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Local veterinary practice receives USDA Grant

Submitted The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), which newly invested $3.2 million in rural animal veterinary medicine across the United States, recently announced 20 Veterinary Service Grants Program…

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Brown County Sheriff 9.26.2022

At approximately 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, Brown County deputies had information that two individuals, Ashley Rhyne and Peter Carter, who both had outstanding warrants, were inside the residence at…

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Business is growing at Bern Café

Two local partners with a passion for cooking have revived the Bern Café, and have been busy since the initial opening of the business on May 2, 2022. Owners Jake…

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Nancy Manche earns Kansas Rural Carrier of the Year Award

Nancy Manche has been recognized as the Kansas Carrier of the Year for 2022 by the Kansas Rural Letter Carriers Association. At the beginning of September, she received the award…

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Health advisories released for 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 several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green…

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Letters now being accepted 

Submitted by Connie Stevenson Effective Thursday, Sept. 15, the Postal Service began accepting letters at all Post Offices as part of the 2022 USPS Operation Santa Program. USPS Operation Santa…

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National Manufacturing Day Event announced

Submitted by Gina Murchison, Director The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that they are participating in activities for National Manufacturing Day Event this year on Wednesday, Oct….

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Kansas Highway Patrol 9.20.2022

At 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident six miles north of Robinson that sent one man to the hospital. A 2021 Freightliner driven…

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Commission prepares to send out county-wide survey

Nearly two years after the formation of the Nemaha County Planning Commission (NCPC), a county-wide survey is ready to send out to all Nemaha County households asking for residents’ opinions…

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Fly Kansas Air Tour schedule announced

Submitted The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is partnering with the Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education (KCAE) to host the Fly Kansas Air Tour from Thursday, Oct. 6,…

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USDA Rural Development announces funds for high-speed internet

Submitted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kansas State Director for Rural Development Christy Davis announced $6,319,640 in funding for high-speed internet access for rural residents and businesses in eight counties…

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USDA releases milk production statistics

Submitted Milk production in Kansas during August totaled 347 million pounds, up three percent from August 2021, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number of milk…

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Tips to prevent combine fires

Submitted by Loretta Sorenson No one wants equipment to go down during harvest, especially if it’s due to a combine fire. To help manage and prevent a combine fire, Joshua…

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KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

Submitted The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on an amendment to the FFY 2023-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document. The STIP is a project specific publication that…

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Kansas crop progress, condition reported as of September 18

Submitted For the week ending Sept. 18, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 48 percent very short,…

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