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County tables decision on rightof-way

Sabetha sets spring burn dates KRISTA WASINGER

KRISTA WASINGER Landowners voiced frustrations to the Nemaha County Commissioners Monday morning, March 14, during a public hearing held for the purpose of establishing a 25-foot road right-of-way from the center of W Road between 120th and 144th roads in Capioma Township. This stretch of W Road is near the location of a new substation to be installed by Westar Energy by March 2017. Present for the hearing were County Commissioners Gary Scoby, Tim Burdiek and Dennis Henry, along with many landowners whose properties adjacent to W Road would be affected by changing the road right-of-way width. County Attorney Brad Lippert also was present for a portion of the hearing. Wayne Barnard from Bartlett and West is contracted by Westar Energy to survey the land. In his survey of the land, he discovered that the road right-of-way width was not indicated in county records. Therefore, he requested the county commissioners pass Resolution No. 2016-2 to establish the width. Barnard was present at the hearing. No Westar representative was present. After almost an hour and a half of hearing landowners’ unanswered questions, commissioners closed the public hearing. Hearing so many objections from the public, commissioners tabled making a decision on the right-ofway widths until a meeting with Westar could be set to answer these questions. The meeting was set for 9 a.m. Friday, March 18, at the County Commission Room at the Nemaha County Courthouse in Seneca. Landowners, who had received certified letters indicating Westar’s intent to build a substation near their properties, said they had “no WESTAR.6A

Sabetha High School boys’ and girls’ teams earn silvers at 3A State Basketball See stories and photos beginning on Page 1B of this week’s Herald

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, City Commissioners Kenny Miller, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo. Also present were Sabetha Parks and Recreation Director Jeremy Haverkamp, the city’s attorney Martin Mishler and Daniel Tramp. Spring burn dates were set for March 14 through May 2. At any time, if dry conditions persist, a burn ban may be put in place. Haverkamp told commissioners that the Parks and Recreation Department had been working on cleaning up landscape and pruning trees in the city’s parks. The crew also is working on preparing the baseball fields for the upcoming season. Haverkamp also requested permission to purchase a Bobcat 3650 utility vehicle with sprayer and spreader attachments. The purchase of approximately $25,000 was approved. There are other attachments available for this utility vehicle, and those may be purchased at a later date. Also discussed was the purchase of a new mower with a 61-inch deck. Shroyer said this was the year designated to rotate one of the older mowers out and purchase a new one. Commissioners approved the purchase. Commissioners entered into a 20-minute executive session with Mishler for the purpose of discussing city property and protecting attorney-client privilege. Allen and Shroyer also were present for the executive session. No binding action was taken. Also at the meeting: Commissioners approved the Feb. 22 minutes. Also approved were Wage Resolution Nos. 201603 and 2016-04, for Scott Anson and Jeremy Haverkamp, respectively. The next regular commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 28.


Local man arrested following five-hour police standoff HEATHER STEWART

fully loaded handgun at her earlier this morning, threatening both her and himself,” Wahwasuck said. “She was able to leave the residence and was unharmed.” Several agencies assisted the Sabetha Police Department includ-

ing the Kansas Highway Patrol, Nemaha County Sheriff ’s Office, Brown County Sheriff ’s Office and Hiawatha Police Department. After police learned of the incident involving McKenney’s spouse earlier in the morning, a perimeter

was set up and they began evacuating neighbors. “As we moved to begin setting up a perimeter around the house, and trying to quietly – without be-

A five-hour standoff with police at 520 N. 11th Street in Sabetha ended without incident after the suspect came out of his house and STANDOFF.6A was arrested. At approximately 11 a.m. Monday, March 14, the Sabetha Police Department received phone calls about an individual who claimed he was going to hurt himself, and if any law enforcement arrived there would be a shootout. The Sabetha Police Department determined the individual in question was James McKenney, 50, of Sabetha. According to Sabetha Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck, the SPD was able to contact McKenney’s family and friends in hopes someone would be able to reason with him. “While talking with the spouse James McKenney is led away in handcuffs following a five-hour of Mr. McKenney, we discovered Barricades are set up in Sabetha surrounding James McKenney’s home during a five-hour standoff standoff with police on Monday, March 14. that he had allegedly pointed a with police. Heather Stewart | Herald Heather Stewart | Herald



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7 a.m. to 1 p.m., FairviewWalnut Township Fire Department Pancake Feed at Fairview Community Center


8 a.m., Brown County Commission 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Sabetha meeting, at Brown County Courthouse Manor. Free to the public.


8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building

5:45 - 8:15 p.m., Discovering Christ, at Sacred Heart Church in Sabetha. Eight-week experience includes dinner, praise and worship, teachings and small group discussions.

9 a.m., Nemaha County Commission meeting, at Nemaha County Courthouse

7:30 p.m., Too Young to Die Narcotics Anonymous, held at Midtown Building, First and Main Streets

6 p.m., Sabetha City Commission Meeting, at Sabetha City Hall


10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Free Income Tax Assistance provided by VITA, at Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1803 Oregon St. in Sabetha

7:30 p.m., Women’s Bible Study at United Brethren in Christ, 301 S. 12th Street in Sabetha

9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour at Cobblestone Court


8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building


9 a.m., Exercise Class at Sabetha Manor. Free to the public.

7 p.m., Brown County Genealogical Society Program, at BCGS, 116 South 7th Street in Hiawatha


6:30 p.m., Albany Historical Society Annual Meeting, including short business meeting plus “History of Nemaha County Schools” program 5 p.m., Sabetha VFW St. Patrick’s Day Buffet, at Sabetha VFW

7:30 p.m., NEK-CAP Multi-County Board Meeting, at NEK-CAP, Inc., Administrative Office, 1260 220th Street in Hiawatha


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5:45 - 8:15 p.m., Discovering Christ, at Sacred Heart Church in Sabetha. Eight-week experience includes dinner, praise and worship, teachings and small group discussions.

8 a.m., Brown County Commission 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Cobblestone meeting, at Brown County Courthouse Court. Free to the public.

7:30 p.m., Too Young to Die Narcotics Anonymous, held at Midtown Building, First and Main Streets

9 a.m., Nemaha County Commission meeting, at Nemaha County Courthouse

8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building

7 p.m., Easter Cantata at New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca

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10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Free Income Tax Assistance provided by VITA, at Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1803 Oregon St. in Sabetha

7:30 p.m., Women’s Bible Study at United Brethren in Christ, 301 S. 12th Street in Sabetha

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8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building

Menu: Tuna and Noodles, Roll, Sliced Carrots, Strawberries and Bananas


9 a.m., Exercise Class at Cobblestone Court. Free to the public

Sabetha Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt


7 p.m., Cancer support group meeting at Morrison Speech Clinic in Hiawatha

9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour at Cobblestone Court Noon to 1 p.m., Sabetha Hospital Guild meeting (284-1535)


6:30 p.m., NAMI meeting at Hiawatha Community Hospital. Call 785-7423989 for more information

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7:30 p.m., Quilt Lovers Guild meeting at Seneca Library


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7:30 p.m., Too Young to Die Narcotics Anonymous, held at Midtown Building, First and Main Streets

Menu: Swiss Steak, Roll, Baked Potatoes, Cooked Cabbage, Fruit Cobbler


8 a.m., Brown County Commission 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Sabetha meeting, at Brown County Courthouse Manor. Free to the public.


8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building

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10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Free Income Tax Assistance provided by VITA, at Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1803 Oregon St. in Sabetha

Noon to 6 p.m., Bern Blood Drive at Bern Community Building

9 a.m., Nemaha County Commission meeting, at Nemaha County Courthouse


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8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Sabetha Manor. Free to the public.


8 to 11 a.m., First Lutheran Christian Preschool PreEnrollment, at 225B S. 2nd Street in Sabetha

7 p.m., Sabetha High School Play, at Sabetha Middle School Auditorium

9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour at Cobblestone Court 6 p.m., Sabetha City Commission Meeting, at Sabetha City Hall


8 a.m. to Noon, Sabetha Kiwanis Workday and Sabetha Parks

Heritage Days Golf Classic, at Spring Creek Golf Course in Seneca 4 to 7:30 p.m., Jeremiah Meyer Benefit at Bern Community Center 7 p.m., Sabetha High School Play, at Sabetha Middle School Auditorium



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5:45 - 8:15 p.m., Discovering Christ, at Sacred Heart Church in Sabetha. Eight-week experience includes dinner, praise and worship, teachings and small group discussions.

8 a.m., Brown County Commission 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Sabetha meeting, at Brown County Courthouse Manor. Free to the public.

9 a.m., Nemaha County Commission meeting, at Nemaha County Courthouse


7 p.m., Bontrager Family Singers Concert at NorthRidge Church in Sabetha


7:30 p.m., Too Young to Die Narcotics Anonymous, held at Midtown Building, First and Main Streets

7 p.m., CAPS meeting, basement of Community National Bank

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8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building

Menu: Salisbury Steak, ww Bread, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Stawberry Shortcake


10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Free Income Tax Assistance provided by VITA, at Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1803 Oregon St. in Sabetha

Menu: Lasagna, Garlic Bun, Corn, Lettuce Salad, Mandarin Oranges w/Jello


8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Sabetha Manor. Free to the public.


7 p.m., Wetmore High School Spring Play, at Wetmore Academic Center

8 a.m., Sabetha Lions Club Paper Pick-up. Place newspapers by the curb, tied or in paper bags. No plastic bags, please

7 p.m., Wetmore High School Spring Play, at Wetmore Academic Center

9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour at Cobblestone Court


7 a.m., Morrill Men’s Community Breakfast sponsored by Morrill churches, Old Community Center in Morrill

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Great Netawaka Shoot-Out, at Netawaka Fitness Center Gym

7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 126 meeting in room between Sabetha Family Pharmacy and Community Building

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7:30 p.m., Too Young to Die Narcotics Anonymous, held at Midtown Building, First and Main Streets



8 a.m., Brown County Commission 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Sabetha meeting, at Brown County Courthouse Manor. Free to the public. 8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building

9 a.m., Sabetha Christian Women meeting, at Buzz Cafe


10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Free Income Tax Assistance provided by VITA, at Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1803 Oregon St. in Sabetha

9 a.m., Nemaha County Commission meeting, at Nemaha County Courthouse

10-10:30 a.m., Rural Mobile Food Pantry Distribution, Sabetha Community Food Pantry at NorthRidge parking lot

9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour at Cobblestone Court

6:30 p.m., VFW Post 7285 Auxiliary meeting, Sabetha VFW Hall

6 p.m., Sabetha City Commission Meeting, at Sabetha City Hall

7:30 p.m., VFW Post 7285 meeting, Sabetha VFW Hall

7 p.m., Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education meeting, at Axtell School

7:30 p.m., Women’s Bible Study at United Brethren in Christ, 301 S. 12th Street in Sabetha


8:30-10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Sabetha Manor. Free to the public.

1:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sabetha Elementary School 1st Grade Music Program, at Sabetha Middle School auditorium



community record Obituaries This Week’s Obituaries SABETHA William McMurphy


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William “Bill” McMurphy

William “Bill” McMurphy, 86, of Sabetha, died Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Oakley Place Assisted Living in Topeka. Bill was born on March 23, 1929, in Hartford to George McMurphy and Alice Laws. He married Rosalie Mergenmeier on Dec. 30, 1954. Bill was a stone and brick mason in the Sabetha and Seneca area. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosalie; a son, Michael; a daughter, Anna; two grandchildren; three sisters; and a brother. He is survived by his children, Tonda Huff, Ronda (Joe) Haverkamp, RoseMary (Flint) Blankenship, John (Cheryl) McMurphy, Myra (Craig) Grimes, and Joan (Jim) Waegelein; four sisters; one brother; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers- and sisters-in-law. Mass of Christian burial was recited Thursday, March 3, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha. Visitation was held Wednesday, March 2, with parish rosary recited at 7 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Interment was made in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Seneca. Memorial contributions may be made to Sabetha Community Hospital, sent in care of the funeral home, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534. Online condolences may be left for the family at The Sabetha Herald 3/16/2016

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Kimberlyn K. Kerr

Kimberlyn K. Kerr, 59, of Hiawatha, died Wednesday, March 9, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 8, 1956, in Topeka, to Dale and Betty (Thompson) Goetsch. Kim is survived by her husband Dennis Laverentz of the home; daughter Holly (Jeff) Lang of Pawnee City, Neb.; son Kyle Laverentz of the home; stepson Brent Laverentz of Chandler, Texas; grandchildren, McKenzie Goetsch and Garrett and Carson Duryea, all of Pawnee City, Neb., and Aaron and Hunter Laverentz of Chandler, Texas. All of her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Also surviving are a sister, Diana (Nathan) Coffman of Horton; a brother, Wilbur Dale (Elaine) Goetsch of Petaluma, Calif.; an aunt in Topeka, an uncle in Lafayette, Ind., many cousins, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. Kim was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and an infant sister Tonya. It was Kim’s wish to be cremated. A gathering celebrating Kim’s life is planned for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Fisher Community Center on East Iowa Street in Hiawatha. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association, which may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha 66434. A special message or remembrance may be sent to the family at The Sabetha Herald 3/16/2016

Jeremiah Meyer Benefit Proceeds will be donated to the Jeremiah Meyer Family to help cover ongoing medical expenses since being diagnosed with heart failure last November.

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We would like to give thanks and show our deep sense of gratitude to our special family in Christ: Lynn and Alisa Edelman Michelle Strahm Richard and Joni Meyer Lisa and Shelby Strahm Luci Goodman Jordan Leah Rokey Steven and Kelly Edelman Brad and Teresa Edelman Curt and Ellen Strahm Anthony and Randi Schmid Ben and Carol Rippe

In His Love, Charlie and Judi Robinson

St. Patrick’s Day Buffet Saturday, March 19th 5 p.m.

Serving: Corned Beef, Cabbage, Beef Fries, Schnitzle, Southwest Eggrolls, German Scalloped Potatoes, Deviled Eggs, Sour Dough Bread and Desserts

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Thursday, March 16, 1916 Leap-Year Dance at G. A. R. Hall, Sabetha, Wed. Eve., March 22, under the direction of the Sabetha Dancing Club. This is the dance that comes but once in four years. Several feature dances such as “Ladies Choice,” “Moonlight Waltzes” have been placed on the program. Music furnished by Ray Hall’s Orchestra of Topeka. This music alone is worth the price of admission. City mail delivery won’t be ordered til you put up a box. City street signs are ready. Delivery can’t begin before May 1. The hog cholera campaign is on in Nemaha county. Dr. L. H. Smith representing the federal government, Dr. Charles Hobbs representing Kansas, and Ben Brown, expert sanitarian, will have charge of the work, the first of its kind attempted by Kansas. There will be a cholera serum depot at Sabetha, at Seneca, and at Centralia. The cholera serum will be furnished by the Kansas agricultural college at cost. Smith, Hobbs and Brown will remain in the county until the control work is completed. If any farmer has hogs that are the least sick, he notifies any of these men or the township co-operator, and a man is sent at once to investigate. If it is hog cholera, preventive measures are begun at once.


