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113 Assistant Superintendent named Outstanding Curriculum Leader

Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Assistant Superintendent Volora Hanzlicek receives the award for 2015 Kansas Oustanding Curriculum Leader during the Kansas Department of Education Curriculum Leader's Meeting held April 10 in Topeka. This annual awarded recognizess an individual, currently serving in an educational related position, for outstanding leadership in curriculum and supervision of instruction in his or her respective educational related occupation.

Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Assistant Superintendent Volora Hanzlicek receives the award for 2015 Kansas Oustanding Curriculum Leader during the Kansas Department of Education Curriculum Leader’s Meeting held April 10 in Topeka. This annual awarded recognizess an individual, currently serving in an educational related position, for outstanding leadership in curriculum and supervision... Read More

U.S. 75-U.S. 36 interchange project opens ahead of schedule

These photos show the bridge before the recent repair project, left, and the bridge after completion of the repair project, right.

These photos show the bridge before the recent repair project, left, and the bridge after completion of the repair project, right. As of Monday morning, April 20, eastbound and westbound U.S. Highway 36 over the bridge located approximately two miles west of the U.S. 75 and U.S. 36 interchange near Fairview (Brown County) is now open to unrestricted traffic, as all repair work has... Read More

School Board approves reductions

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education approved a number of cuts during their regular meeting Monday, April 13, at Axtell High School. Superintendent Todd Evans asked the board to revisit the potential reductions list. Some additions have been made to the list, many of them due to suggestions from the Legislative Post Audit. Evans asked the board to make decisions on a... Read More

Sabetha’s annual Citywide Clean-Up is April 22

Spring has arrived, and Sabetha’s Citywide Clean-Up committee is preparing for their annual spring cleaning event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22. The rain date is April 29. Citywide Clean-Up, which is sponsored by the City of Sabetha and the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce, is free to all residents. The purpose of this event is to help keep Sabetha clean and looking its... Read More

‘Grow Sabetha’ committee presents results of survey

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, April 13. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer, City Clerk Steve Compo and Commissioner Maridel Wittmer. Also present were Julie Burenheide, Nick Aberle and Kenny Miller, who were sworn in for their commission terms. Guests present included City Attorney Martin Mishler,... Read More

Local fundraiser to feature ‘Handmade in Haiti’ goods

Haitian women work on projects.

Haitian women work on projects. Almost two years ago, my husband and I moved with our young family to Haiti to serve in the mission field. While we are very busy serving at Hospital Lumiere, we also have opportunities to meet many other missionaries and learn about their work in Haiti. One of our favorite mission organizations is Centre Lumiere in Les Cayes, Haiti. Centre Lumiere... Read More

City/School General Election is complete

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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

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