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Batting cage added behind Field 2

Through donation from Sabetha Kiwanis Club, a batting cage has been installed behind Field 2 at the Sports Complex. At the Sabetha City Commission meeting held Monday, April 9, Parks…

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City Commission discusses code enforcement

Though it was not an agenda item, Sabetha City Commissioners discussed at length the necessity of having a code enforcement officer at their meeting Monday evening, March 26. Present for…

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Morrill City Council 3.5.18

Submitted by Linda Hill, City Clerk The Morrill City Council met in regular session Monday, March 5, with members Todd Gruber, Kevin Wikle, Dan Halstead and Bob Baumgartner present. President…

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Commissioners approve spring burn dates

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at City Hall. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Norm Schmitt, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City…

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Crime & Courts

Sheriff’s Report: Brown County Sheriff

On March 31, Shawn Clay, 22, of Horton was arrested on a $500 Brown County warrant for failure to appear. On April 3, Tyrone Rose, 42, of Hiawatha was arrested…

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KHP releases results from March special enforcements

Submitted by Andrea Nolte Throughout the month of March, the Kansas Highway Patrol worked numerous special enforcements related to traffic safety issues, including speeding, seat belts and DUI. These enforcements…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 4.13.2018

ARRESTS Richard Niedfeldt, 56, of Emmett was arrested by the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office (NMSO) on April 5 on charges of theft of property. He was released on April 7…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 4.9.2018

ARRESTS Ernest R. Davis was released on April 5. Warrant was retracted. William Ackerman was released by the court on April 5 on probation. Tex Goodpasture was released on April…

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County Government

Brown County Commission

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, April 9. Members present were Chairman Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. Also present were County Clerk Melissa…

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Nemaha County Commission

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans County Clerk The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 9, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse….

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Nemaha County Commission 4.2.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 2, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting…

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Brown County Commission 4.2.18

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, April 2, with the following members present: Chairman Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. Also present were County…

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Local & Area

Electrical fire causes extensive smoke damage

An early morning electrical fire caused extensive smoke damage in a Sabetha home. At 12:38 a.m. Monday, April 16, the Sabetha Fire Department was called out to Roger and Ilene…

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C.J. Foods Holdings acquires Lortscher Animal Nutrition

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners and C.J. Foods Holdings — owners of C.J. Foods Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialty dry pet food serving the leading Super Premium pet food brands…

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KDOT launches Red Thumb Challenge for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Submitted | Shaeffer Smith The Kansas Department of Transportation is launching the Red Thumb Challenge to raise awareness of the risks of distracted driving. Throughout April, everyone is invited to…

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Paul Streeter graduates from Police Academy

Submitted Fifty-eight new law enforcement officers — including Paul Streeter, patrol officer with the Sabetha Police Department — graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Friday, March 30….

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