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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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Area Sports Review

Area Sports Review

Volleyball Sometimes things don’t go as planned. That could be said of the Minneapolis volleyball team’s first round loss to rival Beloit, in the Hillsboro 3A Regional tournament this past week. “We certainly had bigger dreams than finishing the season in the first round of substate, but I was so pleased with how hard our […]

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BJH V-ball Ends Season

The Bennington Junior High volleyball team ended their season this past week when they competed in the HOA League Tournament at Brookville. In their first match the Bulldogs came out on top, defeating the host school Ell-Saline in straight sets, 26-24 and 25-18. Against the Sedgwick Cardinals the Bulldogs struggled to gain momentum throughout the […]

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Bennington Junior High Honor Roll

Bennington Junior High has announced the names of students on the first nine weeks honor roll for the 2014-15 school year. An * denotes 4.0. 6th grade Principal’s Honor Roll (4.0-3.5) Slade Adam, *Trinity Blundred, Gavin Brady, Bridgit Conway, Breanna Dame, Brittney DeWitt, *Jasey Downing, *Chloe Harmon, *Abigale Hodges, Rianna Jordan, McKinley Keil, Kyla Kind, […]

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Sports

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Last Saturday Kansas State solidified their position as a viable contender for college football’s first Final Four with an impressive 23-0 win against Texas. K-State plays at home against Oklahoma State this Saturday. The Cowboys are slightly down this season and the Cats should win. But Coach Snyder is always cautious and said, “I understand […]

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Falcons Finish Season

Falcons Finish Season

The Ottawa County Falcon teams both took third place at the Salvation Army Championship Weekend held last Saturday in Minneapolis. The fifth grade team defeated the Salina Cowboys 6-0 and the sixth grade team beat the Ellsworth Bearcats 18-0.

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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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Opinion

Letter to The Editor

Another election is just around the corner. People feel strongly about them. This one is particularly significant. Incumbents in all major statewide offices in Kansas are feeling the pressure. It is time to have people representing Kansas rather than pursuing their own personal agendas and goals. Paul Davis and Jill Docking are running for Governor […]

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And It Begins

A comment by John Wilson We have a Republican candidate from Chicago while voting for himself, realizing his vote was being transferred to his Democratic opponent by the touch-screen computer he was using. According to the candidate, only after several attempts was he able to figure out if he hit the box in the lower […]

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The Pitfalls of Working at Home

By Dorthy Rosby By day, I work in a nice office with a lot of friendly people for a very fine nonprofit organization. It’s a respectable job, though I don’t mean to imply that I am. By night – and early morning, weekend, and holiday – I’m a writer. That means that while responsible people […]

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Shotguns Donated by Flegler Family

Shotguns Donated by Flegler Family

Bob Flegler passed away in November 2012 and his family’s desire was to remember his passion for hunting and the outdoors. The family asked that memorials be made to Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism Wildtrust Fund in Bob’s memory. On October 21 at Minneapolis High School two pump shotguns were presented to Ottawa County Hunter […]

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Cleaning Up to Prevent Pests

By Jason Graves Extension Agent As we close out the month of October, it is safe to say that many gardens have finished producing for the year. The only problem is that many of the pests that cause us headaches year after year aren’t finished. Many pests and pathogens that cause plant damage and disease […]

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BSB Named One of Nation’s Healthiest Banks

The Bennington State Bank (BSB) has been listed as one of the strongest banks in the country, announced President Burke Matthews. DepositAccounts.com lists The Bennington State Bank as one of the 200 Healthiest Banks in the nation for 2014. BSB was listed as #93, which was the second highest listed bank in Kansas. DepositAcounts.com ratings […]

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Area News

Area News

Ada News Karen Brumbaugh went to Salina on Thursday morning to visit Marlene Arthur at Salina Regional Center. Marlene is doing wonderful and on the way to recovery. Karen and Jaelie Gibson had a pizza picnic and played on the playground equipment at Jerry Ivy Park after Jaelie got out of school Thursday morning. Then […]

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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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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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