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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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Outlook Not Good for 2014 Wheat Crop

Outlook Not Good for 2014 Wheat Crop

Though the verdict is still out on the 2014 wheat crop, it appears the consensus at this point is that the crop will be disappointing at best. Whether it is winterkill or drought conditions the entire state has suffered. West of Ottawa County appears to have been hit the worst as the wheat crop looks […]

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School News

USD 239 Board Meets

The USD 239 Board of Education met July 7, 2014. The meeting was the first for new Superintendent Chris Vignery. The board appointed Kim Shafer as board clerk, and approved David Pounds as Board President on a 4-1 vote. MJSHS Principal Jay Macy reported that summer school is about to wrap up, and that several […]

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Making the Game Safe and Fun

Making the Game Safe and Fun

The reputation of the game of football, American style, has taken some lumps the last several years. Whether it be paralysis or head injuries, the media has been flush with headlines raising concern over health related issues tied to the sport. Recently USA Football and the NFL have teamed to up to address those concerns […]

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FFA Officers Attend State Conference

FFA Officers Attend State Conference

Leaders of the Minneapolis FFA Chapter attended the 56th annual State FFA Conference for Chapter Leaders on June 30-July 2 at Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City along with 316 members and advisors from 43 chapters. The conference kicked off with the theme of “Kansas FFA: Making the Impossible Possible” and engaged students from across […]

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Sports

The Challenge Has Been Issued

A challenge has been issued in the name of community service. Sugar & Spikes, a 14-and-under fast pitch softball team has decided to issue a “Pay-It-Forward Community Service Challenge” to the lads of Scott Ausherman’s 14-and-under baseball team. As part of the challenge, the girls have adopted the ladies restroom in the concession building at […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Charlie Weis became head coach of the Kansas football team in December of 2011 and this fall will be his third KU team. It’s vital for all concerned that the Jayhawks show significant improvement this coming fall. If KU stumbles again, it’s going to be – once again – time to hire a new coach. […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Kansas State’s iconic football coach, Bill Snyder, turns 75 on October 7. That’s old for a college football coach; nevertheless, Snyder’s coaching ability is as sound as it was in 1989. Snyder’s winning records and championships and bowl games and coaching awards have already been well-chronicled by the media. What he has done at Kansas […]

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Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Fifty years ago the citizens of Ottawa County voted to invest their tax dollars in healthcare and funded a new clinic and a hospital. Over the years, the clinic has been home to physicians, optometrists, and a dentist. The hospital has provided emergency services, acute and long term care, and a wellness facility. […]

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Letter to the Editor

When I was in high school, I worked as a nurse’s aide at the Ottawa County Hospital. Working there inspired me to become a registered nurse. Lots of things have changed in the health care field since I worked at OCHC and I know there are a lot of changes to be made. What was […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I have been an employee of the Ottawa County Health Center in Minneapolis for over six years. As it is with many jobs there have been times of difficulties, times of inconveniences, and times of uncertainties. Through it all my work at OCHC has been and will remain one of the greatest blessings […]

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Our Community

Ottawa County Farm Bureau Meeting

The Ottawa County Farm Bureau Board of Directors met on July 8 at the Farm Bureau Financial Services offices. The new FFA Ag Ambassador, Lane Nichols, reported on some of the activities the FFA Chapter has been participating in this summer. The board discussed activities they would be involved in at the Ottawa County Fair. […]

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Cookie Contest

Cookie Contest

Kamryn Carver, the daughter Paul and Nichole Carver of McPherson and granddaughter of David and Jenna Carver, was the winner of the Chocolate Chip Cooking Baking Contest at the 4th of July celebration in the Delphos City Park. Her cookies were picked the best out of 12 entries. She received $50 and a trophy.

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Around the County

By Karen Brumbaugh The North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) consists of 12 counties and 84 cities. It has served its members by helping them access over 225 million dollars to finance infrastructure and housing;  18 million dollars to improve the energy efficiency of 10,091 housing units; and 65 million to finance private business enterprise, […]

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Area News

Delphos News

Citizens from Delphos, Ohio, visited their sister town, Delphos, Kansas, on July 12. Delphos, Kansas was named by the people who came from Delphos, Ohio, many years ago. The future of the Delphos Post Office meeting and the Ottawa County Health Center bond issue informational meeting presented by Administrator Jody Parks at KT’s on July […]

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Delphos Methodist

Verna Davidson and Jenna Carver lent their musical talent at the keyboard in worship for the prelude, interludes, hymn accompaniment, and postlude. Kathryn Paige, Becky Gassman, and Jenna led the congregation in the praise songs. Happy Birthday was sung to David Carver, Pat Sprout, and Sam. An invitation was extended to celebrate Gary and Diane McKain’s […]

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Golden Wheel News

July birthday dinner is July 18, serving chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, cake, and ice cream. Menu: 7/17 Chef’s salad; 7/18 chicken fried steak; 7/21 lasagna; 7/22 turkey hash; 7/23 smothered pork chop; 7/24 roast beef. Call 392-3338 to reserve a meal for dine-in, carry-out or delivered.

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