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Acreage Reporting Deadline July 15

The acreage reporting deadline is July 15 to certify 2015 spring seeded crops and CRP acres at the Ottawa County Farm Service Agency. Producers must report all cropland acreages to maintain eligibility for ARC/PLC Farm payments, Price Support programs, Noninsured Crop Assistance program, and Conservation Reserve program. All cropland acres must be certified on FSA-578 […]

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Meeting of Ottawa County Commissioners

June 29, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met in regular session with all members present. The commissioners held board of canvass for the Mail Ballot Election on June 23, 2015 for USD #239 and USD #240. Motion carried to declare the election valid. Kenny Baccus, Noxious Weed Administrator, talked about his employee’s time being short […]

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Rock City Accepts Grant

Rock City received a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation. The grant will be used to install a concrete sidewalk to the new restroom facilities being installed at Rock City.  This grant was made possible by the Dane Hansen Foundation in cooperation with local community foundations in the northwest Kansas region served by the […]

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School News

Tescott School Awarded Grant

The Tescott Schools recently applied for and were awarded a $5,000 Tools For Education Grant from Lowe’s. The award money is specifically for a building project that enhances education, and will be used to build a working greenhouse. Tescott’s greenhouse project is called “From Sprout to Finish” because students will obtain hands-on learning of the […]

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Logan Robins Attends Boys State

Logan Robins, a senior at Minneapolis High School, was among 450 young men from across Kansas who attended the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy at KSU on May 31 through June 6. All delegates demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities in student government, athletics, and/or other activities. The Academy provides a relevant, interactive, problem-solving […]

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USD 239 Board Meeting

USD 239 Board Meeting

Members of the USD 239 Board of Education met on June 8. Present were Board President David Pounds, Dr. Bruce Labes, Justin Abell, and Angie Ruble via phone. Principals Reports MGS Principal Pat Anderson reported that summer school has gone well and 63 students are currently attending. MJSHS Principal Jay Macy reported that 51 students […]

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Sports

Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Burnyce ‘Tex’ Hocker

Burnyce ‘Tex’ Hocker, Track and Field, Minneapolis Class of 1927 After 88 years, Burnyce Hocker’s high school long jump record of 22 feet 6 inches still stands. As a junior at the State Track Meet and at a time when athletes weren’t divided into separate classes, Hocker swept the entire State in three events: the 100 […]

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Hilltop Summer League

The final scores for June for the HillTop Summer League are in the books. Despite the weather, harvest, and busy schedules the league was well attended and some excellent scores were posted. For the first time in many months, there were no ties reported. Individual results were: Class AA – Mike Everhart, Salina, 49/50; Class A - […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

With baseball’s all-star break about three weeks away, the Kansas City Royals have exceeded expectations. Through the June 20 games, the Royals had an exceptional 39-26 record that had them in first place in the American League Central. KC has a nine-game road trip followed by an 11-game home stand before the all-star break. On […]

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Opinion

Letter to The Editor ~ Steven B. Lee

As I contemplate the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges on same-sex marriage being a civil right in all 50 states, I am reminded of the following; “Those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” George Santayana. The question answered by the Court was far more than the […]

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Nine Judges to Rule Them All

A comment by Erik Shupe “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not destroy them.” ~John Roberts. “An individual [is eligible] to receive tax credits only if the individual enrolls in an insurance plan through ‘an Exchange established by the State.” ~Affordable Care Act  In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t like […]

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Letter to The Editor ~ Rev. Edwin Rouston

Welcome to the United States of Sodom & Gomorrah. Our beloved country is dying. The Supreme Court has, yet again, inflicted a “MORAL” wound in the fabric of America. Five individuals have overruled the will of the majority and undermined the wisdom and counsel of our forefathers. And we’re now living in a land of […]

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Area News

Wells News

By Donna Adee and Polly Pearce The Wells Community Lions Club will sponsor its annual 4th of July celebration on Saturday. A light lunch of sandwiches, potato salad, cake and ice cream will be served from 5-7 p.m. Alice Clark Thomas and the Classic Hearts Band will perform at 7 p.m. with a military salute […]

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Delphos Presbyterian

Ryker Lee Espinoza, son of Janae and Lance Espinoza, Salina, was baptized during Sunday morning worship, June 28. Those present were maternal grandparents, Julie and Ronnie Johnson, Delphos, and paternal grandparents, Barb and Jim Comstock, Iowa City, Iowa. Other family relatives and friends were also present. Dee Kiser and Linda Letendre brought cucumbers and zucchini […]

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Golden Wheel News

The Golden Wheel will be closed July 3 for the 4th of July holiday. 7/2 smothered pork chop; 7/3 closed; 7/6 chicken & noodles; 7/7 meat loaf; 7/8 bbq pork on a bun. Birthday dinner is July 17. Call 392-3338 before 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to request a meal for dine-in, carry-out or delivery.

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