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Friday, March 13, 1891 Ray Arries is the pedagogue who wields the scepter in Rock Creek school now. He has taken the position left vacant by the resignation of Miss Newton and entered upon his duties last Monday morning. Having purchased my old business of Moyer & Davis known as the City Bakery, I have thoroughly refitted it, and secured the services of a first class baker from Leavenworth. Fine cakes and pastry. I especially invite the ladies to call and inspect the same. Lunches at all times at 20 cents. Fresh oysters served. My celebrated Boston ice cream a specialty. Call and see me. –W. O. Bush.

Wednesday, March 12, 1941 More than 100 members of the Sabetha Fish and Game association gathered for their oyster supper last Thursday night. This occasion served as a climax to a six weeks pest eradication contest in which the losers treated the winners to an oyster stew. Men on Roy Branaum’s side were the winners of the contest and were guests of the losers, Elmer Snyder’s team. In the past four weeks the sportsmen’s club killed approximately 435 jack rabbits, 700 crows and 50 hawks. Branaum’s team swamped the losers when the former turned in a total of 12,425

points. Snyder’s side counted 4,005 points. Three men contributing 8,775 of the points to Branaum’s team were Art Trimble, Bert Rokey and Ivan Arick.


Tuesday, March 15, 1966 Two of the top entrants at the First District Fine Arts Festival held in Marysville, March 5, were Diane Shaffer, Fairview, second year piano; and Gay Nita Parli, Sabetha, first year girl’s voice. A blue ribbon was also awarded Mrs. Mae Wines, Sabetha, for her oil painting. There were 117 persons registered for the event. Fred Priestley, Sabetha High School Commerce instructor, is the new Sabetha Cubmaster. His acceptance of the post was announced at the annual Blue and Gold banquet last week.


Wednesday, March 13, 1991 Judy and Ken Georg of Sabetha were the second place national winners in the non-irrigated division of the National Grain Sorghum yield and management contest. Leo and Lois Bindel are their Northrup King seed dealer. Northrup King awarded the Georges $2,000 for their achievement. The Bindels were awarded first place for Brown County in the non-irrigated division of the National Grain Sorghum yield and management contest. Area residents on the Sabetha, Seneca and Centralia telephone exchanges will be able to use the 911 emergency number effective Tuesday, March 26.


Emma McHorse

Emma J. McHorse, 72, of Kerrville, Texas, died Tuesday, March 8. She was born July 10, 1943, to Donald and Gladys (Reece) Jones in Dallas, Texas. Emma grew up in Sabetha and graduated from Sabetha High School in 1961. Emma then moved to Topeka to attend Clark Business College. She was an executive assistant for more than 20 years. In June 1985, she moved to Rapid City, S.D. to marry George R. McHorse Jr. on July 1, 1985. In 1989, she became very active in the Rapid City Chapter of Make Today Count, a support group for people with cancer, and other life threatening diseases. Emma rededicated her life to Christ in 1991. When George retired from the U.S. Air Force in January 1994, they moved to Kerrville, Texas. She was a faithful member of Southern Oaks Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Tami D. (Smith) Heagy of Kerrville, Texas; one step-daughter, Patricia (McHorse) Mogavero of Apple Valley, Calif.; one sister, Donna Cole of Hutchinson, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Carroll Atkinson, Betty Fertig, Margaret Arthur, Connie Jones and her twin sister Agnes Warga. A celebration of Emma’s life was held Saturday, March 12, at Southern Oaks Baptist Church in Kerrville, with Pastor Joe Taylor officiating. Interment followed at Garden of Memories Cemetery, after which a reception was held at Southern Oaks Baptist Church. Her family asks that any donations in her memory be made to Southern Oaks Baptist Church. You are invited to send condolences to the family at www. Arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville. The Sabetha Herald 3/16/2016

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 Informational meetings regarding all-day kindergarten in USD No. 441 will be held Monday evening, March 27, at Sabetha Middle School auditorium and Tuesday evening, March 28, at the Wetmore Old Gym. The Board will vote on this issue at the board meeting Monday, April 3, at the district office. Twenty-six fifth-grade students at Sabetha Elementary School are recognized for achieving excellence in science and/or math in the State Achievement Test they took as fourth graders. Certificates of achievement in math and science go to Taylor Bauman, Jed Hartter, Treviir Bradbury, Joshua Strahm, Trenton Cox, Isaac Wenger, Keith Wysong, Brandi McCoy, Ashley Annan, Megan Plattner, Ashley Schmelzle, Jennifer Stallbaumer, Alison Roggenkamp, Andrea Roggenkamp, Laura Rokey; in math: McKenzie McAfee, Devin Stucky, Logan Lierz, Robert Nagely, Daniel Montgomery, Sarah Edelman, Kacey Rieger, Abigail Compo, Hannah Sipes, Malaena Edelman; in science: Graham Howard.


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opinion EDITORIAL Let There Be Light When one thinks of government officials holding “secret meetings,” it is usually at the state or national level. However, transparency is as necessary at the local level as it is at the state or national level. To bring attention to the importance of transparent government, we have Sunshine Week, celebrated annually, with this year’s week designated as March 13 through 19. During Sunshine Week, The Sabetha Herald encourages citizens to take steps toward being informed of their rights to public information. In Kansas, we have the Kansas Open Meetings Act and the Kansas Open Records Act. Nationally, we have the Freedom of Information Act. Any government entity that is funded with taxpayer money is subject to these Acts. During Sunshine Week, The Herald encourages public officials — local and otherwise — to “Let there be light!” Although we recognize situations in which confidentiality is a necessity, we propose that those situations are not as great in number as some government officials believe. Meetings of governing bodies — open to the public — are primetime for elected officials to display this perceived necessity for confidentiality. It is displayed in the executive session, which is just another name for closed meeting. While there are many valid reasons for entering into executive session, there are more excuses. And that line can be a difficult one to draw, but we simply ask that our elected officials do their very best to hold meetings in the open whenever it isn’t absolutely necessary to do otherwise. Yankton County (South Dakota) Observer Contributing Editor Brian J. Hunhoff writes that citizens should hold their elected officials to the “Ten Commandments for Open Meetings.” Hunhoff hits the nail on the head with his list. If I could say it better I would, but unfortunately I can’t. And with that admittance, I will pass along his “Ten Commandments.” “ONE: Do not gather as a quorum outside of regular meetings, and do not hold special meetings without giving at least 24 hours public notice. TWO: Do not habitually add last-minute items to the agenda, and do not act on anything not listed on the posted agenda. THREE: Do not abuse the litigation excuse for executive sessions to speculate about possible or imagined lawsuits. FOUR: Do not stretch the personnel excuse for executive sessions to discuss policy issues. Example: Creating a new position or changing a department’s job descriptions are policy decisions and not appropriate topics for a closed meeting. FIVE: Do not dial up the ‘negotiations’ excuse to suddenly exclude the public from discussion of controversial issues that were previously aired thoroughly in open session. SIX: Do not allow executive session conversations to stray to other topics. SEVEN: Do not violate the spirit of the open meeting law with frequent phone, email or text dialogues with other members. Reach consensus at the meeting. EIGHT: Do not make a habit of whispering or passing notes at meetings. You were elected to speak for us. Tell what you have to say out loud and proud! NINE: Allow public input at every meeting. Include it on every agenda. TEN: Be as transparent as possible. Do not hold executive sessions simply because counsel advised it is ‘legal’ to do so. Ask yourself: ‘Is it absolutely critical we discuss this privately?’ That should be the test because legality and necessity are two different things.” Private discussions lead constituents to question their government officials’ actions, and understandably so. If the public cannot see the discussion before the decision, the only response is to make assumptions. And, usually, those assumptions are much more damaging than the truth. Help us to celebrate Sunshine Week. Let there be light! Amber Deters Co-Editor The Sabetha Herald

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USD 113 Constituent Alert: Kansas Legislative Senate Bill 505


have been trying to communicate with the residents of Prairie Hills USD No. 113 about the concern for our school district presented by the primary recommendation of the Alvarez and Marsal efficiency study. This study has recommended that the state could “save” money by withholding state aid to schools that have cash carryovers exceeding 15 percent of operating expenses. With the State of Kansas experiencing a revenue crisis, this action is actually under consideration by the legislature. Senate Bill 505 proposes to reduce state aid to Kansas’ districts over a five-year period until all are reduced to 15 percent of operating expenses. Details are sketchy about which

funds would be involved, but an estimate of the cost to USD No. 113 over a five-year period would be $624,625 at the very least of our savings. Complicating the matter is determining what Alvarez a nd Ma rs a l have considered Notes to be operating from USD expenses. Another compli- No. 113 cation is which BY: TODD EVANS funds are ex- SUPERINTENDENT empt, such as capital outlay. It is very possible that the actual amount could be more than a million of USD No. 113 taxpayer money. Part of the rationale for consolidation between USD No. 488 and USD No. 441 was the financial

incentive. USD No. 113 has the cash balances that we do because we made reductions prior to the end of the five years of incentive money. By being proactive and financially responsible, we have put our district in a positive financial situation. Now, after our district has played by the rules, we will lose money that we have saved? Something about this action seems wrong. I am only speaking for myself, but it seems unethical to dangle a financial incentive in front of school districts and then renege

on the arrangement by changing the rules about carryovers when revenue is in trouble. If districts are to be required to spend down cash reserves, allow them to do so by providing local control over how that money would be spent in our district. Unfortunately, the time of the hearing in the Senate Ways and Means committee was scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, March 11, prior to the printing of this article. Once again, desperate times call for desperate measures, but reducing aid to responsible school districts in the name of “efficiency” should not be an option. If revenue is the issue, fix the revenue. A copy of SB 505 may be located at b2015_16/measures/documents/ sb505_00_0000.pdf.

Treat your body like a computer


f your body were a computer, would it be receiving lots of “error” messages? Is it beginning to run slower and take long to “start?” Here’s a checklist to help optimize your performance and prevent crashing. Are you running too many programs at once? If you’re operating less efficiently because there are too many activities making demands on your system, shut down some programs. Some examples might include: • If time is tight, rather than make a special company dinner from “scratch,” invite people for a potluck meal. • No time to work out and fix your hair afterwards? Get a new hairstyle or cover your hair with some type of interesting headgear. You may actually accomplish more if you don’t try to accomplish several things at the same time. Researchers, such as Professor of Neuroscience Dr. Earl Miller with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Picower, are finding that multi-tasking can be less efficient than doing one task at a time, especially if the tasks are more complex. Consider scheduling tasks for

separate times such as: • Alternate cooking days with workout days. Cook ahead on cooking days in order to free up time on your workout days. • Plan a casserole or stew that can cook while you do yoga or take a walk. If you do multi-task, combine a task t hat do e sn’t de mand as much Nutrition input from your & Finance system as the other task. Here BY: CINDY are two pos- WILLIAMS sible examples: MEADOWLARK work out on a EXTENSION DISTRICT treadmill while watching TV, or listen to music while cooking Is your anti-virus software upto-date and running? If you’re susceptible to every bug that comes around, it’s time to check if you’re eating right, getting enough sleep, being physically active and reducing stress. The cost and time for “repairs” may be greater than the amount needed for prevention. Is your battery dangerously low? Recharge your battery before it loses power completely. Habit number seven in Stephen

Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is “Sharpen the Saw.” Covey tells the story of a woodcutter whose productivity decreased after sawing for several days straight. Each day his saw became duller and duller. Covey advocates a balanced program for self-renewal in these four areas of your life: physical, social emotional, mental and spiritual. Recharge by eating healthy, getting some physical activit y, ma k i ng meaningful connections with others, stimulating your mind and devoting time to your spiritual renewal through such means as time spent in nature, music, prayer or service. Are you bogged down by unneeded files and programs? Remove anything from your life that isn’t needed and slows your overall performance. For example: • Do you still belong to a club or organization that no longer meets your needs or interests? The time you’re giving to this activity is

taking time from something else. Move on! • Are you ironing the whole shirt when only the collar will show under your sweater? Do you need to hit “escape,” “undo” or “delete?” Your computer offers several options if you change your mind about a decision. Offer yourself that same choice with your life. You may have a reputation for always saying “Yes” to a request for help, regardless of how busy you are. The next time, say something such as one of the following examples. It’s not necessary to elaborate and give an explanation. • “I’m sorry, but I’m not available that night” or “I have another commitment for that time.” • “I can’t help you right now, but I could (in a half hour, next week, next month, etc.).” • “I can only help you for an hour, and then I have to leave.” • “I can’t do that right now, but I could (mame a less time-consuming task).” Time to reboot. Now, that you’ve finished troubleshooting your personal system, consider making some changes. Then, reboot your body and enjoy the benefits!

opinion  |  The Sabetha Herald  |  March 16, 2016



Say no to legalizing marijuana in Kansas

Pruning raspberries and blackberries, fertilizing perennial flowers


aspberries and blackberries are perennial plants with biennial canes. In other words, a single plant will last many years but an individual cane will only live for two. In a cane’s first year, it will grow but will not produce fruit. The second year, it will fruit and then die. Though these canes can be removed after they have finished fruiting, many gardeners wait until now to remove them. Dead canes are not difficult to identify. They are a much lighter color than live canes and are dry and brittle. These canes should be removed and discarded. The remaining canes should be thinned but the type of growth determines exactly how this should be done. Black and purple raspberries

and thornless blackberries tend to grow in a clump. Remove all the canes but five to seven of the largest and On the hea lt hiest in Extension each clump. Cut back the remain- Line ing canes to livMATT YOUNG ing tissue if there BY: BROWN COUNTY was winter dam- EXTENSION age. Thornless blackberries will also produce a few suckers that come up some distance from the clump. These should be removed or dug and transplanted to increase the planting. Red raspberries and thorny blackberries sucker badly and will fill the row with new plants. Prune out small canes within

the row so that there are strong canes four to six inches apart. Head back all the remaining canes to about five feet. Keep aisles free of new suckers during the summer by mowing. We now have what are called everbearing red raspberries and thorny blackberries. These are the exception to the rule in that they will bear fruit on first-year canes. Therefore, you can cut all canes to the ground in the winter and still have fruit. Examples include Heritage red raspberry and Prime-Jim or Prime-Jan blackberry. For more detail and line-draw-

ings that illustrate pruning techniques, see our publication titled, “Raspberries and Blackberries” at Fertilizing Perennial Flowers Most flowering perennials are not heavy feeders, and once established, may not need fertilizing every year. However, a soil test or visual symptoms will help determine plant needs. Weak plants with light green to yellowish foliage will probably benefit from a nitrogen-containing fertilizer. Fertilizer should be applied as growth begins in the spring. Perennials that tend to need more fertilizer than the average perennial include astilbe, chrysanthemum, delphinium, lupines and summer phlox.

