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Direct aid funds transferred to counties

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced Friday, July 17, the Office of Recovery’s disbursement of CARES Act funds to Kansas counties. As part of her administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 7.16.2020

Jail Booking/Release Chad Duryea was released on July 13 on a $1,000 bond with a court date of Aug. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Felina Ibarra was released on July 13…

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Brown County Sheriff 7.17.2020

At approximately 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, Brown County dispatch received a call that a man was exposing himself to a group of individuals in Fairview. Sheriff’s officers arrived and…

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Brown County Commission

Submitted by Melissa Gormley, County Clerk The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 13, with the following members present: Chairman Dwight A. Kruse, Keith…

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Don’t be blinded by blind spots

Submitted by Loretta Sorensen Every day, feedyard traffic includes feed trucks, ATVs, payloaders, tractors, semitrucks and pickups. Within that traffic mix are pen riders on horseback, both employees and visitors…

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Sleep: you can’t afford to lose it

Submitted Fifty years ago, adults averaged between 8 and 8-1/2 hours of sleep each night. Today, that number is down to 7 or 7-1/2 hours. Hectic lifestyles and advances in…

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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 issued public health advisories for…

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Sunscreen for your eyes?

Submitted by Loretta Sorensen You don’t need to spend a fortune to protect your eyes from the sun. Even those $14.99 sunglasses offer good protection if the label indicates they…

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Governing Body: Sabetha City Commission

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, July 13, at Sabetha City Hall. Those present for the meeting were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Nick Aberle, Norm Schmitt, Maridel…

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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Brown County Sheriff

Just after 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, approximately 12 northbound Union Pacific train cars derailed near 320 Road, east of Reserve. Approximately half of the train cars were carrying petroleum…

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Brown County sees spike in positive cases

Three new cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have been confirmed in Nemaha County in the past week, while the number of confirmed cases in Brown County has seen a…

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Nemaha County Commission approves comprehensive plan contract

After many weeks of discussion, the Nemaha County Commissioners – Tim Burdiek, Gary Scoby and Dennis Henry – signed a contract with Marvin Planning Consultants (MPC) to start developing a…

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Centenarian: Friendly pharmacist Paul Miller celebrates 100 years

Paul Miller, the former “friendly pharmacist” of Miller’s Fountain and Pharmacy, recently celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday, June 26. Paul served as owner and pharmacist of Miller’s Fountain and…

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Blood drive slated for July 28

Time to roll up your sleeves and donate at the Royals Blood Drive. The blood drive will be held in Sabetha from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 28,…

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Big Kansas Road Trip rescheduled to May

Submitted by Gina Murchison The Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) that was to take place in Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha Counties in September has been rescheduled for May 6-9, 2021….

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