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Weekly COVID-19 Update 4.14.2021

COVID-19 Update CASE RATES Nemaha Co. and Brown Co. – Updated as of 4/13/2021 # Reported Last Week #Reported This Week NC BC NC BC Active Cases 1 5 1…

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City approves extending high utility bills for three years

The Sabetha City Commissioners officially approved a three-year extension for the $750,000 utility bill that the City received after cold weather plagued the area in February. While the commissioners had…

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Marty Wiltz wins Produce Merchandising Award

Garrett Country Mart produce manager Marty Wiltz wins the Produce Merchandising Award for 2020. Marty was in competition with 400 produce departments serviced by Associated Wholesale Grocers of Kansas City.... Read More

Nemaha County Sheriff 4.12.2021

Jail Booking/Release Jessica N. Egner, 38, of Centralia was arrested on April 10 by the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office for the offense of driving while suspended. She was released on…

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Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Pratt man

Submitted The Pratt Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a man missing from Pratt, Kan. The whereabouts of 68-year-old Kenneth…

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Visitors from across the state expected May 6-9

Submitted by Marci Penner Hundreds of people are expected to visit the communities of Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha counties Thursday-Sunday, May 6-9, as part of the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s Big…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 04.08.2021

Jail Booking/Release James Jones, 29, of Onaga was arrested on April 6 by the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving…

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Peterson Farm Brothers to perform

Time to pull out the lawn chairs and gather up the family for a free outdoor musical performance. The Peterson Farm Brothers will be performing at 7 p.m. Friday, May…

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Sabetha sees increased sales tax distributions

Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are above last year’s distributions for March. This is according to the March County/City Local Sales Tax Distribution Report released by the Kansas Department of Revenue….

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Nemaha County Commission 04.05.2021

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans County Clerk The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 5, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse….

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Brown County Commission 04.05.2021

Submitted by Dawn Boyles County Clerk The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 5, with the following members present: Chairman Richard L. Lehmkuhl, Lamar…

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Tornado siren tests

Nemaha County Emergency Management will start implementing monthly tornado siren tests in every town on the first Tuesday of every month. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, the first tornado…

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Funding available to assist farmers, ranchers

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced Monday, April 5, the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 4.5.2021

Jail Booking/Release Jagger Gordon was released from custody on March 31 after appearing before the Court for plea and sentencing. Nicholas A. Reeves, 37, of Marquand, Mo., was arrested on…

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Kansas Highway Patrol 4.29.2021

At 2:08 p.m. Friday, April 2, a 2010 Kenworth Semi driven by Jon Bruns, 57, of Hiawatha was traveling northbound on Dewberry Road. The semi left the roadway to the…

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