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Chickens back on the table

Allowing Sabetha residents to have chickens within city limits is on the table again with the Sabetha City Commission. Sabetha residents Jordan Rokey and David Key spoke to the commissioners…

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Verizon cell phone tower approved south of town

Despite hesitation, a 150-foot tall Verizon communications tower has been approved by the Sabetha City Commission. This decision came after a lengthy discussion held at the city commission meeting on…

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Sabetha rescinds mask mandate

The Sabetha City Commission met in special session at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, to discuss the city-wide mask mandate. After a lengthy discussion, the commission voted 5-0 to rescind…

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Sabetha mask mandate still in place

The City of Sabetha’s mask mandate with an enforceable fine is still in place following the commission meeting on Monday night. After a lengthy discussion, commissioners decided to “back” the…

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Crime & Courts

Kansas Highway Patrol 02.18.2021

At 11:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, five miles south of Hiawatha on U.S. Highway 73, a 2018 Ford F150 driven by Roland Keller, 59, of Hiawatha was traveling northbound on…

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Brown County Sheriff 02.21.2021

At approximately 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, an injury accident was reported on U.S. Highway 75 near 130th Road. A semi driven by Brar Inderjit, 38, of Manitoba struck a…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 02.22.2021

Jail Booking/Release William Ackerman, 35, of Holton was booked into the Nemaha County Jail on Feb. 18 on a Nemaha County warrant for failure to appear. He was released on…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 2.18.2021

Jail Booking/Release Michael Ernzen was released on Feb. 12 on a $1,000 and $2,500 bond with court dates of Feb. 25 at 10:45 a.m. and March 16 at 9:30 a.m….

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County Government

Nemaha County Commission 2.22.2021

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 22, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse….

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Brown County Commission 2.22.2021

Submitted by Dawn Boyles, County Clerk The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 22, with the following members present: Chairman Richard L. Lehmkuhl, Lamar…

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Brown County Commission 2.16.2021

Submitted by Dawn Boyles , County Clerk The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 16, with the following members present: Chairman Richard L. Lehmkuhl,…

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Nemaha County Commission 2.8.2021

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 8, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse….

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Local & Area

Multiple COVID-19 vaccination clinics held

So far, two COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been held in Sabetha, in an effort to vaccinate as many local residents as possible. Currently, Nemaha County Community Health Services (NCCHS) plans…

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Local COVID-19 cases rise

While the number of local active COVID-19 cases continue to slowly rise, so do the number of individuals who are getting vaccinated for the virus.  As of Tuesday, Feb. 23,…

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Influenza activity is minimal

Influenza activity in Kansas remains minimal at this time of the year, as does the majority of the country. Influenza levels in Kansas for the most recently reported week are…

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Conservation District sets cost-share sign-up dates

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha County Conservation District is conducting a sign-up Monday, March 1, through Monday, March 15, to accept requests for state financial assistance to install various…

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