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Edelmans Home Center celebrates 50th anniversary

On Friday, May 26, 2023, Edelmans Home Center celebrated their 50th anniversary with a customer appreciation cookout in the store’s parking lot, located at 512 S. Old U.S. Highway 75….

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Public health advisories issued for Kansas lakes 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 a public health advisory update for Kansas lakes due to…

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Don’t fall prey to “pig butchering” scams

Submitted You have heard of the Nigerian prince scam, but you probably do not associate the term “pig butchering” with investment fraud. Like a hog fattened before the slaughter, perpetrators…

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College launches new program to prepare public health professionals

Submitted Diagnosing and addressing needs in the workforce is the catalyst behind a new public health program at Washburn University. Beginning this fall, students may pursue several education options in…

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Application deadline extended for Revenue Loss Programs

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline for the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two and Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) to July 14 to give…

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Red Cross offers tips to help you have a great, safe summer

Submitted As we all head outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather this summer, the American Red Cross of Oklahoma has steps you can follow to help stay safe….

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Nominations open for minority, women enterprise development awards

Submitted Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland announced Thursday, May 25, the call for nominations for the 2023 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These annual awards,…

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Kansas crop progress, condition as of May 21

Submitted For the week ending May 21, there were four days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 18 percent very short,…

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Communities receive nearly $3.2 million CDBG grant funding

Submitted Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced that 10 communities received almost $3.2 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Grant awards were made in three…

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Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor, to speak in Horton

Submitted by Darlene Rake Melissa Ohden will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at St. Leo’s Catholic Center in Horton. The event is hosted by the Northeast Kansas Pro-Life…

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Seneca to host fourth annual Museum Day

Submitted The town of Seneca is home to five different museums each highlighting a piece of the town and county’s history. The Nemaha County Historical Society operates the Historic Jail…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 5.26.2023

Jail Booking/Release Kimberly Race, 45, of Portage, Ind., was arrested on May 25 by the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office on charges of driving while suspended. Race was released on the…

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Bern blood drive is scheduled

Submitted Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important…

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Bipartisan bill signed to give justice to child sexual abuse survivors

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly ceremonially signed bipartisan Senate Substitute for House Bill 2127, which makes it easier for victims of childhood sexual assault to pursue justice, alongside bipartisan legislators and…

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Brown County Commission 5.15.2023

Submitted by Dawn Boyles County Clerk The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 15, with the following members present: Chairman William Pollock, Richard Lehmkuhl…

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