Musk thistle control, nightcrawlers


mple moisture and warming temperatures have greened up our cool season grass stands. That means musk thistle is growing as well. Musk thistle is a biennial or winter annual species. As a biennial, the seed germinates in the spring with plants as rosettes for the growing season. The next springs, plants bolt, flower, and produce seeds. Winter annuals emerge in late fall and go through the winter, then produce seed the following year. Since it reproduces only by seed, control programs have to include reduction or elimination of seed production. Mechanical control options include mowing or cutting. Mowing at the bloom stage will prevent seed production, but it usually takes mowing two or three times at two to four week intervals. Cutting requires removal of individual plants two to four inches below the soil. Biologically, musk thistle head and rosette weevils can help reduce seed production. Prescribed burning and good

grazing management can help keep musk thistle populations at reduced levels. Burning by itself will not kill musk thistle, but can remove excess litter that prevents good spray coverage (spray 10 to 14 days post burn). In warm season grass stands, Crops & burning stimulates growth Soils of warm sea- BY: DAVID son species to HALLAUER compete with MEADOWLARK musk thistle. EXTENSION Proper graz- DISTRICT ing that maintains or improves grass vigor can also help keep populations down. Chemical control is most effective during the seedling and rosette growth stages. Products containing two, 4-D, dicamba, picloram, metsulfuron, chlorsulfuron, aminopyralid, and clopyralid are all effective on musk thistle. Always read and follow label directions, as effectiveness varies by growth stage, and grazing or haying restrictions must be followed.

Treat musk thistle before bloom. While some herbicides have been shown to reduce seed viability at the bloom stage, it is unlikely all seed production will be eliminated. Full herbicide recommendations for musk thistle control can be found in the 2016 KSU Chemical Weed Control Guide available from your District Off ice. Local Noxious Weed D e p a r t m e nt s are also a great source of control information as well. Nightcrawlers in the lawn Before long, mowing activity will remind us of how bumpy our lawn is! Often, we blame those lousy moles (that’s next week’s issue), but nightcrawlers could also be the culprit. Nightcrawler bumps are randomly spaced rather than a “run” that is characteristic of moles. These large worms are deep burrowers that build large, verti-

cal burrows five to six feet deep, pulling plant material down as they go. The bumps they leave are middens – a mixture of plant residues and worm feces. The burrows open up channels for water and air to penetrate, improving soils and providing easy avenues for root penetration. Unfortunately, they aren’t all positive. They also make it hard to mow or walk on the lawn when they dry and harden. Getting rid of middens is difficult. Rolling the lawn while the middens are soft may help, but mounds will be rebuilt when nightcrawlers become active again. There are no products labeled for nightcrawler control. If you don’t mind the middens and want to protect the nightcrawlers because of their positive effect on soils, make sure you understand how pesticides affect populations. Some products – Dylox for example – have no effect while carbaryl and copper products are extremely toxic. Their use should be avoided when nightcrawlers are active.

Cattlemen’s Day was informative Depending on where the ranch is, it could be 20 to 35 percent in the Cerrado region or 50 to 80 percent in the Amazon region. These legal reser ves are Fenceline guaranteeing BY: JODY the “Amazon HOLTHAUS rainforests” are MEADOWLARK still 62 percent EXTENSION native vegeta- DISTRICT AGENT tion. They have t wo seasons — dry and rainy — with average temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. They get about 60 to 80 inches of rain a year. Their

temperature range is 59 degrees Fahrenheit as a low, and 104 degrees Fahrenheit as a high. The cattle are mostly white hided. They are Brahma, Nelore, Caracua and some Angus. They don’t castrate, bec au se it ’s not necessary. Their markets don’t require it, so I’m not sure if their beef is all grass finished or not. Implants are not allowed, and they are weaning off calves less

than 500 pounds. It takes 2.5 acres per cow. Because of their two seasons, they harvest soybeans and then plant corn as a double crop. They did discuss they were at a disadvantage, because of the lack of good roads or rails, and their markets are very far away. Freight costs are extremely high. They were very impressed with our beef industry in Kansas. They had been to some of the purebred operations that were fourth and fifth generations. They also visited some of the feedlots in southwest Kansas. I hope along the way, they got to have a good steak!

11 Acres in Sabetha Property Owner: Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Legal Description: 11 acres m/l, Southeast Quarter of Section 12, Township 2, Range 14, Nemaha County, Kansas. Final description subject to survey. Bids should be submitted as a price for the entire tract, with a legal description subject to survey. Use Restriction: Property will have a use restriction for residential housing to be commenced within 12 months of the date of closing, or a higher use such as municipal ownership. This restriction will be a contract term enforceable after closing.


Accepting Sealed Bids until 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, at the USD No. 113 District Office, Sabetha

USD No. 113 Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Terms of Sale: Successful Bidder will make an earnest deposit of 10% of the successful bid at the time of contract signing. All costs of sale will be paid by the buyer, including survey costs. Closing will be held within 60 days of the date of execution of the contract by both parties. Taxes will be pro-rated as of the date of closing. Property will be subject to a farm lease for 2016.

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ized – compared to the three years prior – there was a 46 percent increase in hospitalizations related to marijuana. • Overall, crime in Denver increased 12.3 percent from 2012 to 2014. Tax Dollars Tax dollars is what our representatives are looking at. Let’s look at these tax dollars. Colorado’s tax revenue annually from marijuana sales is approximately 52 million dollars. You must be thinking, “big money.” To you or me, it is. This dollar amount accounts for 0.7 percent of the general fund. Colorado is now facing a multitude of problems for 0.7 percent. It doesn’t seem worth it. Let’s Talk Percentages Pounds of Colorado marijuana seized in the U.S. mail – destined for 38 other states – increased 722 percent from 2010 to 2014! And that is just what was found! Every year, thousands of pounds of weed are smuggled through the mail that law enforcement is unable to catch. Yet, these growers and distributors are supposed to be regulated. This was supposedly not going to be able to happen, because they were going to regulate growing and manufacturing. They are finding out now that they can’t do it. I’ll end by saying that you don’t have to believe me. You may be on the fence, but at least give me this: patience. Be patient. There are several states willing to be test subjects. There is no need to rush into the legalization of weed. Let’s sit back, be patient and see how it works out in other states such as Colorado. Until we are very sure we want this, we need to urge our representatives to “Vote No” to weed.

Sweater Care

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t seems the grass turned green overnight! It’s amazing what a little rain shower can do. I had to rub it in to the hubby. His big prediction of a bad winter and more snow than ever just didn’t pan out. That’s what the Farmer’s Almanac predicted. We should remember this next fall before we get all worked up! I attended Cattlemen’s Day and got to hear from some of the premier cattlemen of Brazil. I was surprised to hear about all of the government regulations they face. They are required to leave a certain percentage of their ranch in native trees, without payment.


ave you heard the talk of legalizing marijuana in Kansas? I am sure you have, because like any advertiser, the big companies who want to set up shop in Kansas have been pouring millions of dollars into the push to decriminalize pot. In February, Senate Bill 147 was introduced. This bill was intended to legalize weed for medical purposes. Did you know the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found very little evidence supporting marijuana as a viable substitute for modern medicine? Also, those companies pushing marijuana have very little to no evidence from controlled testing that smoking weed is as useful as they claim. The FDA has been unable to find any medical use for THC, which is the active chemical ingredient in marijuana. Do not be fooled! The people pushing for so called “medical marijuana” will not stop there, and medical marijuana is not their end goal. They are merely getting a foot into the door of our state. We have already seen other states getting fooled into this trick with false promises of health benefits and tax dollar generation. The end goal is the legalization of recreational use marijuana, so these companies can come in and make millions. Let’s look at the facts in Colorado, where weed was legalized more than a year ago. • There has been a 92 percent increase in marijuana traffic related deaths from the year 2010 to 2014. • In 2014, arrests for driving while impaired by marijuana were up 45 percent. • In 2013, 11.16 percent of Colorado youth – ages 12 to 17 – were considered current marijuana users compared to 7.15 percent nationally. Colorado ranked third in the nation and was 56 percent higher than the national average. • Positive THC urinalyses tests for children aged 12 to 17 years old on probation increased 20 percent since marijuana was legalized in 2013. • In the three years after medical marijuana was commercial-


hen it’s time to put away sweaters for the season, say goodbye to losing a favorite sweater before its prime with these tips from the American Cleaning Institute. Read and follow the care label instructions Machine washing – when in doubt about water temperature, choose a cold water wash. Use a detergent formulated for delicates. Hand washing – gently swish the sweater around in the wash. Do not rub or wring. Rinse thoroughly, then roll the sweater in a towel and press gently to remove excess moisture. Some washers do have hand wash cycles. Drying – hand wash-only sweaters should be dried flat. Machinewashable sweaters can sometimes be dried in the dryer on low heat. Check the care label to be sure. Blocking – soft, hand wash-only sweaters may lose their shape during washing. To restore them, trace the outline of the sweater onto a piece of brown or craft paper before cleaning. Use it as a pattern to block the sweater to its original size and shape. Daily care – sweaters should be folded for storage. Hanging a sweater can stretch it out of


shape. And be careful what jewelry you wear with your sweater. Some knits are delicate and easily snagged. Storing winter sweaters Thoroughly clean all items before storing. Certain soils can attract insects. You wouldn’t want your favorite sweater to become their feasting ground. In addition, stains that the eye can barely see may turn yellow or darken over time. Don’t iron sweaters before storing. Ironing may heat set stains that have not been completely removed. If they reappear after a long summer siesta, they may be impossible to remove. Store sweaters in a cool, dark, dry and well-ventilated area. Good choices include a cool closet, an airtight chest, or an under-thebed cardboard box. Avoid plastic bags or bins. They can trap air and moisture, creating a damp, unsuitable atmosphere.


March 16, 2016  |  The Sabetha Herald  |



KHP releases tattoo survey results

Submitted by DarlAnn Rial The Nemaha County Historical Society’s Board began 2016 with its reorganization meeting on Tuesday, March 8, by electing a slate of officers and appointing a new administrative staff, which included new board members. Melvin Baker was elected vice president with Anita Heiman reelected as president, Ray Thieme as treasurer and Patty Byers as secretary. New Board member Marlene Geyser was appointed museum archivist, and Karen Holthaus continuing in her volunteer position as genealogy researcher and librarian. Greg Newlin continues as marketing director, landscaper and Pioneer Press editor. Alma Ackerman was re-elected to serve on the Executive Board as membership chairman. Other appointments included Joyce Olberding as recognitions and hospitality chair, Patty Byers as travel and tourism representative, Mary Steinlage as scrapbook and obituaries chair, Freda Dobbins as Bancroft Depot Museum representative, Robert Ackerman

Board elects officers, staff

In January the Kansas Highway Patrol conducted an unscientific survey to poll the public’s perceptions of tattoos in law enforcement, as it related to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s policy on tattoos. The Patrol appreciates the efforts of everyone who took the survey. The Patrol is now releasing the results of the survey, which can be found on the agency’s new website. The survey results are listed under You can also go to the Patrol’s homepage at, scroll down, and the results are located under the “Stay Informed” section. The overall consensus on many of the questions was that law enforcement officers’, or civilian workers’ tattoos did not bother people, provided they are not offensive. The survey was open nationwide for anyone to take, allowed for multiple entries, and the results are not deemed scientific. The agency is still evaluating its current tattoo policy, and will be comparing the results of the KHP survey to scientific national surveys for comparative analysis. The Patrol formed a committee to evaluate the tattoo policy months ago, and they will soon provide recommendations to the superintendent concerning whether the current policy should be altered. The response to the survey exceeded expectations. During the 21 days the survey was open, 21,526 people took it, surpassing the number of responses the Patrol had hoped for.

City Commissioners Maridel Wittmer Nick Aberle, Kenny Miller and Julie Burenheide honor Zane Painter (center) for 45 years of service to the City of Sabetha at his retirement reception held on Friday, March 11. Submitted | Bill Shroyer

as building maintenance manager and DarlAnn Rial as corresponding secretary. The board outlined goals for 2016, which included a detailed examination of the building needs of the historical museum, the former Nemaha County Jail and Sheriff ’s Residence. Cost estimates for roofing and window restoration needs were submitted and reviewed. Contracts for the Heritage Trust Fund grant, the contract labor director’s agreement and the soda fountain lease were approved. The board reviewed projected budget needs and possible funding through grants and fundraising activities, which will guide the board in decisions on affordable preservation projects. Melvin Baker encouraged all board members to help work at the Heritage Days Golf Classic fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, April 2, at Spring Creek Golf Course. The board’s next quarterly meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, Bancroft Depot Museum in Bancroft.

Landowners voice concerns WESTAR.1A

City Commissioners Maridel Wittmer, Nick Aberle, Kenny Miller and Julie Burenheide honor Marty Sykes (center) for his 26 years of service to the City of Sabetha at a retirement reception held Friday, March 11. Submitted | Bill Shroyer

City of Sabetha recognizes retiring employees

idea what is involved” for this type of project. One landowner said he was concerned that if county commissioners passed a resolution for the right-of-way width at Monday’s hearing, Westar would use that extra footage and put the power lines closer to his land. Other landowners raised questions as to the noise of the substation, how big the poles would be, how much of their land would be affected, among other items of concern. Neither Barnard nor the commissioners could provide the landowners with the answers. Barnard did not know the design plans, as he was only charged with surveying the land. “Westar is going to come to landowners to discuss these things,” Commissioner Henry said. “All we are asked to do is to determine the right-of-way.” “The only reason they are coming to us is because the right-ofway is messed up,” Commissioner Burdiek said. Commissioner Scoby said there is haste to do this project, because Sabetha is frequently without power. He also said tree removal has already begun south of Sabetha for this substation project. “They [Westar] didn’t talk to those property owners either because it is in a right-of-way,” Scoby said. “The communication from Westar has not been good.” “State statute says we have to give them 24.75 feet from the Sec-

tion Line,” Burdiek said. “If you don’t do it, you may have to completely move the road or create a mess,” Lippert said. “Either way, it is going to be expensive.” “We have to establish a road right-of-way, then it is up to you [as landowners] to fight Westar,” Burdiek said. Landowners present questioned how big the poles were. Barnard said he could not answer these specific questions as he did not know the design plans of the substation and lines. “They don’t have to have our blessing to do this. What we are doing today has no bearing on Westar,” Burdiek said. “They can still do this even if a right-of-way is not determined by the county.” Westar only needs the commission to determine a line where they can start, Burdiek said. The commissioners said they were looking at establishing the right-of-way at 25 feet from the center of the road. “By this potential action, we are not giving our blessing,” Scoby said. “We are just establishing a line.” Commissioners said they were agreeable to having Westar attend a meeting – even if held apart from their regular commission meeting – to answer the landowners’ questions. They thanked the landowners for their presence at the meeting. “Many times we don’t know how people feel about something, so it is good that you are all here,” Commissioner Henry said.

