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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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School News

USD 239 Plans April Bond Election

Voters in USD 239 North Ottawa County will go to the polls on April 7, 2015 to consider a bond issue to expand and improve district attendance centers. At their regular board meeting on December 8, the Board unanimously approved a resolution scheduling the election. The bond issue election will request the authority to issue […]

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Area Sports

Area Sports

Girls Basketball The Minneapolis girls opened their season with three straight wins to capture a Tri-County Championship. The Lady Lions were dominant throughout, winning by an average margin of more than 20 points per game. In their home opener against Solomon, the Lady Lions used a quick 9-0 run to start the game and never […]

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Bennington December Students of the Month

Bennington December Students of the Month

BGS and BJH December Students of the Month are: (front row) Konner Carlson, Addyson Gillett, Riley Robinson, Charles Crook, Nick Williams; (second row) Kaylen Gourley, Joseph Nisbeth, Rachel Gragg, Hunter McKenna, Jordy Dolloff, Carson Oxandale, Adriana Russell; (back row) Abby Hodges, Zaine White, William Oldham, Madalyn Matthews, Joseph Young, Ava Lawson. Inset are Anthony Andrade […]

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Sports

Sixth Grade Boys Win Tournament

The sixth grade boys won the Sacred Heart tournament on Dec. 13. Team members are: (front row) John Nelson, Braeden Jackson, Trent Moeckel, Drayke Webb; (back row)  Coach Janice Vanc, Spencer Davidson,  Chase Abell, Brody Vance, Keyon Baccus, Coach Josh Macy.

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Kansas University moved their W-L record to 8-1 by defeating Utah 63-60 last Saturday; that statistic is impressive considering the schedule. Coach Bill Self said, “The hardest part of the schedule, not from a competitive standpoint, but number of games, preparation – it ends with Utah. You go Rhode Island, Tennessee, Michigan State, Florida, Georgetown, […]

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No More Bad Nights – A Sporting View

By Mark Vasto Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has announced a new profession in recent days — time traveler — and it’s just as well, since he has about as good a chance landing that gig as he does another running back job this year. Ironically, scientists from NASA announced a few weeks […]

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Opinion

Things are Booming…Right?

Saturday mornings have become my time to catch up on some of my newspaper responsibilities. I get my cup of coffee, head on down to the Messenger, turn on some Foo Fighters (the greatest band of my generation), and scour the internet for news and what not, as I try to generate something to write […]

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No Magic Carpet Ride

A comment by Erik Shupe This might seem completely random, but trust me it isn’t. This weekend I figured out that one of the main reasons that people prefer carpet in their house is it hides the dirt. Wood does not. As a matter of fact, wood seems to make it plainly obvious how much […]

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Letter to Santa by Dorothy Rosby

Dear Santa, I know you haven’t heard from me since I wrote to ask for that Barbie doll all those years ago. I might have written you more if I’d gotten it. But I’m finally willing to give you another chance. Before I get into all I want for Christmas though, can I make a […]

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Our Community

Merger Announced

Tom McGavran, President and CEO of Delphos, Inc. and The State Bank of Delphos and Dave Brownback, President and CEO of CSB Bancshares, Inc., and Citizens State Bank and Trust Co., Ellsworth, announced an agreement whereby CSB Bancshares, Inc. will purchase 100% of the outstanding stock of the State Bank of Delphos which will be […]

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Tough People in a Tough Place

Three years ago, Tom Fleming moved to Ottawa County from Austin, Texas, when his mother, Margaret Morris Fleming, became ill. To keep his mind off the fact that her time left with him was short, Fleming began to research Ottawa County history. Fleming is a teacher and as often is the case in this profession, […]

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Strickland Receives Award

The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University honored ten graduating seniors at ceremonies on Dec. 12. Every semester, each academic program may name an outstanding senior based on academic achievements and contributions to the program, the university, and the community. Among the honorees was Shelby Strickland, a bachelor’s candidate in family studies and […]

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Area News

Area News

Golden Wheel News Menu: 12/4 potato soup, ham salad sandwich; 12/5 breaded codfish or chicken patty; 12/8 marinara meatballs; 12/9 ham/scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy, biscuits; 12/10 Swiss steak. Birthday/Christmas dinner is Dec. 19. Call 392- 3338 before 9:30 a.m. to reserve a meal for dine-in, carryout, or delivery. Delphos Methodist The opening pastoral […]

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Area News

Golden Wheel News Menu: 11/27 and 11/28 closed for Thanksgiving; 12/1 bierock casserole; 12/2 turkey pot pie; 12/3 roast beef. December birthday/Christmas dinner is Dec. 19. During this busy time of year, come to the Wheel for a meal to dine-in, carry-out or delivery. Call 392-3338 before 9:30 a.m. to reserve a meal. Living Cornerstone […]

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Golden Wheel News

Menu: 11/20 chili; 11/21 birthday dinner serving roasted turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, pumpkin crunch and ice cream; 11/24 taco salad; 11/25 smothered pork chop; 11/26 hamburger tater tot casserole; Center closed Nov. 27-28. Frozen meals can be delivered on Wednesday by request. Call 392-3338 before 9:30 a.m. to reserve a meal for dine-in, carry-out […]

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