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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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BY DAN THALMANN Grant Knoettgen grew up helping his family process a giant patch of sweet corn. The family would get together each year and process the sweet corn, ultimately freezing the fresh, golden corn in bags. The majority would go to family to enjoy over the rest of the year, but Knoettgen... + continue reading
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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BY CHRIS PANNBACKER Joy McClure, USD 108’s new PowerZone director, says she is excited about the after school program’s possibilities and overwhelmed with the strong response. PowerZone, which is designed for children in grades K-6, will begin Sept. 6. McClure said an enrollment of 115... + continue reading
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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BY DAN THALMANN The county will be auctioning off two unneeded properties in Washington in September. The former health department building, located at 115 W 3rd Street, and the empty lots southeast of the Washington County Hospital will both be sold on Thursday, Sept. 15, along with some county... + continue reading
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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BY LESLIE MANNING The Greenleaf school building sold on Saturday to Robert “Trapper” Young, Greenleaf. The building, which served for a short time as a daycare after several years as a TLEC preschool and Head Start building, was auctioned off by Midwest Land & Home and sold for $44... + continue reading
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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BY MARCIA HUBBARD The 1st annual Kansas State Pee Wee All-Star tournament was Aug. 13 in Concordia. The top four teams in each of the four districts selected their top 3-4 players. Each district was a team. A coin was flipped to see which two districts would each play each other  in the first... + continue reading

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08/23/2016
BY CHRIS PANNBACKER Identifying expectations and reviewing district goals were the work of the USD 108 Board of Education when it met in special session Aug. 17 with Supt. Denise O’Dea and Gary Sechrist of the Kansas Association of School Boards.... + continue reading
08/16/2016
BY CHRIS PANNBACKER Kirk Gallion was hired Aug. 10 as head volleyball coach by the USD 108 Board of Education. The board met in special session in the East Elementary. Present were Brad Jones, Kenneth Johnson DVM, Jill Hoover, Jacki Zabokrtsky and Rhonda... + continue reading

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BY DAN THALMANN The Young Guns claimed a one-run victory in come-from-behind fashion when they defeated the North Kimeo Barn Swallows 9-8 on Sunday night. The game capped off the 37-game season for the Palmer Co-ed Softball League. With four teams coming into the final playoff date with the same 4... + continue reading
08/09/2016 - 0 comment(s)
BY LESLIE MANNING HANOVER – “I decided to be my own boss,” said Dr. Roger Warren. “So, we came to Hanover and I was delighted to have a chance to do things the way I thought they should be done.” It was 1960, two years after Dr. Warren began practicing medicine at a... + continue reading
08/09/2016 - 0 comment(s)
BY LESLIE MANNING WASHINGTON – “There was a little bit of confusion, because some communities had already bought luminaries from their people for so many years,” said Sharon Aufdengarten, Relay for Life committee member. “You tend to go to the people that you’ve... + continue reading
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08/16/2016 - 0 comment(s)
BY CHRIS PANNBACKER Kirk Gallion was hired Aug. 10 as head volleyball coach by the USD 108 Board of Education. The board met in special session in the East Elementary. Present were Brad Jones,... + continue reading

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08/23/2016 - 0 comment(s)
BY LESLIE MANNING We develop girl power. A high school girl works at the grain elevator. With dirty boots and plain Jane jeans, she probes the grain trucks and throws bags of feed or seed into... + continue reading