she has held during her career at NEK-CAP, Inc. have always... Read More

Fairview Lights Up is December 11

cThe annual Fairview Lights Up event heralding the Christmas Season is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. The NEK Partnership will feature a Nativity scene on display at the Fairview Community Center. Santa Claus plans to welcome visitors at Van’s Electric, and Fairview businesses will be open. Various activities can be enjoyed at the Fairview Community Center, and... Read More

Sabetha Pizza Hut rolls out new menu

A "Hot and Twisted" pizza pie is ready to go. The Hot and Twisted is one of the new flavors Pizza Hut is offering. The new menu was released on November 19.

A “Hot and Twisted” pizza pie is ready to go. The Hot and Twisted is one of the new flavors Pizza Hut is offering. The new menu was released on November 19. New logo, box, uniforms, digital experience round out changes to Pizza Hut restaurants. Sabetha patrons can expect a transformation from what they expect from their local Pizza Hut with bolder flavors and nearly... Read More

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Kansas is tied for fifth among the states experiencing the largest monthly savings in gas prices. Area Gas Prices on Tuesday, Dec. 2, were $2.62 in Sabetha, $2.62 in Hiawatha and $2.58 in Seneca. Every state but Delaware is registering a double-digit discount and drivers in 17 states are saving more than a quarter per gallon. States in the Midcontinent region are recording the... Read More

Sabetha city employees to receive 3% raise

The Sabetha City Commission met in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24. After an executive session, it was approved to give a 3 percent raise to all employees, plus a few merit raises. Commissioners approved holiday plans for city employees. All non-essential employees will be off work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, and will be paid for all day Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25... Read More

‘Check Out’ the Internet at Mary Cotton Public Library

Beginning Dec. 1, Mary Cotton Public Library is lending portable WiFi Hotspot devices to library patrons wishing to expand the library’s Internet access. Visit the library’s website at www.sabethalibrary.com to find the link for KOHA, our online card catalog, and search for SabethaMIFI devices. Wifi Hotspot lending will be part of a pilot project initiated by the State Library... Read More

Nemaha County Sheriff: Warning calls are not from IRS

The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn residents of an ongoing scam. The victims receive calls from someone stating to be from the IRS, warning the victim of an impending lawsuit and demanding a payment to avoid this. This is not how the IRS communicates with citizens. Please do not return these calls or give them any personal or payment information. If you feel... Read More

13 since April

Sabetha’s Thursday power outage was the city’s 13th since April. Westar spokeswoman says number of power outages is not an acceptable level of service. It was a blackout in Sabetha at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, as an underground power line failed at Westar’s south Seneca substation. The late afternoon power outage affected Sabetha and area communities of Bern and Oneida,... Read More

Local retailer forced to close

The Sabetha ALCO parking lot has remained more full than usual since the liquidation was announced Wednesday, November 19. Prices are currently up to 30 percent off.

The Sabetha ALCO parking lot has remained more full than usual since the liquidation was announced Wednesday, November 19. Prices are currently up to 30 percent off. Following more than a month of questions regarding its future, it was announced Wednesday, Nov. 19, that all 198 stores in 23 states — including one in Sabetha and 22 total in Kansas — would be closing their doors... Read More

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

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