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Garrett Country Mart donates to Albany Museum

Country Mart donates $1,000 to Albany Museum. A portion of sales on selected ad items was donated during the store's 50th Anniversary event. Board president Alex Dawdy said the donation... Read More

Wenger Manufacturing is named ‘Business of the Month’

Wenger Manufacturing is nominated by Hearthside Country Store as the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Month” for June. Other businesses nominated this year were Hartter Feed & Seed,... Read More

Tom Douglas is honored with a trip to Washington, D.C.

      On Sunday, May 8, Tom Douglas, an Air Force veteran, and his guardian Jesse Mitchell began their journey to Washington, D.C. for Tom’s Kansas Honor Flight trip….

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Kelly Girton presents on scuba diving

Kelly Girton of Sabetha shared about his hobby of scuba diving during the Mary Cotton Public Library’s third week of Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, June 15. There were…

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Council approves sales tax question for November ballot

The Fairview City Council met at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Fairview Community Building. Present for the meeting were council members Bridget Harvey, Sierra Renner, Doug Bletscher, Charlie…

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Candidates set

The filing deadline has now passed for the 2022 Election. Candidates for any of the open seats in the local area were required to file by noon Wednesday, June 1….

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State Board of Regents freezes tuition for students of state universities 

Submitted On Wednesday, June 15, the Kansas Board of Regents voted to hold tuition flat at state universities during the upcoming school year, something they were able to do because…

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Ice Cream Social, Band Concert at Pawnee City

Submitted The Pawnee County Arts Council will bring back its annual Ice Cream Social and Band Concert on Sunday, June 26. Arts Council Board Members will begin serving ice cream…

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Kansas wheat harvest is affected by drought conditions

Submitted by Julia Debes As the early stages of harvest shift from south-central to southwest Kansas, yields and morale are decreasing. Extreme drought in the area throughout the growing season…

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Kansas crop progress, condition

Submitted For the week ending June 12, there were 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 13 percent very short,…

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EPA announces new drinking water health advisories

Submitted The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Biden’s action plan to deliver…

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Advisories for public lakes issued due to blue-green algae

Submitted The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green…

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Field Day 2022 coming June 25

Submitted Almost to the day that some Nemaha County amateur radio operators met at Skoch Park in Seneca to participate in American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) Field Day 2021, these…

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Bern Drive collects 47 units

Submitted by Sheryl Ahlquist The Red Cross Blood Drive held in Bern on Wednesday, June 15, collected 47 units with 45 donors coming in to donate. We had four donors…

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Greater Sabetha Community Foundation

Submitted by Leslie Scoby The Greater Sabetha Community Foundation met on Tuesday, June 14, with 11 board members, five ambassadors and one guest present.  The meeting was opened with a…

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