A Longstanding Tradition

The Sabetha Herald was established in 1884. The Sabetha Republican was established in 1876, and the two consolidated in 1893.

The weekly newspaper is published each Wednesday.

A History of Excellence

Our staff has garnered numerous awards for writing, photography design and advertising. In 2016, The Herald was honored in the Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence for news and writing excellence, best use of photos, page design, sports column writing, feature story writing, editorial writing, advertising design, feature package design and infographic design.

The Sabetha Herald is a member of the Kansas Press Association, National Newspaper Association and Sabetha Chamber of Commerce.

A Wide Audience

We are a trusted source for news in our area.

The Sabetha Herald has a paid circulation of 2,000.

It is the official newspaper for the City of Sabetha, City of Morrill, City of Fairview and Prairie Hills USD No. 113.

Tim Kellenberger

Owner & Publisher


Amber Deters



Krista Wasinger



Heather Stewart




Paula Kellenberger, Annie Deters, Patty Locher, Pete Schuetz & Duane Tramp

Digital Archives

Provided by Sabetha's Mary Cotton Public Library

Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence

1st Place
Design and Layout Excellence
Design – Best Use of Photos
Health Story (Amber Deters, “Immunizations”)
Sports Column Writing (Tim Kellenberger, “Wild Times”)
Design – Community Event Advertisement (Amber Deters, “Pitch Perfect”)

2nd Place
News and Writing Excellence
Design – Sports Pages
Design – Photo Package (Twice As Nice, Sub-State Basketball)
Local Business Story (Krista Wasinger, “Brightening Days… Village Sampler”)
Agricultural Story (Amber Deters, “A Perfect Pairing… Liquid Art Winery”)
Photography – Environmental Portrait (Heather Stewart, “Bluebird”)
Design – Entertainment Advertisement (Amber Deters, Downtown Coffee Co.)
Design – Agricultural Advertisement (Amber Deters, Precision Aerial Ag)

3rd Place
Design – Best Front Page
Special Section – Editorial (Voter Guide)
Editorial Writing
 (Amber Deters)
Government/Political Story (Amber Deters, “Done… for Now” School Finance)
Design – Specialty Advertisement (Krista Wasinger, Sabetha Greenhouse Lightning Bug)
Design – Community Event Advertisement (Krista Wasinger, BBQ & Bikes)
Design – House Advertisement (Amber Deters, Family Time)

1st Place
News and Writing Excellence
Design – Use of Photos
Editorial Writing (Amber Deters)
Infographic (Heather Stewart and Amber Deters, Sabetha Greenhouse)
Design – Professional Service Advertisement (Amber Deters, Nemaha County STEP Foundation)

2nd Place
Feature Story (Krista Wasinger, “Community Focus Feature Series: Andee Rettele Photography”)
Design – Sports Pages
Design – Front Page
Design – Furniture Advertisement (Amber Deters, Hardware Hank)

3rd Place
Sports Column Writing (Tim Kellenberger, Wild Times)
Feature Package (Krista Wasinger and Amber Deters, “Community Focus Feature Series: Andee Rettele Photography”)
Feature Story (Krista Wasinger, “Sweet Rosie’s)
Special Section – Editorial (Voter Guide)
Design – Classified Display Advertisement (Amber Deters, Midwest Ready Mix)

1st Place
Investigative Reporting (Amber Deters, “Capital Outlay”)
Sports Column Writing (Tim Kellenberger, Wild Times)

Story Originating from a Public Notice (Krista Wasinger, “Swine Barn”)

Design – Sports Pages

Design – Furniture Advertisement (Amber Deters, Hardware Hank)

Design – Ad Series or Campaign (Sophia Brownlee, Community National Bank)

2nd Place

Design – Use of Photos

3rd Place

Series Reporting (Amber Deters, “Election Debate”)

Special Section – Editorial (Voter Guide)

1st Place

Investigative Reporting (Amber Deters, “School Board”)

Sports Photo (Amber Deters, NEK Rodeo)

2nd Place

Investigative Reporting (Krista Wasinger, “School Lunches”)

Most Adaptable Promotion (Newspapers in Education)

3rd Place

Local Business Story (Krista Wasinger, “AMPT Fitness”)

Special Section – Advertising (Christmas Greetings)


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