January Freeze

Winter weather systems brought freezing rain and sleet to the local area on Friday, Jan. 10. Prairie Hills USD No. 113 sent students home early — at 12:30 p.m. — to try to avoid the worst of it, although freezing rain was already falling by the time the final bell rang. Numerous events were canceled Friday night and Saturday, due to the current conditions and predictions of snow to come. While snow was forecast for Saturday, very little to none fell.

A light freezing drizzle that fell Sunday night, Jan. 12, through the morning hours of Monday, Jan. 13, left residents on icy footing again. USD No. 113 canceled school on Monday, and again, many local and area events were canceled.

Temperatures are expected to warm slightly in the middle of the week before cooling back down dramatically over the weekend. More winter weather is predicted at the end of the week.

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Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.


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