Local & Area

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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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

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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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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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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Spring grant recipients announced

Submitted by Tory Jost Spring is in the air, and the Nemaha County STEP Foundation Board of Directors has announced recipients for the first-round of 2021 grants. The grants are…

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Community banks build better communities

Submitted In honor of ICBA Community Banking Month in April, Community National Bank and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) are shining a spotlight on community banks’ outsized role…

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Volunteers to ‘Clean Up’ Sabetha

Sabetha’s annual Citywide Clean Up is slated for Wednesday, April 28. Items placed near the curb by 8 a.m. on this date will be collected by volunteers. If a resident…

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Distracted driving campaign aims to increase safety

Submitted Send a message by example, not from your phone. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is reminding drivers to put down the phone and eliminate all distractions as part…

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COVID-19: Kansas moves to Phase Five

Herald report The State of Kansas has moved to Phase 5 of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan. Governor Laura Kelly’s office issued a press release detailing Phase 5, which states…

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High energy bill to be spread out over 36 months

The energy consumption bills are starting to roll in after extremely low temperatures plagued most of the Midwest during two weeks in February 2021. Wind chills in Sabetha went as…

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Celebrate Easter

Holy Week and Easter are coming up next week. This year’s Easter Sunday falls on April 4. The date for Easter Sunday is determined as being the first Sunday following…

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Mandatory 10-digit dialing coming to northeast Kansas

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July…

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