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ing seen – evacuating the neighbors, we also established contact with James McKenney,” Wahwasuck said. “Mr. McKenney was willing to speak with us and that was a positive sign. Although very upset, loud and heated Mr. McKenney continued to take phone calls, and we were trying our best to convince him to come out of the house peacefully.” According to Wahwasuck, at approximately 4 p.m. the Kansas Highway Patrol negotiators’ team was preparing to move in with their armored truck, when a call came over the radio that part of the perimeter team was able to take McKenney into custody. “The report from that perimeter team was that Mr. McKenney came outside of the house and walked into the street yelling and screaming,” Wahwasuck said. “Mr. McKenney did not follow initial instructions to get on the ground and a taser was used to assist in peaceably restraining Mr. McKenney.” McKenney was evaluated on scene by Emergency Medical Services personnel and then was released into police custody. McK-

James McKenney

enney was transported and booked into the Nemaha County Jail on the charges of aggravated assault and criminal threat. Wahwasuck said a search of McKenney’s residence was conducted, and several loaded firearms and a large amount of ammunition was found in the house. Substances believed to be marijuana and methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia, were also found in McKenney’s home during the search. “I am thankful for all the agencies that came together to help resolve today’s incident,” Wahwasuck said. As of Tuesday, March 15, McKenney remained in custody at the Nemaha County Jail where he was waiting to be seen by a Nemaha County Judge. No bond has been set.

local&area  |  The Sabetha Herald  |  March 16, 2016



Randy Berglund Commissioners hear roadwork requests The Brown County Commission Boyles present. No binding action merce Director Eric Thompson slated for met in regular session Monday, was taken. requested use of the courthouse March 7. Present were Chairman County Appraiser Jeff Ball dis- grounds for the annual Easter Egg preliminary Warren Ploeger, Steve Roberts cussed with commissioners the re- Hunt to be held from 9 to 11:30 and Keith Olsen. Also present was cent increase in county valuations. a.m. Saturday, March 26. They will hearing County Clerk Melissa Gormley Department Reports need use of restrooms. CommisHEATHER STEWART A preliminary hearing for Randy Berglund, 32, of Lawrence is set for Wednesday, March 16, at the Nemaha County Courthouse. Berglund was arrested Jan. 13 on a warrant for aggravated battery after the Sabetha Police Department heard of an altercation involving a baseball bat in Sabetha.

SABETHA POLICE DEPARTMENT ORDINANCE INFRACTIONS Robert Reed, speeding. CASES On March 2, the Sabetha Police Department (SPD) took a report of a theft in the 1400 block of Oregon Street. On March 3, the SPD was called to check the welfare of an individual. Officers responded and were able the make contact and resolve the situation without incident. On March 6, the SPD arrested Troy Tinklin, 43, of Sabetha for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. A vehicle stop was made for a traffic infraction in the 1400 block of Old Highway 75. Tinklin was suspected of being under the influence and a short investigation was made into the suspicion. Tinklin was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Nemaha County Jail for the alleged offense.

and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. Brown County resident Doug Meyer requested help with the buildup of dirt in a couple of ditches along county roads on his property. Meyer also asked for an extension on one of his tubes. District No. 3 Foreman Todd Gruber will meet with Meyer to work on this matter. A five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel was held with the three commissioners Lippold, County Clerk Gormley and

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported there are 15 inmates — 10 males and five females — currently being held at the Brown County Jail. Merchant also updated the commissioners on the various burns over the weekend. Discussion was held with the commissioners and County Department Heads about the online safety classes offered through Kansas Workers Risk Cooperative for Counties (KWORCC) required by the Department of Labor. Hiawatha Chamber of Com-

(First published in The Sabetha Herald on Wednesday, March 9, 2016)

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF NEMAHA COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC Plaintiff, vs. Michael D. Little a/k/a Michael Dean Little; Jacqueline S. Little; John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant);, Defendants.) Case No. 16CV7 Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60

NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS, to the abovenamed defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be concerned. You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Nemaha County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following described real estate: Lots 8 and 9, Block 20, in the ORIGINAL TOWN OF BAILEYVILLE, Nemaha County, Kansas, commonly known as 126 Walnut Street, Baileyville, KS 66404 (the “Property”) and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 19th day of April, 2016, in the District Court of Nemaha County,Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.

ARRESTS Jose M. Garcia, 41, of Topeka was booked into the Nemaha County Jail on March 8 to serve five days on a commitment order from the Court. Donald V. Larson was released on March 9 on own recognizance (OR) bonds for each Nemaha County case for a total of $1,605 OR bonds with a court date of 10 a.m. on March 31. He was released to the custody of Brown County on warrants. George C. Cook, 60, of Girard, Ill., was arrested on March 10 by the Nemaha County Sheriff ’s Office (NMSO) for the alleged offenses of distribution of marijuana and no drug tax stamp. Cook was detained after a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 36. Approximately 10 pounds of marijuana were seized as a result of a search performed by

Sgt. Wessel and Police Service Dog Uno. Investigation leads NMSO to believe the marijuana was being transported from Colorado to Illinois. Cook remains in custody and bond has not been set. Cory L. Singleton, 20, of Emporia was booked into the Nemaha County Jail on March 11 on a Nemaha County Warrant for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and driving while suspended. Bond was set at $10,000. This warrant was issued as a result of an incident on Jan. 12 involving the Kansas Highway Patrol. REPORTED CRIMES / INCIDENT RESPONSES Some time between Feb. 28 and March 7, a tag was either lost or removed from a 2002 Freightliner in the Baileyville area. Some time in early February,

$1,103.10 plus costs and interest. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED Angelica L. Makie, 23, of Sabetha and Kahlin M. Koch, 26, of Sabetha. Renee R. Lackey, 29, of Denver, Colo., and Brock E. Dooling, 34, of Denver, Colo. TRAFFIC David A. Becker of Seneca, fail to yield, $183 in fine and costs. Jeremy W. Grantham of Omaha, Neb., speeding 74/65, $153 fine and costs. TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS Brendan M. Rokey of Sabetha, speeding 81/65, diversion filed, $289 in fine, court costs and diversion fee.

an unknown suspect used information obtained on a debit card belonging to a Nemaha County resident. That person used the information to make a fraudulent purchase at an Exclesior Springs, Mo., Wal-Mart in the sum of $91.78. Surveillance video from the Wal-Mart shows a white male approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He was seen driving away in a late model, dark colored Chevrolet Malibu. See the NMSO Facebook page for photos of the suspect. If you recognize this person, please contact the Nemaha County Sheriff ’s Office at 785-336-2311. Sometime between noon on Feb. 20 and 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 21 an unknown person damaged a garage door at 2147 US Highway 36 in Sabetha. Approximately $450 damage.

Morrill City Council Submitted by Linda Hill Morrill City Clerk The Morrill City Council met Tuesday, Feb. 16, in regular session with members Dan Halstead, Mary Meyer, Todd Gruber and Miles Ploeger present. Mayor Roger Price presided. Superintendent Lee Wymer was present. Yancey Stolzenberger requested power on North Green Street for a shed he will be installing. Council agreed to run him secondary power for the shed, and said if more power is needed, he must come to the council to discuss the matter. Stolzenberger also

First Published in The Sabetha Herald on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PURSUANT TO K.S.A. 58a-818 TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that Kenneth P. Yoesel, a resident of Nemaha County, Kansas died on January 20, 2016. The decedent was the Settlor of the Kenneth P. Yoesel Living Trust dated May 25, 1999, as amended January 25, 2013. Lucille A. Yoesel and Mark A. Yoesel serve as Successor Trustees. The Trustees have the power to pay the outstanding debts of the decedent from the trust property upon receipt of proper proof thereof. In accordance with K.S.A. 58a-818, creditors of the decedent must present claims for such debts to the Trustees in writing within the later of four months from the date of the first publication of notice, or thirty days after receipt of actual notice if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable by the Trustees. If a creditor fails to present such claims to the Trustees within such prescribed time period, the creditor will be forever barred as against the Successor Trustees and the trust property. Kenneth P. Yoesel Living Trust dated May 25, 1999, as amended January 25, 2013 Lucille A. Yoesel and Mark A. Yoesel, Co-Trustees P.O. Box 385 Amity, OR 97101 Gordon R. Olson Attorney At Law 824 Main Street P.O. Box 163 Sabetha, KS 66534 (785) 284 3426 Attorney for Co-Trustees 10-3t

requested water service on North Green Street. It was decided Superintendent Wymer should call Dig Safe to find out if there are any services buried in the area. It was decided to contact the city attorney for advice concerning an individual who is not making payment on the city utility bill. Superintendent Wymer presented bids on tires for the city pickup. A bid from Riggs Automotive for Firestone tires was approved. After reviewing the delinquent account list, it was decided to shut off seven services if payment is not made by Feb. 22. Minutes and vouchers were approved.

Commission tours new jail facility The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 7, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. Present were Chairman Gary Scoby and Commissioners Tim Burdiek and Dennis Henry, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum, Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Department Reports Sheriff Rich Vernon said he wanted to give commissioners a tour of the new jail facility. Commissioners left the meeting room at 10 a.m. and returned at 11:15 a.m. Ronnebaum advised the board that he spoke with Byron Stoller and found out that he no longer plans to install a dam in Rock Creek Township. Ronnebaum said he plans to move forward then with installing a new bridge at this location (Bridge H-9). He will begin the process to get a permit for this bridge installation. Ronnebaum also told commissioners steel bids have been sent out and will be opened on March 21. Marissa Randel and Deb Henry were present on behalf of the Nemaha County 4-H. Randel told commissioners about the events she has recently participated in as a Youth Council Representative for the local area. She requested a donation from Nemaha County to the Nemaha County 4-H Council Travel Fund so that she can attend the National Conference in Washington D.C. in April. Following discussion, commissioners approved the appropriation of $500 from the Commissioners’ Fund to the Nemaha County 4-H Council


Prepared By: SouthLaw, P.C. Mark Mellor (KS #10255) 245 N. Waco, Suite 410 Wichita, KS 67202 (316) 684-7733 (316) 684-7766 (Fax) Attorneys for Plaintiff (114073) 11-1t

Travel Fund for this reason. County Attorney Brad Lippert advised commissioners that the jury trial was held in Nemaha County last week. He also let commissioners know that notice of the public hearing scheduled for next week’s meeting will be published in this week’s Seneca CourierTribune. The public hearing is concerning the establishment of a road right-of-way along W Road between 120th Road and 144th Road. Commissioners received a letter from Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center advising them that Gregg Wenger will be considered for appointment to the Kanza Governing Board. Also at the meeting: Commissioners agreed to engage the services of Reese and Novelly, P.A. to conduct the 2015 Nemaha County audit. Commissioners signed the engagement letter as presented. The board approved payment of the vouchers and warrants submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of February. Add/abate orders also were signed. The board approved the minutes from the Feb. 29 meeting. Commissioners approved the appropriation of $5,000 from the Alcohol Control Fund to Doves, Inc. for 2016. Commissioners also approved was the appropriation of $10,000 from the General Fund to Northeast Kansas Environmental Services for 2016. The next regularly scheduled meeting was held at 9 a.m. Monday, March 14. Those minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


Bern City Council Submitted by Yvonne Krehbiel Bern City Clerk The Bern City Council met in regular session Tuesday, March 8. In attendance were Mayor Eldon Kaster, council members Dan Stallbaumer, Tim Miller, Dallas Wood, Carla Meyer, Norman Kroemer, Treasurer Bill Sheik, Clerk Yvonne Krehbiel, and Water Department Manager Harold Hunzeker. In 2015, the city pumped roughly the same amount of gallons — six million pumped, 6.5 million purchased — as purchased from RWD. C.J. Foods purchased 8.1 million gallon, while the city used 5.5 million. Yes, the numbers show a significant water gain, somehow. Hunzeker will flush city lines with assistance from KRWA.

They will shut valves and do what they can. It might take more than one day and will certainly stir up brown water. One important concern is that someone needs to know everything involved in the water management position, such as state required water sampling and what to do in case of power outage. An operations manual sounds like the most concise solution. Westar will put in new poles along Matthews Street. In regard to the resurface of west Main Street project, the mayor signed a Notice of Award to OrrWyatt, who will do the construction. Public hearing was opened in regard to the closing of the westernmost portion of Essie Street

(First Published in The Sabetha Herald on Wednesday, March 9, 2016)

LEGAL NOTICE Published in The Sabetha Herald on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

letters were approved. County Clerk Gormley presented to the commissioners the Gap Plan Amendment for adoption into the County Personnel Policy. Gormley also presented an email from Jeremy Forkenbrock of the Horton Ambulance, updating commissioners on ongoing issues with the ambulance. Forkenbrock requested approval to repair the ambulance and withhold the subsidy disbursements in lieu of the County paying for repairs once complete, then returning to subsidy payments minus the repair cost. The request was approved. The next meeting was held Monday, March 14. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.



NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.


sioners approved the request. Also at the meeting: A correction was made to the Feb. 29 minutes on the Oil Bids. The Vance Bros. bid was $1.73 delivered, being $1.65 per gallon plus 8 cents per gallon freight. Amended minutes were approved. The March 2 payroll was approved as follows: General, $64,009.14; Road and Bridge, $11,539.90; Election, $1,565.77; Appraiser, $6,740; Noxious Weed, $910; ACC, $6,236.70; JJA Core, $8,128.66; ACE Fund, $188.90; Ser-

vices for Elderly, $2,223.38; Solid Waste, $3,094.79; Employee Benefit FICA, $6,544.92; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $8,871.48. After State Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation of $146.61 and insurance of $3,696.47 were taken out, the total paid was $116,210.56. A liquor license for Sac and Fox Casino was approved. Buried Cable Permit 16-01 also was approved. The commissioners reviewed and approved the annual township reports. The Powhattan Township report was not approved due to have not having been received. Two letters were presented to the commissioners for signatures in opposition of Senate Bill 316 and in support of House Bill 2609. The


NEMAHA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL CASES FINISHED (DISMISSAL INCLUDED) Chelsea D. Yocum of Bern was found guilty of disorderly conduct. Sentenced to 30 days in county jail, suspended, to six months unsupervised probation and order to pay $203 in court costs and attorney fees to be determined. LIMITED CASES FINISHED Community HeathCare System, Inc. vs. Troy and Michelle Lewis of Seneca, default judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of


IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF NEMAHA COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of Sharon L. Crowe, Deceased, Nemaha County Case No. 2016-PR-2 (Proceedings Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) NOTICE OF HEARING The State of Kansas To All Persons Concerned: You are notified a Petition to Sell Real Estate and Confirmation of Sale was filed in this Court by Carol Dimm, Executrix of the Estate of Sharon L. Crowe, deceased, requesting she be permitted to sell certain real estate, more fully described as: The Northwest Quarter of Section 20, Township 3, Range 11, Nemaha County at private sale at no less than three-fourths of the appraised value, upon appraisal pursuant to K.S.A. 59-2307. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before 4 April 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in this Court, in the City of Seneca in Nemaha County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Carol Dimm, Petitioner Mishler Coughlin Law, LLC 821 Main Street P.O. Box 283 Sabetha, KS 66534 (785) 284-2843 Attorney for Petitioner 10-3t

and half a block of Taylor Street. No comment was received. The council adopted the street vacation ordinance 03082016. Park clean up day will be Saturday, April 9. A city workday to scoop gutters, trim trees, etc., was not planned. The park restroom needs to be opened and cleaned before the Easter Egg Hunt the last weekend of March. Mowing bids were opened and awarded. Dallas Wood will mow the lagoons, the park and the water tower. Rachel Krehbiel will mow the Glacial Hills house on Main Street. Insurance renewal is due April 1. Property values went up, so the cost of coverage is up approximately $1,000. Total cost this year is $11,247. Cyber option not needed. The council approved a $50 donation to the Home Improvement Club for Main Street flower boxes. The only street bid received was from Mid America Road Builders for $63,163.50, which includes materials. The council wants to do something with ruts coming into town, from the end of Kansas Highway 71 north to concrete near Railroad Street. Perhaps the repair should include hot mix to level that street. Another area is to see if they can smooth is the intersection of Main and Matthews. The bid was accepted and a change order will include the mentioned areas. The crew will come in after the concrete work on Main Street is completed. At the baseball field, the hydrant east of the batter’s cage leaks. It needs to have two spigots, one that can be used for watering, and one for other use. The council decided to eliminate the hydrant, place it an underground box and put in double valves. The city will use recreation fund to pay for the improvement. Bills were presented and approved to be paid.



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Supreme Court to conduct special session at Hiawatha High School

Site visit meeting held regarding KAN STEP grant HERALD REPORT The Bern Fire Department held a site visit meeting on Monday, March 7, with the Kansas Department of Commerce regarding the KAN STEP grant for a new fire barn in Bern. There were 112 community members who attended in support of the project. Salih Doughramaji and Lyle Peterson represented KDOC. Doughramaji and Peterson discussed the KAN STEP grant process what is expected of the community and pitfalls to watch out for. Bern Fire Department Representatives said the main community expectation is the support and help of community volunteers, without the support and help from the community the project will be unsuccessful. A number of community volunteers have already signed up to help. Pitfalls that can occur would be the lack of volunteers and lack of progress on the construction project when volunteers are present. A strong showing right out of the gate is required to get the project off the ground and build the momentum through to completion.

Bern fire trucks were on display outside the Bern Community building during the site visit meeting for the KAN STEP grant held Monday, March 7. Kansas Department of Commerce representatives were present to discuss community expectations and pitfalls for the project. Submitted

Process The KAN STEP grant process has several steps. The Bern Fire Department received approval of the pre-application at the meeting. The Fire Department will now need to procure a grant administrator and an architect. Next, a cost estimate and environmental review will need submitted by Aug 1. If BFD receives the grant, they

will demolish the old quonset, which is currently being used and construct the new building on the existing lots owned by the fire district. The Fire Department has a concept drawing for the new building, but nothing official for the design. This will be limited by the actual funds available for the building. The maximum allowed for the grant is $300,000 with match-

ing volunteer labor of 35 percent. Bern Fire Department representatives said, due to the lengthy grant process and need for mild weather, construction for the new firehouse is expected to not begin until the spring or summer of 2017. Any community members wishing to help are encouraged to contact Garret Stallbaumer at 785-336-6118.

Submitted by Lisa Taylor Public Information Director The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Hiawatha High School as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary. The court will be in session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Hiawatha High School at 600 Red Hawk Drive in Hiawatha. It will be the Supreme Court’s first visit to Hiawatha in the court’s 155-year history and will be the fourth time for the court to hear cases in the evening. The court’s first evening session was in April 2015 in Hays, and it drew a record crowd of nearly 700 people. An evening session in Garden City in October 2015 drew about 500 people. A third evening session on March 9, 2016, in Topeka also drew a crowd numbering in the hundreds. The public is invited to attend the Tuesday, April 12, special session to observe the court as it hears oral arguments in two cases to be announced prior to April. After the hearing concludes, the justices will greet the public in an informal reception in the school’s commons area.

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss

“Community visits are a great way for the people of Kansas to get to know us — to see who we are and what we do — and to learn about the judiciary’s role in our society,” said Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss. “We encourage anyone who’s ever been curious about Supreme Court proceedings to come. We provide live webcasts of all our courtroom sessions in the Kansas Judicial Center, but people tell us there’s nothing like seeing proceedings in person.”



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NorthRidge Church in Sabetha Free will donation Kansas Department of Commerce Representative Salih Doughramaji speaks to the Bern community on Monday, March 7, regarding community expectations and pitfalls for building a new fire barn in Bern with the KAN STEP grant. Submitted

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Sabetha vs. Scott City The Sabetha Bluejay boys opened their State tournament play against the 185, number-seven-seeded Scott City Beavers Wednesday, March 10, in a game that kept the thrills coming. It was a defensive showdown, and the team with the final possession would probably take the win. The Jays came out on top with the 43-40 overtime victory. “Two great defensive teams, and I think the largest lead at any one time was four points or less,” said Head Coach Scott Burger. Sabetha trailed 7-5 at the end of the first but took a 1-point advantage into the locker room at the half, 14-13. Brock Frey and Calder Keehn got into foul trouble late and Sabetha got valuable minutes from their reserve players and the rest of their starters. “Caleb Strahm took over when Keehn and Frey went out, and helped turn a deficit into a lead,” Burger said. The game was tied 32-32 at the end of regulation, but the Jays outscored the Beavers 11-8 in overtime to take the 43-40 win. “We made some key free throws down the stretch and it was a total team effort,” Burger said. Keehn finished with 19 points and Strahm with 10 points. Semi-Finals: Sabetha vs. Garden Plain The Bluejays met the Garden Plain Owls in the semi-finals on Friday, March 11, to decide who would advance to play for a State Title. It was another defensive duel, with the Owls being stymied on offense

shooting 27 percent, and Sabetha hitting their free throws down the stretch to grab the 40-32 victory to advance to the championship game. Frey marked 8 points in the first quarter with Strahm putting up 4 to give the Jays a 15-7 boost at the end of the first frame. But Sabetha was held to 7 points in the second period, with Eric Renyer powering in 4 points and Jonah Montgomery adding 3. At the break, the Jays led 22-18. There were only 3 points scored between both teams’ offensive output in the third quarter with the Jays outscoring the Owls 2-1 on Alec Kirwan’s lone deuce. “Offensively, we struggled most of the game,” Burger said. “But we started to move the ball better on the perimeter in the last quarter and were able to score down the stretch.” Sabetha led 24-19 heading into the final frame. Sabetha’s offense stretched Garden Plain’s man defense late in the contest opening the lane, and Keehn had a pair of buckets along with Kirwan’s 2 points. The Jays were 9-13 from the free throw line through waning minutes of the game, as the Owls were forced to foul. This allowed the Jays to stretch their lead and take the win. Sabetha advanced to the championship game with the 40-32 win. Championship: Sabetha vs. Osage City Two teams — each with one-loss records — met in the championship game to determine the 3A State Tournament champion. The Bluejays met the Osage City Indians on Saturday, March 12, and although the Jays fought to the bitter end, they came up short on the scoreboard, 56-49. Sabetha opened the game with a 7-0 STATEBOYSBB.3B





Jay boys, girls earn second place at 3A State After punching their ticket to the State tournament with Sub State Championships over Nemaha Central, the Bluejays hit the road to Hutchinson in a quest for a State title. STORIES BY PETE SCHUETZ, CONTRIBUTOR


Sabetha vs. Gypsum-SE Saline The Lady Jays — seeded number two — opened the tournament against seventh-seeded Southeast of Saline on Thursday, March 10. The Lady Jays claimed the 47-26 victory. In the first quarter, Alexis McAfee led her team in scoring with 5 points, followed by Mariah Huneke and Emily Meyer with 4 points each. At the end of one, the Lady Jays led 13-11. In the second quarter, Sabetha went on an 11-0 run, stretching their lead to 24-11. Southeast of Saline closed the deficit to 12 before heading to the locker room. Sabetha led 29-17 at half. The Jays were outscored 9-4 in the third quarter to reduce their lead to 33-26. Sabetha’s defense was suffocating, but they refused to give up an uncontested shoot through the final eight minutes. The Lady Trojans were shut out in the fourth quarter, forcing Sabetha shooters to the charity stripe. The Lady Jays capitalized on seven of 12 of those. Sabetha won 47-26. McAfee ended with 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Meyer had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Semi-Finals: Sabetha vs. Sterling Sterling’s Lady Black Bears arrived at the semi-final game after 70-40 win over Caney Valley in opening round action, and faced the Lady Jays on Friday, March 11. Although Sabetha built a modest lead to start the contest, Sterling battled back, and this game would go down to the wire with the Lady Jays taking the 50-43 win. In the first quarter, Meyer dominated the paint and scored 8 points, while McAfee had a trey. Sabetha’s defense held the Black Bears to 4 points. At the end of one quarter, Sabetha led 11-4. In the second quarter, Sabetha went

on a 5-0 run extending their lead to 16-4. Then Sterling flipped a switch, and both teams posted 11 points in the second period. Huneke led the Bluejays with 6 points. At half, the Lady Jays led 22-15. In the second half, Sterling buried two treys to chip away at Sabetha’s lead, but Meyer pumped in a couple of scores to help keep the Bears at bay. Sabetha was outscored 16-15 in the third quarter, even though five Sabetha players posted points. Sabetha led 37-31 heading into the final period. Sterling tied the game 39-39 with five and a half minutes to play, and limited Sabetha’s offense to one of five from the field. The Bears kept up with the Jays but sent Sabetha to the free throw line 14 times, and Sabetha capitalized on 11 of those. Sabetha won 50-43. Meyer finished with 15 points, while McAfee had 11 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Huneke finished with 10 points. Championship: Sabetha vs. Silver Lake The Lady Jays met the 25-0 Silver Lake Lady Eagles in the championship game Saturday, March 12, and were looking to redeem their loss from last year’s State Tournament. It was an evenly matched contest, with both team boasting multiple weapons, but Sabetha struggled and fell victim to the Eagles in the 57-44 loss. In the first quarter, there were three ties and three lead changes. Sabetha’s post players battled at both ends of the court STATEGIRLSBB.3B

The Sabetha High School Bluejays earn second place at the 3A State Basketball Championships held March 9 through 12 at Hutchinson Sports Arena. Pictured are FRONT ROW (L-R) Christian Meyer, Dustin Gruber, Jonah Montgomery, Brett Stallbaumer and Keegan Cox; BACK ROW (L-R) Head Coach Scott Burger, Assistant Coach Josh Wertenberger, Eric Renyer, Brock Frey, Kyle Grimm (hidden), Mariah Huneke makes a move inside during the sectional contest Marcus Jackman, Caleb Strahm, Calder Keehn, Alec Kirwan and Assistant Coach Roy Frey. in the 3A State Basketball Championships held Friday, March 11. Tim Kellenberger | Herald Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Eric Renyer, number 40, and Alec Kirwan, number 24, trap this Garden Plain ball handler during the sectional contest in the 3A State Basketball Championships held Friday, March 11. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

The Sabetha High School Lady Jays earn second place at the 3A State Basketball Championships held March 9 through 12 at Hutchinson Sports Arena. Pictured are FRONT ROW (L-R) Kalli Broxterman, Mariah Huneke, Alexis McAfee, Taryn Schuette, Jena Winkler and Lexi Wenger; BACK ROW (L-R) Assistant Coach Clayton Tennal, managers Jessica Stallbaumer and Hannah Edelman, Assistant Coach Nate Bauman, manager Lillian Brownlee, Skylar McAfee, Emily Meyer, Lauren Huber, Ellie Meyer, Hillary Krebs, Head Coach Alex McAfee, and managers Lauren Herbster and Angel Hadacheck. Tim Kellenberger | Herald



March 16, 2016  |  The Sabetha Herald  |


Bluejay boys, girls take second at 3A State Basketball

Taryn Schuette plays strong defense during the sectional contest in the 3A State Basketball Championships held Jena Winkler makes a jumpshot over this Sterling defender during the sectional contest in the 3A State Basketball Championships Friday, March 11. Tim Kellenberger | Herald Tim Kellenberger | Herald held Friday, March 11.

Brock Frey cuts through the Scott City defense for this lay-in during the opening round of the 3A Jonah Montgomery makes the inside pass to Caleb Strahm during the sectional contest in the 3A State Basketball Championships on Wednesday, March 9. Paula Kellenberger | Herald State Basketball Championships held Friday, March 11. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Eric Renyer pulls down the offensive rebound amidst the Osage City defenders during the 3A State Basketball Championship final on Saturday, March 12. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Mariah Huneke makes a strong move inside for the shot during the 3A State Basketball Championship final on Saturday, March 12. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Calder Keehn skies above the Osage City defense in the third quarter of play during the 3A State Basketball Championship final on Saturday, March 12. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Caleb Strahm, number 30, holds his position as Alex Kirwan, number 24, drives inside during the 3A State Basketball Championship final on Saturday, March 12. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Lexi Wenger shoots a three during the opening round of the 3A State Basketball Kalli Broxterman receives the pass during the sectional contest Championships on Thursday, in the 3A State Basketball Championships held Friday, March 11. March 10. Paula Kellenberger | Herald Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Alexis McAfee passes it around this Sterling Jonah Montgomery drives to the net during defender during the sectional contest in the 3A the opening round of the 3A State Basketball State Basketball Championships held Friday, Championships on Wednesday, March 9. March 11. Tim Kellenberger | Herald Paula Kellenberger | Herald

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Athlete of the Week A large crowd of Sabetha High School fans cheer on the Bluejays during the 3A State Basketball Championship sectional contests held Friday, March 11. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Caleb Strahm Basketball Sabetha High School

Senior Caleb Strahm came up big for his team in the 3A State opener, turning a deficit into a lead after foul trouble benched a few fellow starters. Strong play from this senior helped catapult the Jays into the final four.

