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District Court

Marriage licenses were issued to Jon Nelson and Karla Nelson, and Brad Wilson and Thea Thompson. Ronnie Mills, Burton, was found guilty of attempting to flee a police officer, improper driving on a landed roadway, failure to stop at stop sign, and no seat belt and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, suspended, six […]

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Meeting of Ottawa County Commissioners

July 27, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met with all members present. They signed Resolution 15-12, updating the Treasurer’s salary to the salary the new County Treasurer will be at effective August 1, 2015. Motion carried to send a letter in support to DVACK school-based Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program. A letter was signed. The […]

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McCollough Receives Theatre Scholarship

Alex McCollough of Minneapolis was awarded a scholarship for the 2015-16 theatre season from the Butler Community College Theatre Department. Butler offers full tuition and book scholarships to qualifying students who want to participate in either performance or technical theatre.

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School News

FCCLA Members Earn National Medals

FCCLA Members Earn National Medals

Seven members of the MJSHS FCCLA chapter attended National FCCLA Leadership Conference/STAR events competition held in the nation’s Capitol July 4-9. For five days, they attended leadership sessions, toured historical sites of the city and competed in their events. With over 8,000 attendees from all over the nation, they were able to meet new people […]

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Results of Mail-In Ballot Election

Results of Mail-In Ballot Election

In June, the Ottawa County Clerk held a mail-in ballot election for both USD 239 North Ottawa County and USD 240 Twin Valley school districts. At issue was giving authorization to the school boards to increase their local option budget authority by an additional 2 percent (31% to 33%). The measure passed in USD 239 […]

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FFA Officers Attend State Conference

FFA Officers Attend State Conference

Leaders of the Minneapolis FFA Chapter attended the 57th annual State FFA Conference for Chapter Leaders on June 29-July 1 at Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City along with 256 members and advisors from 41 chapters. The conference kicked off with the theme of “Kansas FFA: Agvengers” and engaged students from across the state to […]

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Sports

Minneapolis T-Ball Mighty Orange

Minneapolis T-Ball Mighty Orange

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Senior Olympics Registration

Registrations are now open for the 32nd annual Kansas Senior Olympics, sponsored by Shawnee County Parks and Recreation. An estimated 800 athletes from Kansas and across the U.S. are expected to compete this year at the games in Topeka. The 2015 Kansas Senior Olympics offers competition in 18 different sports for individuals who will be […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Big 12 media members voted on their 2015 football predictions last week and there were some surprises: neither Oklahoma nor Texas received a single vote to win the conference championship. What a stunner. In the recent past, the Sooners and Longhorns have dominated the Big 12 rankings. TCU is favored to win it all with […]

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Opinion

The Redefining of Everything

Several years ago there was a Super Bowl commercial by Snickers in which a football player gets his bell rung during the game, and is subsequently sidelined with a concussion. A trainer asks him his name in order to check whether or not he is feeling better. The player responds by saying, “I’m Batman.” I […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

The Royals are rockin’ and rollin’. Kansas City is on the verge of making a shambles of baseball’s American League Central title chase. Through the games of July 11, KC was 17 wins over .500 (51-34) and 4.5 games ahead of second place Minnesota. Defending champion Detroit trailed by 8 games and Cleveland and Chicago […]

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Letter to The Editor ~ Kathy Kindall

What a timely article was printed in Friday’s Salina Journal about the “Gay Rodeo.” On the back page the author remembers with sadness that at least 1/3 of his gay rodeo friends were no longer here because the AIDS epidemic was killing thousands of “gay” men in the 1980’s. According to the Center for Disease […]

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Our Community

Around the County

By Karen Brumbaugh The Ottawa County Health Department has been very busy this summer with the services they provide to Ottawa County residents. They provide prescription management which is a service used by many older adults who need help keeping their medications and doses organized and allotted for the correct times throughout the day. The […]

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Delphos Lions Club

On July 24, two loads of pea gravel were deposited under the play equipment in the Delphos City Park to replace the sand that had been removed. Lion David Carver, and Phil and Cork Ballou brought their tractors. Other Lions helping out were Randy Handly, Craig Ballou, Jack Larson, Bob and Derek Klein. Chris Fruits […]

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Five Generations Celebrate the Fourth

Five Generations Celebrate the Fourth

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Area News

Golden Wheel News

Menu: 7/30 liver & onions or chicken patty; 7/31 beef tips in gravy; 8/1 open faced turkey sandwich; 8/2 baked pork chop; 8/3 chicken parmesan; 8/4 chef’s salad. Birthday dinner is Aug. 21 serving roast beef. Free hearing aid check available on Friday Aug. 7. Call 392-3338 before 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to request […]

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Delphos Presbyterian

Beverly James, Beloit, Lay Pastor was the guest minister on July 26. Pastor Mick is now back after vacationing at Glacier National Park in Montana. The quilt, spread, and tea towels, made by the PW ladies will be given away at 3 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Del-Fest. The Church is sponsoring a pancake […]

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Delphos News

The Munchkinland Baby Show is from 10-11:30 on Aug. 8 as part of the Del-Fest. Newborns to three years of age are welcome to enter. Registration is 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 7 and 9:15-9:45 a.m. on Aug. 8 on The Square. All Munchkins can meet Dorothy and Toto. For questions call or text Jennifer at 785-614-2700. […]

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