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Bikes, Blues and BBQ event is scheduled for September 27

The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce is planning its third annual “Bikes, Blues and BBQ” event at the Mary Cotton Public Library Park in Sabetha. The date is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 28. Registration for the Bike Show will begin at 3 p.m. at the Library Park, with the contest scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Prizes and trophies will be awarded in... Read More

Rural Sabetha fire destroys hay storage shed, contents

More than three hours after the fire started, members of the Morrill Fire Department hose down hay and other smoldering contents of the hay storage shed at the Kesler farm Monday morning, September 8.
Patty Locher | Herald

More than three hours after the fire started, members of the Morrill Fire Department hose down hay and other smoldering contents of the hay storage shed at the Kesler farm Monday morning, September 8.Patty Locher | Herald A fire in the hay storage shed south of their rural Sabetha residence at 139 330th Street was discovered by Kathy and Jim Kesler at approximately 4:50 a.m. Monday,... Read More

Sabetha City Commission discusses unkempt houses

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in regular session. All commissioners were present. Mayor Doug Clark began the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioners discussed the inconvenient location of the United States Post Office’s outside mailboxes in front of the post office building. All commissioners agreed that the location was not conducive... Read More

USD No. 113 School Board to set new trip policies

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education met in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the district office in Sabetha. Board members present included Ed Reznicek, Brent Lortscher, Tim Aberle, Cheryl Wenger, Julia Alfers, Kent Kuckelman and Jeff DeMint. Following the receipt of multiple trip requests, Alfers said she thinks the board needs to start expecting clubs... Read More

Morrill City Council approves 2015 budget

The Morrill City Council met Monday, Aug. 18, in regular session with members Roger Price, Miles Ploeger, Robert Wahwasuck, Ryan Menold and Tiffany Baumgartner present. Mayor Leon Huning presided. Superintendent Lee Wymer also was present. A budget hearing was held and the 2015 budget was approved. Concerning the Notice of Violations that was delivered, Christopher Norrup said he... Read More

Aberle Ford to host test drive event to raise money for school

Aberle Ford will once again host an exciting test-drive fundraising event to generate much needed money for our local high school students. Aberle Ford Inc. is bringing Ford Motor Company’s DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL program to the Sabetha community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Sabetha High School. For every person who takes the wheel and test drives a new Ford vehicle at Sabetha... Read More

Sabetha Community Blood Drive falls short of goal

With 58 units collected from 60 donors, the Sabetha Community Blood Drive held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, fell short of the goal of 65 units. Alice Priest and Jean Steele assisted blood drive coordinator Lyla Edelman in serving refreshments for the donors. Sabetha Family Pharmacy provided the supplies for the food. Double Red Blood Cell donors were Rodney Allen, Gerry Hertzel, Michael... Read More

A Capella Doo Wap group to perform free concert at Sac & Fox Casino

The Mighty Echoes, a nationally acclaimed A Capella Doo Wap group from Los Angeles, will be performing a free concert at Sac & Fox Casino at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 13.Submitted The Mighty Echoes, a nationally acclaimed A Capella Doo Wap group from Los Angeles, will be performing a free concert at Sac & Fox Casino at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The Mighty Echoes are one... Read More

William Vogel is arrested in Florida

William Vogel is being sought by the Sabetha Police Department in connection with an alleged rape.

William Vogel is being sought by the Sabetha Police Department in connection with an alleged rape. Fifty-one-year-old William Lee Vogel was arrested Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is currently being held at the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, pending extradition to the State of Kansas. Vogel has been on the run since Sunday, Aug. 10, when it is alleged... Read More

Experience Old Albany Days and learn about ways of the past

Have you ever wondered how your parents, grandparents and earlier family members farmed and did other tasks before the advent of modern technology, such as a swather that with one pass can mow a 16-foot wide strip of grass hay and deposit it in rows for easy baling, or a combine that can separate the kernels of corn from the ears? Then take a step back in time and plan to attend... Read More

Janice Summerford faces up to 41 years for 4-year-old’s death

Janice Summerford A 30-year-old Hiawatha woman has entered an Alford guilty plea for her role in the March 2013 death of 4-year-old Mekhi Boone. Thirty-year-old Janice Summerford entered her plea in Brown County District Court on Friday, Aug. 29. With an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict the defendant... Read More

Bern Blood Drive collects 34 whole and 13 double red units

The Bern community held its summer blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 20. We were very fortunate to have our local Home Improvement Club members volunteer to host the drive. Members helping for the day included Uvonna Bucher, Anne Moser, Linda Creed, Mary Louise Krainbill and Sara Meier. Other Bern volunteers included Judy Korber, Jan Fankhauser, Helen Meyer, Donna Harvey, Ida Schiffbauer,... Read More

Blood Drives to be held in Wetmore, Seneca

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. Area blood drives are scheduled at Wetmore on Sept. 3 and Seneca on Sept. 4. The blood drive at Wetmore will be held from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Wetmore Legion Hall, 282 2nd Street... Read More

Lutheran Partnership sponsors free showing of ‘God’s NOT Dead’ movie on September 6

The movie, “God’s Not Dead,” was originally released to movie theaters on March 21, 2014. The movie centers around a college student whose professor requires his students to sign a declaration stating that God is dead in order to earn a passing grade in his class. The student refuses and is then required to debate the professor in class. Find out what happens during... Read More

Sabetha Blood Drive is September 2

A Sabetha Community Blood Drive has been set for 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. Sabetha individuals can help by donating blood at this Community Blood Center blood drive at 805 Main, Sabetha City Hall Gym. To make an appointment online, visit savealifenow.org, click the “Schedule an Appointment” icon and enter Sponsor Code sabethacomm. For additional details, contact... Read More

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