The Sabetha High School cheerleaders do a stunt to conclude their dance routine during halftime of the Sabetha-Gypsum SE Saline opener at the 3A State Basketball Championships on Thursday, March 10. Pictured are BOTTOM (LR) Samantha Edwards, Laurel Smith, Lauren Payne, Alyssa Dorn, Sienna Werner, Reggie Garrett and Ashton Buser; TOP (L-R) Emily Strathman, Nicole Brey and Abby Hinton. Paula Kellenberger | Herald

Sabetha High School students cheer on the Bluejays during the 3A State Basketball Championship sectional contests held Friday, March 11. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

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Fishing is healthy for you The Sabetha High School cheerleaders perform a dance routine during halftime of the Sabetha-Gypsum SE Saline opener at the 3A State Basketball Championships on Thursday, March 10. Pictured (L-R) are Lauren Payne, Reggie Garrett, Nicole Brey, Emily Strathman, Sienna Werner, Ashton Buser, Abby Hinton, Laurel Smith and Samantha Edwards. Paula Kellenberger | Herald

A Celebration of Bluejay Family


Sabetha community members, students travel to Hutchinson for 3A State Basketball

Bluejay fans cheer on the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams as they head to Hutchinson Sports Arena on Saturday, March 12, to compete in the 3A State Basketball Championship finals. Tim Kellenberger | Herald

Sabetha boys earn second place at 3A State Basketball STATEBOYSBB.1B run and led through the first six and a half minutes. But the Indians fought back and, at the end of one quarter, Sabetha trailed 15-13. Keehn marked 6 points in the first frame, and Kirwan had four. In the second quarter, Osage City cut off the lane and held the Bluejays to 7 points. Osage’s Duncan Fort went on a tear and scored 16 points in the second frame to help his team pull ahead 30-20 at the intermission. Sabetha fought their way back into the game in the third. Frey scored 5 unanswered points and had 7 in the third quarter, to help his team outscore the Indians 1410 in the period The score was

Sabetha, 43 Scott City, 40


Jonah Montgomery 5 2 Keegan Cox 5 Brock Frey 0 Dustin Gruber 1 Alec Kirwan 10 Caleb Strahm 19 Calder Keehn 1 Eric Renyer SABETHA TOTALS 43 | 14-24 | 1-7 | 12-24 SCOTT CITY TOTALS 40 | 9-21 | 4-14 | 10-13






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40-36 headed into the final frame. Kirwan hit a baseline jumper in the opening seconds of the fourth to bring the Bluejays within 4 points of the Indians. But Osage City held Sabetha at an arm’s length through the period with a ball control offense to help burn the clock. Montgomery had 5 points in the quarter, including a trey with

Sabetha, 40 Garden Pl., 32









2-2 0-1 1-2 3 2 1 Jonah Montgomery 5 2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 1 0 Keegan Cox 11 2-4 1-7 4-5 4 1 1 Brock Frey 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Dustin Gruber 8 2-4 0-1 4-6 7 0 0 Alec Kirwan 4 1-1 0-0 2-3 7 1 0 Caleb Strahm 6 2-2 0-0 2-5 1 0 0 Calder Keehn 4 2-3 0-0 0-0 3 0 0 Eric Renyer SABETHA TOTALS 40 | 11-16 | 1-9 | 15-23 | 26 | 5 | 2 | 11 | 11 GARDEN PLAIN TOTALS 32 | 5-13 | 6-27 | 4-9 | 13 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 19

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20 seconds remaining, to put his team within 5 points of Osage City. But the Jays couldn’t score if they couldn’t gain possession, and the Indians took the 56-49 victory. “I am really proud of this team,” said Burger. “The effort was there every night and they never gave up.” The Jays finished the season with a 24-2 record, a Burlington

Sabetha, 49 Osage City, 56





0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Christian Meyer Jonah Montgomery 12 3-5 2-3 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Keegan Cox 14 1-4 3-10 3-6 Brock Frey 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Dustin Gruber 11 4-6 0-2 3-4 Alec Kirwan 2 0-1 0-0 2-2 Caleb Strahm 8 4-11 0-0 0-0 Calder Keehn 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 Eric Renyer SABETHA TOTALS 49 | 13-28 | 5-15 | 8-12 | 19 | 10 | 5 | OSAGE CITY TOTALS 56 | 13-19 | 5-13 | 15-21 | 21 | 0 | 0 |





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Tournament Championship, a Big 7 League Championship, a Sub State Championship and State Runner-Up. The Sabetha seniors finish their high school varsity careers with a record of 70-5, and a record of 87-6 including the freshman season. “What a great four years,” Burger said.

Lady Jays take second at 3A State Basketball STATEGIRLSBB.1B and led the Lady Jays in scoring. Meyer scored 6 points and Huneke chipped in 4 points, but at the end of one Sabetha trailed 11-10. Meyer and Huneke combined for another 6 points in the second quarter and Alexis McAfee had 5, but the Lady Jays were outscored 19-11 in the frame and trailed 3021 at half. Silver Lake played a ball control offense in the third, trying to pull Sabetha out of their zone, but Sabetha maintained and outscored the Eagles 10-9. At the end of the three, Sabetha trailed 39-31 In the fourth quarter, McAfee poured in 8 points, Schuette had a triple, and Meyer added a bucket, but Sabetha was outscored 18-13. The Lady Jays were forced to foul and sent the Eagles to the line 18 times. Silver Lake held the Bluejays at bay to take the victory and the title, 57-44. “I thought our kids played great,” said Head Coach Alex McAfee. “We played our best basketball

Sabetha 47, SE Saline 26








Taryn Schuette Skylar McAfee Alexis McAfee Lexi Wenger Mariah Huneke Kalli Broxterman Jena Winkler Emily Meyer SABETHA TOTALS 47 | 13-32 | 3-12 | 12-15 | 29 | 11 | 11 | 10 | 8 SE SALINE TOTALS 26 | 5-16 | 5-15 | 1-2 | 17 | 10 | 6 | 22 | 13 6 0 16 0 7 0 4 14

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down the stretch and beat some really good teams to get to Hutch and then two really good teams at Hutch.” “I am so proud of how our kids handled themselves on and off the court all season and at Hutch. They are a class act! I’m extremely proud of how this group sacrificed individually for the team,” McAfee said. The Lady Jays finished the season with a 24-2 record, a Big 7 League Championship, a Sub State Championship and State RunnerUp. McAfee said the Lady Jays exemplified what every team strives for, playing “as a team for the team.”

Sabetha 50, Sterling 43







5 1-2 0-0 3-6 5 1 Taryn Schuette 11 2-2 1-5 4-4 8 9 Alexis McAfee 0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 Lexi Wenger 10 1-2 0-0 8-13 3 1 Mariah Huneke 1-1 1-1 2-3 2 0 Kalli Broxterman 7 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 Jena Winkler 15 6-10 0-0 3-4 3 2 Emily Meyer SABETHA TOTALS 50 | 12-19 | 2-8 | 20-30 | 23 | 15 | 5 | 15 | STERLING TOTALS 43 | 11-20 | 4-21 | 9-15 | 17 | 12 | 7 | 14 |

Sabetha 44, Silver Lake 57

One might wonder just how fish- way too much. But my next favorite ing can be healthy for you. Now, protein source to tap into is fish. if you refer to hunting as being Getting plenty of physical exercise healthy for you that would seem to and eating proper portions of promake sense. Obviously many types tein-based foods is the key to weight of hunting require some physical loss. Of course, we all know it is exertion on the more complip ar t icip ant’s cated than just part. that, because a You could exbalanced diet is ert yourself just essential for a about as hard as healthy weight you would like loss program, hunting differbut I am tellent species, or ing you that you could put fishing is great out little efand healthy for BY: TIM KELLENBERGER fort on certain you! If your wife species. It all gives you static depends on what you want to ac- about going fishing, you now have complish. some ammunition to use to get you But fishing? Most of the time out the door. fishing does not take much physiI love catching fish, but I love eatcal exertion, although I have ing them even more. Over the years, tangled with some fish that took we have come up with some fantasconsiderable effort to bring to the tic recipes for fish, and there are a boat. There have been a couple of million of them out there. We used occasions on some tarpon fishing to deep fat fry our fish, but when we expeditions down off the coast of want to eat healthy we avoid that. Nicaragua that I have spent well We have switched over to grilling over an hour bringing one to the our fish or baking them when my side of the boat. It took every ounce belt seems to be a little tight around of strength I had to get those huge the midsection. tarpon, which ranged from 140 to If you want to deep fat fry your 160 pounds, to come to the boat for fish and live on the edge a little, try some simple pictures. rolling your fish fillets in ground up After pictures and releasing the Ritz Cracker crumbs after drenchfish, one finds himself on the bot- ing the fillets in egg and milk. By tom of the boat drenched in sweat accident a few years ago, we had to and heaving for breath and begging roll up some Ritz Crackers because for a drink. But usually fishing is we had run out of instant potato nothing more than standing on the flakes — one of our favorite breadbank of a pond or sitting on a seat ings — and the result was nothing in a boat trolling or jigging. Physi- short of fantastic. The whole key to cal exertion is not really an issue in deep fat frying your fish is to keep these common scenarios. the temperature of your oil at the So how in the world can fishing proper level. I always keep my oil be healthy for you? Eat them! You between 350-375 degrees. may not put out much physical A couple of weeks ago, Paula exertion catching your dinner but baked the fish in the oven. She you sure will be eating healthy. Last dipped the fillets in flour and then week I wrote about crappie fishing in a mixture of milk and Ranch and the two kinds of crappie in the dressing. Then the fillets were state. There is not a better fish in the dipped in a mixture of Panko bread world to eat than crappie. crumbs with various spices such as Why eat fish? Fish contains pro- basil, onion and garlic powder, salt tein, and that is healthy for you. and pepper. The fillets were then Protein builds tissue, cells and mus- baked in the oven, and let me tell cle in our bodies. You will notice you they were unbelievable! that I did not mention that protein Now adding the extra breading builds fat. If you are like me, then to the fish ups the calorie count but you are overweight and in the need it is well worth it! If I grill the fish, of some diet adjustments. I simply throw the fillets in a rack One of the key factors in weight designed for grilling fish and throw loss is the ingestion of adequate pro- them on the grill. I baste the fillets tein. Protein can come from several with a mixture of melted buttter sources in our diet such as meat, with lemon, salt and pepper, and poultry, eggs and fish. Yes, fish! garlic salt. It takes no more than a Now, I am a beef producer so I few minutes to grill fish. am really big on eating red meat Who says fishing is not healthy even though my wife tells me I eat for you?






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3 0-4 1-5 0-0 0 0 1 Taryn Schuette 16 5-8 1-5 3-5 3 5 1 Alexis McAfee 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Lexi Wenger 14 7-11 0-0 0-1 8 0 0 Mariah Huneke 0 0-1 0-2 0-0 2 2 0 Kalli Broxterman 0 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Jena Winkler 11 4-7 0-0 3-4 8 1 1 Emily Meyer SABETHA TOTALS 44 | 16-33 | 2-12 | 6-10 | 22 | 8 | 3 | 8 | 19 SILVER LAKE TOTALS 57 | 13-27 | 4-13 | 19-23 | 24 | 14 | 5 | 5 | 11



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“We shared the basketball so well all season on the offensive end and defensive we just played great helping the team defense. Our man looked like zone and our zone looked like man,” McAfee said. “I had a blast coaching this team not only because of their success, but more importantly because of how they prepared and played the game, Tough Together!”

I Buy at Home BECAUSE my interests are here. BECAUSE the community good enough for me to live in is good enough to buy in. BECAUSE I believe in transacting business with my friends. BECAUSE the person I buy from stands behind the goods. BECAUSE I live here and I hope to remain. BECAUSE the person I buy from pays his or her part of town, county and state taxes. BECAUSE the person I buy from helps support my schools, my organizations, my church, my home. BECAUSE when ill luck, misfortune or bereavement come, the person I buy from is here with a kind greeting, words of cheer and pocketbook, if need be.

I will be out of the shop

March 22-26

Please plan your haircuts accordingly.Thanks!

