Local & Area

More COVID cases have been reported in Nemaha, Brown counties

One new case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been confirmed in Nemaha County in the past week, while eight new cases have been confirmed in Brown County. This information…

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Garrett Country Mart gets a facelift

Garrett Country Mart is in the process of replacing most of its refrigerated sales cases with new and more efficient models. “We are excited to be giving our store an... Read More

KDHE: Public health advisories for local lakes

Submitted by Kristi Zears The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has revised its list of public…

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Elections canvassed

Nemaha and Brown counties have canvassed the 2020 Primary election and full results will be made public within the week. Both counties held their election canvass at their regular meetings…

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Sabetha sees increased sales tax distributions

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

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KDA issues recommendations on unsolicited seed packages

Submitted by John Merchant Brown County Sheriff Brown County Sheriff John Merchant advises residents who have received unsolicited seed packages, to please follow guidelines, which were issued by the Kansas…

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The results are in…

Voters hit the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 4, to cast votes on the Republican and Democrat tickets. Races were narrowed — and some decided — by the results. The winners…

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First local death from COVID-19 reported

On Monday, Aug. 3, Nemaha County reported their first death from the novel coronavirus – COVID-19. A Facebook post by Nemaha County Community Health Services (NCCHS) said they will not…

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Sabetha Health and Wellness Center celebrates one year

The first year is in the books for the Sabetha Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) — and what a year it has been. Since its opening in July 2019, the…

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Eighty-five units collected at Sabetha Blood Drive

Eighty-five units were collected at the Sabetha Blood Drive that took place Tuesday, July 28, at Sabetha City Hall. Donors achieving gallon status at the drive were: Rodney Allen, nine…

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Blood drive to be held August 19

Submitted Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important…

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KDHE: Health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae

Submitted The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, has issued its list of public health advisories for Kansas…

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UNMC: Keep feedyard mechanic shop organized

Submitted by Loretta Sorensen Practicing good housekeeping and organization in a feedyard mechanic shop can not only help save time, but may significantly improve overall shop safety. Identifying feedyard safety…

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Primary Election slated for Tuesday

Area voters have the opportunity to narrow the General Election field by casting their votes in the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Voting locations will be open from 7…

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Grades 6-12 required to wear masks

On Thursday, July 23, and Monday, July 27, the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education (BOE) held two special meetings to review and discuss school procedures for COVID-19…

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