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Farm Bureau Board

The Ottawa County Farm Bureau Board of Directors met on March 10. Superintendent Chris Vignery and Steve Baccus were present to explain the needs of the school district and why it is important to pass the USD 239 school bond issue. The board video-chatted with Kylie Mull and her team of agriculture students from Pratt […]

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Collin Klein to Speak at FCA Rally March 21

Collin Klein to Speak at FCA Rally March 21

The Minneapolis Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a spring rally this Saturday, March 21, at MGS. Doors open at 6:15, the event starts at 7 p.m. Collin Klein, former KSU football quarterback and strong Christian leader, will be the guest speaker. “The public has been awesome in providing support for this event,” says Tami […]

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USD 239 Bond Solutions to add  Space, Solve Safety & Security Issues

USD 239 Bond Solutions to add Space, Solve Safety & Security Issues

North Ottawa County USD 239 voters will go to the polls in less than 3 weeks on April 7 and decide if now is the time to expand and improve district school buildings. The bond issue in the amount of not to exceed $9.81 million would finance needed improvements to both the Grade School and […]

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School News

FHSU Awards Scholarships

Area students were recognized at the recent Student Recognition program in Salina for the scholarships they have been awarded by Fort Hays State University for the 2015-16 year. Bennington seniors recognized were Michaelyn Laflen, who accepted a $1,200 Miller Black and Gold Academic Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health; Kayla Schlachter, […]

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Pratt Wins Award

Pratt Wins Award

Keri (Schur) Pratt, daughter of Ted and Corky Schur of Minneapolis, was the recipient of the Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award for grades Pre-kindergarten through second grade. Candidates are selected each year from nominations submitted by peers, parents, and students. Each individual’s nominations are compiled into a packet and submitted to […]

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USD 239 Board Meets

The USD 239 conducted their monthly meeting on Monday, March 9. Board members present at the meeting were David Pounds, Les Johns, Dr. Bruce Labes, Justin Abell. Members absent were Alicia Schmidt and Angie Rubles, no visitors were present. Principal Reports MGS Principal Pat Anderson discussed combining Mrs. Shaft and Mrs. Noon’s kindergarten classes into […]

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Sports

OCWC Wrestlers Headed to State

The Ottawa County Wrestling Club competed at Districts on March 21 at Emporia. Wrestlers placing and qualifying for State in Topeka on March 27-29 are: 1st place Braylon Smith and Gunnar Smith; 2nd Lacie Wilson; 3rd Ethan Copple, Austin Roth, Tristin Hauck; and 4th Brody Murk.

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Wichita State left no doubt as to who has the best basketball team in the state of Kansas as they lowered the boom on Kansas, 78-65. Wichita outplayed the Jayhawks in every aspect of the game throughout the second half and the outcome was never in doubt. The Shockers will play Notre Dame on March […]

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Local Athletes in All-Star Event

The 2015 NCK All-Star Event will be held in Arley A. Bryant Gym at Cloud County Community College. The volleyball match will be played Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. Area athletes playing on the volleyball team are Kynedi Allison and Kylie McKinney of MHS. The basketball games will be played Sunday, March 29. Tim […]

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Opinion

Letter to The Editor ~Vincent Pieschl

Letter to The Editor ~Vincent Pieschl

You can see the problem is not with the bridge as our county commissioner would like you to believe, but with the end of the west approach. Anyone who has seen this in person cannot believe the road has been closed, rather than make this simple repair. Since our federal government has coined the phrase “Facture Critical […]

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Musing of an Old Country Printer

A comment by John Wilson Being retired is much better than I had imagined. However, if there is a downside, it would be the fact that I have more time to keep up on what’s happening in this nation and around the world. And what I am hearing is becoming more troubling each week. Running […]

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Letter to The Editor ~ Howard Coatney

Dear Editor, There’s news today (March 18, 2015) of a proposed budget coming from House Republicans which, if left unaltered, will make steep cuts to welfare and food stamp programs. I feel qualified to comment on matters of “welfare,” having obtained my masters degree from the University of Kansas “School of Social Welfare” in 1983. […]

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Our Community

Meeting of Ottawa County Commissioners

March 23, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met in regular session with all commissioners present. The township report of Morton was confirmed by the board. Jody Parks, Ottawa County Health Center Administrator, gave an update on the hospital bond project and gave the board the recent hospital audit. Jason Rourke, RMA Engineering, gave the commissioners […]

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DAR Chapter Meets

The Mary Wade Strother Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on March 16 at Presbyterian Manor in Salina. The meeting opened with the reciting of the DAR Ritual and the Preamble to the Constitution. Sharon Foust of Minneapolis, National Defense Chair, gave information about a DAR member who recently retired from a career in […]

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Delphos Mayor’s Minute

The City of Delphos has hired Mandy Jamison as the 2015 Recreational Director. Mandy started March 1 and immediately organized the Delphos Walk Kansas teams. We have five teams walking from Delphos this year. Each week a team will be picked at random for a prize from the Delphos Rec program. This week’s winning team […]

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Area News

VFW Auxiliary Meets

At the March 16 meeting, VFW Auxiliary members celebrated March birthdays. Paula Baccus reminded everyone of Easter on April 4 and the next day to work on quilts is April 18. Community service hours were given to a rest home and to Rock City. Berneice Wilcox showed the Buddy Poppy display she made for the […]

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Atlantean Brown Club

Diane Geisen of Salina was guest speaker at the Atlantean Brown Club meeting on March 20. She is a therapist working with Post Traumatic Disorders. The talk was very informative, as well as interesting. There is much that can be done to help the men and women of the military as they return home. Nancy […]

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Salt Creek News

By Mary Lott Carleen Berry attended the bridal shower of Reilly Bollier on March 7 at the home of Tandis Peterson in Salina. Carleen went to a Home Arts meeting on Monday at the home of Gretchen Cleveland. Mary Lott attended Koyer Hauck’s 10th birthday party Sunday afternoon at the Boy Scout Hall in the […]

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