Cindi Dean

at Ball’s Barber Shop 785-284-3120


March 16, 2016  |  The Sabetha Herald  |

school&youth SABETHA VFW POST 7285

Anna Knapp reaps national Voice of Democracy scholarships PATTY LOCHER | CONTRIBUTOR Representing Sabetha Memo“We realized once again that rial Post 7285 of the Veterans of freedom is never free, and we reForeign Wars and Auxiliary and alized that when it was threatened, Department of Kansas VFW, area real people had to pay the price, youth Anna Knapp recently at- not legendary superheroes,” she tended the national-level awards said. “Sure, we knew that already, event for the annual VFW-spon- but having it put into perspective sored Voice of Democracy audio- was powerful in a quiet way. Sunessay contest. The 2015-16 theme day evening we had social time to was “My Vision for America.” get to know each other better. The Knapp was selected as the 2015- kids were great!” 16 VOD winner for Sabetha MeOn Monday, the group went to morial Post 7285 and Auxiliary, Arlington Cemetery, where they and at a banquet in January she visited JFK’s tomb and the eternal was named Department of Kansas flame, and witnessed the changing winner. of the guard at the Tomb of the On Monday, Feb. 29, Depart- Unknowns. ment [State] winners, accompa“This was very powerful,” Knapp nied by their Department Com- said. “Once again, we were remander and Department Auxiliary minded of the price paid for our President, participated in the Pa- everyday liberties like getting rade of Winners in Washington, to talk with friends about what D.C. After all Department winners presidential candidate we liked or were seated, the overall winner was didn’t like. It was pretty numbing announced and all 54 contestants to know that somebody’s sibling or were presented with scholarships. parent or spouse was so mangled Knapp, a homeschooled sopho- by battle that he was not even recmore, placed 28th overall and was ognizable, and to know that there awarded two $1,000 scholarships. were many men and boys like that.” At the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Voice of Democracy awards event in Washington, D.C., Anna Knapp, third from left, is She plans to be an at-home mother “We felt for the families, who pictured with some of her new VOD friends (L-R) second-place winner John Dykstra of California showing his $16,000 scholarship and also complete training as a after days and weeks and months check, eighth-place winner Jack Duffy from Nebraska who received $3,500 in scholarships, Idaho VFW Auxiliary President Carmelita nurse in labor and delivery. of anxious, terrified waiting, were Jones, first-place winner Grayson Campbell of Florida displaying his $30,000 scholarship check, Knapp’s roommate, Alissa Dorman “I had a great time and met told that their family member of Idaho who placed in the $1,000 scholarship group, and VFW Department of Idaho Commander Rick Johnson. All VOD contestants some really nice kids, too,” Knapp couldn’t be found,” she said. “Or are sporting their new jackets featuring an embroidered Voice of Democracy emblem, which they received as national-level contestants. Submitted said of her experience. “There were that the searchers found an arm all different backgrounds and eth- or leg but didn’t know who it be- renovations.” workshops, tours, a presentation nicities and abilities. One boy was longed to. It was really a great place “It was pretty disappointing. Be- by people portraying historical in a wheelchair and said he loved to go and put one’s thoughts into cause of the unexpected length of characters, and more. this program because the focus is perspective. Arlington Cemetery the tour, we didn’t get to visit the Knapp is now a “VOD ambason your essay content.” was the highlight of my trip.” ‘Wall’ area with the Lincoln, World sador,” which involves spreading By Anna Knapp “The boy who won was from a The group then went to the War II, Vietnam and Korean Me- the word about the annual Voice Christian school in Florida. The Newseum (the history of news), morials, which were what many in of Democracy contest, for which Voice of Democracy Essay Winner first thing he did when he got up which Knapp found very interest- the group had been looking for- entries are due to the sponsoring Sabetha VFW Memorial Post 7285 and Auxiliary there was to point upward to God ing. ward to most,” she said. “We visited VFW post no later than Nov. 1 and then he did the unheard of: he “They even had a part of the a Torpedo Factory for the section each year. read John 15:13 from the Bible,” Berlin Wall there in the section on of time we had left before going on The Voice of Democracy audioIt was a cold wintry day as I looked out across one of the greatest Knapp said. “He said, ‘Jesus laid the Iron Curtain,” she said. “They a riverboat ride on the Potomac. essay scholarship competition nations of the world. As I glanced back at my friend, I noticed a single down His life for my Salvation. had sections on the public’s reac- That was a big hit! It ended with program, which just finished its tear slide gently down her face. Veterans have laid down their tion to the Vietnam War, 9/11, people being goofy and a bunch 69th year, requires high school stu“What is the matter?” I asked. lives for my liberty. I know whose Watergate, and even a newspaper of exhausted, hot, laughing kids dent entrants to write and record a “Look closely” she said quietly, “See that great slope that America shoulders I stand on.’” telling of the first Superbowl.” heading back to their rooms.” three- to five-minute essay on an is on? And see how fast she is sliding down it, picking up speed every “I thought it was wonderful that The students then prepared for Wednesday was departure day. announced patriotic theme. minute?” he was able to The VOD Growing alarmed, I replied, “Yes I do, and I see that the hill ends in give glory to theme for 2016- a cliff that seems to have no bottom.” God like that,” 17 is “My Re“That is why I am sad. She was once so noble and free, but 200 years Knapp said. sponsibility to have pressed their mark and … well, soon she will be no more. I’ve stood “His vision for America.” An here and rejoiced in her victories, wept in her failures and watched America was entry form can while ship after ship passed by my feet, carrying her people to war. But that every citibe obtained by it seems that now she does not care about those past days and is only zen would have visiting the absorbed with herself, not reaching out the helping hand or protecting a patriot’s heart website at www. her citizens the way she used to. Remember when Thomas Jefferson and would learn said, ‘I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that the cost and the Sabetha Post His justice cannot sleep forever’? I fear that America’s judgment has value of true 7285’s Youth already begun. Look at her soil. It is red with the blood of 55 million freedom. He P r o g r a m s babies. How can a nation find pardon from God when she heartlessly said there was Chairperson is continues in infant murder?” a difference Patty Locher. There was silence for a little while as I pondered her words. Then between being G r a y s o n she asked me a question, “If you had a vision for a different America, born a citizen Campbell of what would it be?” and becoming a Florida, the I was quiet for a moment, having only thought shallowly on the matter, patriot. Anyone 2015-16 na- but soon I realized there was much more depth to her question. Maybe interested can Anna Knapp, seated fourth from the right in the front row, poses with the other VFW departments’ tional first- I could cover a few points today, I thought, and show her that there is listen to him Voice of Democracy finalists at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ National Voice of Democracy Awards place winner, is yet hope for her ward. For America is indeed my friend’s ward, and as on YouTube. event in Washington, D.C., on Monday, February 29. All are wearing their jackets featuring an the recipient of I probably forgot to mention, her name is Lady Liberty. She stands tall He really had a embroidered Voice of Democracy emblem, which they received as national-level contestants. the $30,000 T. and beautiful in the waters of the Atlantic, faithfully watching over her Submitted C. Selman Mefantastic essay, country. As for me, my name is Watchful. I am mounted on eagle’s wings and I think that morial Scholar- and have eyes with vision like no other. At the dawn of our nation I was he will be an example to many who and participated in the Parade of “Most of my new friends were ship provided by the Veterans of chosen as her symbol. hear of his win.” Winners and enjoyed evening so- leaving between 4:30 and 6:30 Foreign Wars. The second-place Watchful: “Do you remember when Abraham Lincoln said of America, The students had a very busy five cial time. a.m., so I decided to go ahead winner received a $16,000 schol- ‘Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too proud, too self days, which included their arrival “Another thing we did through- and get up to bid them farewell,” arship, the third place winner a sufficient to pray to the God that made us’?” and departure days. They arrived out the week was exchange state Knapp said. “Later that morning $10,000 scholarship and the fourth Liberty: “Yes, and I was just thinking about how true that was, eson Saturday, Feb. 27, and had time pins that our State commanders I went with some of my family to place winner a $7,000 scholarship. pecially when I take her present condition into consideration.” I murto get acquainted and visit with the had given each of us,” Knapp said. the National Zoo and got to see the Everyone else received between mured to myself, “Sometimes I wonder how much longer America will other department winners. “We pinned them on our back- giant pandas, including the baby. $1,000 and $5,000 in scholarships. be the land of the free and the home of the brave. And even though her On Sunday, Knapp was one of packs and by the end of the trip, The trip ended with my flight back National scholarship awards people say there is liberty and justice for all, it doesn’t really seem like the students able to attend a wor- each of us had pins from every to good old Kansas, where I love this year totaled $153,000. Each that anymore.” ship service, because her mother state plus one from the VFW de- to be.” department winner also received a Liberty: “What did you say?” was with her to assume responsi- partments in D.C., Europe, Puerto In addition to her all-expens- two-layer coat featuring a Voice of Watchful: “I was just thinking, it’s kind of hard to envision a better bility. The others toured Mount Rico and the Pacific Areas. We es-paid trip to Washington, D.C., Democracy emblem embroidered America when I see the government taking more power all the time and Vernon. After church, the group also exchanged signatures in our for the awards event, Knapp won on the coat and a backpack, as well conservative Americans harassed for their beliefs. But I believe there went to the Holocaust museum, books.” an all-expenses-paid trip to Val- as a book with a picture of all the is still reason for hope. My vision for America is a prosperous nation the International Spy Museum, On Tuesday, the students visited ley Forge in Pennsylvania in mid state winners and a copy of their whose king is Jesus and whose sovereign is God, a nation that has been and had a nighttime bus tour of the Smithsonian museums. June for a “VOD reunion” and a essays within. shown its iniquity and has humbled itself before God, begging Him for the Jefferson, Iwo Jima and Martin “I chose the American History Spirit of America Youth LeaderYou can view the entire list of forgiveness and guidance. Luther King Jr. Memorials. one,” Knapp said. “I love history, ship Program with the Freedom the 2015-16 department winners, We looked again at the shores of New England and after a little while, “One of our chaperones was a and while I was there I got to see Foundation. In that program, the and listen to any of their essays, at Lady Liberty asked, “Earlier you mentioned that you were distressed Marine who had fought in Desert the flag that flew over Fort McHen- VOD winners will participate in because my country’s government was getting bigger all the time. Why Storm,” Knapp said. “Mr. Rolf (the ry and the battleship Philadelphia, do you want it smaller?” director) told us all that it was the as well as George Washington’s Watchful: “Because the citizens of America would be less dependent Marines who stormed Iwo Jima horse. It was stuffed of course!” on it and far more responsible for themselves. When government is and won the victory there. He said That afternoon, the group went small, it is harder to corrupt, and if it is corrupted, it cannot cause as it was a special monument to the to the Capital for a tour. much damage.” Marines of today. When the bus “The tour of the capitol took Liberty: “I see. Now tell me how you envision her military.” pulled up alongside the Iwo Jima longer than expected,” Knapp said. Watchful: “Now for that, I have a much longer answer. I want her Memorial and we got out, there “We didn’t get to see very much military to truly see value in the country and be proud of it, fighting was a sober hush that fell over us while we were there, partly because for the rights of the people. If her soldiers are going to give all for their kids.” the dome was full of scaffolding for country, then let her be a country worth giving all for. Throughout America’s history, even from the dawn of her beginning during the War for Independence, and then through all subsequent wars, her men and women have left farms, businesses and families to go fight for freedom on behalf of people they might never meet. But they fought anyway, so that future generations would not have to live under the burden of oppression. Sponsored by K-State Research & Extension - Meadowlark District Liberty: “Their freedom cannot last forever without being defended. I hope her people will fight to keep the rights that were protected for Team captains can register a team of six them with the blood of their soldiers.” online at, or contact Eagle: I also envision America with religious freedom for all because your local office for a team packet. Information that is foundational for many other liberties. I worry that in the near future, religious liberty will be gone.” also available at Liberty: “I see. What about the civic involvement?” to attend the Eagle: “Well, I envision an America with involved citizens. I would like to see people search matters out and not just believe what they are told. They should know their Constitution well and understand their rights so they will be able to sufficiently defend themselves against unlawful charges.” Silence reigned for a few moments as we pondered everything the Potluck Dinner at 6:30 pm other had said. Then I said quietly, “Of all the things they must do, the one absolute MUST is to seek God’s forgiveness and repent of their Short Business Meeting and program sins. For, if there is an Almighty God who rules the world and if He is on the “History of Nemaha County Schools” angry with America because of her sins, she cannot expect any success in anything she undertakes.” to follow The sun sank below the western horizon, and as we once more gazed out across the shores of America, we said in unison, “America… AmeriFor additional information contact: ca… God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!” Kenny Alderfer at (785)285-1022

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Albany Historical Society wants YOU

AlbAny AnnuAl Meeting on Saturday, March 19th

April 3 - May 28

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Jenny Edelman teaches the 4-H Stateliners club sign language to the song “The More We Get Together.” Submitted | Catherine Knapp


Submitted by Haven Knapp Stateliners Co-Reporter Have you ever played a game where the goal is to get a cow? I have, and it is called Electricity. The Stateliners played this game on Feb. 22 in their meeting at the Bern City Hall. We made two lines, and everybody on each line held hands. The person at the end flipped a coin. At the other end, we had a cow. The person who flipped the coin, if it flipped on heads then the people in each line squeezed hands down the line, and the person at the end tried to grab the cow when their hand was squeezed. This was a very neat game, and everybody liked it. Jenny Edelman taught us a song called “The More We Get Together.” We liked it, because it had sign language. When you hooked one finger over another it meant “love.” Rachel Krehbiel gave a leadership spotlight on being a good example, and Helen Krehbiel shared with us the importance of leadership in three steps: one, not criticizing, condemning or com-

Local Girl Scouts participate in Girl Scout Sunday at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 6. The scouts led readings and lit candles as part of the service. Pictured are (L-R) Daisy Girl Scout Myley Wasinger (Troop 1433) and Junior Girl Scouts Bayley Wasinger, Harper Smith and Mya Grimes (all of Troop 7401). Submitted

Local girls participate in Girl Scout Sunday BLOOD DRIVE

Nathan and Jonathan Knapp present their Wildlife demonstration on trapping. Submitted | Catherine Knapp

plaining; two, giving honest and sincere appreciation; and three, arousing in others an eager want. Thomas and Peter Edelman gave a talk on the importance of setting goals. Nathan and Jonathan Knapp gave a talk on trapping and showed us how to trap and set traps. Zach Meyer gave a talk on his sheep project.

The dessert was ice cream floats, and I want one now! Regional 4-H Days will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Atchison Grade School. Our next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on March 28, at the Bern Community Building. We invite you to come to both!

Sabetha High School students collect 25 units


Choir Cantata Tuesday, March 22 7:00 p.m.

New Hope Baptist Church Seneca, KS Community is invited Refreshments following concert



Scholars Bowl team earns silver at Perry Lecompton

Sabetha High School hosted a blood drive Tuesday, March 8, which collected 25 units. There were 27 donors total and 11 first-time donors. First-time donors included Kesair Ann Brubeck, Preston D. Bruning, Sheri L. Harmer, Howard Jake Hinton, Harleen Kaur, Michaela Krebs, Elysia S. McGill, Alex Montgomery, Laurel S. Smith, Payton L. Strahm and Kaitlyn Tinklin. Double red donors included Bryce A. Kramer and Grant Meyer. Other donors included Kaylee Rae Allen, Nolan W. Brey, Lillian M. Brownlee, Starla Cochenour, Larke Breanne Edelman, Laura Edelman, Todd J. Evans, David J. Glynn, Gabrielle M. Hill, Madyson McGill, Lauren Menold, Jacob A. Payne, Jacque L. Stallbaumer and Bradee Stuke.

Are You Considering Any New Construction or Remodeling? The Sabetha Middle School Scholars Bowl team earns silver at Perry on Monday, March 7. Pictured are FRONT ROW (L-R) Jake Longabaugh, Ainsley Smith and Charlie Kuenzi; BACK ROW (L-R) David Pierson, Micah Romines, Jordan Gatz and Walker Lowdermilk. Submitted | Patti Pierson

NOTICE OF NEMAHA COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN EFFECTIVE DATE: APRIL 1, 2015 Nemaha County has adopted a countywide Neighborhood Revitalization Plan that assists its residents in the rehabilitation, conservation, or redevelopment of residential, commercial, or retail property. The plan covers all of Nemaha County except for the City of Sabetha and the City of Seneca, who currently have their own Neighborhood Revitalization Plans. The plan became effective April 1, 2015. Application to the Nemaha County Neighborhood Revitalization Plan must be made before any construction begins on a project. Applicants who qualify for the plan would receive a tax rebate for five years on the taxes applicable to the new improvements made to the property.

For more information concerning the Nemaha County Neighborhood Revitalization Plan or to apply for the plan, please contact the County Appraiser at the Nemaha County Courthouse or at 785-336-2179.

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March 16, 2016  |  The Sabetha Herald  |

classifieds EMPLOYMENT

S upported L iving Staff poSition open at

n emaha C ounty training C enter HOURS:

AgJunction, in Hiawatha, KS, has an opening for a full-time


Week 1 Sunday Wednesday Thursday

Competitive wages and benefits - annual incentive, 12 paid holidays a year, paid vacation, 401K match, paid health, dental, short and long-term disability and life, and annual fitness reimbursement. All of this in a fun environment in a small town without the hassle of rush hour traffic and restricted parking.

