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Minneapolis City Council

The July Meeting of the Minneapolis City Council came to order at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2014. Members of the council present at the meeting were Hope Spano, David Sweat, Russ Thornton, Jonathan Schmidt, and Kermit Wedel. The Council was joined by Mayor Virginia Hoover, City Administrator Barry Hodges, City Attorney Rob Walsh, […]

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Ottawa County Health Improvement Bond to Address Healthcare Challenges

Healthcare affects everyone. Local access to quality healthcare for Ottawa County residents has always been a priority as evidenced by the support given throughout the years. On Tuesday, August 5, voters in Ottawa County will go to the polls to decide if healthcare will remain a priority. The election question requests the authority by the […]

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Special Meetings and Projects Dominate Local Government

Special Meetings and Projects Dominate Local Government

The City Council convened on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the City Pool to discuss the possible extension of the Southeast entry of the pool. The council had received several concerns from citizens regarding the area, and sought to address the issue at hand. The council discussed the possibility of extending the […]

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School News

MJH Concludes Fall Sports

The MJH football and volleyball teams concluded their regular seasons last week when they hosted the Beloit Trojans. The football team ran into a bit of a buzz saw losing the A-team game 6-48, to finish 2-5 on the season. Tyson Villalpando scored the Lions only touchdown on the night late in the fourth quarter. […]

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Area Sports Review

Area Sports Review

Football Just a week removed from one of the biggest victories in program history, the MHS football team took to the road as they opened district play against the Marysville Bulldogs. The home team struck first, with a 35-yard touchdown pass to go up 7-0 in the second quarter. The Lions responded on the next […]

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Ottawa County Conservation District Field Day

Ottawa County Conservation District Field Day

The Ottawa County Conservation District hosted its 19th annual Fourth Grade Conservation Field Day on September 25. Fourth graders from across the county came to Minneapolis to participate. The students rotated through four stations to learn about the importance of conserving our natural resources. Rod Frack, Natural Resources Conservation Service, demonstrated the EnviroScape and the […]

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Sports

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

The Kansas City Royals’ progression to the World Series is the wildest thing to happen in these parts in many a moon. Owner David Glass, GM Dayton Moore, and manager Ned Yost deserve every bit of praise that is being lavished on them by fans across the Central Plains. KC’s baseball team has a chance […]

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MJH Takes Second in NCAA

MJH Takes Second in NCAA

The MJH A-team concluded their volleyball season by competing in the NCAA Junior High League Tournament this past Saturday. The Lady Lions entered the tournament as the number one seed, which earned them a first round bye. In the semi-finals, the Lions squared off against the Southeast of Saline Trojans. After a slow start, the […]

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BJH Volleyball Competes at Moundridge

The BJH volleyball team traveled to Moundridge to take on the Wildcats on October 16. That A-team played two very exciting sets albeit in a losing effort. After falling 17-25 in the first set, the Bulldogs pushed the Wildcats to the limit, coming up just a bit short 25-27. The also put forward a solid […]

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Opinion

Advance Voting For General Election

If you’re a registered voter, you can vote at your convenience before Election Day. Contact the county election office, 785-392-2279, and request a ballot application. You may also obtain the application from www.ottawacounty.org, Elected Officials, County Clerk, Advance Voting Info., and then click the link www.sos.ks.org. The application may be mailed to Ottawa County Clerk, […]

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Letter to The Editor

Dear Editor, For those who want to take out candidates who are trying to enforce secure voting, I suggest you go to www.gotVoterID.com to learn the rest of the story. To suggest that new laws make it too difficult for the elderly, you will see that exemptions for those over 65 allow them to use expired photo […]

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Letter to The Editor

Dear Editor, This is an open letter to my fellow Republicans who are thinking about jumping ship and voting for one or more Democrats in the coming election. The Republicans that are running for office are good solid candidates.’ Are they perfect? No. Have they made mistakes? Yes. Should we throw them out and vote […]

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Our Community

Tricks for Dealing With Halloween Treats

As both mothers and dentists, Dr. Ashley Swisher and Dr. Lisa Metzen from All Smiles Dental Care in Minneapolis share their unique perspective on candy and celebrating Halloween. Every mom has a few tricks up her sleeve to keep a healthy balance of fun and fundamentals in the home —especially during the holiday season. “I […]

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P.E.O. Meets

P.E.O. met on Oct. 13 at the home of Gretchen Cleveland with 14 members in attendance. Marilyn Pruitt, RN/ BHS, was the guest speaker. She gave a presentation on H.O.P.E. of Ottawa County. This is a group of women who have survived breast cancer and came together to support other women in the county as […]

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Bennington Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Bennington from 12:30-6:15 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Bennington Community Fire/EMS Building. Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent […]

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Area News

Area News

Ada News The grain trucks and semis have been busy carrying soybeans and corn in from the harvest this week. The farmers are on the go, planting winter wheat. Many fields have already started greening up and look wonderful with all the rain we have had. The Ada Parsonage looks amazing with all the open […]

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Area News

Wells News Saturday was one of those perfect days in Kansas after Friday’s all day rain. Luella Marrs requested a beautiful day of celebrating her 80th birthday in Clay Center. With 80 some friends and relatives coming from all over Kansas, Florida and Colorado for her party ,the weather provided an extra special day. Kent […]

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Area News

Golden Wheel News Winners of the Mexican Train Dominos for September are 1st Amaryllis Hickman, 2nd Wanda Wierman, and 3rd Joan Smith. Birthday dinner will be October 17 serving roast beef. Menu: 10/9 taco salad; 10/10 barbecue pork sandwich on a bun; 10/13 hot dog on a bun; 10/14 chicken/rice casserole; 10/15 beef stroganoff/noodles; 10/16 […]

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