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Brown County Commission 3.23.2020

Submitted by Melissa Gormley, County Clerk The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 23, with the following members present: Chairman Dwight A. Kruse, Keith…

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Accessing the 2020 Census

Submitted by Kansas Counts The once-a-decade decennial Census is around the corner, formally beginning in early March 2020. The census aims to count every person in the U.S. on April…

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Emergency Assistance Program offered

Submitted by John Merchant, Brown County Sheriff The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is joining other sheriffs across Kansas to provide needed services to our county residents during this difficult time….

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COVID-19: State action, Governor’s Orders continue to roll out

Updated as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a State of Disaster Emergency Proclamation on March 12, 2020. This proclamation applies to all 105 counties…

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COVID-19: Information about local Supply Stores, Restaurants, Businesses, Churches

SUPPLY STORES Local stores are experiencing an overwhelming demand for supplies, such as toiletries and food. The following is an update of any changes being implemented at these stores, or…

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COVID-19: Local school districts works on learning plan, offers free meals for children; spring sports canceled

Late Tuesday afternoon, March 17, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued an executive order to — essentially — close all K-12 school buildings or facilities used for student instruction and to…

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No cases yet in Brown, Nemaha counties: Authorities take action to protect population, mitigate spread of novel coronavirus

The number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – continues to increase rapidly throughout the State of Kansas and United States. While there have not been any…

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City of Sabetha passes ordinance regarding health officer

Nemaha County health officer will have more ‘bite’ with new ordinance in place The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Sabetha City Hall. Present for…

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Local blood drive is canceled; CBC encourages donation at Topeka facility

Community Blood Center (CBC) announced on Monday, March 23, that the Sabetha Blood Drive, which was scheduled for April 7, has been canceled. According to Melissa Boohar with CBC, all…

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Fence removed at Fourth Street Park

The fence around the baseball and softball diamond at the Fourth Street Park has been torn down. According to the City of Sabetha’s Recreation Director Jeremy Haverkamp, the fence was…

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Ag Partners names new president, CEO

Submitted by Brooke Bennett, Ag Partners Cooperative, Inc. The Board of Directors of Ag Partners Cooperative, Inc., has announced the appointment of Duane Anderson as president and chief executive officer (CEO)….

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C.J. Foods completes acquisition of American Nutrition

Submitted by Kristy Finch C.J. Foods, Inc., a custom manufacturer of specialty dry pet food for leading U.S. super premium brands, announced today it has completed its acquisition of American…

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Brown County Commission 3.19.20

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in special session on Thursday, March 19, with the following members present: Chairman Dwight A. Kruse, Keith Olsen and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also…

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Nemaha County Commission 3.19.20

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, Nemaha County Clerk The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in special session at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County…

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U.S. Census impact in your community

Submitted by Kansas Counts We frequently hear how important it is we participate in the Census, but many of us do not know why. What could answering five to 10…

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