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Three men arrested in St. Louis for 2023 murder

Submitted The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), along with the Independence Police Department, secured three arrest warrants for murder based on an investigation into the October 2023 shooting death of…

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Kansas county-level commodity estimates available

Submitted County-level estimates for 2023 row crops are now available, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The estimates, based primarily on surveys conducted with farmers and ranchers last…

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Kansas cattle on feed down

Submitted Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.39 million cattle on feed on Feb. 1 according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was…

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Federal grant to help cities, counties make switch to more efficient lighting

Submitted The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has been awarded a $1.9 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the Department of Energy to help local governments replace traffic signals…

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Commerce grants available for rural mural, public art projects

Submitted The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced a total of $75,000 is available for a new round of Rural Mural and Public Art program funding. The program helps rural…

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Kansas artist showcases love of prescribed burning in the Flint Hills

Submitted by Sheridan Wimmer, Kansas Living Magazine Each spring in Kansas, wildlife and humans alike seem to breathe a collective sigh of relief for getting through the winter. The retreat…

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It comes around ALMOST every four years

So, when do leap years occur, and how are we supposed to remember? Some people find it easier to remember that Leap Days occur the same year that the Presidential…

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White Banks: a local legend

White Banks — located at Pony Creek Lake — was reportedly a hideout for escaped slaves on their journey to freedom. Living in Kansas, people often take for granted the…

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Next week, March 4-8, is Severe Weather Awareness Week across Kansas. Be advised that the statewide tornado drill will be at 11 a.m. on March 6. Everyone is encouraged to…

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Break-in at Hack’s Meat Shack

A cash reward is being offered by Hacksaw Hunter for any information leading to the arrest of the culprit who burglarized Hack’s Meat Shack over the weekend. During the early…

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Birthday celebration discussed

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Sabetha City Hall. Present for the meeting were Mayor Cody Bletscher, Commissioners Jason Enneking, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer…

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Prescribed fire ‘Best Practices’ class

A presentation on how to properly conduct a controlled burn. Submitted by Eddie Aldrine Nemaha County Emergency Management Director Nemaha County Emergency Management is sponsoring a presentation by the Kansas…

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Commission passes red flag burning resolution

On Monday, Feb. 26, two resolutions about burning on red flag days and open burning were presented to the Nemaha County Commissioners for their approval. The commissioners voted 2-1 to…

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EPCRA Notice: Hazardous Substance Information

Submitted by Eddie Aldrine Nemaha County Emergency Management Director Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also known as SARA Title III (Superfund Amendments and…

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Nemaha County Commission 2.12.2024

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans Clerk The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 12, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The…

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