Week 2 Monday Tuesday Friday Saturday

Full time position will oversee all aspects of the company's process quality programs; develop and implement total quality processes, policies and procedures to improve operational practices and create customer satisfaction and reduce cost. Ensure that strategy is communicated throughout the company. Responsible for auditing the company's current process quality programs and planning strategic initiatives to ensure issues are successfully addressed and adhere to organizational goals.

Apply online at - Only online applications are accepted. AGJUNCTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

open at nEmaha County training CEntEr, group homE, in SEnECa. HOURS:

This is a week on/week of f rotation: 1st Half of Week Wednesday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 2nd Half of Week Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday – Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

BENEFITS: sonal Leave.

3:00 3:00 4:00 8:00 2:00

p.m. – 8:30 p.m. p.m. – 8:30 p.m. p.m. – 9:30 p.m. a.m. – 1:00 p.m. p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cafeteria Plan; KPERS; Vacation, Sick, and Per-

Contact Jenny Haislip at NCTC, 329 N. 11th Street, Sabetha, KS 66534; or call (785) 300-1306; or apply online at EOE

SERVICE TECHNICIAN Schendel Pest Control is now hiring a Service Technician for the Southeast Nebraska and Northeast Kansas area. Wanting someone who is Responsible, Dedicated and with an outgoing Personality. Call 1-800-371-3241 for an application or stop by the office at 406 Main Street, Seneca, Kansas. Work in a job that changes the lives of little children.

NEK-CAP, Inc. has an opening for a

Center Manager/Teacher

in North Brown County Head Start Center. Starting salary is $12.81. This job will start in August. Please go to for job description and application. Please submit application and proof of education to

Convoy Systems is hiring Class A drivers to run from Kansas City to the west coast. Home Weekly! Great Benefits! www. Call Tina ext. 301 or Lori ext. 303 1-800926-6869. Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment Operator Career! We Offer Training and Certifications Running Bulldozers, Backhoes and Excavators. Lifetime Job Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-866-3626497

OTR Lease & company driver employment opportunities Available. Class A CDL + 2 years’ experience required. Benefits start date of hire. Exceptional pay, benefits, new equipment. 1-800-709-8997

NEK-CAP, INC. Is AN EquAl oPPortuNIty EmPloyEr.



8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

STARTING PAY: $9.97/hour


EvEning S upport S taff

S abetha .

This position rotates between these two weeks for schedules. Schedule may var y according to programming needs.

Oversee the company's quality management program, controlling the quality of products before, during and after manufacture. Develop and implement quality policies and procedures and communicate strategy throughout the company. Work with other departments to establish and apply testing policies and procedures. Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, sales or marketing or equivalent; strong technical knowledge of electronic testing, manufacturing related to electronics and electro-mechanical assembly and ISO experience desired. Excellent understanding of Quality Management and Engineering, PCA and mechanical manufacturing processes including experience in developing and performing new process qualification. Minimum 5 years’ experience in manufacturing.


Sabetha Realty

Health Insurance; Cafeteria Plan; KPERS; Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave.

205 S. 8th Street, Sabetha

Contact Shannon DePrey at NCTC, 12 S. 11th St., Seneca, KS 66538; or call (785) 294-0447 or (785) 3366116; or apply online at EOE






R esidential seRvices team leadeR open at

n emaha c ounty tRaining c enteR , HOURS:


s eneca

1211 Wyoming St., Sabetha

1301 Iowa St., Sabetha

315 S. 9th, Sabetha

Monday – Friday Alternating shifts of 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break) and 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., in accordance with program needs.


At least one shift on a Saturday or Sunday per month. Flexibility of schedule needs will be considered. Schedule may vary according to programming needs.


216 S. 11th 1221 Iowa 512 Main 111 W. U.S. Hwy 36 902 Main 113 S. 6th

139 Virginia St., Sabetha

205 Roxanna St., Morrill


Health Insurance; Cafeteria Plan; KPERS; Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave.

Contact Shannon DePrey at NCTC, 12 S. 11th Street, Seneca, KS 66538; or call (785) 294-0447 or (785) 3366116; or apply online at EOE

Insurance Biller Sabetha Community Hospital is now accepting applications for a Full-Time Insurance Biller. Job duties would include filing and following up on insurance claims, and posting insurance Remittance Advices and payments. Other duties would include answering phones, filing, scanning and registering patients. Priority will be given to those with knowledge of medical terminology and customer service skills. An excellent base salary is offered. Benefits include vacation, holiday, sick time, pension and numerous others. If interested in this opportunity visit the hospitals website at www. or call Julie Holthaus, Human Resource Director at 785-284-2121 ext 584.

Surgery RN Sabetha Community Hospital is now accepting applications for a Full-Time Surgery Registered Nurse. Experience is preferred but not required and on the job training is available. Job duties will include PACU, recovery, circulating, scrubbing and call 8 -12 days a month. Staff also has the opportunity to interact with two general surgeons and numerous outreach specialty physicians. An excellent base salary is offered. Benefits include vacation, holiday, sick time, pension and numerous others. If interested in this opportunity visit the hospitals website at or call Julie Holthaus, Human Resource Director at 785-284-2121 ext 584.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR AHRS Construction is looking for an ambitious mechanically inclined equipment operator. Main duties will include operating a CAT 953 track loader and a CAT 315 excavator plus driving a dump truck. A class “A” CDL license is required and a well rounded construction background will be beneficial. AHRS will train the “right” person. Benefits include; no overnight work, health insurance, 401k plan, profit sharing plan, cafeteria plan, paid holidays and paid vacation paid sick days. Pay will depend on skill level. Call 785-336-6118 or apply at the office in Bern Kansas

L ooking

for part time work ?

n eed

extra income ?

Sheila Schwalm, Broker

Jim Faunce, Realtor 785-224-3773

785-741-1773 Office: 785-742-3618

Nemaha County Training Center, Inc. is accepting applications for


to work in the absence of support staff, and/or cover vacant positions until full time coverage is secured. Substitutes will work with people with developmental disabilities, per forming day-to-day activities in the home or workplace, and by accessing the community for special events. Pay will range from $9.25 - $9.97 per hour. Substitute staff are required and paid to attend trainings both initially and annually.

Contact Tracy Rusche at NCTC, 12 S. 11th Street, Seneca, KS 66538; or call (785) 336-6116; or apply online at EOE


GAMING COMMISSION POSITION The Kickapoo Tribe Gaming Commission is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant/Licensing employee. The position is open until filled. We are a Drug-Free Work Place. Indian Preference will apply.

310 N. Market

708 Roanoke







For Sale Home with 75+ Acres 3-4 Bedrooms with great view, 2-out buildings garage/shop. Just south of town on Old 75 Hwy CALL 785-547-5422

All applicants who are considered for employment must pass a drug screening & submit to an in-depth background investigation to obtain a Category 1 Gaming License.

APPLICANTS MAY APPLY AT THE KTGC OFFICE AT: 888 Hwy K-20, Horton, Kansas 66439 PH: (785) 486-3180

NEK-CAP, Inc. has an opening for a

Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator Position requires case management of participants in the Section 8 FSS program. Starting salary is $16.00. Requirements are BA in Social Work or closely related field or 4 years’ experience in social service management. Please go to for job description and application. Please submit application and proof of education to

NEK-CAP, INC. Is AN EquAl oPPortuNIty EmPloyEr.

2819 US HWY 75

13.7 acres, 4-5 BR, 1 3/4 BA, 2-story home, 40’ x 50’ fully insulated steel shop bldg., 35K bu. grain storage bins

Commercial Lot, Sabetha 300’ frontage on Old Hwy 75 S., call for details





in Sabetha 2 BR, 1 BA References required.

2566 T Road - Sabetha, KS (785) 284-2417 or (785) 547-5034

Call evenings 785-547-6206

808 Elliot, Morrill

Steve Aeschliman

classifieds  |  The Sabetha Herald  |  March 16, 2016


HAY FOR SALE Large net-wrapped brome bales, baled dry. Bill Glace 785-547-7181

For Sale Baby grand piano, $1988! Decorative oak spinet, $1288! Loaded Yamaha Clavinova, $2288! Steinway grand, $9988! Over 140 more great deals at Mid-America Piano, Manhattan, 1-800-950-3774,

Home-Grown Pecans





Older Black Lab in the 2400 block of Timberlane Terrace

halves and pieces, cracked & Pecan Trees

Paul Gudenkauf 336-2887

Call 785-285-0213

Business Services Contact Us Today to Reserve Your Place in Business Services

Phone 785.284-3300 Fax 785.284.2320 LEGAL





Piano in nice condition. Free for pick-up. If interested call 785-284-2893

Advertise your business in our Business Services section for as low as $5.75 per week. PEST CONTROL

Need extra storage space? 24 hour access various sizes

Call for prices and availability. 284-3205

Sabetha Mini Storage

1309 S. Old Highway 75 | Sabetha, KS



for rent in Dawson, Neb. 10x20 Units! New!

Services Provided:

-Dental Implant Placement -Advanced Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting -Removal of Impacted 3rd Molars (Wisdom Teeth) -Advanced Cosmetic Reconstruction -Routine Dentistry -IV Sedation for Surgical and Advanced Reconstruction Cases

402-239-7164 EQUIPMENT

Dental Care That Never Quits!



Dr. Terry Whitten (785) 284-3911 or (888) 589-8100

advertising details&deadlines CONTACT US



Contact The Sabetha Herald for additional advertising details!

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� The local display advertising rate is $5.25 per column inch. This rate is non-commissionable. � The annual commissionable display advertising rate is $6.25 per column inch.

SUBMISSIONS (1) Bring the information to our office, 1024 Main Street in Sabetha, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. (2) Mail to P.O. Box 208, Sabetha, KS 66534. (3) Email (4) Fax to 785-284-2320. (5) Call us at 785-284-3300 or 866-502-3300.

PROOFS & TEARSHEETS � If requested, proofs of advertisements will be delivered prior to publication by fax or by e-mail, providing all copy is submitted by the deadline. � Electronic Tearsheets will be provided upon request through The Sabetha Herald DropBox folder.

PAYMENTS � The Sabetha Herald requires prepayment on all ads unless you or your business has an established account with us. Even with an established account, we require prepayment for all ads under $20. Payments are due by the end of the month. � Late payment penalty is $3 per $100 per month. � A $30 charge will be added to advertising bills paid with an insufficient funds check.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES & FEES � A design fee of $35 per hour will be charged for any advertisement requested and designed, but not placed. � A late fee of $2 per column inch will be charged for advertisements requested after deadline.

DEADLINES � 10 a.m. Monday for Wednesday newspaper � Special Holiday Deadlines are 5 p.m. Thursday for next Wednesday's newspaper, unless otherwise noted. If the holiday falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, holiday deadlines apply. Holidays include the following: New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. � Changes to ad copy must be submitted no later than Monday at 5 p.m. � Because space is limited, The Sabetha Herald staff must be notified of full color advertisements two weeks in advance. Placement is first come first serve. � If an advertiser would like an ad placed on a specific page of the paper, Herald staff requires notification one week in advance. Not all requests can be granted.

LEGAL & PUBLIC NOTICES � The local rate for legal and public notices is $5.50 per column inch per issue.

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING � The local classified advertising rate is $5.75 per column inch. This rate is non-commissionable. � The national commissionable classified display advertising rate is $6.75 per column inch. � The Herald does not run line classifieds.

INSERTS � The non-commissionable insert rate is 10 cents a piece for pre-prints, 12 tab pages or less. The non-commissionable insert rate is 11 cents a piece for pre-prints 12 to 24 tab pages. The insert rate for brown paper sacks/bags is 12 cents a piece.

SUPPLEMENTAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS � This year, we are offering businesses the opportunity to participate in a number of campaigns aimed at boosting your business. Select from themed campaigns such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day, or contact our staff and request that we design a campaign specifically for you!

SUPPLEMENTAL SECTION SPONSORSHIP � We offer a number of opportunities for area businesses to sponsor our Special Supplements. We create a number of supplements each year, with topics varying from Veterans to Youth Sports and Soil Conservation.



March 16, 2016  |  The Sabetha Herald  |


Ham Balls


5 lbs. ground ham 6 lbs. ground pork 4 c. cracker crumbs 1 lg. chopped onion 1 tsp. salt 8 eggs 4 c. milk Sauce: 4 c. brown sugar 1 c. vinegar 1 c. water 4 T. (or adjust to your liking) dry mustard


from the kitchen of Rosie Strahm

Mix together and form into balls (about 35). Sauce: Bring to a boil. Pour over ham balls (baste often). Bake, uncovered, at 325 for 50 to 60 minutes. (Note: Country Mart is willing to mix the ground pork and ground ham for you.)


Fun By The Numbers Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the number will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle.



CLUES ACROSS 1. Birds 5. Quills 11. Coniferous tree 12. Type of vessels 16. Used for baking or drying 17. Promotion of product or service 18. Many wombs 19. ÒOn the WaterfrontÓ actor 24. Air conditioning 25. Heart condition 26. Curved shapes 27. The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet 28. Let it stand 29. Famous actor 30. Mated 31. High and low are types of these 33. Marsupial 34. African nation (Fr.) 37. Huge 38. Mountainous area in Puerto Rico 39. Crooked 42. Canadian law enforcers (abbr.) 43. Neat and smart in appearance 44. Intent 48. Reptile genus 49. A way to make full 50. Merchant 52. Michigan 53. Manifesting approval 55. Melancholic music 57. Massachusetts 58. Membrane of the cornea 59. Calendar month 62. Exam 63. Commission 64. Old English letters

CLUES DOWN 1. Olfactory sensations 2. Bon __ 3. Turn up 4. Bright 5. Thick piece of something 6. Cause to absorb water 7. Morning 8. 0 degrees C. 9. Dull, heavy sounds 10. Eisaku __, Japanese Prime Minister 13. Tellurium 14. In an angry way 15. Homopterous insect 20. Above 21. Sodium 22. AorisÕ father (Greek myth.) 23. They ring receipts 27. Periods of history 29. South Dakota 30. Mammal genus 31. ScotlandÕs longest river 32. Potato state 33. ___ City, OK 74641 34. Connected with touch 35. Molding 36. High-energy physics 37. Of I 38. Small pieces of bread 39. Third day in Armenian calendar 40. They accompany the leader 41. 1,000 grams (kilogram) 43. Felis domesticus 44. Large, flightless birds 45. Felt deep affection for 46. Suffer death 47. Private rendezvous (pl.) 49. Not the winner 50. Touchdown 51. Ancient Egyptian sun god 53. Portuguese parish 54. Aromatic oil 56. Not down 60. Mister 61. Barium

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