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Chamber of Commerce Presents Minne-K Day

Chamber of Commerce Presents Minne-K Day

The Minneapolis Area Chamber of Commerce and its members are pleased to announce that this year’s Minne-K Day celebration will be held on Saturday, May 3. Each year from 1998 until 2007, the Chamber of Commerce promoted and held an M-Day celebration. After six years, the M-Day tradition was renewed last year under a new […]

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Area Students Win Dane Hansen Scholarships

Area Students Win Dane Hansen Scholarships

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has released the names of high school seniors earning scholarships from the Foundation. In selecting award winners, the Scholarship Committee considered proficiency in verbal and writing skills. Other important factors are academic records, test scores, and community service in which the student may have participated. Ryan Ostenberg, a senior at […]

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Noah Set to Flood the News

A comment by Erik Shupe Disclaimer: I am a Christian, but not a very good one. Good Christians exist and there are many in our community. Dangerous Christians exist and there are many in our community. The difference in my opinion (and this is only my opinion) is the prior are interested in living righteously, […]

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School News

FFA Presents Awards at Annual Banquet

Members of the Minneapolis FFA Chapter hosted their parents and guests at the annual FFA banquet on March 28 at the Minneapolis High School. The evening began with 101 people enjoying a meal of country fried steak, barbecued brisket, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, orange jello salad, rolls, brownies, ice cream, and tea which was […]

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MHS Forensics Wins League Tournament

MHS Forensics Wins League Tournament

The MHS forensics team took first place at the NCAA League Tournament at Republic County on April 2 with 230 points. Sacred Heart was 2nd with 187 points, and Southeast of Saline was 3rd with 183 points. Dakota Baccus placed 1st in prose, TJ Rathbun was 2nd, and Paden Kindall was 4th. In poetry, Nathaniel […]

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MHS Senior Girls at the Prom

MHS Senior Girls at the Prom

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Sports

Allison on All-Star Team

Allison on All-Star Team

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Reports from Kansas University’s spring football camp indicate that the Jayhawks will field a formidable Big 12 defense this fall. We’ll see. KU appears to be improved on offense with a number of new coaches and players. But college football teams aren’t effective on offense without a talented passing quarterback. KU will wrap up spring […]

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Martin Receives Basketball Honors

Martin Receives Basketball Honors

Shaelyn Martin, a senior at Salina Central High School, helped guide the Mustangs to a 23-2 record and a second place finish at the 5A state tournament in Topeka.  She led all scorers at the state tournament with 20.3 points per game as well as averaging 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals per game.  […]

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Opinion

Half-Baked

A comment by Erik Shupe The Kansas State Legislature opened up a can of worms this past week when they passed a bill that will, in part, eliminate tenure for teachers. The bill was originally intended to fix a funding problem as mandated by the State Supreme Court, and it did, pumping around $129 million […]

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Musings of an Old Country Printer

A comment by John Wilson U.S. Senator Jerry Moran was in town on Friday, March 21, and again, he was as warm and personable as ever. I‘m not sure how he does it, but in general, he was upbeat and positive about things – or at least that’s what he claimed. I have been accused […]

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These Are the Good Old Days

These Are the Good Old Days

The first people ever to make disparaging remarks about the younger generation were Adam and Eve, and for good reason; Cain and Abel never could get along. But every generation since has found fault with the next one. I hate to break it to you, but complaining about “kids nowadays” is the first sign of […]

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Our Community

Author Tom Austin to Speak at Library

The Minneapolis Public Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19, with a special event for the public. Minneapolis author Tom Austin will discuss his latest book Thunder Hawk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the library. Austin is a retired law enforcement officer. He has served as a deputy sheriff and undersheriff […]

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Around the County

By Karen Brumbaugh On April 2, Commissioners Jim Kay and Karen Brumbaugh, County Highway Administrator John Copple, and County Highway Supervisor Allen (Jake) Brown attended the North Central Kansas County Highway Officials Association meeting in Belleville. Kansas Association of Counties Executive Director Randall Allen gave legislative and legal updates. The North Central Region consists of […]

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Spring Tea at the Immaculate Conception Church

Spring Tea at the Immaculate Conception Church

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Area News

Delphos Presbyterian

Ione and Richard Gargis, Salina, representing the Gideons, shared their testimonials on April 6. Richard was in an orphanage, moved in and out of foster homes, and was adopted at age 16. He suffered abuse in many of the homes and started using drugs. At age 25, he ended up in prison where he found […]

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Delphos News

The Delphos Museum will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on April 17 at the museum. It is open to all museum members, and the general public. The floor will be open for nominations for officers and board members whose positions are expiring. Current officers are President C.J. Ballou and Secretary/Treasurer. Raymond Pachta. Board […]

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Bennington News

OCRFD #4 Auxiliary will hold its Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on April 12 at the Bennington Fire & EMT Station, 586 N 180th Rd. on the east side of the building. Age groups are birth–2 years, 3-4 years, 5-7 years, and 8-10 years. If inclement weather, it will be held on April 19, […]

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