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Caregivers experience dementia firsthand in virtual tour

Pastor Andy Smith tries to button up a shirt and, Debby Thompson looks at a piece of paper on the desk during the virtual dementia tour.

Cathy Holthaus with Nemaha County Home Health and Hospice and Brenda Groves with the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care test virtual dementia tour equipment before the event begins. Visualize what it would be like to wake up every day and not recognize your family members or even yourself in the mirror. Or picture what it would be like struggling to complete daily tasks such as... Read More

Using less power than a flashlight

Amateur Radio Operators Jim Gerweck of Falls City, Nebraska, left, and Robert Eis, a member of the Hiawatha club, right, stand beside a solar panel used to charge the battery the group uses for their radio operations. Using low wattage makes the battery last longer in an emergency and keeps a station on the air longer than using high power. Using solar energy to recharge the battery and using low power earns bonus points for the team.

This small antenna is for 6 meters, a band that has half high frequency characteristics and half very high frequency characteristics. High frequency signals bounce off the ionosphere. Very high frequency signals are line of sight. If the 6 meter band was “open,” the radio operators hoped to bounce some signals off the ionosphere and make additional contacts that way.... Read More

Brown County State Fishing Lake one of six under warning

Public Health Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and... Read More

Sabetha City CommissionYouth baseball fields to be improved

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, June 22. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Nick Aberle, Kenny Miller and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo. Commissioner Maridel Wittmer was absent. Also present was guest Jeremy Haverkamp. City Administrator Allen presented quotes from... Read More

Former SHS teacher Randy Hall writes for math journals

Randy Hall, former mathematics teacher at Sabetha High School, holds three magazines in which he has had math-related articles published.

Randy Hall, former mathematics teacher at Sabetha High School, holds three magazines in which he has had math-related articles published. Randy Hall, who taught math at Sabetha High School for a number of years, has had 12 math-related articles published in mathematics journals for middle school through college students. He also has been invited to sit on two ACT content panels... Read More

Orscheln opens Sabetha store

Orscheln Farm and Home, located at 1500 South Old Highway 75 in Sabetha, is open for business effective June 19.

Orscheln Farm and Home, located at 1500 South Old Highway 75 in Sabetha, is open for business effective June 19. Orscheln Farm and Home is now open for business at its Sabetha location. The new store, located at 1500 South Old Highway 75, opened its doors on Friday, June 19. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Orscheln... Read More

Rokeyroad Holsteins’ fire results in $150,000 damage

This photo shows the hay barn engulfed in flames on Wednesday, June 10.

This photo shows the hay barn as it collapses during the fire on Wednesday, June 10. During the evening of Wednesday, June 10, Dwight Rokey was preparing for the next feeding at Rokeyroad Holsteins’ farm. He pulled out a brand new bale of hay that was cut only a month ago. He went inside the house for 15 minutes and came back out to find the entire hay shed on fire.   The... Read More

Continued above average rainfall dampens area crop production

Water is not draining from this terrace channel in a soybean field north of Sabetha on X Road.

Water is not draining from this terrace channel in a soybean field north of Sabetha on X Road. For area farmers, persistent rainy days have much more serious consequences than a cancelled swimming lesson or postponed baseball game. In Brown and Nemaha counties, normal rainfall in May and June runs between 4.25 and 5 inches each month, according to the Kansas State University Research... Read More

Sabetha Police Department investigates multiple burglaries

It is believed that early Saturday morning, June 13, a person or persons allegedly broke a window out of The Right Stuff Thrift Store and then made entry into the store where they allegedly stole the cash register and fled the scene. Also that morning, a person or persons allegedly stole a vehicle from the 900 block of Jefferson Street in Sabetha and later allegedly abandoned the... Read More

Prairie Hills USD No. 113 School Board meets, hears Wetmore football proposal

At their regular meeting Monday, June 8, members of the USD No. 113 Board of Education heard a proposal from the Wetmore Football Committee to begin an 8-man football program at Wetmore High School. The proposal stems from a May decision by the USD No. 380 Vermillion Board of Education not to continue the high school football cooperative between Centralia High School and WHS, effective... Read More

Sabetha Mayor withdraws suggestion of Vision Committee

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, June 8. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Kenny Miller, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo. At the April 13 commission meeting, Mayor Clark proposed making the “Grow Sabetha” group a formal committee... Read More

Westar crews repair high voltage line

The Westar crew works on a high voltage line Tuesday morning, June 2. Power was out in Sabetha and some surrounding communities for about an hour that morning.

The Westar crew works on a high voltage line Tuesday morning, June 2. Power was out in Sabetha and some surrounding communities for about an hour that morning.  Read More

Summer Movie Series offers options for young and old

The weather is warm and pleasant. Lawn chairs, blankets and pillows are scattered throughout the grassy area of the park. The smell of popcorn is in the air. The Sabetha Summer Movie Series is beginning. On four Fridays in June and July, free movies will be presented at the Mary Cotton Public Library Park as part of the newly instituted Sabetha Summer Movie Series. Movies will... Read More

Rain, rain, here to stay

This huge rain cloud system on Thursday, June 4, extended from north of the Nebraska state line east of U.S. Highway 75 southwest to the Sabetha area. The photo was taken from Antelope Road near the Nebraska state line, one miles east of U.S. Highway 75, looking northeast. The southwest end of the storm system had an almost identical twisted look. The local area received more than one inch of rain on June 4.

This huge rain cloud system on Thursday, June 4, extended from north of the Nebraska state line east of U.S. Highway 75 southwest to the Sabetha area. The photo was taken from Antelope Road near the Nebraska state line, one miles east of U.S. Highway 75, looking northeast. The southwest end of the storm system had an almost identical twisted look. The local area received more than... Read More

Citywide Garage Sales Map and Listing

Sabetha Citywide Garage Sales Map SALES PLACED 2015

Map: Sabetha Citywide Garage Sales Map SALES PLACED 2015 Listing: CWSpringFinalListing2015FORMAT9pt  Read More

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