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Farm Bureau Meets

The Ottawa County Farm Bureau Board of Directors met on Aug. 11 at the Farm Bureau Financial Services office. The last of the KFB Promotional Memberships were awarded to Jerry and Tammy Schmidt as a way of thanking them for all they do to help with our annual Ag Awareness Day. Two new members were […]

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Moran Visits OCHC

Moran Visits OCHC

Senator Jerry Moran visited Ottawa County Health Center last week. Following a meeting with Jody Parks, OCHC Administrator, Sen. Moran toured the hospital and met some of the OCHC staff. “We were pleased that Sen. Moran had the opportunity to visit our hospital,” Parks said. “He is a major supporter of small hospitals like ours, and […]

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Ryan Mortimer Joins MGS Staff

Ryan Mortimer Joins MGS Staff

In the fall of 1997, Ryan Mortimer was a 4th grader and excited to be in Mrs. Ptacek’s (now Mrs. Logan) classroom at Delphos Attendance Center. Teresa Logan remembers Mortimer’s class was full of boys, several of whom were teacher’s kids. Mortimer’s mother, Beverly, was her colleague. “At the time,” Logan said, “I never would’ve […]

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School News

BHS Team Attends Leadership Summit

BHS Team Attends Leadership Summit

Decreasing underage alcohol and drug use and encouraging safety belt use and safe driving behavior were the goals of Bennington TRUCE at Kansas Family Partnership’s (KFP) 14th annual Kansas Youth Leadership Summit (KYLS), August 2-4 at Rock Springs 4-H Center, Junction City. A team of 11 students and adults attended KYLS, a program sponsored by […]

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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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Sports

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Winning teams in college football – almost without exception – have a quarterback that is a highly effective passer. It’s an asset to have a QB that has run-pass ability, but the pass is by far the most important. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder hasn’t named his starting QB, but all indications are that Jesse […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

17In any human endeavor there is no substitute for the energy and enthusiasm and confidence of the young. That’s all the 2015 Kansas University football team and their coaching staff have going for them at this point in time. Without going into boring detail, it’s obvious to qualified observers that KU is short on talented […]

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Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Linda (Shea) Smith MHS Class of 1992

Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Linda (Shea) Smith MHS Class of 1992

Linda Shea Smith is known for her incredible speed. During her high school career, Smith won 16 medals at Kansas State Track Meet competitions – eight gold medals, six silver medals, and two bronze medals. Of the 16 medals, twelve were individual medals including three golds in the 100m dash, one in the 200m dash […]

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Opinion

Letter to The Editor ~ Kathy Kindall

Chuck Hageman seems to think killing unborn babies is the only solution to “unwanted” pregnancies. Well, what’s the solution for people that have other children who are unwanted? Or disabled or older parents who are “unwanted”? Kill them, too? There are other solutions for innocents who are unwanted and plenty of people willing to adopt. […]

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And They’re Off!

And They’re Off!

by Erik Shupe It would appear that the GOP hit a home run with last week’s debates. Television ratings were at an all-time high, the debate was spirited and meaningful, and besides Donald Trump the field looked sharp and presidential. Here are some of my takeaways from the debate. Republicans will probably win this next […]

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Sports Potpouri by Mac Stevenson

Kansas State’s great football coach will have his hands full for the 2015 season, but don’t bet against him. Bill Snyder, starting his 24th season as head of the Wildcats, lost a lot of talented players from 2014, but K-State’s cupboard is far from bare. Snyder has one factor that will be to his advantage during […]

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Our Community

Delphos Presbyterian

Sunday School classes for children and young adults ages three years through high school will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. Everyone is welcome. A fun time is planned at Rock City after Sunday School. Children can scamper through the rock formations and enjoy a picnic lunch provided by the Minneapolis Presbyterian Church. […]

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Culver Harvest Festival

The Culver United Methodist Church is holding its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 29, starting at 5 p.m. Games for the children begin at 5 p.m. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad, homemade pies and watermelon served and live music to enjoy while eating, featuring Duane Flaherty and friends. […]

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Around the County

By Karen Brumbaugh A culvert is a structure that allows water to flow under a road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction. Typically embedded so as to be surrounded by soil, a culvert may be made from a pipe, reinforced concrete or other material. A structure that carries water above land is known as an aqueduct. […]

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Area News

Salt Creek News

By Mary Lott Emery, Carleen and Ken Berry traveled to Bunker Hill Sunday to attend the 60th Sellens family reunion. Dean and Paula Hamilton went to Delphos on Sunday to celebrate Dean’s 85th birthday and Delilah Smith’s 80th birthday with family and friends from Baldwin City, MO, Salina, and Smith Center. Happy Birthday Dean and […]

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Golden Wheel News

Menu:  8/20 turkey salad on wheat; 8/21 birthday dinner, roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, cake, ice cream; 8/24 taco salad; 8/25 Swiss steak; 8/26 baked ham slice. Call 392-3338 Monday through Friday before 9:30 a.m. to request a meal for dine-in, carry-out or delivery.

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Ada News

By Hazel Van Meter I am going to start the news with a bit of last week’s news. The computer was disabled by the wind and it takes a grandchild to restart it. Thank you Jessica. The big news here is Axyl Zimmer is starting kindergarten, and is excited about it. Axyl is Rhonda and Don’s […]

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