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U.S. 36 Bridge wing wall replacement project begins in Brown County

The right wing wall is in place, while the damaged left wing wall has been removed and replaced with crushed rock for now.

The right wing wall is in place, while the damaged left wing wall has been removed and replaced with crushed rock for now. On Monday, March 23, a bridge repair project was scheduled to begin to replace a broken wing wall on the south side of the U.S. Highway 36 bridge located approximately two miles west of the U.S. Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 36 interchange near Fairview in Brown... Read More

Voter Guide

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Voter Guide Supporting Documents for Hospital Sales Tax Question: SCH Form 990 2013 SCH Form 990 2012 SCH Form 990 2011 NVCH Form 990 2013 NVCH Form 990 2012 NVCH Form 990 2011 Nemaha, Marshall, Brown CY12-14 state and local tax KHA Finance and Utilization trends FY13  Read More

Post Audit report suggests cost saving options for USD No. 113

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After months of anticipation, the Legislative Division of Post Audit has finally completed its Performance Audit Report of Prairie Hills USD No. 113. See the Report Highlights here. (LPA Report Highlight) See the Full Report here. (LPA Report Full) The auditors presented the report to the Legislative Post Audit Committee at noon Wednesday, March 18, at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.... Read More

Westar Update: Sabetha’s power reliability reaches top level at Westar

This is the south Seneca substation.

This slideshow requires JavaScript. #gallery-12467-1-slideshow .slideshow-slide img { max-height: 410px; /* Emulate max-height in IE 6 */ _height: expression(this.scrollHeight >= 410 ? '410px' : 'auto'); } Sabetha’s power reliability has been at the forefront of discussion at the top levels of Westar Energy, Brad Kesl, Director of Division Operations, told... Read More

Sabetha City Commission approves revitalization plan

The newly approved City of Sabetha Neighborhood Revitalization Plan provides a five-year 75 percent tax rebate for residential improvements and a 10-year 100 percent tax rebate for comercial improvements. The improvements must increase the property’s value by $15,000. The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Rick Koch,... Read More

School Board meets, discusses state funding bills

The Kansas Legislature is currently considering two bills, believed to be the same, that would cut state aid to the supplemental general and capital outlay funds, USD No. 113 Superintendent Todd Evans told Prairie Hills USD No. 113 members Monday, March 9, during their regular meeting. The House is considering HB 2403, while the Senate is considering SB 273. The bills, known as... Read More

Roll up your sleeve to benefit patients

The Community Blood Center will hold a life-saving blood drive in Sabetha from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at 805 Main Street, Sabetha City Hall gym. “Community Blood Center and its donors are very similar to police officers and fire fighters,” said Jay Menitove, M.D., former President/CEO and Medical Director with Community Blood Center. “We make up a life-saving... Read More

Glacial Hills Business Plan competition will provide up to $5,000

The 2015 Glacial Hills May Day Business Plan Competition will provide up to $5,000 for entrepreneurs with good business plans who are interested in starting or expanding new businesses in northeast Kansas. To obtain a competition packet, please contact Gary Satter at Glacial Hills Resource Conservation & Development, by phone at 785-608-8801 or by email to gary.satter@glacialhillsrcd.com. Rules... Read More

Sabetha Police Department lines will be down Tuesday night

Due to the Rainbow Communications upgrade taking place Tuesday night, March 17, at midnight into Wednesday morning, March 18, at approx. 8 am, the City of Sabetha’s main line of 284-2158 will be down. Anyone that has an emergency will need to dial 911, as the 911 communications will be operational, as well as radio communications. The shutdown is an entire NEKS shutdown... Read More

Sabetha compensates for Westar outage

Though the forecast had predicted snowfall for Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1, not a flake had fallen Sunday morning when the power went out in Sabetha and surrounding northeast Kansas communities. An insulator broke in Oneida, allowing a line to drop into the lower voltage lines, causing the breaker feeding parts of Seneca to shut down, said Westar spokeswoman Gina Penzig. “Our... Read More

Hiawatha Music Club presents guest artist Shane Spangler

The Hiawatha Music Club will present Shane Spangler, noted pianist and composer, as the guest artist for the Spring Music Program at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Bethany United Church of Christ at 303 North 6th Street in Hiawatha. Spangler grew up on a farm near Fairview and began his piano studies with his mother at the age of three. He began formal training with Kathleen Haag... Read More

School Board to meet Monday at SMS

The Prairie Hills USD NO. 113 Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, at Sabetha Middle School. The board again will be discussing the district’s finances. Additionally, due to the planned resignation of Tim Aberle from Position 1, who will be moving out of district for personal reasons, the board will be discussing how to appoint a person... Read More

February 25 fire destroys home in Morrill

Emergency personnel are on the scene of a Morrill house fire on Wednesday, February 25. The fire began around 12:21 a.m. at the home of Bill and Linda Sailors, 202 Roxanna, in Morrill. The Morrill Fire Department, Hiawatha Fire Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Town and Country Ambulance Service and Sac and Fox Police Department responded to the fire. The Sailors and their 21-year-old daughter, Laura, and her twin 2-year-old sons, Eli and Ethan, were all in the house at the time the fire occurred. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire was not known at The Herald’s press time. Morrill and Janes Bank of Sabetha will receive donations for the family.
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Emergency personnel are on the scene of a Morrill house fire on Wednesday, February 25. The fire began around 12:21 a.m. at the home of Bill and Linda Sailors, 202 Roxanna, in Morrill. The Morrill Fire Department, Hiawatha Fire Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Town and Country Ambulance Service and Sac and Fox Police Department responded to the fire. The Sailors and... Read More

Sabetha City Commission: Discussion continues on improving Sabetha

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at City Hall. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Nick Aberle, Rick Koch, Julie Burenheide and Maridel Wittmer, City Clerk Steve Compo, City Administrator Doug Allen and Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer. Commissioners spent a significant portion of the meeting discussing ways to improve the city’s image... Read More

Workshop offers various tips to preserve veterans’ memorabilia

Preservation workshop presenter Audrey Coleman studies Gina Murchison's photo of Adolf Hitler and some of his staff members, which came into Murchison's possession through her father, a military veteran.

Preservation workshop presenter Audrey Coleman studies Gina Murchison’s photo of Adolf Hitler and some of his staff members, which came into Murchison’s possession through her father, a military veteran. “Save it! Even after you make digital or photo copies, don’t toss the original item!” That’s the advice given by Audrey Coleman, Senior Archivist at the Dole... Read More

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