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Fill your bowl at annual soup cook-off

Warm up with a bowl of soup at the fifth annual Souper Bowl Cook-off Saturday, Jan. 31. The event, sponsored by Sabetha’s Community Animal Protection Society (CAPS), will be held at Scooters, 1008 Main Street. The cook-off will begin at 5 p.m. Individuals may bring a soup to enter or come to taste and vote for the best soup. The event, which is in its fifth year, is a fundraiser... Read More

Morrill City Council meets

The Morrill City Council met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 5, with members Miles Ploeger, Roger Price, Todd Gruber, Tiffany Baumgartner and Robert Wahwasuck present. Mayor Leon Huning presided. Minutes and vouchers were approved. Concerning the attachment of a renter’s delinquent utility bill to property taxes, it was found the State Statute supersedes City Code, making it... Read More

USD No. 113: Focusing on finances

School Board members continue to discuss the looming budget deficit and what could be done to keep all current buildings viable. The board room was packed Monday evening, Jan. 26, as the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education met in special session to discuss finances. Board members present included Ed Reznicek, Brent Lortscher, Tim Aberle, Cheryl Wenger, Julia Alfers, Kent... Read More

Free help preparing taxes available throughout the state

Free E-File income tax preparation help will be available at sites across Kansas starting Monday, Jan. 26. One of the largest sites will be at the Docking State Office Building, 915 SW Harrison Street, Room 130. The assistance sites are a partnership between the Kansas Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, called VITA. Community... Read More

STEP Foundation Annual meeting is set for January 28 in Sabetha

The annual meeting of the STEP Foundation will be Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Sabetha Event Center. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is only $5, as Koch & Co. donates toward the meal every year. The meal will be catered by Home Cookin’ of Seneca. For reservations, contact Executive Director Leslie Scoby at 785-285-1765... Read More

School Board to hold special meeting

A special meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the Sabetha Middle School auditorium. The board will be discussing district finances, listed as an action item. Also an action item, the board could possible enter into executive session for the intent of discussing potential staff reductions. See full agenda here. (113 Special Meeting Agenda 1.26.15) Amber Deters | Herald  Read More

Manufacturing industry dominates list of top Sabetha area employers

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It probably comes as no surprise to many that the Sabetha area’s job market is dominated by the manufacturing industry. In delving into employers located in the Sabetha area – including Bern, Fairview, Morrill, Oneida and Wetmore – seven out of 10 companies with the most area employees were based in manufacturing or a related field. Taking the top spot with 290 area employees... Read More

Nemaha County Temple of Honor is subject of K-State research project

The Kansas State University interdisciplinary faculty team stands in front of the Nemaha County Temple of Honor in Seneca. A team of interdisciplinary faculty from Kansas State University recently worked on a project with the Nemaha County Historical Society on the Nemaha County Temple of Honor in Seneca. Working as a team with faculty advisors, members of the Nemaha County Historical... Read More

Bern Blood Drive is set for January 21

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to start a lifesaving habit by becoming a regular blood donor this year, starting with National Blood Donor Month in January. January is a challenging time for blood donations. Inclement weather can result in blood drive cancellations, and cold and flu season may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation... Read More

USD No. 113 Board talks budget deficit

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Finances dominated the discussion during the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education meeting Monday, Jan. 12. All board members were present, including Ed Reznicek, Brent Lortscher, Tim Aberle, Cheryl Wenger, Julia Alfers, Kent Kuckelman and Jeff DeMint. First, Superintendent Todd Evans presented to the board the financial information for the 2013-14 school year presented by... Read More

USD No. 113: Capital Outlay spending is not sustainable, Evans tells board

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Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Superintendent Todd Evans presented at the board meeting Monday evening, Jan. 12, a historical comparison of the district’s Capital Outlay fund, which showed the district’s Capital Outlay expenses since the consolidation have exceeded the district’s Capital Outlay revenue. The recent rate of spending is not sustainable in the long term, Evans said. “When... Read More

Candidates file for city, school board seats

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In one week’s time, the number of candidates who have filed for one of four open positions on the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education has jumped from zero to five, although one position still remains without a candidate. Five candidates are now vying for open seats on the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education. Tamara Hinton of Morrill has filed for Position 1,... Read More

Sabetha man sentenced to 59 months for child sex charge

A 37-year-old Sabetha man has been sentenced to 59 months in prison for electronic solicitation of a child. Quintin Meyer’s request for probation was denied during his sentencing hearing on Thursday, Jan. 9, in Nemaha County District Court. Case History Meyer was arrested on June 17 by the Sabetha Police Department, and was later charged with aggravated burglary and indecent solicitation... Read More

Brown County Genealogical Society program to be held

At one time, the Welsh community of Northeast Brown County was quite prominent with surnames like those of Evans, Picton, Davies and Johns dotting the landscape. At 7 p.m. on Jan. 15, enjoy an enlightening free-to-the-public presentation by local historian Hillis Bowen as he recalls those Brown County days in the 19th and 20th centuries. The presentation will be at the Brown County... Read More

Breastfeeding support is now within reach

Sarah Kaeb, right, discusses 3-month-old Fenton Keim's progress with mother Michelle Keim at the Lactation Clinic located at Sabetha Family Practice.

Sarah Kaeb, right, discusses 3-month-old Fenton Keim’s progress with mother Michelle Keim at the Lactation Clinic located at Sabetha Family Practice. Sixty babies were born at Sabetha Community Hospital in 2014, a birth rate that has remained fairly steady in the past five years. However, until recently, new mothers in the area had to travel 60 miles or more if they were in... Read More

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