Local & Area

Appeal period now open for proposed floodplain map

Submitted A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for Nemaha County was released for public review in March 2020. Before the new map is finalized, property owners and lessees will…

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Lands eligible for assistance

Submitted Kansas Water Office Director Connie Owen announced Tuesday, July 27, that applications are now being accepted for the Kansas Reservoir Protection Initiative (KPRI). This program provides financial assistance to…

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Brown County Genealogical Society

Submitted by Penny Milroy, Acting Secretary The Thursday, July 15, Brown County Genealogical Society meeting was opened by President Charles Carr, with seven members present. Acting secretary Penny Milroy read…

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Pastor Ian Kinney joins NEK Lutheran Partnership

  A new face is gracing the Northeast Kansas Partnership churches in Sabetha, Fairview and Hiawatha, and Pastor Ian Kinney is ready to serve the Lord’s “sheep” in any way…

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Quilts donated to Sabetha Community Hospital

Roma McCorkle, Beverly Goodman, Nancy Cox and Laurie Hertzler of the Trinity Church of the Brethren spend part of their spare time getting together and putting together quilts. They have... Read More

New fund available for STEP Match Day

Submitted by Tory Jost The Nemaha County STEP Foundation has announced another fund available for the first Match Day event. Community National Bank/CNB Custody/Invisor “Underprivileged Children Fund” was created to…

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U.S. 73 bridge repairs in Brown County begins

Submitted Repair work on two bridges in Brown County was scheduled to begin Monday, July 26, weather permitting. The bridges are located on U.S. 73 just south of Reserve. According…

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Bern blood drive to be held August 18

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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Deadline fast approaching for Conservation Reserve Program general signup

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Kansas is reminding producers and landowners that the signup deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) current general signup is fast approaching….

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Boil water advisory rescinded for a portion of Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 4

Submitted The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 4, located in Nemaha and…

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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Brown County Sheriff

On Saturday, July 17, deputies assisted Hiawatha Police Department (PD) on a domestic battery incident. On Sunday, July 18, deputies arrested Ronald Brook, 52, of Fairview on a Brown County…

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KDHE launches new program for individuals with disabilities

Submitted The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces the launch of a new employment program for individuals with disabilities. Supports and Training for Employing People Successfully (STEPS) provides…

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Milwaukee Brewers pick up Bravos pitcher Mendez

Sabetha Bravos right-handed pitcher, Samuel Mendez, has been drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers . A dream has become a reality for one Sabetha Bravos player. Twenty-eight-year-old Samuel Mendez has been…

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USDA to provide assistance to livestock producers for animal losses

Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal…

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USDA Announces Dates for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands Signups

Submitted Agricultural producers and landowners in Kansas can apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup from today until Aug. 20. This year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

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